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Magical Realism is For Us By Us and Toni Morrison was the Queen

A reader remembers Toni Morrison, how she returned to the late author's work, and how it impacted her outlook on writing and magical realism.

Book Fetish: Volume 332

Bookish goodies for your literary life.

5 Classics that Gain New Meaning When You Listen to the Audiobook

If you didn't get into Moby-Dick when you read it in school, try it again in Anthony Heald's sardonic audiobook narration.

Old Timey Author Audio Recordings

Want to hear Tolkien recite elvish, Conan Doyle talk about Sherlock, or Langston Hughes read poetry to jazz music? Read. On.

Langston Hughes is Still Powerful on His 115th Birthday

Langston Hughes's birthday was yesterday. Here's why we should all still read him.

Top Ten Books from High School

What were the top ten books from high school that left an impression on you?

Bigger Than “Just a Book”

One Rioter talks about the non-fiction titles that become bigger than "just books" in her mind.

Book Style: THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD by Zora Neale Hurston

Today’s Book Style is a modern American classic. I can still remember the first time I read Their Eyes Were ...

Black Love and Feminism in THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD

In my English and Literature classes, whether they were undertaken at the high school, undergraduate, or graduate level, the novels ...

I’m Bringing “Womanist” Back

The post you’re reading is part of Book Riot’s observance of #BlackOutDay. We are turning our attention fully to issues ...

When Authors Collaborate

When reading about Aziz Ansari’s book for our “Books to Watch For in June” post, I found myself a little bit ...

Reading Pathways: Zora Neale Hurston

Today would have been Zora Neale Hurston’s 123rd birthday, so to mark the day, below is the Reading Pathway I ...

Our Favorite Biographies of Dead Writers

Book Riot was recently asked to recommend some awesome biographies of dead writers, and boy were we all over that. ...

Black Authors’ Best B-Sides

I’m happy to report that there are so many Black authors out there, that in order to bring you their ...