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A History of POOR RICHARD’S ALMANAC

We can credit Benjamin Franklin for the Poor Richard's Almanac. Here's a history of the book and why it rose in popularity.

An Introduction to the Lyric Essay

An introduction to the lyric essay, how it differs from other nonfiction, and some excellent examples to get you started, including Bluets.

The Best Genre-Bending Nonfiction of 2021

Check out the best genre-bending nonfiction of 2021, including Tastes Like War by Grace M. Cho

Great New Nonfiction in Translation

Check out these new nonfiction in translation books from around the world, including Black Box by Shiori Ito, translated by Allison Markin Powell.

An Introduction to the Book-Length Essay

An introduction to the book-length essay, how it differs from other nonfiction, and some excellent examples to get you started, like In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri, translated by Ann Goldstein.

10 Genre-Defying Memoirs You Need to Read

These innovative memoirs — including In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado and Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life by Amy Krouse Rosenthal — play with format and blend genres, making them some of the most interesting writing happening today.

9 LGBTQ+ Memoirs to Read This Summer

We’re rich with outstanding LGBTQ+ memoirs right now, and these should make an appearance on your summer TBR. Check out A History of My Brief Body by Billy-Ray Belcourt and other great queer memoirs.

12 Queer Memoirs for When You Feel Alone

You are your own person, but sometimes it’s nice to see that others are the same, which is why we’ve collected the best queer memoirs for you, like I Hope We Choose Love by Kai Cheng Thom.

17 Of The Best Cottagecore Books

Are you CottageCore curious? Here’s an intro to the aesthetic and a reading list to help you master the lifestyle, including The Little Book of CottageCore by Emily Kent.

8 Books for When You’re Learning How to Adult

You can search YouTube or WikiHow, but there are skills that you don't even know you don't know! Enter these books to help you adult.