Curl up with your plushest blanket, your favorite hot beverage, and, of course, murder. Get into the season and these…
Want to read some soothing and cozy winter-themed manga? Then pour yourself a cup of tea, find a blanket, and…
Warm your heart and your stomach with these winter hibernation cookbooks full of slow cooker recipes and comfort foods.
Damn you! Here are 8 fun books about amulets, dolls, and other cursed objects to thrill and delight you this…
Whether you're into horror or avoid the creepy stuff, we've got some excellent books featuring cemeteries, from middle grade to…
Why are teenage girls so scary? This reader takes a look at how a few frightening fictional teens are characterized.
Do you love reading about platonic relationships in comics? Then check out this list of some of the best manga…
These picture books about friendship go over a wide array of situations where characters forge bonds, relationships, and alliances.
Rapid fire banter, relationship dynamics, who doesn't love exploring a fictional friendship? Find a few friendships in YA fantasy.
Hopeful climate fiction? Yes, really. These novels acknowledge disaster but also our capacity to endure it.
Rather than rely upon grand scenes of nature unfolding for the observer, ecopoetry strips away the illusion of our observer…
Find the right ingredients for great meals and environmental awareness with these environmentalist cookbooks and guides, like La Vida Verde…
A reader on how the works of writer and conservationist Aldo Leopold shifted her relationship with nature, and books by…
Looking for a way to talk to your children about climate change and environmental activism? Try these picture books about…
Ecological topics regularly appear in manga, sometimes in surprising ways. Check out these manga with environmental themes to see how!
If you're looking for compelling works of fiction set in far flung places, pick up one of these novels about…
11 great places to find free legal audiobooks online.
Young adult books featuring girls and women fighting for voting rights and taking hold of one’s own life instead of…
Celebrate the Black women who influenced the suffrage movement with these reads, like Lifting as We Climb: Black Women's Battle…
There are millions of free books online. Seriously. Here's 15 of the best sites to find books that you can…
A handy-dandy list of flash fiction pieces online for you to read next time you (literally) only have a minute…
Bookshelf in need of color? Celebrate Pride Day and add a little vibrancy to your shelves with these rainbow book…
On the unsettling phenomenon known across the queer bookish community as Goodreads Charles, and what it says about homophobia and…
Looking for books about Black women living and loving? Check out these romance books where queer Black women get their…
Pro and aspiring green thumbs, you'll want to get a load of these plant lover gifts specifically for plant parents…
There are few situations in life where books can’t offer some solace. Here are five nonfiction books about pandemics to help…
What is it about that brooding house down the street? We're taking a look at the haunted house in fiction…
I have to make an admission: I joined a book club last year but have skipped three of the past…
The best book deals of the day, curated by Book Riot.
A list of eight library bequests where authors (and their families) donated their papers and/or donations to libraries (and one…
Where exactly can you find these elusive free mystery books? These are our recommendations for getting started and sleuthing them…
A reader considers the Final Girl trope and notes thriller and horror novels that skew from the norm to bring…
"Sir Terry Pratchett and his characters provided me with my idea of hope and justice and love and truth (and…
Whether it's comics or Goosebumps, Harry Potter or Star Wars, Torrid has an incredible array of bookish clothing options for…
Reading is a central part of this Rioter and busy parent's identity and, fraught as it may be, the Goodreads…
How one reader arrived at the decision to pay less attention to how much he was reading, and more attention…
Answer the following questions to find out which of Lara Jean's crushes you'd match her with by taking the TO…
Have you ever wanted to know which books are the top middle grade books? With the help of Goodreads, we…
One longtime horror fan on studies being conducted around horror and trauma, and how the genre helped with trauma on…
This list of Black children's books by Black authors are ones which you may want to get for the kiddos…
A Scandal in Bohemia is one of Sherlock Holmes' most iconic cases, yet many adaptations make drastic changes to it.…
Looking back at my book club in 2019, there is much I would like to change to liven up the…
With over 60 novels to choose from, here's some guidance on the best Agatha Christie books, including some suggested reading…
Stream Early. Stream Often. These book adaptations worth streaming, and you may find yourself preferring these TV adaptation over the…
Can't get enough of Bong Joon-ho's latest? Between treks to the theater for repeat viewings, check out these books for…
Two important books that help fight the stigma around autism for teens and tweens.
Four ways to give memorable bookish experiences this holiday season.
Why “Call me Ishmael,” the first line of Moby Dick, is among the most instantly recognizable and important first lines…
Finding books in the library is my jam. Actually, since I’m a librarian, it’s literally my bread and butter. Aw,…
A true story about Cinderella, Fairy Tales, and mental health.
Chinese science fiction is a rich world of diverse, engaging stories that expand one's mind. But with all that is…
These six A CHRISTMAS CAROL retellings find a diverse variety of Scrooge stand-ins from teen girls to Charles Dickens himself.
Consider Clark Kent and his myriad fascinating and baffling abilities. From flight to super disco, let's take a look at…
Tis the season to eat delicious food and spend all your time reading. These holiday book and snack pairings will…
Want to make reading an event to look forward to during the holiday season? Here are some holiday reading traditions…
Here are 20 great books that came out in 2019 to help you find the perfect books for the people…
Time travel books have it all: adventure, historical fiction, romance, social commentary, mystery, humor, poetry. Enjoy these must-read time travel…
So you want to read more books. Maybe it's your resolution or a lifelong goal. Here are some tips for…
Find out if the books on your Goodreads shelves are available at your library with the Available Reads extension.
Five great bookish podcasts discovered in 2019 by Book Rioters.
Circe by Madeline Miller is really. freaking. good. In this reading guide, you'll find 10 Circe book club questions covering all…
Language is the building block of stereotyping. These books and quotes dig into the ways racial stereotypes are baked into…
For young people of color, it has been historically difficult to find diverse YA book covers. But now? It's gettting…
Read on for the best middle school books, ranging in topics from friendship to sisterhood to immigration, as well as…
One reader discovers Anne of Green Gables at the perfect time.
Read on for our suggestions for THE HATE U GIVE book club questions and a reading guide for book club or class…
The wonderous thing about books is that they're the teachers we need in good times and in bad. Here's how…
Our list of 20 of the best baby book subscription services provides the easiest way to turn a tiny human…
From language skills to reading comprehension, one reader discovers the benefits of listening to audiobooks while reading their print counterparts.
Looking for authors like Neil Gaiman? We've got you covered. These authors write in similar styles for your next Gaiman…
A reader on revisiting ANNE OF GREEN GABLES through the Netflix series ANNE WITH AN E.
If Michelle Obama's memoir left you looking for more of the same, you're not alone. Check out these books like…
Ten of the most entertaining and devious criminals in comics.
You don't always get what you pay for! These bookshelves are easy on the eyes and the wallet.
All the bookish inside jokes! Find some new favorite Disney memes about books and reading, and have a few laughs,…
These YA books about immigration will give you insight into what it's like to leave the country you were born…
A teacher librarian waxes poetic about the power of PBS for calming students and shares ten of her favorite Reading…
Quotes from Susan Sontag's diaries that feel like a gut punch to the soul.
Feminist libraries are flourishing around the world, from Beirut to Sydney to Glasgow, Scotland.
Books by Melville, Steinbeck, Thomas Hardy, and more authors you were assigned in school that you should pick up this…
We recommend a diverse list of thirty books to read before college; both fiction and non-fiction.
Have your book club picks been going a little stale? Here’s a hot selection of book club suggestions for 2018…
A collection of funny poems to make you think about life and go "oh yeah". Featuring the wit and wisdom…
All about what happened when a reader recuperating from a literary pilgrimage along Hadrian’s Wall experienced magic in a Hexham…
Looking for more stories about women seeking vengeance and kicking butt? Then check out these badass female revenge thrillers.
A reader remembers her grandmother's wise and sometimes prophetic rules of reading (which she regarded as commandments, rather than advice).
50 novels featuring writers as characters. Including an author in search of the perfect opening sentence and a taxi driver…
Dana has a soft spot for daring literary ladies who lay it all on the line, and she is sharing…
Which Bennet sister from Pride in Prejudice are you most like? Take our quiz to find out if you're a…
I've gotten away from classics after graduating from college, so I've made up my own summer reading list for this…
Fun tips for getting your book club off the ground and making sure it succeeds.
Get recommendations for where to start with Gloria E. Anzaldua's poems and prose.
Reasons and methods to choose a book to read with your partner.
Why do readers get so angry when their favorite books don't make (subjective) "best of" book lists?
Eid-ul-Fitr is a time of celebration for Muslims, to let's celebrate it with some Muslim characters!
Why the marriage of Demelza and Ross Poldark defies conventions, and manages to succeed.
Grief may be universal, but all of us struggle to express our love and emotions to the deceased. Funeral poems…
Critics haven't loved HBO's FAHRENHEIT 451. See it anyway.
This quiz will help you find your perfect June mystery/thriller read.
A reader on wrestling the inner editor and reading critically to identify reading preferences and dislikes. Are you a critical…
We've got 15 excellent LGBTQ audiobook memoirs written and read by queer authors. Listen to these titles during Pride Month…
Author Lionel Shriver said a publisher that aims to reflect the UK’s diverse demographic is “drunk on virtue.” So let's…
Hiromi Kawakami is an award-winning and bestselling Japanese author known for her contemporary fiction. Here's where to start with her…
Looking for a quick listen? Check out this list of fifity of the best short audiobooks around.
Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown visited the librarians who fight to save the abandoned Yangambi Research Library on the Congo River.
Get caught up in these short mystery audiobooks, all 10 hours or fewer.
One reader performs an in-depth Goodreads TBR purge as part of a New Year's resolution to declutter her physical and…
An explanation of what colonial and postcolonial literature is, as well as a list of books to read for the…
A roundup of some of the best bookish sign's from this year's Women's March, which focused on voting with the…
Useful guidance on ways to embrace traits like persistence, resilience, courage, and kindness in pursuit of a life that is…
Now that Instagram allows users to follow specific hashtags, here are 10 great bookish hashtag recommendations to fill your feed…
Every single person should be able to get a book in their hands when they want one. At Book Riot,…
We're giving away a new library cart, in your choice of color!
Check out what Book Riot contributors and editors are reading right now, at this very minute! Okay, maybe not this…
When it's not about putting them behind glass, keeping them pristine, and trying not to destroy books we cherish. When…
Looking for books to fulfill 2018 Read Harder Challenge task #7: a western? Peruse these titles.
From first grade to high school, a reader maps her young bookish life.
These are the reasons our TBR pile is now an unclimbable tower.
If you're falling behind on your reading goal, refresh your resolution to read with these quotes about reading and the…
Let's pour some money for students in some of the cold schools in Baltimore.
Roxane Gay has great taste in books. Check out some of her recommendations for books coming out in 2018, based…
How living a bookish life can help you accomplish your new year's resolutions.
A sci-fi author has been banned from WorldCon for declaring his intentions to break the con's Code of Conduct.
We took a trip to Hisarlik hill, the site of Homer's Troy, and chatted with the archaeologists working there about…
The best books one reader discovered because of the annual Read Harder challenge.
A list featuring songs with bookstore in the title or lyrics. Some are hilarious parodies featuring bookshops specifically others are…
Is there a gender bias when it comes to starred reviews for young adult books in professional trade journals?
Looking for books to fulfill 2018 Read Harder Challenge task #5: books set in or about one of the five…
These books about women writers show that the real lives of our favorite authors are often just as fascinating as…
For the second year running, I’ve averaged a book a week. Hurrah! This puts me somewhere between Mark Zuckerberg (book-a-fortnight)…
It looked good on paper, you know the rest. Organizing my books by color was a beautifully bad idea.
"I may never know exactly how to ask the women I fall for to come, and stay, in my life.…
One reader on not being a rereader, yet reading the same first novel to begin each year.
Yoga poses to help you get comfy while reading for long stretches of time.
Get to know the four women who were nominated for the 1967 Nobel.
Grab your TBR: this preview of UK fiction for the first half of the year will have you adding more…
This giveaway is sponsored by Libby, the one-tap reading app from OverDrive. Meet Libby. The one-tap reading app from OverDrive.…
If you lived through the '90s, you're probably familiar with teen and pre-teen thriller author R.L. Stine. His Goosebumps and Fear Street series…
What factors go into you abandoning a book? How long do you give the book to "get good"?
A love letter to the Strand bookstore in New York.
The the trope of the tavern in fantasy novels (and beyond).
If you've been struggling with a vicious reading slump, try these bookish activities to pull yourself out of the reader's…
100 must-read books about the diversity, cultural exchanges, progress, and more lesser-known aspects of the Middle Ages.
Check out what Book Riot contributors and editors are reading right now, at this very minute! Okay, maybe not this…
Set a goal, abandon your goal, make some lists, get some pens.
YA books hitting shelves in the first part of 2018 so your TBR can explode.
Rioters recommend the January new releases they're most excited for!
Duncan Jones has launched the David Bowie Book Club around his father's favorite books, starting with HAWKSMOOR by Peter Ackroyd.
This is a beginner's guide to hard science fiction: a genre that explores the depths of the galaxy while remaining…
Looking for the perfect book to ring in the New Year? Let the stars be your guide with our January…
Tell us your favorite books and we'll tell you what Hogwarts house to call your own. Take the quiz to…
All your questions about how to download audiobooks and listen to them from your phone (iOS or Android) answered here!
Enter to win CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE by Tomi Adeyemi!
Tell us your favorite YA book of 2017 and be entered to win a copy of THE HAZEL WOOD by…
A reader considers her all-consuming love for murder mysteries, and her intolerance and dislike for any media involving serial killers.
You've got just three weeks to finish your 2017 reading. Prioritize these books!
A list of recommendations for feminist romance novels from the romance community, collected from the #RomanceNovelsforHillary thread on Twitter.
50 ideas for trackable, DIY reading challenges. From the serious to the silly, these challenges are sure to enrich your…
Do you change your favorite book based on who is asking the question?
This list of books for Gryffindors is for only the most chivalrous, brave, and daring. Read them all and make…
The ultimate picture book gift guide!
Rioter Dana runs down the great bookish episodes from the Sporkful podcast, and lines up a few more archived episode…
Picture books about nighttime to celebrate the Winter Solstice.
What '90s books do you wish you had kept?
One reader on an unexpected reason she was put off finishing the Narnia series.
For our spreadsheet nerds out there: here are the most interesting stats one reader tracked this year.
What are your favorite epigraphs of the year?
10 beautiful (and occasionally funny) poems about death from several different authors, with a few videos of the works themselves…
Life comes at you fast, and when is there time for self-improvement? Thank god for self-help audiobooks that make the…
Our favorite queer books published in 2017! What were your best LGBTQIA+ reads of the year?
The autistic community is calling for a boycott on the book TO SIRI WITH LOVE. Here's an open letter, from…
The ultimate children's book gift giving guide for middle grade readers--kids ages 7-12!
One Rioter talks about how tight living spaces and financial circumstances led her to stop buying books, and how her…
Come and tell us what your favorite holiday books are!
A list of 30 great books that came out in January, February, and March of this year that deserve a…
We chat with classicist Emily Wilson, the first woman to translate Homer's Odyssey in its entirety.
Treat yo self and the mystery fans on your holiday list: 66 gifts for mystery fans!
We're recommending books for the women of THE BOLD TYPE
You can survive: read some books for Mercury retrograde.
It's hard to find a bar with both a classy appreciation for books and a lively atmosphere for a great…
Love a good royal romance? Then you'll want to dig into these titles.
A few ideas for new bookish holiday traditions.
Books are custom-made to have long, sprawling television adaptations rather than short, two-hour films. That's why I was excited for…
Dixie District Schools have banned all books with cursing or "inappropriate" subjects.
Short, quick, older books perfect for a readathon!
Riot readers recommend more than 20 of their favorite LGBTQ reads for kids!
Excited about The Last Jedi? Here's what to read until the movie comes out.
Support Muslim literature by reading books by Muslim authors.
See what Rioters are reading, right now, this very minute! (Okay, maybe not this exact minute, but we would be…
A list of five very famous movies from popular culture and the not-so-famous authors behind them.
Enter to win a copy of Leigh Bardugo's THE LANGUAGE OF THORNS!
Learn how to conquer that mountain of a reading challenge goal with these five quick tips.
Skeletons, prom dresses, dogs, and dulcimers -- these are just some of the weird things you could check out from…
A call for writers to create art that is a light in our current darkness.
If challenged books were clickbait, they might look something like this.
A reader on the dearth of black characters in time-travel romance, and on the problem of time travel fiction specific…
Colin Kaepernick is the latest in a long line of athletes using their platforms to protest injustice in the United…
This Riot Recommendation is sponsored by Flatiron Books and Dear Fahrenheit 451 by Annie Spence. What would you say to…
YA novels about privileged teens behaving badly for fans of Gossip Girl.
A reader and public servant on why she's not ready to read Hillary Clinton's WHAT HAPPENED
A librarian's take on how special banned books week is for libraries across the country.
Must-read books from independent presses, coming out (or already out) this month!
Ever wonder how to juggle reading multiple books at once? Here are five tips to get you started!
The prettiest, fanciest, most creative editions of Fahrenheit 451 (one costs $20,000 and is covered in asbestos).
A neighborhood once flush with bookstores is losing its Barnes & Noble--the fourth store it's lost in recent years.
Do some good! Fund these classroom libraries in areas affected by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey.
A collection of great Stephen King quotes about writing, books, and life in honor of his 70th birthday on September…
Tired of trying to find out if the “LGBT” book you want to read actually has any bisexual content? Check…
YA books for readers who love their reading dark, doomy, and/or gloomy.
Get excited! We've launched a brand new podcast all about the exciting world of YA lit.
Go beyond basketball and get to know Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the author of 'Mycroft Holmes' and 'Mycroft Holmes and the…
After sustaining damage from protests against white supremacy and the acquittal of Anthony Lamar Smith's murderer, St. Louis bookstores seek…
Two TV shows, The Handmaid's Tale and Big Little lies, adaptations based on books written by women, win big at…
These ten books are perfect for those nights when you just can't sleep and need the perfect book to get…
Come tell us your favorite YA fantasy!
Riot readers recommend their 30 favorite folklore/fairy tale retellings!
Enter to win your choice of three of the award-winning Penguin Drop Caps!
I made a last ditch effort and recommended the series to my brother. Betrayed by the novels he’d grown to…
I certainly do, and inspirational Harry Potter quotes are one of my go-to for a cheer up. Here are favorite…
Enter to win a copy and audiobook each of LOVED by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast and THE INDIGO GIRL…
Riot readers recommend their 30 favorite multigenerational books!
Take part in Goodreads's celebration of 10 years with Hide A Book Day.
A newbie to Cleveland, Ohio, takes us on a literary tour of the city.
Read the books by 30 Florida authors who've been impacted by Hurricane Irma.
Flip your television to Lifetime this weekend for a slew of YA adaptations.
With so many indie presses out there it can be difficult to make that magical connection and find your favorite.…
Enter to win Landscape With Invisible Hand by M.T. Anderson!
Two booksellers and two librarians came together to tell you about some of the weird and impossible requests they got…
A Rioter responds to the unearthing of Kurt Vonnegut's previously unpublished short story, "The Drone King," and recalls other works…
Looking for a reading list of queer authors to get started with? These 100 must-reads by queer authors is a…
The Harry Potter illustrated editions by Bloomsbury are beautiful masterpieces and perfect additions to any fan's library.
See what Rioters are reading THIS VERY MINUTE. (Okay, maybe not this exact moment in time but we would be…
Get ready to put some books on hold because you won't want to wait for the chance to read these…
Tired of the corporate grind? These are the best books for aspiring entrepreneurs, and they're guaranteed to transform you into…
Enter to win a copy of FIREBLOOD by Elly Blake!
Tell us your favorite folklore or fairy tale retellings and be entered to win a copy of VASSA IN THE…
Diversify your YA reading with these recent novels in translation.
Enter to win this haul of adorable Puffin children's classics!
As they won't take time away from the game, World of Warcraft audiobooks can be an excellent solution to get…
Excellent books published by wonderful independent publishers. Includes fiction, poetry, and memoir books.
Ten excellent novels about organized crime and the mafia, most of which have been made into films.
Come tell us your favorite multigenerational books!
Looking for the best audiobook apps, players, audiobook subscriptions, and places to get free audiobooks? We've got you covered.
The things I tried, the things that failed, and the things that worked in my journey to learn how to…
Happiest of birthdays, Mary Oliver, from a deeply grateful lover-of and wonderer-in the world.
Book polygamists, this one's for you: the four types of books one reader is always reading.
Enter to win GOOD ME BAD ME by Ali Land!
5 Black-owned publishers currently operating in the United States, including publishers of poetry, literature, nonfiction, and children's books.
Which Jane Austen heroine could you defeat in a round of fisticuffs?
Share story time with your younger kids with these audiobooks!
Be enlightened and entertained by these excellent YA nonfiction books, featuring books on girls who code, the Romanovs, and more.
Excellent audiobooks by and about Congresswomen, Supreme Court Justices, and more women in the political and legislative world.
Setting up your own online book club can be hard. How do you meet? Who makes the decisions? Book Riot…
Rioters name the best books we read in August.
A librarian calls for more open discussion of security and safety in public libraries after the New Mexico library shooting.
Ideas from me, your friendly neighborhood Rioter mom, on good bookshelves for kids to keep your kids' books from becoming…
Young adult titles hitting shelves in paperback this fall.
Tired of reading Wordsworth and Shakespeare? Try falling in love with poetry all over again with these modern poets of…
Come tell us your favorite cozy mysteries!
Aussie readers: take part in Australian Reading Hour later this month. Here's why and how!
A look at Storybook Island in South Dakota
Four books on the big topic of health.
Celebrate Eid with these great Muslim characters.
Enter to win The Blind by A.F. Brady!
Rain gutter bookshelves are cheap and relatively easy to build, and they're perfect for kid's rooms or tight spaces. Find…
Grab your broomstick, prepare the altar for Mabon, and revel in the autumnal equinox with these witchy books (fiction and…
Enter to win four books by John Green!
Rioters recommend the September new releases they're most excited for!
The book community has proven that it will come together in times of need on many occasions. Here's what they…
An excellent selection of romance novels that have found their readers through self-publishing.
Have you noticed how the "favorite books" sections of online dating profiles include almost exclusively male authors? We have.
A list of romance novels set in the academic world.
Tips for being a book lover when you don't have a lot of money to spend on books (starting with…
Zero Waste week is just around the corner! Here are books about minimalism, composting, and environmentally-friendly living to prepare you.
Find adventure from the comfort of your armchair with these 100 must-read travel books!
Musings on how to organise a book collection, suggestions on how to organise a collection, and some amazing bookshelves and…
She would've found WHEN HARRY MET SALLY preposterous.
Come tell us your favorite self-published book!
Looking for audiobooks for kids? Look no further than this list of 25 of the best children's audiobooks out there,…
Grisha trilogy author Leigh Bardugo talks about Themyscira, Amazon culture, and writing a feminist icon her new YA Wonder Woman…
Escondido citizens unsuccessfully fought a city council vote for library privatization, a movement that takes libraries out of community hands.
Win three months of a book subscription that celebrates Black literature!
Enriching the reading experience with books that talk to each other.
Bookish merit badges that should exist.
On the joy of reading children's literature as an adult.
The time YA Twitter took down a fake best seller.
The time a reader learned to enjoy the power of a fluffy, light read.
Enter to win The Dire King by William Ritter!
Literary names for your new dog (or cat, rabbit, bird, fish, whatever).
100 things about books and reading that just feel darn good.
A new organization helps women resist oppressive women's health policy by organizing Handmaid's Tale protests.
Surprise, surprise. The New York Times' revamped book coverage still makes it harder for romance novels to receive mainstream coverage.
Between April 4 and July 12, I posted 100 book reviews on Instagram as part of The 100 Day Project,…
When I visited the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, I got a glimpse of just how deeply-felt fandom can be…
One reader on her DIY autumn reading program that will help her hang on to summer reading program fun.
Books about politics, feminism, and surviving the Trump administration to read while you wait for HRC's memoir.
In the car, while using the blow dryer, even on a boring client call: tips and tricks from Rioters on…
A nitty gritty (and wonky) explanation of the new rules for the Hugo Awards nomination process and prizes.
On the books that helped one reader and new parent get through parenthood and escape from the drudgery and responsibility…
I'm an omnivorous genre reader who's tried straight, bisexual, and lesbian erotica, and I am bored by it all. Why…
YA novels we'd like to see made into movies--instead of more Twilight/Hunger Games films.
Riot readers recommend more than 40 audiobooks for kids!
A definitive guide to the most stunning illustrations for The Raven you'll ever lay your eyes on, from artists like…
Too busy paying attention to real news to pay attention to new book news? We've got you covered.
7 dark fairytale reads for those tired of Disney and craving the darkness of the originals. But these versions might…
We all do it, and sometimes, the results are good.
Do life changing books really change your life?
The literary landscape of Saskatchewan, Canada.
The great white whale of used books: THE GOOD HOUSE by Tananarive Due
What sorts of remarkable qualities do your books reveal about you?
Enter to win The Clockwork Dynasty by Daniel Wilson!
Sure, Sauron was the embodiment of evil, but Frodo and Sam were trespassing and destroying private property.
Start your own book club for kids with these tips and tricks!
N.K. Jemisin's The Fifth Season is coming to TV, and here's who we'd love to see cast.
A high school English teacher on the books she plans to teach in response to the events in Charlottesville.
Okay, grown-up kids, here are some on point book and classic television cartoon pairings for fans of JEM AND THE…
See what rioters are reading right now (this very minute)! (Okay not this very minute but we would if we…
Internet, stress, anxiety: a slow reader explains why she isn't going to read 100 books a year.
Tips for starting your own cookbook club!
Histories, science reads, and more nonfiction to prepare you for the upcoming solar eclipse.
Enter to win a copy of IF THERE'S NO TOMORROW by Jennifer L. Armentrout!
No really, tell us, we need help.
Trinity syndrome, silly twists, and more bookish tropes we don't want to see any more.
Librarians are on the front lines of handling books, so they see their share of weird things. Here are a…
As a teenager, I shipped Draco/Harry (Drarry). I had no idea it would help lead to me coming out as…
One reader's method for managing a giant list of to-be-read books.
Riot readers recommend their 35 favorite books about magic and politics!
Authors using Twitter to tell stories.
Books for fans of How to Get Away With Murder.
Let's do a little literary exploration through central Pennsylvania.
10 things you should know about The Book of the Queen.
Enter to win a copy of GENIUS: THE CON by Leopoldo Gout!
Presenting a well-researched, scientific analysis of one reader's grieving process post-completion of a good book.
Farcical, satirical, and absurd novels to make you laugh!
From survivor stories, to secret agents, to magical games, here's a list of action-packed children's books for adventure-loving kids.
Starting a book club is more complicated than you might think. Here's how to start one that doesn't peter out.
Easy things to do to make your favorite authors' day!
On time, Paris, and The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein.
Beautiful book covers to be seen from now until 2018.
Being read to is a beautiful thing at any age.
Can you pass this quiz all about the hardest exam at Hogwarts?
Discover 100 recently-published middle grade books full of magic. Here are 100 must-read MG Fantasy novels published in the last…
Come tell us your favorite books about magic and politics!
With excellent story-telling happening in TV and podcasts, where do books fit in?
Can we all vow to collectively stop harassing other people into reading our favorite book?
Take a look at the highest-paid authors from around the world.
Riot readers recommend more than 30 of their favorite female detectives in fiction!
Does Beth die in Little Women? Depends on which book you buy.
How reading more than one book at once greatly improved the writer's reading life.
Enter to win an ARC each of THE GIRL WITH THE RED BALLOON by Katherine Locke and GLOW by Megan…
What editors and reviewers would say if Trump were a fictional character.
100 book recommendations about finding happiness, searching for happiness, and figuring out what happiness means in the first place.
Check out what we're reading RIGHT NOW at this very minute. Okay, maybe not this exact moment. But we would…
100 young adult science fiction and fantasy books featuring marginalized characters from all over the world!
Still not sure poetry is for you? These 12 poets may very well just prove you wrong.
New books coming out this month, all by British authors.
Advice and "don'ts" for writing and portraying autistic characters in fiction.
Rioters recommend the August new releases they're most excited for!
Come tell us your favorite female detectives in fiction!
Riot readers recommend more than 45 of their favorite books for a long road trip!
The post-Harry Potter Harry Potter content hasn't been great. We request Rowling write these things instead.
Only about 30% of new translations into English are of books by women. #WITMonth gives us a chance to celebrate…
Get inspired by these great Lidia Yuknavitch quotes.
An interview with debut novelist Nicole Dieker.
We're heading to Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, in this edition of Literary Tourism
YA novels that actually earn their comparisons to Veronica Mars.
The first time I took one of my good friends to my favourite second-hand bookshop, she went a bit ballistic.…
Enter to win a copy of IMPOSSIBLE VIEWS OF THE WORLD by Lucy Ives!
From craft to writer's lives, get ready to dig into 100 of the must-read, best books on writing for improving…
2017 releases about female friendships to give to your best friends!
Michael Bennett's book Things That Make White People Uncomfortable will focus on "racism, sexism, intersectionality, and athletes no longer being…
An appreciation of Beatrix Potter's complex sentences, elevated vocabulary, and fascinating stories for kids, to celebrate her birthday!
This Potterhead had some thoughts after finally watching HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD performed onstage.
10 amazing books for cat lovers. Because we can't get enough of those furry felines.
Looking for new diverse pictures books? We have ten featuring children of color, published this year.
Ebonics, Black English, slang, AAVE: a dialect often judged and deemed incorrect and improper. So what's up with AAVE in…
One reader, inspired by Karen Connelly’s new novel THE CHANGE ROOM, investigates why there isn’t more explicit, detailed sex in…
A giant roundup of must-read SFF short story collections by science fiction and fantasy authors writing today.
It is important to read diversely. Read this open letter to learn why, and find book recommendations to help with…
Riot readers recommend 25 of their favorite kickass superheroines!
How old does a book have to be before spoiling it is ok, and who decides?
Bookish stuff to do (other than reading, of course).
Come see what people who write about books are reading themselves.
One reader's weakness for characters who fall in love writing letters to one another.
When you find yourself in County Kerry in Ireland, you're in for a rich world of literary tourism.
Is Facebook the biggest online book club?
Zombie novels, in honor of horror legend George A Romero
YA to read if you love Sansa Stark from Game of Thrones.
Enter to win a copy of IF THE CREEK DON'T RISE by Leah Weiss!
One House Appropriations Committee recommends that the government continues to fund libraries. Here is what you can do to show…
Books to prepare you for Shark Week!
100 of the best books shortlisted for awards, including the Agatha, Edgar, Bram Stoker, Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and RITA awards.
Ten mystery/thriller audiobooks that will have you missing your exit!
The most purchased YA books on Amazon in 2016: the data.
There's a new trend in thrillers: male authors using ambiguous pen names so they can be marketed to women.
Test your classics knowledge with a quick quiz about the last lines of 10 famous books.
What would Trump supporters think if they saw Jane Austen quotes shared on social media? We've got some ideas!
Whatever else Jane Austen was doing, she certainly wasn’t writing books about silly things. She was, in fact, writing books…
Looking for Jane Austen readalikes? Check out these classic and contemporary books similar to hers, all by authors of color!
It's cool to read about people in their teens or early 20s, but where are the middle-aged heroines in science…
Is there a method to how you pick what you're going to read next?
Have you held off on finishing that series?
Memoirs to pick up and add to your reading list for summer.
Orlando, Florida, might not seem like a book lover's destination, but oh, it is. It is.
Does fiction increase empathy? One reader challenges her friend on the idea that it doesn't...and maybe succeeds.
We're doing this.
Enter to win a Folio collector’s edition of Neil Gaiman’s AMERICAN GODS and a signed print!
Do you ever find yourself rating a book based on the Goodreads star system in your head before you've finished…
Rioters shout their love for their best backlist reads of 2017 so far.
Game of Thrones, sneaky sneaker of history lessons!
There are so many good books coming out from the world of horror in the second half of 2017. Here…
Let's hear it for these winning bookish black nerds of TV.
Excellent reads from Canadian authors.
WHO FEARS DEATH is coming to HBO, with executive producer George R.R. Martin!
As a reader, I keep narrowly missing Hillary---both in the flesh, and as a personification of our best democratic hopes.
We're going back in time to recommend books to the awesome ladies of Netflix's GLOW!
8 young adult heroines who are fiercely determined, able to look beyond themselves, and have a capacity for forgiveness and…
Enter to win this boxed set of beautiful children's classics!
8 titles from Angie Thomas, Roxane Gay, Lisa Ko, and more, to diversify your summer book club reading experience.
Come tell us your favorite unconventional horror novel!
The Chosen One trope too commonly chooses characters with no redeeming or interesting qualities.
Explore the best Jewish-American fiction published in the past 20 years.
Bid on annotated books from Celeste Ng, Stephen King, and more, to support Planned Parenthood!
How one school librarian manages noise levels in his library and still manages to keep a quiet riot.
How Tumblr is like the Commonplace Book.
Join the Action Book Club for a chance to win books -- and, of course, to take part in an…
With Will & Grace's revival coming in September, it seemed right to highlight the show's best bookish moments.
Enter to win a copy of FIND HER by Lisa Gardner!
Excellent works of historical fiction, all set in the United States.
My doctor is 20 minutes late to my appointment? Awesome! I get to finish my chapter.
Feminist reads for when you're in the throes of activism burn-out.
These 10 Young Adult books will wreck your emotions - and you'll love them for it.
We will never run out of reading material; don't stress, enjoy yourself.
One reader shares her experience in the Instagram book community known as "bookstagram."
We talk with Samantha Irby about poop, cats, and what it means to have an ass like a library book.
Build your TBR with these 170 YA books hitting shelves July through September 2017
Loved When Dimple Met Rishi? Watch these Bollywood movies!
People put down our readers, make fun of our covers, and call what we love “trash.” Why? They're jealous.
Have a Happy 4th--we'll be back tomorrow!
Come tell us your favorite picture books!
Twitter shares its best ideas for Trump's biography title.
Weird things book people do.
Audiobook recommendations for sci-fi lovers and sci-fi meh-ers.
Writers take to Twitter to show what writing is really like.
What happens when life gets in the way of your reading life?
The literary life of Robert Plant
Let's take a literary tour of Munich, Germany.
Nimona is hitting the big screen in 2020!
Dig into these books by indigenous authors from Canada.
#RomBkLove: A look at media's biggest romance book club
Enter to win a copy of THE GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE by Mackenzi Lee!
Why one reader can't get enough of books about family drama.
Books on how cities get made.
A small list of queer classics from Latin American, for PRIDE!
Fiction and nonfiction picture books about loving storms, surviving storms, and understanding them.
Expand the literary canon with these novels, plays, poems, biographies, memoirs, and essays by authors of color from around the…
If you've just had a kid, you're going to rediscover a love for the library. Here's why.
I watched Anne With An E, Netflix's new Anne of Green Gables adaptation, and I have thoughts.
Win a copy of THE SISTERS CHASE by Sarah Healy!
A few book recommendations for new citizens.
Reasons and tips for creating a book collection organized around a central topic, like a well curated, personalized reading list.
Riot readers recommend their 30 favorite books about what parenting is REALLY like!
Come tell us your favorite books where the princess is the hero!
A teacher connects with her students over a mutual love of the Harry Potter series
Always trust the girl who knows where the library is.
It's been twenty years since we first entered the world of Harry Potter. One reader reflects on reading the series…
20 Harry Potter tattoos, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first book's publication.
Get hooked on a new reading format with these fabulous audiobook narrators.
Great fiction with food.
A true story about the great books one reader bought because of the Book Riot Daily Deals. Sorry Not Sorry.
During an Orlando Illiterati event in May, I listened to novelist Jeff VanderMeer and environmental journalist Amy Green mix environmental science and…
Get excited by these upcoming book-to-movie adaptations.
In honor of Ambrose Bierce's birthday, what you should read of his work.
Enter to win a Chronicle Book Lovers prize pack!
We've got an exclusive look at the cover of the 10th anniversary edition of The Name of the Wind!
Hated a book as a young reader? It might be time to try it again.
Some are useful, but most...not so much.
A reader on the fear of approaching Octavia Butler's work and being wrung apart by her words.
Octavia Butler was a smurfette of her time, but she had to earn that place. Priya Sridhar discusses the factors…
Twelfth Planet Press is releasing a collection of letters to Octavia Butler this summer! Get to know her through the…
Why sci-fi fans should pick up an Octavia Butler book right now.
These 10 hilarious fiction audiobooks to get you through that 10 hour trip to the beach!
A long time ago, in a few YA novels far, far away, I judged an entire body of literature by…
An online auction called Authors for Grenfell Tower has been set up to raise money for the British Red Cross…
Come tell us your favorite book about what parenting is really like and be entered to win a copy of…
A list of must-read books on international refugee experiences to further understanding and start a discussion.
Five of the best fictional bookstores from books and movies.
Fascinating vintage eye candy for library lovers--from Farm Security Administration!
Riot readers recommend 30 books they've been giving their dads!
What if we summarized those 19th-century classics a little more...honestly?
Protect your bank account without going on a full book-buying ban. Here's how!
A love letter to books and reading, list-style.
Rioters share stories about the books their parents wouldn't let them read.
Movies and how they help one reader dig into great books.
For readers who have toxic relationships with their parents.
Great audiobooks for the whole family.
A reader on the special books shared with dad.
Because every badass YA heroine needs a candle of her own.
Enter to win a copy of THE PEOPLE WE HATE AT THE WEDDING by Grant Ginder!
One reader shares tips on how to find queer PoC books.
Radiohead or Emily Dickinson? Judge whether these lines come from the poet or the band.
Throw money at these projects.
Be the first of your friends to read these under-the-radar small press titles!
Reading about quirky/weird/mysterious kith and kin gives readers the ultimate voyeuristic peek into the secret anatomy of a family.
Already so many excellent audiobooks to choose from this year, but here's a list of the best so far with…
A curated list of some of the upcoming diverse titles heard about at Book Expo America.
YA book titles featuring the days of the week.
Tell us what books you've been giving your dad and be entered to win a copy each of TANK and…
Enter to win a copy of BE TRUE TO ME by Adele Griffin!
So many book sightings in the fifth season of ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK. And here are the titles one…
Riot readers share more than 30 books they would recommend to their dads!
Come tell us your favorite erotic romance novel!
Ideas for new ways to organize your books on your Goodreads shelves!
While there are great things about living in Canada, there are also bookish annoyances. Oh, US Media Mail... how we…
Come vote for your favorite moment in the Jason Bourne franchise!
Riot readers recommend their 25 favorite stories about star-crossed lovers!
An interview with New Adult author Colleen Hoover.
Lincoln, Nebraska: land of great literary tourism.
The rad books about rad ladies hitting shelves soon that you'll need on your TBR.
How deep can that reading amnesia go?
Finding good ole Ray in unexpected places.
A reader's first trip to BookExpo and BookCon
Enter to win a copy each of THE FORTUNE TELLER and THE MEMORY PAINTER by Gwendolyn Womack!
Feast your eyes on Pride-themes rainbow book stacks! All instagram-worthy, and all LGBTQIA!
Since their creation, the Library Reads lists have only recommended 5.8% authors of color.
Throw money at these classroom projects.
Check out our new biweekly mystery/thriller podcast, Read or Dead!
On Naomi Alderman's THE POWER and dystopian fiction's seemingly exclusive focus on straight, white people.
Book Riot editors and contributors reveal which books they are reading this week. They also tell you why they are…
These girls are discovering their gifts as superpowered, superhuman heroines of YA fiction.
Must-reads about the Troubles and this history of Ireland, Northern Ireland, and the UK.
Announcing our new sci-fi/fantasy podcast, SFF Yeah!
Enter to win a copy of WHO IS RICH? by Matthew Klam!
Tell us what book you would recommend to your dad and be entered to win a Father's Day prize pack…
A wealth of crafty, unique, and fun tips for getting the most out of your used, unneeded books.
The classics and the contemporaries, here's a list of 100 must-read novels set in bustling London!
Enter to win a $50 gift card and a set of 10 Jason Bourne books!
Come tell us your favorite books about star-crossed lovers!
Here's what we were loving in May!
From realistic fiction to fantasy to non-fiction to graphic novels, we've got 100 must-read recommendations for your middle grade reader…
Like Wonder Woman and want more feminist heroines in your reading? Check out these 15 books featuring feminist fighters of…
A reading list from Cindy Pon's new YA book WANT.
The bookish spots worth checking out in the Phoenix, Arizona, metro area.
Dig into these sweet bookish cookbooks
Places in real life made special by books
The best audiobooks for those new to trying audiobooks.
Enter to win a copy of WILDMAN by J.C. Geiger!
Book Riot contributors and editors tell you about their favorite books they read in May (old and new releases)!
6 wickedly chilling WOC-authored fiction titles. You will want to add these to the TBR (but keep a nightlight nearby).
Sometimes reading requires a bit of motion. Here are the dos and don't of reading while walking that will make…
One reader reflects on the movie casting of the book CRAZY RICH ASIANS and picks other books that deserve the…
Enter to win a copy of Sue Fortin's SISTER, SISTER!
These ten hilarious nonfiction audiobooks will entertain your brain while you drive.
Books that celebrate teachers and the teaching profession.
When books are your harshest critics.
#Riotgrams, an Instagram challenge for Book Rioters, is back for the month of June. Join in the pictures-of-books fun.
Tips for supporting indie bookstores from afar!
There are better ways to encourage patrons to return items on time.
Censorship of books like Thirteen Reasons Why, no matter how you feel about them, won't help solve teen suicides, even…
See which entry won your vote for favorite blackout survival story!
Enter to win this Captain Underpants prize pack!
How one book helped a reader better understand the complexity of police brutality.
The nifty way one librarian convinced his students to dig into classic literature.
So does reading really make us healthy or do we just love to look for ways it does? Perhaps it's…
Win a copy of NOT A SOUND by Heather Gudenkauf!
British books crossing the pond in June.
A statistical breakdown of the most popular books Goodreads users have added for each of the past 100 years.
Throw some money at these classroom literacy projects.
On reading The Handmaid's Tale across a generational divide.
One hundred fiction, non-fiction, and Young Adult fiction books about or featuring serial killers.
Celebrate Star Wars' 40th anniversary with these on brand books (and default add anything by Carrie Fisher)!
Anakin Skywalker finds (some) redemption in his novel and comic incarnations. No, I'm not kidding. Seriously. Hear me out.
A list of one hundred books that discuss motherhood or have interesting mother characters.
Win a copy of IT STARTED WITH GOODBYE by Christina June!
YA authors on the inspiration they've found in Margaret Atwood's THE HANDMAID'S TALE
Come vote for your favorite reader-submitted plan for surviving an end-of-days-style worldwide blackout!
Riot readers recommend more than 30 of their favorite under-the-radar YA Fantasy novels!
Starting from the littlest crafters and working up, here are ten excellent crafting books for kids and adults.
Tell us your favorite Harry Potter character and we'll tell you what you should read next!
These books can provide valuable insights into the beliefs and practices of Christianity.
Riot readers recommend more than 20 of their best tips for making a book club better!
Immersion journalism and how it helped one reader become a better writer.
One trip to Mexico. A backpack stuffed full of books and reading memories.
Get to know Saudi Literature and bulk up that TBR even more.
Win a copy of BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE by Eric Barker!
Let's stop making snap judgments about people based on their bookshelves.
Because the book is usually better.
The shelf organization struggle is real.
Tips from a Rioter who turned a lengthy hospital interlude into a literary staycation.
Books that explore the corrupt nature of the prison industrial complex, the need for reform, and the history of abuses…
One reader mourns the books she never got to read because they were lost in a house fire.
Enter to win an OwlCrate box!
A reader revisits her Goodreads review of The Help, seven years later.
What would you do if everyone, everywhere, suddenly lost power?
Looking to broaden your romance reading horizons? Check out these 100 international romance authors who should be on your TBR…
Riot readers recommend their 30 favorite books about changing their lives!
Come tell us your best tips for making book clubs better!
On the siren song of the Goodreads Challenge Tracker.
Why you need to be wary of Amazon's new buy box policy for new books.
Enter to win a stack of new YA releases and advance review copies!
We're imagining books....as bands.
The Hudson Valley is a gem for literary lovers of all types.
Moms who can help ease your own mom guilt.
Sponsored by GINNY MOON by Benjamin Ludwig, published by Park Row Books. ____________________ “The margins are full of images of…
The State Library of NSW is using literary themed cocktails to promote a fun alternative to alcoholic drinks.
Because sometimes a literary mom is one you wish were your own, too.
Win a copy of THE WAKING LAND by Callie Bates!
An inclusive round-up of books about pregnancy and parenthood, just in time for Mother's Day!
One reader on trying (and failing) to read books with her mother.
There are a lot of very rude people getting their books signed out there. Here are some tips for being…
Books to help you figure out what you want to do with your life, how to navigate the dating world,…
A list of LGBTQIA YA books you must read, spanning the queer and trans rainbow as well as featuring plenty…
Books about creepy kids!
We’re coming to the end of the school year, and that means, for some, the end of graduate school. Here…
Tell us your favorite book about changing your life and be entered to win a copy of DRIVING MISS NORMA…
Sex trafficking in YA literature.
Riot readers recommend their 25 favorite non-fiction books about women's history!
Come tell us what books have improved your productivity and work life.
Inspired by the James Patterson and Bill Clinton novel collaboration, here are ten dream pairings of presidents and novelists alive…
Ten books that will get your book club chatting!
It's not going so well.
From freelancing in your house to working in the White House, ten books by women that offer career advice and…
Enter to win this haul of 10 picture books and middle grade reads!
Riot readers recommend their 20 favorite books about figuring life out!
A non-comprehensive list of things one Rioter did while she wasn't reading.
Celebrate Canadian Children's Book Week with some great new reads from Canadian authors
This weekend giveaway is sponsored by The Leavers by Lisa Ko, the new PEN/Bellwether winner. Lisa Ko’s powerful debut, The…
How one school librarian helped inspire teens to write through Twitter chats with authors.
One Rioter, many Little Free Libraries to enjoy.
Everything you need to know about Free Comic Book Day today.
Goodreads top 100 mysteries show audiences still prefer mysteries by men, about women being murdered.
Do some good by sending books to classrooms in need!
A diverse list of new and upcoming middle grade books for readers age 8-12 with kids of color as the…
Recent STAR WARS franchise titles for YA readers
Let's sing it for the unsung! Who are your favorite nontraditional heroes?
I have a thing about needing books to be in perfect condition.
See the 10 passages of The Handmaid's Tale that Kindle users highlight the most.
Win a copy each of BROKE MILLENIAL by Erin Lowry and RICH20SOMETHING by Daniel DiPiazza!
Tell us your favorite non-fiction book about women's history and be entered to win a copy of THE RADIUM GIRLS…
From Katniss to Kel Cheris! Who is your favorite sci-fi heroine?
A modern Nancy Drew is a Nancy Drew we don't really like.
Looking to beef up your TBR pile this summer? Check out these diverse romance releases coming out May, June, and…
Come tell us your favorite book that have helped you figure out how to live like a real grown-up.
Tips for finding new friends who share your reading interests.
Rioters recommend the May new releases they're most excited for!
Book Riot contributors and editors tell you about their favorite books they read in April (old and new releases)!
Buckle in because this post is all about heartbreak and Russian literature, so you just know it’s going to be…
The secret lives of AMERICAN GODS characters. Also, meeting Neil Gaiman is awesome.
Bilingual picture books to celebrate Dia...and to enjoy everyday.
One Rioter on the unexpected lessons learned in library school. It's not all about the books.
This weekend giveaway is sponsored by TarcherPerigee, publisher of Adult-ish by Cristina Vanko and Adulthood for Beginners by Andy Boyle.…
Book Riot's favorite independent bookstores in all 50 states, plus DC!
Let's throw money at Books N Bros.
Apps to help you organize your library holds, run a digital book club, track your reading time, and more.
We love books. And these authors get it. This is literally just 45 of the best, most aww-inspiring, warm and…
An afternoon spent at one of the best bookshops on Earth, and musings on the wonders of indie bookstores.
A water and stain resistant sleeve for your books is on Kickstarter now, and you want one.
How libraries are attempting to raise their funding and provide necessary services in the face of Trump's budget cuts.
Win a copy of I FOUND YOU by Lisa Jewell!
Girls, graffiti, and YA fiction. Sweet.
Seattle is celebrating Indie Bookstore Day with a bookstore crawl. We have some tips for how to survive 19 bookstores…
The 24-hour readathon is this weekend--here's what you can expect.
Some of the best feminist writers of the U.S. suffrage movement.
Books to wake your activism up and keep you going! These small presses focus on diverse writers, international stories, and…
15 ways you can practice literary advocacy right in your own community.
SE Hinton on THE OUTSIDERS -- and YA Lit -- turning 50 years old.
Enter to win a haul of nonfiction from our mailbag!
Riot readers recommend their 30 favorite contemporary YA books!
Need something soothing to listen to to help deal with a migraine? Try these audiobooks.
The 24 hour readathon is next weekend! Here are our tried-and-true snack suggestions.
Bookish sights to see (and bookstores to visit) in Asheville, North Carolina.
Love Beauty & the Beast? These 100 titles are sure to overload your reading list and keep your fondness of…
Win an Earth Day coloring book prize pack from Chronicle Books!
#Ownvoices recognizes authors who write about their marginalization--but this concept plays out differently between gay, lesbian, bi, and trans books.
Do some good by sending books and literacy tools to public classrooms in need.
Win a copy of Cecelia Ahern's FLAWED!
Kid's books that show all the ways families can be different and special!
Books on the history of American labor.
Bana al-Abed, a 7-year-old girl who Tweeted about life in Aleppo, is writing a memoir.
Think you don't like poetry? Think again. Poetry is having a huge moment and you should really be a part…
Listen when people tell you about their experiences with racism and sexism in publishing.
Win an Ecco poetry prize pack!
The Shakespeare plays that play a role in YA fiction.
Books about "the healer, the medicine woman, the bruja, the Mother, the crafty Instagrammer."
Come tell us your favorite contemporary YA book!
Questions to ask yourself before you try to give someone a book as a gift.
What one reader learned about her daughter after they listened to an audiobook together.
While everyone is discussing HBO's BIG LITTLE LIES, here are four things that also need to be addressed.
How to suspend your library holds so you stagger the amount of books coming in.
Hey Ivanka, if you really support libraries, stop your fatherboss from cutting their funding.
On getting teens excited with 'zines in the library.
You might be a writer if.
100 excellent books about or set in the city of angels.
Genreflecting: a book series to help you dig deeper into new and favorite genres.
Win a copy of BANG by Barry Lyga.
The only thing better than a book is a book about books! Happy National Library Week!
Let's fund these classroom projects.
Gorgeous book nail art tutorials.
One reader's experience with the perfect (for her) book club.
Expand your romance reading repertoire with a few of our favorite diverse historical romances!
Be your own bard-tender.
Pick your perks and get exclusive content and other goodness with our new subscription program, Book Riot Insiders!
One librarian shares seventeen ways to support your local library for National Library Week.
YA books featuring characters who identify as pansexual!
Tell us your favorite Sci-Fi YA novel and be entered to win a copy of DEFY THE STARS by Claudia…
A mystery fan has a few requests of her favorite genre.
Bookish DIY for a library-themed wedding.
100 books that will have you reeling by the end!
Riot readers recommend their 26 favorite contemporary romance novels!
Enter to win $100 to fill your cart with romance!
We're busting myths about the library to celebrate National Library Week!
By the time you read this, I will have seen Hamilton: I'm prepping for the show by reading all of…
Get your spring on with 41 ideas to make the season a little more bookish.
Geekery and comic con in YA fiction.
Four books on the teeny tiny little topic of LOVE.
Great fiction about real people.
Recalling those bits of stories we remember, as well as the bits we forget.
This weekend giveaway is sponsored by Blink Young Adult Books, publisher of Toward a Secret Sky by Heather Maclean. Toward…
Bulk up your TBR with over 175 YA books hitting shelves between April and June 2017.
Don't take unpurchased books into the bathroom. Please? Please.
Do some bookish good by sending books to public classrooms in need.
Because science is real.
Get to know a bit about The Golden Haggadah.
Small press books to that'll bulk up your TBR.
A public school teacher on how her classroom library went from thoughtless to thoughtful.
Rioters share their cover love and fawn over favorite book covers of 2017 so far.
Wherein we look at YA books with dandelions on the cover in honor of National Dandelion Day
Tell us your favorite contemporary romance novel and be entered to win a copy of A SMALL-TOWN BRIDE by Hope…
In which Book Riot contributors and editors share their very favorite of the books they read in March, 2017.
Fiction and nonfiction about alcoholism and addiction.
We talk fantasy, politics, and and librarianship with Laini Taylor, author of Daughter of Smoke and Bone and the new…
Riot readers recommend their 43 favorite books about complicated families!
The ghosts of your ancestors reading over your shoulder just when you get to a steamy scene.
Yoga teacher, social media maven, and book lover Jessamyn Stanley talks life, yoga practice, and what authors she'd get her…
Riot readers recommend their 34 favorite books with the most sinister serial killers!
See the most popular books on Book Riot this month!
Get your homesteading on with these books
Books for fans of FIREFLY.
Psychological thrillers that aren't about missing women.
Celebrate fox day with, well, some fox books.
This weekend giveaway is sponsored by Carina Press, publisher of His Alone by Alexa Riley. From New York Times and…
Let's fund these classroom libraries
Watch your library or bookstore for these new books, coming this April.
11 ways Riot contributors get more reading in during the day.
The audiobook versions of these 10 great books elevate them to must-listen status.
Women from India, the USA, and Brazil react to The Handmaid's Tale trailer, and its similarities to their own governments.
See what the Riot editors and contributors are reading right now.
Classic book plots without the women. What would happen if the female characters walked off the page?
The bargaining one is very familiar.
Win a copy of THINGS I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN by Claire LaZebnik!
Tell us your favorite book about complicated families and be entered to win a copy of JUST FLY AWAY by…
Why everyone should start reading the novels in the middle of a book series instead of starting at the beginning…
If you’re a woman (or man, but mostly women) over a certain age, you likely remember Sassy magazine. It was…
10 amazing books the National Endowment for the Arts has given us.
This Riot Recommendation is sponsored by HQN Books, publisher of After The Dark by Cynthia Eden. Former FBI agent Samantha…
First up: you spend your whole paycheck there. Who needs groceries?
Take a look at the cover for the newest book by Ann Leckie, author of the award-winning book Ancillary Justice.
Enter to win these book club picks from our book mail!
Riot readers recommend their 45 favorite books about families!
This is a guest post from Anna Lawton. Anna, born in Italy and living in Washington, DC, is a writer…
Five books that are classified as "chick lit" and show that the genre can be diverse in subject and seriousness.
How audiobooks help one reader deal with her long commute.
Win a Penguin Random House Audio digital prize pack!
100 Biographies and memoirs of remarkable women. From Audre Lorde to Zelda Fitzgerald, these books profile trailblazers, artists, activists, and…
Bookish good you can do today.
Are you waiting for the third book in N. K. Jemisin's Broken Earth series? Read these science fiction and fantasy…
Books about adopting a dog from a shelter or rescue, senior dogs, the misunderstood pit bull, and how to whisper…
On book shame, and judging other readers.
If you've ever wanted to visit every single bookstore in New York City, we have a map that can help—and…
Win a copy of LOLA: A NOVEL by Melissa Scrivner Love!
For World Poetry Day, 25 of our favorite gateway poets.
Find your new favorite essayist from this list of recent and upcoming essay collections!
"Alt-right" is a nice cozy term for "Death-Eater."
We're giving away some books to celebrate the launch of our new newsletter, Book Radar!
If it is not a man's job to be liked it should not be a woman's: 100 must-read unlikable women.
Riot readers recommend their 64 favorite horror novels!
Guerrilla book promotion, courtesy of postcards.
Music, resistance, and a reading list.
What happens if we lose the NEA and NEH?
Fairytales and Folktales that aren't The Brothers Grimm
This weekend giveaway is sponsored by The Book That Made Me edited by Judith Ridge. What if you could look…
Throw some money to get awesome books into the hands of kids in classrooms across the USA.
Extremely bad wigs from famous literary adaptations. Extremely bad. They are not good.
Do you buy more books than you can read?
Take a look at what the Riot writers are reading right now.
Fans of mystery and crime fiction should put these 5 Japanese crime writers on their TBR list.
Scurvy! Yellow fever! Rabies! Must-read works of fiction and nonfiction about the history of medicine.
A used bookseller shares some of her favorite found inscriptions.
Sites, podcasts, and Twitter feeds to follow to stay up-to-date on Brit Lit.
Win a copy of UNIVERSAL HARVESTER by John Darnielle!
What to pick up after you read (or watch, soon enough!) Neil Gaiman's American Gods.
What books did you not expect to like, but ended up loving?
"You can’t make me cheer for the hero for 600 pages only to kill them off in the last scene.…
Come tell us your favorite horror novels!
Enter to win this pile of YA novels from our book mail!
Support refugees by staying in with a book and donating the money you would've spent on dinner out.
100 works of nonfiction about adventure and derring-do.
Riot readers recommend their 20 favorite books that satirize modern life!
Excellent memoirs about one of the toughest human emotional experiences.
What to read while you're waiting for the next Haruki Murakami book. Spoiler: it's another Murakami title.
In loving memory of Terry Pratchett.
A reading list inspired by a Rioter's friend's decision to upend her life and travel the world.
This weekend giveaway is sponsored by Little, Brown and Company, publisher of Spaceman of Bohemia by Jaroslav Kalfar. Raised in…
Bookish good you can do today.
This list of great books by women shows that classic literature isn't just about dead white men.
Looking for your next great read? These resources will help!
Why we're celebrating International Women's Day (and why we're celebrating it a day late) this year!
Books about feminism by black authors to read ASAP!
On the feminist nature of modern romance novels, with reading recommendations!
Get your craft on with literary cross-stitch patterns for beginners, experts, and everyone in between.
Enter to win a copy of SCI-FI JUNIOR HIGH by John Martin and Scott Seegert.
Libraries in many communities are acting as flash points of resistance. Check out some of their rad resources here.
Share and catalog your reading life with these 5 apps for book lovers.
10 essential books to read from Iran.
How can books empower incarcerated women? We talk with the Chicago Books to Women in Prison project.
YA paperback books hitting shelves in Spring 2017
What unseasonably warm winter weather means for your reading life.
On the things you learn when you read popular books for homework.
Books to help you take care of becoming the badass you are.
One Rioter on not reading their mom's favorite books.
Four books about life itself.
This weekend giveaway is sponsored by Sourcebooks, publisher of The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco. Tea is different from the…
Throw a few bucks to help stock these classrooms with diverse books.
For readers, books are an important part of relationships.
Get to know a YA fantasy master.
One Rioter on returning to the library after a too-long hiatus.
Heck yes! Video game tie-in novels are great.
Five books to stack on your March TBR.
Lessons that politicians could learn from The Picture of Dorian Gray.
Queer moments in Shakespeare
This giveaway is sponsored by Girl in Disguise by Greer Macallister. The streets of 1856 Chicago offer a desperate widow…
If you’re a regular reader of Book Riot, it goes without saying that you love to read. But the question…
As I write this, we are just over a month into Donald Trump's presidency. And, I am reading A Wrinkle In…
One reader's anti-epilogues campaign and the GIFs that understand her.
Excellent writers from Mexico to read right now.
Riot readers recommend their 27 favorite romance series!
V.E. Schwab's A Darker Shade of Magic is getting a movie!
When your vacation takes you to Rome, you do all of the literary tourism you can.
On what and how one finds comfort in rereading.
YA books about disability, complicated friendships, and art to pick up while you're waiting for YOU'RE WELCOME UNIVERSE by Whitney…
One reader on seeing himself -- a Vietnamese Australian born and raised in the UK -- in books.
YA books that are perfect reads for Black Sabbath's greatest hits.
This weekend giveaway is sponsored by Chronicle Books, publisher of Piper Perish by Kayla Cagan. Piper Perish inhales air and…
Do some good by funding these literacy projects.
What the work of Eckhart Tolle has to do with horcruxes. Yes, really.
A tour of libraries in unexpected places, including on trains, tanks, and boats.
One reader's advice on five different ways to annotate your books.
Books for people who want to better understand the courts, law, and justice.
How to keep those pages dry.
Enter to win a copy of Stephanie Morrill's THE LOST GIRL OF ASTOR STREET!
Three early 2017 YA books that take a sharp look at socioeconomic class.
Excellent debut novels from a variety of great authors.
Some books have no survival instincts. Here are 9 books that are unable to exist on bookstore or library shelves…
Enter to win a haul of 10 excellent new mysteries and thrillers!
Books to read if you like your mysteries more personal than procedural.
The internet can be a glorious, addictive place. Here are some strategies for giving books and reading a fighting chance…
This giveaway is sponsored by Carina Press, publisher of Rough & Tumble by Rhenna Morgan. A self-made man with his…
Riot readers recommend their 23 favorite books set in magical versions of real places!
Do you prefer certain types of books in ebook form over print?
Bookish superstitions: whether you had 'em before or not, now you do!
Idaho is for book lovers.
Romance books with titles that'll get stuck in your head.
This weekend giveaway is sponsored by Fierce Reads, publisher of The Cruelty by Scott Bergstrom. Taken meets The Girl with…
Let's fund these classroom literacy projects.
Excellent fantasy reads for Austenites!
A thank you to the show Reading Rainbow!
Come see what the Riot writers are reading right now!
A list of 13 horror story collections written by women authors.
Decades before the lunch counter sit-ins of the Civil Rights era, a group of black men in Virginia were sitting…
This is a diverse #OwnVoices list of LGBTQA science fiction and fantasy YA, including books with trans, genderqueer, bisexual, and…
Enter to win a copy each of ANGEL CATBIRD VOLUMES 1 and 2 by Margaret Atwood!
We talk to Kelly Sue DeConnick about smashing the patriarchy. (Also, comics).
100 useful and informative sex education books for interests general and (ahem) specific.
For Valentine's Day, Rioters share our favorite love stories from books!
Come tell us your picks for the best books set in magical versions of real places!
Books by and about women are rad. Categorizing them as “women’s fiction” is not.
Want some more bookish goodness in your Instagram feed? Follow these bookstores from every state in the Union + D.C.!
On the power of pausing the news to read, and of self-care as political activism.
Books to give your girlfriends to celebrate female friendships!
Riot readers recommend their 90 favorite books about mental illness.
A literary tour of Cairo, Egypt.
Comics to pick up and share this Galentine's Day.
Best friends are that way for a reason.
Do you think these things, too?
Books about four women who were warned, who were given an explanation, and who still persisted.
Do some good by donating to classrooms in need of books for their immigrant and ESL kids!
The making of Eyes on the Prize, one of the greatest documentaries of the civil rights movement, and the new…
YA fantasies you might not have heard of, or that deserve more readers!
A call for publishers to do better in this climate of alternate facts and hate speech.
Must-read books published after 1950 that are bound to be considered classics.
A complete book-to-movie guide to the 2017 Academy Award nominees. How many have you read?
YA books that get it right when it comes to experiencing bipolar disorder.
Enter to win a CHRONICLES OF NARNIA prize pack from HarperAudio!
Enter to win a haul of ten sci-fi and fantasy novels
Come tell us your picks for the best books about mental illness!
With season 7 of HBO's Game of Thrones looming, fans of both the book and the show are grappling with…
Love sports romances or looking to dip your toe into the genre? Here are 100 books to whet your appetite,…
Middle grade and young adult books featuring the lives and stories of those from the 7 Muslim Ban countries.
Riot readers recommend their 20 favorite international thrillers!
The 13 books one mother is saving for her daughter in hopes she'll love them and cherish them.
The most frequently purchased books on Book Riot in January!
One reader on taking off the blinders and consciously reading more diversely.
Be brave in your writing with these tips gleaned from great writing books.
One reader's experience rereading Harry Potter and how it changed post-election.
Excellent new releases coming your way this month!
J.K. Rowling isn't having any of Twitter trolls' nonsense.
Here in the UK, February 2nd is Time To Talk Day 2017. It's run by an organisation called Time to…
What the Riot contributors are reading right now!
Fictional writers in film and TV you can binge-watch now!
How one reader's strict religious upbringing prevented her from participating in Potterdom as a kid, which made her super excited…
Novel and memoir recommendations from each of the countries included in Trump's travel ban: Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria,…
Riot contributors and staff tell you the best books the read in the last 30 days (old and new releases!)
Kids' books for African American history month, from picture books to YA!
Rioter Swapna interviews John Cleese of Monty Python and Fawlty Towers fame about his new audiobook.
A look at YA books which have been adapted into the comics format by the original author.
Excellent first novels and short story collections from writers of science fiction and fantasy.
Come tell us your favorite thriller, especially if it takes place outside the US!
Join the Book Riot community for a month-long Instagram/Bookstagram challenge, #RiotGrams.
We asked for your favorite illustrated books, and you answered. Here are more than 100 Riot reader favorites
Here are 50 beautiful bookstores to visit on your next trip around the world. And in the meantime you can…
Must-reads for understanding Putin, Russia, and why POTUS's ties to the regime are extremely troubling.
Riot readers recommend their 62 favorite short story collections!
Get a first look at the cover of the SFF debut 27 HOURS by Tristina Wright, one of our most…
How one school librarian learned to read and appreciate manga, thanks to students.
What the Steven Universe leaks tell us about entertainment and the show itself.
How a reader who doesn't love romance in any form fell in love with OUTLANDER.
This weekend giveaway is sponsored by Wires and Nerve by #1 New York Times bestselling author Marissa Meyer. In her…
A look at over 100 places where you can find your favorite authors around the web.
Get the update on our new book group resources, and learn how to start your own!
Rioters share the hardest (whether because of style or content) books they've ever read.
Books about cults and oppressive religious groups.
Comics to help you fulfill the "superhero comic with a female lead" task for the Read Harder challenge!
A comprehensive Stephen King reading guide for future fans, broken down by genre!
Feminist bookstores have a lot to teach us about how to survive and make change under Trump. Here are some…
"In the end the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it."
Enter to win a copy of HERE WE ARE, a feminist YA anthology edited by Kelly Jensen!
How can you resist a good teen spy story?
Tell us your favorite illustrated book and be entered to win a copy of IT'S ALL ABSOLUTELY FINE by Ruby…
Wonder how money is made selling books for a penny on Amazon? Here's how.
Diverse romance titles coming out in the next few months!
Come tell us your favorite collection of short stories!
Enter to win this haul of 10 romance novels when you sign up for our new romance newsletter!
From LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE to CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, discover 100 delectable novels and picture books that feature…
Travel memoirs for the Read Harder 2017 task!
Because living in a small space doesn't mean you can't have ALL THE BOOKS.
What were the top ten books from high school that left an impression on you?
A literary tour of Chincoteague, Virginia, as inspired by favorite childhood books.
Does growing older mean our favorite books and series eventually lose their magic?
One reader on his addiction to buying books and how he isn't sure he'll be able to stop.
A look at kid lit titles that explore agoraphobia and mental health.
This weekend giveaway is sponsored by Penguin Books, publisher of Once We Were Sisters by Sheila Kohler. A stunningly beautiful,…
Why one Rioter is incapable of picking books for "best books of the year" lists. Or any lists.
Oprah's book club popularized many classics and made the careers of contemporary authors. Here's what to read to celebrate her…
See what the Riot contributors are reading, and why!
Books to help remind you that we're all entitled to our own opinions, but not our own facts.
A Rioter reflects on five years of researching public libraries and what they mean to her.
Booksellers answer questions about micropresses, and recommend their favorites for Read Harder 2017!
100 excellent comics (mostly not superhero, mostly not DC or Marvel!)
Display ideas, helpful lists, and news from the land of public libraries!
A round-up of stand alone YA fantasy reads.
Win a copy of GILDED CAGE by Vic James!
Bestselling authors share their favorite children's books. Recommendations from Ann Patchett, Lowis Lowry, Tana French, Megan Abbott, Roxane Gay, and…
One reader's experience of additional content making her lose her love for the original series.
Rating books seems like a natural pastime for readers, but figuring out exactly how to go about it can be…
Ten weird and wonderful coming-of-age stories for fans of the dearly beloved and departed coming of age cartoon Gravity Falls.
Books about heaven, skepticism, logical fallacies, and more for fans of the show THE OA.
A 2017 reading challenge built around fandoms!
Whether you live in New York City or Wyoming, we've put together a list of at least one book festival…
How Brené Brown's book DARING GREATLY explains a great deal about Trump voters, and how to stay politically engaged in…
Books that give a great peek into the writing life.
The power of good storytelling in games.
Books for readers who loved ARRIVAL and those who love great language in science fiction.
Collections that helped one reader find magic in poetry.
Seven questions with feminist author Holly Bourne.
This weekend giveaway is sponsored by Penguin Random House Audio. Start off the new year with some inspiring audiobooks! From…
Easy steps to incorporating more nonfiction into your reading life.
Join blogger Kerry McHugh's Social Justice Book Club!
Self-help books that are as entertaining to read as they are helpful!
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” - Dr. Seuss
Win a copy of TWO DAYS GONE by Randall Silvis.
One reader on her attempt to read all of Shakespeare's works in 2017. All of them. Yes, even that one.
This year, pick up more big books and don't worry about how many you read in a year.
Check out the audio adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale from the Secrets, Crimes & Audiotape podcast.
50 classics by authors of color, for the Read Harder 2017 challenge!
Can't make it to a march on January 21st? Read these books.
Enter to win these 10 nonfiction books from our book mail!
Start off your year with your fellow book-nerds at Read Harder Book Group!
Have you made any bookish resolutions? Here are some of our reading goals and resolutions for the new year.
30 ways to make your winter a little more bookish.
On the growth and transformation of poetry in today's world.
Resolving to write more this year? These books will help get you started and stay motivated.
Check out the five most frequently bought books at Book Riot from December!
One Rioter on finding and making time to reread, if only in snippets.
Queer YA books that deserve the big screen treatment.
This weekend giveaway is sponsored by The X-Files Origins. How did Fox Mulder become a believer? What made Dana Scully…
If your 2017 resolutions include a note to read more Arab women -- translated from Arabic, French, or written in…
Why one reader is vowing to read more older books this year.
Book recommendations for X-Files fans, based on your favorite episodes!
Excellent new releases from small presses coming out this month!
In which Book Riot editors and contributors share which books they are reading this week, and why!
Reading recs for the "Central and South American writers" Read Harder task!
Build your TBR with these 170 YA books hitting shelves this quarter.
Books for chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all cool in 2017.
Win a copy of Chelsea Sedoti's THE HUNDRED LIES OF LIZZIE LOVETT!
Start 2017 with these YA titles featuring "Start" in the title.
We asked our contributors to share the best book they read this month. We’ve got fiction, nonfiction, YA, and much,…
YA and MG books by LGBTQ+ authors!
100 historical romances from antiquity to the Civil Rights era, from the USA to Europe to Africa
Five books you'll want to own, even if you already read them via the library.
An overview of an app for tracking your reading that offers different tools than Goodreads or Litsy
A look at the history of best-selling books on Amazon.
The best books of the year from over 100 independent presses!
Diverse romance recommendations and new releases coming out November 2016 through January 2017. Guard your TBR piles accordingly!
Over 100 of the best books for beginning, intermediate, and early chapter book readers.
Here are 9 mobile games for the bookish.
Get more classics into your life with this list of lesser-known gems.
Excellent works of Jewish fiction from across the world!
One Rioter visits the world's oldest library still in use, built by a woman named Fatima al Fihria in the…
Here are 5 quick reasons you should go get a library card.
"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."
These 11 websites offer thousands and thousands of free audiobooks online, with many that you can access any time and…
See if you can guess the now famous book cover model.
You're just going to sit in your car until you're done.
Excellent books about beasties.
Side-splitting, spit-out-your-coffee, must-read hilarious books.
Tips and ideas for becoming a 201 level book recommender, from one of the hosts of our book recommendation podcast.
100 must-read works of fiction and nonfiction about feminism.
Whether you're taking a summer road trip or trying to find a way to add more reading time to your…
YA novels where romance takes a back seat.
A list of books that have been described as "the next Harry Potter"
100 excellent romance novels that will make you laugh out loud
Books to read based on your Hogwarts house!
Want to learn how to create fun, eye-catching bookish selfies? We've got tips, tricks, and tools to make it easy…
Reacquaint yourself with horror or try it for the first time with these best bets.
Merry Christmas to the Riot readers who celebrate. May your day be full of Barnes and Noble gift cards and…
The books one Rioter loved as a kid and what they taught him about his adult self.
Books for the youngest sister of every age.
Excellent fiction and nonfiction about quests and long journeys.
We rolled out Team Riot's picks for best books of 2016 a few weeks ago, and it was only fair to…
In which Book Riot contributors and editors tell you which titles they are reading this very week and what made…
These six great trans audiobooks, ranging from YA to middle-grade to dark fantasy to memoir to feminist theory, are all…
One reader on her newest holiday tradition: a book exchange party!
I love the stories of Middle-earth with all my heart and soul and I love that song and verse plays…
So you've already seen The Jungle Book and Girl on the Train? Here are some films adapted from books that…
The fanciest, most eye-catching book covers of the year!
Books that should've gotten more buzz and into the hands of more readers this year.
A collection of lesbian and gay holiday romances to keep you cozy this winter. Reading these is what drinking spiked…
Some of the best books of the year, originally published outside the US.
Short enough to polish off in an afternoon, these novellas offer satisfying stories for busy readers (and are all under…
Enter to win these books from our book mail!
The best books of the year from over 100 independent presses!
The best non-new-release books we read this year.
Places to visit if you want to live our your childhood dream of being living in Stoneybrook and being a…
Not-to-be-missed new releases coming out in January and February!
How to introduce "hygge," a Danish concept something like coziness, to your reading life.
Like podcasts? We think you'll love these audiobooks too.
How one reader found her reading groove again after hanging out at the library.
Find out which of our Read Harder Book Groups are meeting in December, and join us!
A look at the opening paragraphs of Shirley Jackson's books, to commemorate her 100th birthday.
Are you ready? Presenting Book Riot Comics' Best Comics of 2016!
Win an Advance Reading Copy of Ashley Poston's GEEKERELLA!
Non-horror books featuring non-real beasties!
Hate picking up a book only to realize it's part of an unfinished series? Here are ten completed romance series…
How a job threw off one reader's book time, and why she's going back to reading goals in 2017.
The year's best mysteries and thrillers!
Dig into these 30 YA books hitting shelves in paperback this winter.
Missing your family this Christmas? We've got plenty of ways to combat the holiday blues by giving back, making crafts,…
Are you a reading masochist?
Travel the world through the shoes of Agatha Christie (& those of her characters!)
On the existential dread one Rioter felt upon rereading a childhood favorite.
100 excellent books that explore the complicated relationships kids have with their moms.
Gifts for the Potterheads in your life.
In praise of beat up, stained, bent, splotchy-paged books.
In which Book Riot contributors and editors tell you what they are reading at this very moment, and why!
A round-up of some of our favorite trilogies and series!
Ten bookish gifts -- cookbooks, children's literature, fiction, and more -- crafted by Syrian artists or benefiting Syrian refugees.
Fiction and nonfiction about fandom.
Get your ears ready! Rioters select our favorite audiobooks of 2016 published the second half of year.
Why used book stores and thrift stores are an excellent place for holiday presents!
A reading list inspired by Good Girls revolt adds context to the show, demonstrates how far the feminist movement has…
How one reader reached her ultimate reading goal...and then began to panic.
Need book recommendations for reluctant readers ages 6 to 12? We've got sixty for you!
Books for, by, and about runners.
Five new releases to watch for this month!
See the most-purchased books on Book Riot in November!
If you celebrate Christmas Eve, here are 5 great bookish traditions to start this year.
Dig into fantastic steampunk reads.
A speed-reader wants to know: how do you slow down and appreciate your books more?
Summer YA reads for the upcoming cold winter days.
A bookish gift guide for kids of all ages!
Do some good by donating to an organization that sends books to imprisoned kids.
There's something for every reader in this round-up of the best books we read in November!
Book Riot's Literary Advent Calendar. From December 1st to the 25th, Book Riot has Christmas stories, poems and essays for…
Short stories, kids' books, cookbooks, romance, and more!
How one Rioter's life changed during the year she read only books written by women.
Enter to win a copy of SEARCHING FOR JOHN HUGHES by Jason Diamond!
Three picture book biographies of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
This giveaway is sponsored by Knopf, publisher of Prince Lestat & The Realms of Atlantis by Anne Rice. From Anne…
Get on Litsy, which is Instagram and Goodreads' perfect baby.
One of my pet peeves is when people (usually adults, less often younger kids) ask me for "boy books" or…
Memoirs and nonfiction about the Holocaust to read in the face of rising anti-Semitism and hate crimes.
Take a peek at 16 YA books hitting shelves in 2017 that feature people of color on the cover.
On a new Professor "watchlist," and a reading list for critical thinking.
After the shooting of Michael Brown, donations poured into the Ferguson library. Here's what they've done with the money!
Get your music history on with these cheap, cheap e-reads.
Books that take a sharp look at climate change and the impact of global warming on our future.
We're heading to Traverse City, Michigan, for this week's edition of Literary Tourism
Get all your secret agent needs met at Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Company, a cool bookish joint in Chicago.
A look at the emerging "punk" subgenres within spec fic. AKA: more books to read!
This weekend giveaway is sponsored by The Novice by Taran Matharu. He can summon demons. But can he win a…
Sometimes reading about eating is even better than the real thing. These three books are a feast for the mind.
A round-up of lists of children's books to make holiday gift-giving easy.
Nervous about being without (or with) your family this Thanksgiving? Just find a romance series family to sub in for…
Excellent memoirs and biographies of musicians from every genre of music!
In the mood for mysteries/thrillers as the weather is turning? Swapna has some suggestions.
Historical romance series aren't just about balls and big families--though there are those! How about a few other points of…
A lifelong reader considers the many reasons she's grateful that books have always been part of her life.
Post-election America is looking more and more like a dystopian YA novel.
Book advent calendars > chocolate advent calendars. Especially if you can sneak the chocolate for yourself and read the books…
A bookish Gilmore Girls BINGO card for binge-watching the new mini-series!
On rebellious reading under the upcoming administration.
Check out the high points captured by our attendees at Book Riot Live, including a Broadway sing-along, Pictionary with artists,…
Enter to win this haul of 10 books from our book mail!
Reading about music history while listening through it on Spotify.
10 books to help move you through heartbreak.
Gossip Girl author Cecily von Ziegesar has a new book out, so we're looking for other ways to fill the…
This weekend giveaway is sponsored by COMIC BENTO, the original graphic novel subscription box service! Comic Bento is the original…
In light of the recent election we present you with 25 picture books that present what we wish to see…
We went to the National Book Award Ceremony, and this is what we heard!
Books to get you fired up or to remind you that activism is worth it.
Comic book characters with diverse body types!
The complete operatic adaptation of Stephen King's The Shining is available through streaming audio until November 30.
Many of us are facing a problem we wish hadn't happened in our time. And now we have to decide…
Excellent books featuring black main characters that aren't primarily about race and "the struggle."
Enter to win a copy of LETTERS OF NOTE: VOLUME 2 by Shaun Usher!
One reader on turning to books to deal with post-election hopelessness.
A round-up of picture books about the immigrant experience.
On reader fatigue, marginalization, and books about "the struggle."
Books are a great way to build empathy and compassion and to fight against a rising tide of racism, sexism,…
Picture books about the importance of female friendship, exploring self-image, and being your best self!
In the wake of Elementary's 100th episode, here are five literary classics that Lucy Liu deserves a starring role in.
Come talk books with our Read Harder Book Groups, meeting in 10 cities!
In this list of must-read books about space, you have space opera epics and hard science favorites. But, you'll also…
In case you’re playing the which-version-to-get game, Rioters recommend the audiobooks for these books.
Donald Trump is going to be (horrifyingly) our nest POTUS. Here are the reactions of some of our favorite authors...
In 2016, we've got another great list of literary TED talks for your watching pleasure. From superheroes to commas to…
Social justice and community service ideas for bookish types.
In honor of Trans Awareness Month, here are eight different trans authors whose work and lives cover the spread of…
You're just going to sit in your car until you're done.
After the 2016 election season, we could all use a little escapism.
Works of noir (fiction and nonfiction!) to pick up.
Win a copy of Marissa Meyer's HEARTLESS!
Twitter is good for more than just tweets. Check out these five non-fiction book recs gleaned from Twitter.
Have you ever wondered what shellfish feel? Whether wolves have a conscience? How squirrels survive the winter? Check out these…
Seven excellent new releases to watch for, coming this month!
15 excellent bookish Instagram accounts to follow!
One Rioter discusses the lack of anger and rage in heroines of romance novels, and how that affects her viewpoint…
Enter to win Bryan Cranston's memoir, Brown Girl Dreaming, and more!
English women writers from Britain that you shouldn't miss!
On quitting NaNoWriMo
One Rioter explores her reading habits and asks: what, who, and when do YOU read?
One Rioter shares 7 YA/teen books she wants to see on TV or at the movies.
One Rioter on rediscovering the classics -- and some of the humor she found in them.
This weekend giveaway is sponsored by The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee. Alexander Chee is an award-winning author…
Let's not elect the narcissist comedic character from a child's book.
What would the new Ghostbusters read?
A love letter to Stephen King('s fiction).
Ten not-to-be-missed books with excellent food writing.
New Harry Potter features available on Android phones.
A teacher on how she got classrooms of reluctant readers at her high school to enjoy books.
Enter to win 12 books from Bas Bleu!
What better way to kick off the end of 2016 than by getting together with some readers who want to…
A chat with Zen Cho, author of this month's #RiotRead, The Sorcerer to the Crown
Sometimes you just need to take a vacation, even if it's only in your head. This curated list of escapist…
Why we eat up memoirs about saying yes to every opportunity, but don't act on it it in our own…
Halloween is over, but the frighst go on!
Riot staff and contributors round-up the best books the read this month (new and old!)
True stories about the lives of 12 amazing women.
Riot readers recommend their 65 favorite horror novels!
The most-frequently purchased books on Book Riot this month!
The best onscreen bookworms. Do you have any favorites?
We're heading to Japan in this edition of Literary Tourism.
40 purrfect cat books for National Cat Day.
This weekend giveaway is sponsored by Penguin Random House Audio. Listen While You Cook! While spending hours in the kitchen…
The frightening prescience of Atwood's HANDMAID'S TALE in the rhetoric of Donald Trump.
A list of 100 books that feature sister relationships.
Why are dolls so creepy? They are, right? They're creepy.
In which the Book Riot contributors and editors show you what they are reading this very week and why they…
How one reader dealt with the FOMO of the online book world.
Enter to win 5 titles from Hatchette Book Group!
On the depiction of sexual assault in Anne Brontë's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, and its relevance to today's political…
Seven books to read to learn more about Islam.
There is a lot the Republican nominee for President doesn’t know. Way more things than could fit on this–-or any–-list.…
100 must-read works of fiction and nonfiction about feminism.
Diverse romance recommendations and new releases coming out November 2016 through January 2017. Guard your TBR piles accordingly!
Come tell us your favorite horror novels!
Seasonal reads for people who can't read horror novels.
Harlequin has 18,000 titles on sale for $1.99. Here are 10 you shouldn't miss!
Enter to win a nice big pile of YA books from our mailbag!
This Riot Recommendation is sponsored by A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas. Discover the new Sherlock Holmes inspired…
Why anthologies can become such a great reading experience.
What would Bruce Springsteen read?
How and why romance helped one reader dig out of a reading slump.
Up for grabs are 3 titles from the University of Iowa Press!
Out of the darkness that is the current presidential election has come the shining light of #TrumpBookReport. Book nerds, you're…
10 of the best adrenaline-pumping, heart-pounding, shortest-car-ride-ever audiobook thrillers!
Romantic suspense novels where the heroine saves the day!
AudioFile Magazine spoke with Adenrele Ojo, narrator of THE MOTHERS by Brit Bennett, published by Penguin Audio.
Here are the 11 most recommended titles from the first year of Get Booked, and why we kept picking them.
Enter to win two MOUSE books and a $50 Visa giftcard!
Have these older YA titles predicted a scientific future? Or are these cases of tech that's still far fetched?
Halloween-themed romance novels!
Love mystery and crime fiction? You can probably relate to these things.
Come tell us your favorite Sherlock Holmes retelling or adaptation!
Not-to-be-missed ghost stories from modern authors.
A few tips for those of you who color for stress relief.
Enter to win a haul of mysteries and thrillers to celebrate our newest newsletter!
23 of your favorite books with interesting mother/daughter relationships.
We asked our Book Riot Live speakers: What was the worst job you ever had? What was your best job?
What are some of your favorite bookish movies, adaptations or not?
18 great foreign edition covers for FRANKENSTEIN.
How to create the perfect mood and ambiance for any kind of reading.
Win a copy of Jessica Shirvington's DISRUPTION in our weekend giveaway.
Why Dylan's Nobel Prize in Literature is both an honor, and not enough of one.
We're showing off our badass literary tattoos right next to the text that inspired them. Share yours in the comments…
Read up on the non-fiction and fiction influences for Sorcerer to the Crown. You know, just to tide you over…
10 of the best Westerns (not the hotels.)
See which books Book Riot contributors and editors are reading this very day!
Public libraries serve their entire community, but why is it that queer people may be turned off by their own…
Looking for a YA book where romance takes a backseat? Here are 100 must-read YA books with little or no…
We're meeting in 11 cities around the world for Read Harder Book Groups -- join us!
Enter to win a copy of THE LOVELY RECKLESS by Kami Garcia
Check out these bags that let you not just tote your favorite YA books but proclaim your love for them,…
Want more Mulan and less whitewashing? Check out this #MakeMulanRight reading list full of Chinese authors.
Today is National Coming Out Day, and we're celebrating by showcasing all LGBTQ voices, writing about content that ranges from…
Queer authors have always been here. Let's make the book world safe for their stories.
We need stories that demonstrate that, yes, queer sexuality and disability can co-exist.
Meredith Russo discusses the need for many more trans stories in the publishing world.
Over 100 of the best books for beginning, intermediate, and early chapter book readers.
Seven works of romantic suspense, perfect for October!
We asked for your favorite books about a character accused of a crime, and you answered!
One Rioter on their favorite books about animals.
A peek at the Fantasy Maps exhibit at the St. Louis Central Library.
Join us on a literary tour through Morocco
Win a copy of WAY DOWN DARK by JP Smythe
A reading list for becoming an informed voter in next month's US Presidential election.
How one reader's reading life changes when she's manic or depressed.
100 must-read memoirs, comics, novels, poetry, and more, all by and about lesbians and bi women.
Nonfiction (and a few novels!) about women who should be talked about more in history class.
YA adaptations we want Amandla Stenberg to star in!
Dig into these 131 YA books hitting shelves in the last three months of 2016.
Enter to win a copy of Wrecked by Maria Padian
Or you could just wear whatever you want and say you're foreshadowing.
Enter to win this haul of books from our mailbag, including new JoJo Moyes and a new edition of Shirley…
100 excellent memoirs and novels about pressing the reset button.
What's your favorite book about a character accused of doing something they did(n't?) do?
A look at the most popular posts of the site's history, to celebrate our birthday!
See what books the Riot contributors loved most in September!
Five excellent new books coming out this month.
We asked Riot Readers for their favorite historical thrillers. Here are over 21 picks.
The most frequently purchased books on Book Riot this month!
What a Book Show like Reading Rainbow for Adults might look like.
Book recommendations inspired by artist Agnes Martin.
A book lover's guide to successfully finding and exploring books while abroad.
Enter to win a pair of comics-related titles.
Ten excellent children's books from the last ten decades.
See exactly what Book Riot contributors and editors are reading today, and why.
Ten of Charles Dickens's best and most complicated characters.
Books to read based on topics brought up in the first presidential election debate of 2016 - terrorism, global economy,…
You're going to want to keep this ranking of used bookstores handy for your next Chicago trip!
Enter to win a new book about Dickensian words from Dickens scholar Bryan Kozlowski
Five books to pick up to get in the fall mood.
Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry about women finding their own way in religious traditions.
Eight great non-horror books to read in October.
Enter to win these books from our mailbag!
What's your favorite thriller set in the past?
100 excellent books that retell classic stories and legends.
Riot readers share more than 23 of their favorite suspenseful YA books.
Enter to win a prize pack of tickets to see The Girl on the Train!
We asked for your favorite books with animal main characters, and you answered. Here are more than 25 Riot reader…
What, if anything, do you see when you read?
A literary tour through Marfa and greater West Texas.
We're giving away 10 copies of Leigh Bardugo's CROOKED KINGDOM and SIX OF CROWS.
From magical realism to funny personal essays to epic love stories, all of these audiobooks by black authors are amazingly…
Fill your fall with creative and fun bookish activities.
Enter to win a prize pack of audiobooks, perfect for your book club (including THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD)
Books that excel at conversation starters--perfect for your book club!
The best of The Hobbit, to celebrate the anniversary of its publication
Monsters under the bed. Monsters in the closet. Monsters in the woods. Sea monsters. Otherworldly monsters. When we want to…
An intro to the work of speculative fiction author Charles Yu
Excellent road trip audiobooks!
Don't miss these 25 smart, funny, thought-provoking essay collections from 2016.
Come tell us your favorite YA novels that are full of suspense.
Tell us your favorite book about non-human animals and be entered to win DARK HORSES by Cecily Von Ziegesar
Over 20 of your favorite shifted perspective novels.
Excellent zombie comics, starting with The Walking Dead.
Must-read fiction and nonfiction set in New England.
Enter to win these ten books from our mailbag!
If you're a bathroom reader, these are some books perfect for the back of your porcelain throne.
This weekend giveaway is sponsored by Afterward by Jennifer Mathieu. When Caroline's little brother is kidnapped, his subsequent rescue leads…
Have fun with feminism thanks to coloring, craft, and activity books geared toward budding and devoted feminists.
Where FRIENDS titles explain books.
If you love postmodern film, you'll want these books on your TBR.
A round-up of bookish lists from around the web.
Enter to win a copy of Daniel Sweren-Becker's The Ones!
Curious about the work of Alan Moore but don't know where to begin? Let us get you started.
16 upcoming books for your fall To Be Read list!
Kelly recommends three YA books you may have missed this year but need to read ASAP!
Check out the ten awesome books from the National Book Award Young People's Literature Long List!
Enter to win a copy of The Light Fantastic by Sarah Combs
Enter to win ten books from our mailbag!
What are your favorite books that retell a classic story from a new perspective?
Cocktails based on fantasy novels from V.E. Schwab, Anne Bishop, and Naomi Novik!
Come tell us your favorite YA fantasy adventure and be entered to win THE READER by Traci Chee!
Excellent YA novels set in the past!
Want to talk about books with a bunch of other book-loving fools? Join us at the Read Harder Book Groups!
Bookish movies and TV shows streaming on Netflix for all you adaptation lovers.
Modeled on the traditional religious devotionals, educational devotionals aim to stimulate the mind and improve your education one day at…
Keep your comfy reading nooks and fancy handmade bookmarks. These readers are tough.
Enter to win Jonathan Safran Foer's newest novel, Here I Am.
A weekly round-up of bookish lists from around the web!
YA authors who are related to . . . other YA authors. It's a family thing.
100 books for kids of all ages, all in translation!
An examination of September's new YA releases.
Books to read to celebrate the 50th birthday of Star Trek
A Rioter visits The Stanley Hotel, Stephen King's inspiration for THE SHINING
Rioters pick the best comics they read in August for Book Riot Comics.
For the books we've loved, lent, and subsequently lost, these are our worst book lending stories. Let's pour one out…
No disco balls or platform shoes are required to enjoy these YA books set in the 1970s.
Instagram accounts that combine the best of the worlds of dogs and books.
Enter to win ANGEL CATBIRD, the first graphic novel by Margaret Atwood
Side-splitting, spit-out-your-coffee, must-read hilarious books.
Enter to win Fates & Furies by Lauren Groff, Elizabeth Gilbert's Big Magic, and more books from our mailbag.
From taking advantage of writers-in-residence to learning skills in workshops to using tech equipment, here are some ways to become…
August's Read Harder book groups featured lots of beverages and even more books!
Videos of Malcolm Gladwell, Ann Patchett, Na-Tehisi Coates, Sherman Alexie, John Green, + more amazing authors on The Colbert Report…
Riot readers share over 44 of their favorite books about siblings.
Help a reader remember the titles of books from her childhood!
We're skipping the "Happily Married Challenge" meme in exchange for the "Happily Bookish Challenge."
Jessi highlights a variety of books that would adapt well to television series.
Katie takes us on a tour of the literary history of New Orleans, Louisiana.
On becoming a new parent and struggling with not reading...and whether it changes your identity.
One Rioter on the many ways reading can be dangerous.
We're giving away one FURTHERMORE prize pack to a lucky US winner this weekend!
'How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You' and more fun, literary, and heartwarming books for cat…
Sometimes, your life isn't structured for unputdownable books. This is a post about the kind of books that fit your…
25 YA paperback books hitting shelves in Fall 2016.
Cloven hooves and all.
Yes that is hysterical laughter you hear from the guest bathroom.
A list of books that the contributors of Book Riot decided were their very favorite of August 2016.
Check out these 3 YA books about conjoined twins.
Lily and the Octopus, The Art of Racing in the Rain, How Dogs Love Us, Dog Songs, and more heartwarming…
Enter to win a copy of The Reader by Traci Chee, and a tote bag!
5 books about Mary Shelley's life, work, and legacy.
This post is sponsored by Still a Work in Progress by Jo Knowles In a return to middle-grade fiction, master…
Cultural pressure to downsize and live a minimalist lifestyle grows...but we're keeping our books.
Looking for a book about an uber-specific topic? Here's how to find it.
From wacky comedy to gut-wrenching drama, from ancient Greece to modern America, there's something for everyone in this list of…
Riot readers share over 23 of their favorite books about forbidden love.
Audible is celebrating its Daily Deal's three year anniversary. Here are our faves from the audiobooks on sale!
In which we unveil the first pieces of programming at Book Riot Live 2016!
On the types of dumping experiences one may have with books.
Are your reading experiences of a genre or type of story enhanced by the format in which you consume it?
Four fantasy series -- some YA and some not -- with big appeal to YA readers looking for something good…
Are you still a reader if you don't find yourself reading as much as you used to?
We're giving away 10 copies of the new YA book SPONTANEOUS by Aaron Starmer.
Excellent books about science and nature that came out this summer!
Sometimes, the universe provides.
Tips and ideas for becoming a 201 level book recommender, from one of the hosts of our book recommendation podcast.
An insider look at what's being done to defend the Hugo awards from regressive gaming by racist and sexist groups.
Nnedi Okorafor and N.K. Jemisin recently won Hugo Awards for their long-form speculative fiction. Here's why that's massively important for…
Donate to an Indiegogo campaign trying to save Langston Hughes' house.
Read about teenagers living the farm life in these YA books.
Excellent novels in letter and diary format.
Enter to win the three books in the Jackaby Series by William Ritter.
Reading recommendations for the members of The Baby-sitters Club!
Come tell us your favorite book about forbidden romance.
Seven translators tell us about their exciting upcoming projects to celebrate Women in Translation Month
Books about the roots of ISIS.
Get more classics into your life with this list of lesser-known gems.
Enter to win these ten books from our mailbag!
Riot readers name their favorite works of historical fiction.
The bookish life of Britney Spears.
More tips for getting out of a reading slump.
Bookish sites to see in Cincinnati!
A reader recommends two works of fiction by The X-Files' David Duchovny
Enter to win one of ten copies of The Edge of the Light by Elizabeth George
One Rioter who had always read pretty widely across genres finally tried her first mysteries. Where should she go next?
After eight years of blogging, one Rioter explains why she still reviews every book she reads.
Sometimes you find reflections of your own life in the most unexpected books.
On the large market in Brazil for books written by spirits and psycho-translated by mediums.
A romance-loving rioter responds to comments frequently hurled at readers of fiction's best-selling genre.
On their first date, she asked if he wanted to read a book together. He did. Eleven years later, they're…
In celebration of the National Park Service's 100th anniversary, coming up on August 25th, here are 100 must-read books about…
Going back to school means saying hello to a lot of reading. It doesn't mean saying goodbye to the fun.
If you read enough YA books about fandom, you start to notice certain themes.
Enter to win Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
Think-piece might be a new term but articles worrying about the state of American literary taste are as old as…
Three YA novels set on islands that are peppered with magic, with survival, and more.
Do you like books? Do you like talking about books? Join your fellow readers-at-large at Read Harder Book Groups!
Come tell us your favorite work of historical fiction!
We're always changing. Whether you've chosen your journey or had it thrust upon you, here are 45 literary quotes to…