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4 Books To Read Before Starting That New Year’s Diet

It’s January, which means it’s that time of year when many of us are on that blank-slate high, eager to ...

16 Books I’d Like to Read in 2016

Here’s my reading wish list for the year. I’m sure some of these books exist; maybe some of them don’t. ...

Riot Round-Up: The Best Books We Read In December

We asked our contributors to share the best book they read this month. We’ve got fiction, nonfiction, YA, and much, ...

15 Books Out in 2016 You Should Mark Down Now: Nonfiction Edition

I do not think I am alone when I say, “HOLY CATS! 2015 has been the best year ever for ...

Beyond River Heights: Four Books for Nancy Drew Fans

I came to the Nancy Drew books pretty late in life—I’d read a few as a kid, but only really ...

7 Great Author Visits to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

When Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart ended their runs on The Colbert Report and The Daily Show earlier this year, book lovers ...

THE RAP YEAR BOOK and Twitter’s Best-Seller Magic

Shea Serrano is a writer for Grantland (or was until, in the middle of me writing this piece, ESPN unceremoniously shuttered it), ...

5 Works of Nonfiction for Horror Fans

I used to spend a lot of time imagining the kind of research that writers had to in order to ...

Literary Tourism: Traveling Through West Virginia

Yes, when most people think about books based in West Virginia, usually Homer Hickam’s Rocket Boys comes to mind. Note ...

I Only Read (Non)Fiction: On Breaking Out of Your Reading Bubble

Dear Fellow Readers: What’s with the inclination to limit ourselves to one half of the library? Let’s recalibrate the way ...

Will It Suck? JUST MERCY by Bryan Stevenson

Late last month, various news outlets reported that Michael B. Jordan will be starring in an adaptation of Bryan Stevenson’s ...

9 Nonfiction Audiobooks for Comics Lovers

We all love comics; let’s face it, if you don’t love (or at least want to love) comics, you probably wouldn’t be ...

IRL: Nonfiction To Read If You Loved ZONE ONE

Colson Whitehead’s Zone One hit one of my favorite sweet spots between genre fiction and literary fiction – it’s a ...

Reading My Way Through the Movies: 6 Great Books About Film

I love reading about movies. Doing so is a confluence of two of my very favorite things in the world, ...

Book Lover’s Loss: Goodbye Stewart and Colbert

There’s something to say for how Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert altered politics, satire, and how young people approach the ...