5 Winter Mysteries That are Cozier Than a Cup of Tea

2 years ago
Ann Foster

Curl up with your plushest blanket, your favorite hot beverage, and, of course, murder. Get into the season and these…

Curl Up With These Winter-Themed Manga

Want to read some soothing and cozy winter-themed manga? Then pour yourself a cup of tea, find a blanket, and…

2 years ago

10 Winter Hibernation Cookbooks to Make You Drool

Warm your heart and your stomach with these winter hibernation cookbooks full of slow cooker recipes and comfort foods.

2 years ago

Can’t Touch This: 8 Great Books Featuring Cursed Objects

Damn you! Here are 8 fun books about amulets, dolls, and other cursed objects to thrill and delight you this…

2 years ago

10 Great Books Featuring Cemeteries

Whether you're into horror or avoid the creepy stuff, we've got some excellent books featuring cemeteries, from middle grade to…

2 years ago

Why Are Teenage Girls So Scary?

Why are teenage girls so scary? This reader takes a look at how a few frightening fictional teens are characterized.

2 years ago

10 of the Best Manga Friendships

Do you love reading about platonic relationships in comics? Then check out this list of some of the best manga…

2 years ago

8 Great Picture Books about Friendship

These picture books about friendship go over a wide array of situations where characters forge bonds, relationships, and alliances.

2 years ago

6 of the Best Friendships in YA Fantasy

Rapid fire banter, relationship dynamics, who doesn't love exploring a fictional friendship? Find a few friendships in YA fantasy.

2 years ago

8 Works of Hopeful Climate Fiction

Hopeful climate fiction? Yes, really. These novels acknowledge disaster but also our capacity to endure it.

2 years ago

What is Ecopoetry? 5 Excellent Works to Get You Started

Rather than rely upon grand scenes of nature unfolding for the observer, ecopoetry strips away the illusion of our observer…

2 years ago

10 Environmentalist Cookbooks and Guides for a More Sustainable Kitchen

Find the right ingredients for great meals and environmental awareness with these environmentalist cookbooks and guides, like La Vida Verde…

2 years ago

What Aldo Leopold Taught Me About Nature

A reader on how the works of writer and conservationist Aldo Leopold shifted her relationship with nature, and books by…

2 years ago

10 Picture Books for the Budding Environmentalist

Looking for a way to talk to your children about climate change and environmental activism? Try these picture books about…

2 years ago

8 Manga With Environmental Themes

Ecological topics regularly appear in manga, sometimes in surprising ways. Check out these manga with environmental themes to see how!

2 years ago

10 Works of Environmental Literature From Around the World

If you’re looking for compelling works of fiction set in far flung places, pick up one of these novels about…

2 years ago

14 Websites To Find Free Audiobooks Online

11 great places to find free legal audiobooks online.

2 years ago

Young People Have Always Been Radicals: Suffrage in YA Fiction

Young adult books featuring girls and women fighting for voting rights and taking hold of one’s own life instead of…

2 years ago

5 Books About the Influence of Black Women in the Suffrage Movement

Celebrate the Black women who influenced the suffrage movement with these reads, like Lifting as We Climb: Black Women’s Battle…

2 years ago

15 Of The Best Places To Find Free Books Online

There are millions of free books online. Seriously. Here's 15 of the best sites to find books that you can…

2 years ago

21 Flash Fiction Stories to Read While You Wait Anywhere

A handy-dandy list of flash fiction pieces online for you to read next time you (literally) only have a minute…

2 years ago

41 Beautiful Rainbow Books for Pride Day

Bookshelf in need of color? Celebrate Pride Day and add a little vibrancy to your shelves with these rainbow book…

2 years ago

What Charles and Anti-Charles Reveal About Goodreads Homophobia

On the unsettling phenomenon known across the queer bookish community as Goodreads Charles, and what it says about homophobia and…

2 years ago

On Queer Black Women In Love

Looking for books about Black women living and loving? Check out these romance books where queer Black women get their…

2 years ago

The Perfect Bookish Plant Lover Gifts

Pro and aspiring green thumbs, you'll want to get a load of these plant lover gifts specifically for plant parents…

3 years ago

5 Books About Pandemics That Will Help You Understand Coronavirus

There are few situations in life where books can’t offer some solace. Here are five nonfiction books about pandemics to help…

3 years ago

Home Sweet Ho…Maybe Not: The Haunted House in Fiction

What is it about that brooding house down the street? We're taking a look at the haunted house in fiction…

3 years ago

Why I Skip My Book Club Meetings

I have to make an admission: I joined a book club last year but have skipped three of the past…

3 years ago

Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for January 21, 2020

The best book deals of the day, curated by Book Riot.

3 years ago

8 Bequests By Famous Authors to Libraries

A list of eight library bequests where authors (and their families) donated their papers and/or donations to libraries (and one…

3 years ago

How to Find Free Mystery Books Online

Where exactly can you find these elusive free mystery books? These are our recommendations for getting started and sleuthing them…

3 years ago

The Final Folk of Thrillers and Horror

A reader considers the Final Girl trope and notes thriller and horror novels that skew from the norm to bring…

3 years ago

How Reading Sir Terry Pratchett Helped Me Through My Depression

"Sir Terry Pratchett and his characters provided me with my idea of hope and justice and love and truth (and…

3 years ago

Plus Size Literary Threads You Need at Torrid

Whether it's comics or Goosebumps, Harry Potter or Star Wars, Torrid has an incredible array of bookish clothing options for…

3 years ago

Why I Just Can’t Quit Doing the Yearly Goodreads Challenge

Reading is a central part of this Rioter and busy parent's identity and, fraught as it may be, the Goodreads…

3 years ago

My Only Reading Goal This Year is to Have Fun

How one reader arrived at the decision to pay less attention to how much he was reading, and more attention…

3 years ago

Quiz: Which Boy from TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE Fits Your Personality?

Answer the following questions to find out which of Lara Jean's crushes you'd match her with by taking the TO…

3 years ago

33 of the Top Middle Grade Books on Goodreads

Have you ever wanted to know which books are the top middle grade books? With the help of Goodreads, we…

3 years ago

How Horror Helps With Processing Grief and Trauma

One longtime horror fan on studies being conducted around horror and trauma, and how the genre helped with trauma on…

3 years ago

19 Black Children’s Books by Black Authors

This list of Black children's books by Black authors are ones which you may want to get for the kiddos…

3 years ago

Adler-Pated: 5 Faithful Adaptations of A SCANDAL IN BOHEMIA

A Scandal in Bohemia is one of Sherlock Holmes' most iconic cases, yet many adaptations make drastic changes to it.…

3 years ago

On Revamping My Book Club in 2020

Looking back at my book club in 2019, there is much I would like to change to liven up the…

3 years ago

Your Ultimate Guide to the Best Agatha Christie Books

With over 60 novels to choose from, here's some guidance on the best Agatha Christie books, including some suggested reading…

3 years ago

20+ Adaptations Worth Streaming During Your Holiday Vacay

Stream Early. Stream Often. These book adaptations worth streaming, and you may find yourself preferring these TV adaptation over the…

3 years ago

#BongHive Reads: 4 Books for Fans of the Movie PARASITE

Can't get enough of Bong Joon-ho's latest? Between treks to the theater for repeat viewings, check out these books for…

3 years ago

Two Great Books To Fight Stigma Around Autism in Tweens & Teens

Two important books that help fight the stigma around autism for teens and tweens.

3 years ago

Shop Less, Give More: 4 Ways to Give Bookish Experiences as Gifts This Holiday Season

Four ways to give memorable bookish experiences this holiday season.

3 years ago

Call Me Enamored: Why I Love the First Line of Moby Dick

Why “Call me Ishmael,” the first line of Moby Dick, is among the most instantly recognizable and important first lines…

3 years ago

How to Find a Book in the Library: Your 101 Guide

Finding books in the library is my jam. Actually, since I’m a librarian, it’s literally my bread and butter. Aw,…

3 years ago

How CINDERELLA and Fairytale Magic Saved Me From Myself

A true story about Cinderella, Fairy Tales, and mental health.

3 years ago

20 Literary Holiday Cards to Send This Season

Send your friends, family, and favorite bookstore and library workers warm holiday greetings with these 20 literary holiday cards!

3 years ago

Your Ultimate Guide To Harry Potter Goods at Target

What could be better than Harry Potter or Target? The answer is, of course, Harry Potter at Target. Over the…

3 years ago

A Beginner’s Guide to Chinese Science Fiction

Chinese science fiction is a rich world of diverse, engaging stories that expand one's mind. But with all that is…

3 years ago

6 A CHRISTMAS CAROL Retellings Reimagining the Classic Ghost Story

These six A CHRISTMAS CAROL retellings find a diverse variety of Scrooge stand-ins from teen girls to Charles Dickens himself.

3 years ago

What Are Superman’s Powers?

Consider Clark Kent and his myriad fascinating and baffling abilities. From flight to super disco, let's take a look at…

3 years ago

15 Last Minute Bookish Gifts for the Reader in Your Life

Don't act like you've got all your gift giving sorted early this year. It's okay if you're late to the…

3 years ago

10 Book and Snack Pairings for Maximum Holiday Coziness

Tis the season to eat delicious food and spend all your time reading. These holiday book and snack pairings will…

3 years ago

7 Ways to Make Reading One of Your Holiday Traditions

Want to make reading an event to look forward to during the holiday season? Here are some holiday reading traditions…

3 years ago

How to Make Your Holiday Reading Extra Cozy

Make your holiday season extra comfortable and bookish with these tips and tricks for a cozier holiday reading experience!

3 years ago

20 Great 2019 Titles for Giving

Here are 20 great books that came out in 2019 to help you find the perfect books for the people…

3 years ago

20 Must-Read Time Travel Books

Time travel books have it all: adventure, historical fiction, romance, social commentary, mystery, humor, poetry. Enjoy these must-read time travel…

3 years ago

Want to Read More? Here Are 7 No-Nonsense Tips

So you want to read more books. Maybe it's your resolution or a lifelong goal. Here are some tips for…

3 years ago

Available Reads Extension is a Game Changer

Find out if the books on your Goodreads shelves are available at your library with the Available Reads extension.

3 years ago

Cool Bookish Stocking Stuffers to Give (or Get) in 2019

Sometimes the best gifts come in the smallest packages. What's smaller than some of the coolest bookish stocking stuffers to…

3 years ago

5 Bookish Podcasts We Discovered in 2019

Five great bookish podcasts discovered in 2019 by Book Rioters.

3 years ago

10 CIRCE Book Club Questions: A Reading Guide for Madeline Miller’s Novel

Circe by Madeline Miller is really. freaking. good. In this reading guide, you'll find 10 Circe book club questions covering all…

3 years ago

Searing Literary Explorations About Racial Stereotypes

Language is the building block of stereotyping. These books and quotes dig into the ways racial stereotypes are baked into…

3 years ago

Nobody Looks Like Me: Seeking Diverse Book Covers

For young people of color, it has been historically difficult to find diverse YA book covers. But now? It's gettting…

3 years ago

25 of the Best Middle School Books for Today’s Readers

Read on for the best middle school books, ranging in topics from friendship to sisterhood to immigration, as well as…

3 years ago

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES Gave Me Life When I Didn’t Know I Needed It

One reader discovers Anne of Green Gables at the perfect time.

3 years ago

Jigsaw This: Great Book Puzzles For Readers

Put together these excellent, challenging, and fun book puzzles.

3 years ago

THE HATE U GIVE Book Club Questions and Reading Guide

Read on for our suggestions for THE HATE U GIVE book club questions and a reading guide for book club or class…

3 years ago

Reading Through Failure

The wonderous thing about books is that they're the teachers we need in good times and in bad. Here's how…

3 years ago

20 of the Best Baby Book Subscription Services

Our list of 20 of the best baby book subscription services provides the easiest way to turn a tiny human…

3 years ago

The Joys of Listening to Audiobooks While Reading Books

From language skills to reading comprehension, one reader discovers the benefits of listening to audiobooks while reading their print counterparts.

3 years ago

18 Bookish Gifts for Animal Lovers (and Pets!)

Here's a roundup of ideas for literary gifts for animal lovers (and their pets), particularly great for the upcoming holiday…

3 years ago

16 Authors Like Neil Gaiman

Looking for authors like Neil Gaiman? We've got you covered. These authors write in similar styles for your next Gaiman…

3 years ago

Revisiting ANNE OF GREEN GABLES

A reader on revisiting ANNE OF GREEN GABLES through the Netflix series ANNE WITH AN E.

3 years ago

10 Books Like BECOMING By Michelle Obama

If Michelle Obama's memoir left you looking for more of the same, you're not alone. Check out these books like…

3 years ago

The 10 Best Criminals in Comics

Ten of the most entertaining and devious criminals in comics.

3 years ago

10 Cheap Bookshelves (That Are Actually Pretty Nice)

You don't always get what you pay for! These bookshelves are easy on the eyes and the wallet.

3 years ago

Relatable Disney Memes for Bookworms

All the bookish inside jokes! Find some new favorite Disney memes about books and reading, and have a few laughs,…

4 years ago

Powerful and Real: YA Books About Immigration

These YA books about immigration will give you insight into what it's like to leave the country you were born…

4 years ago

Butterfly in the Sky: 10 Great Reading Rainbow Episodes for Teachers, Librarians, and Readers Everywhere

A teacher librarian waxes poetic about the power of PBS for calming students and shares ten of her favorite Reading…

4 years ago

Devastating Quotes from Susan Sontag’s Diaries

Quotes from Susan Sontag's diaries that feel like a gut punch to the soul.

4 years ago

Feminist Libraries Around the World

Feminist libraries are flourishing around the world, from Beirut to Sydney to Glasgow, Scotland.

4 years ago

The Case For Reading Other Books By Authors You Were Assigned in School

Books by Melville, Steinbeck, Thomas Hardy, and more authors you were assigned in school that you should pick up this…

4 years ago

30 Books To Read Before College

We recommend a diverse list of thirty books to read before college; both fiction and non-fiction.

4 years ago

Your Must-Read Book Club Suggestions for 2018

Have your book club picks been going a little stale? Here’s a hot selection of book club suggestions for 2018…

4 years ago

10 Hilariously Funny Poems About Life And Love

A collection of funny poems to make you think about life and go "oh yeah". Featuring the wit and wisdom…

4 years ago

How Three Surprises in One Bookshop Saved My Vacation

All about what happened when a reader recuperating from a literary pilgrimage along Hadrian’s Wall experienced magic in a Hexham…

4 years ago

Genre Kryptonite: Badass Female Revenge Thrillers II

Looking for more stories about women seeking vengeance and kicking butt? Then check out these badass female revenge thrillers.

4 years ago

The Rules of Reading…According to My Grandmother, Anyway

A reader remembers her grandmother's wise and sometimes prophetic rules of reading (which she regarded as commandments, rather than advice).

4 years ago

50 Must-Read Novels About Writers

50 novels featuring writers as characters. Including an author in search of the perfect opening sentence and a taxi driver…

4 years ago

Daring Literary Ladies Who Lay It All On the Line

Dana has a soft spot for daring literary ladies who lay it all on the line, and she is sharing…

4 years ago

Quiz: Which Bennet Sister from Pride and Prejudice Are You?

Which Bennet sister from Pride in Prejudice are you most like? Take our quiz to find out if you're a…

4 years ago

Classics on My Summer Reading List

I've gotten away from classics after graduating from college, so I've made up my own summer reading list for this…

4 years ago

Starting Your Book Club: Tips for Success

Fun tips for getting your book club off the ground and making sure it succeeds.

4 years ago

Reading Pathway: Where to Start with Gloria E. Anzaldúa Poems And Books

Get recommendations for where to start with Gloria E. Anzaldua's poems and prose.

4 years ago

Picking a Book To Read With Your Partner

Reasons and methods to choose a book to read with your partner.

4 years ago

Why Does it Hurt When the Book You Love Doesn’t Make the List?

Why do readers get so angry when their favorite books don't make (subjective) "best of" book lists?

4 years ago

Celebrate Eid With 5 More Awesome Muslim Characters!

Eid-ul-Fitr is a time of celebration for Muslims, to let's celebrate it with some Muslim characters!

4 years ago

On the Unconventional Love Story of POLDARK

Why the marriage of Demelza and Ross Poldark defies conventions, and manages to succeed.

4 years ago

11 Funeral Poems For Readings, Eulogies, And Mourning

Grief may be universal, but all of us struggle to express our love and emotions to the deceased. Funeral poems…

4 years ago

FAHRENHEIT 451 Takes a Fireman’s Hatchet to Social Media—Watch it Anyway

Critics haven't loved HBO's FAHRENHEIT 451. See it anyway.

4 years ago

Quiz: Find Your Perfect June Mystery/Thriller Read!

This quiz will help you find your perfect June mystery/thriller read.

4 years ago

Reading Critically and Identifying What You Don’t Like About Some Books

A reader on wrestling the inner editor and reading critically to identify reading preferences and dislikes. Are you a critical…

4 years ago

15 Audiobook Memoirs Written (and Read) by LGBTQ Authors

We've got 15 excellent LGBTQ audiobook memoirs written and read by queer authors. Listen to these titles during Pride Month…

4 years ago

We Need To Talk About Lionel Shriver

Author Lionel Shriver said a publisher that aims to reflect the UK’s diverse demographic is “drunk on virtue.” So let's…

4 years ago

Reading Pathways: Hiromi Kawakami Books

Hiromi Kawakami is an award-winning and bestselling Japanese author known for her contemporary fiction. Here's where to start with her…

4 years ago

50 Must-Read Nonfiction Audiobooks Under Ten Hours

Looking for a quick listen? Check out this list of fifity of the best short audiobooks around.

4 years ago

Anthony Bourdain and the Yangambi Research Library on the Congo River

Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown visited the librarians who fight to save the abandoned Yangambi Research Library on the Congo River.

4 years ago

10 Short Mystery Audiobooks

Get caught up in these short mystery audiobooks, all 10 hours or fewer.

5 years ago

Decluttering My Digital TBR: A Goodreads TBR Purge

One reader performs an in-depth Goodreads TBR purge as part of a New Year's resolution to declutter her physical and…

5 years ago

Read Harder 2018: A Work of Colonial or Postcolonial Literature

An explanation of what colonial and postcolonial literature is, as well as a list of books to read for the…

5 years ago

Bookish Signs from the Women’s March 2018

A roundup of some of the best bookish sign's from this year's Women's March, which focused on voting with the…

5 years ago

10 Books on How to Live Well

Useful guidance on ways to embrace traits like persistence, resilience, courage, and kindness in pursuit of a life that is…

5 years ago

10 Great Bookish Hashtags to Follow on Instagram

Now that Instagram allows users to follow specific hashtags, here are 10 great bookish hashtag recommendations to fill your feed…

5 years ago

50+ Ways To Get FREE Books: For Educators, Clubs, And More

Every single person should be able to get a book in their hands when they want one. At Book Riot,…

5 years ago

Giveaway: Library Cart (in Your Favorite Color!)

We're giving away a new library cart, in your choice of color!

5 years ago

Peek Over Our Shoulders: What Rioters Are Reading January 18, 2018

Check out what Book Riot contributors and editors are reading right now, at this very minute! Okay, maybe not this…

5 years ago

Why I Like to Destroy Books

When it's not about putting them behind glass, keeping them pristine, and trying not to destroy books we cherish. When…

5 years ago

Read Harder: A Western

Looking for books to fulfill 2018 Read Harder Challenge task #7: a western? Peruse these titles.

5 years ago

A Chronology of a Young Reading Life

From first grade to high school, a reader maps her young bookish life.

5 years ago

I Don’t Know How My TBR Became a Tower (And Other Lies)

These are the reasons our TBR pile is now an unclimbable tower.

5 years ago

22 Great Quotes About Reading and the Reading Life

If you're falling behind on your reading goal, refresh your resolution to read with these quotes about reading and the…

5 years ago

Action Item: Baltimore Public Schools Are Freezing

Let's pour some money for students in some of the cold schools in Baltimore.

5 years ago

Upcoming Books to Watch Out For According to Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay has great taste in books. Check out some of her recommendations for books coming out in 2018, based…

5 years ago

How Reading is Helping Me Accomplish New Year’s Resolutions

How living a bookish life can help you accomplish your new year's resolutions.

5 years ago

Author Banned From Attending WorldCon

A sci-fi author has been banned from WorldCon for declaring his intentions to break the con's Code of Conduct.

5 years ago

What if The Iliad Was a True Story?

We took a trip to Hisarlik hill, the site of Homer's Troy, and chatted with the archaeologists working there about…

5 years ago

15 Amazing Books I Would Never Have Read If Not For Read Harder

The best books one reader discovered because of the annual Read Harder challenge.

5 years ago

10 Songs About Bookstores That Every Bookworm Should Know

A list featuring songs with bookstore in the title or lyrics. Some are hilarious parodies featuring bookshops specifically others are…

5 years ago

Gender Bias and Trade Reviews: Do Men or Women Earn More Favorable Reviews?

Is there a gender bias when it comes to starred reviews for young adult books in professional trade journals?

5 years ago

Read Harder 2018: Books Set In or About 1 of the 5 BRICS Countries

Looking for books to fulfill 2018 Read Harder Challenge task #5: books set in or about one of the five…

5 years ago

9 Children’s, YA, and Adult Books About Women Writers

These books about women writers show that the real lives of our favorite authors are often just as fascinating as…

5 years ago

5 Unconventional Ways to Read More in 2018

For the second year running, I’ve averaged a book a week. Hurrah! This puts me somewhere between Mark Zuckerberg (book-a-fortnight)…

5 years ago

I Rearranged My Books By Color and Died a Little Inside

It looked good on paper, you know the rest. Organizing my books by color was a beautifully bad idea.

5 years ago

The Book Squad: How Books Give Me A Way to Love Women

"I may never know exactly how to ask the women I fall for to come, and stay, in my life.…

5 years ago

The First Novel I Read Every Year

One reader on not being a rereader, yet reading the same first novel to begin each year.

5 years ago

A Yoga Sequence for Reading

Yoga poses to help you get comfy while reading for long stretches of time.

5 years ago

Of the 70 Writers Nominated for the 1967 Nobel, Meet the 5 Women

Get to know the four women who were nominated for the 1967 Nobel.

5 years ago

UK Fiction Preview For the First Half of 2018

Grab your TBR: this preview of UK fiction for the first half of the year will have you adding more…

5 years ago

Weekend Giveaway: Libby Read Harder Challenge Accepted

This giveaway is sponsored by Libby, the one-tap reading app from OverDrive. Meet Libby. The one-tap reading app from OverDrive.…

5 years ago

The Best Cover Lines from R.L. Stine’s FEAR STREET series

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…

5 years ago

The Value of Abandoning a Book

What factors go into you abandoning a book? How long do you give the book to "get good"?

5 years ago

Strand: More Than a Bookstore

A love letter to the Strand bookstore in New York.

5 years ago

Tropes and Taverns, Oh My!

The the trope of the tavern in fantasy novels (and beyond).

5 years ago

Bookish Things To Do While in a Reading Slump

If you've been struggling with a vicious reading slump, try these bookish activities to pull yourself out of the reader's…

5 years ago

100 Must-Read Books about the Middle Ages

100 must-read books about the diversity, cultural exchanges, progress, and more lesser-known aspects of the Middle Ages.

5 years ago

Peek Over Our Shoulders: What Rioters are Reading on January 4, 2018

Check out what Book Riot contributors and editors are reading right now, at this very minute! Okay, maybe not this…

5 years ago

How to Prepare for a New Year of Reading

Set a goal, abandon your goal, make some lists, get some pens.

5 years ago

150+ YA Books Hitting Shelves January–March 2018

YA books hitting shelves in the first part of 2018 so your TBR can explode.

5 years ago

Must-Read January New Releases

Rioters recommend the January new releases they're most excited for!

5 years ago

Duncan Jones Launches the David Bowie Book Club

Duncan Jones has launched the David Bowie Book Club around his father's favorite books, starting with HAWKSMOOR by Peter Ackroyd.

5 years ago

Hard Science Fiction: A Beginner’s Guide to the Genre

This is a beginner's guide to hard science fiction: a genre that explores the depths of the galaxy while remaining…

5 years ago

January Horoscopes and Book Recommendations

Looking for the perfect book to ring in the New Year? Let the stars be your guide with our January…

5 years ago

Tell Us Your Favorite Books and We’ll Tell You Your Hogwarts House

Tell us your favorite books and we'll tell you what Hogwarts house to call your own. Take the quiz to…

5 years ago

How To Download Audiobooks: Your Ultimate 101 Guide

All your questions about how to download audiobooks and listen to them from your phone (iOS or Android) answered here!

5 years ago

Giveaway: CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE by Tomi Adeyemi

Enter to win CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE by Tomi Adeyemi!

5 years ago

Giveaway: What’s Your Favorite YA Book of 2017?

Tell us your favorite YA book of 2017 and be entered to win a copy of THE HAZEL WOOD by…

5 years ago

Meditation on Murder Mysteries

A reader considers her all-consuming love for murder mysteries, and her intolerance and dislike for any media involving serial killers.

5 years ago

Prioritize Your Year-End TBR with These Must-Reads

You've got just three weeks to finish your 2017 reading. Prioritize these books!

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Feminist Romance Novels from #RomanceNovelsforHillary

A list of recommendations for feminist romance novels from the romance community, collected from the #RomanceNovelsforHillary thread on Twitter.

5 years ago

50 DIY Reading Challenges to Make This the Best Year of Your Reading Life 

50 ideas for trackable, DIY reading challenges. From the serious to the silly, these challenges are sure to enrich your…

5 years ago

What’s Your Favorite Book? No, Your Real Favorite Book

Do you change your favorite book based on who is asking the question?

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A Hogwarts House Reading List: 20 Books for Gryffindors

This list of books for Gryffindors is for only the most chivalrous, brave, and daring. Read them all and make…

5 years ago

Children’s Book Gift Giving Guide: Picture Books

The ultimate picture book gift guide!

5 years ago

2017’s Great Bookish Episodes of The Sporkful Podcast

Rioter Dana runs down the great bookish episodes from the Sporkful podcast, and lines up a few more archived episode…

5 years ago

Celebrate the Longest Night with these 7 Cozy Picture Books

Picture books about nighttime to celebrate the Winter Solstice.

5 years ago

5 Books I Wish I Still Owned From My ’90s Childhood

What '90s books do you wish you had kept?

5 years ago

What Weird Things Have Put You Off Reading A Book?

One reader on an unexpected reason she was put off finishing the Narnia series.

5 years ago

The Most Useful Stats from My 2017 Reading Spreadsheet

For our spreadsheet nerds out there: here are the most interesting stats one reader tracked this year.

5 years ago

Best Epigraphs of 2017

What are your favorite epigraphs of the year?

5 years ago

The Grim Reader: 10 Poems About Death

10 beautiful (and occasionally funny) poems about death from several different authors, with a few videos of the works themselves…

5 years ago

Self-Help Audiobooks To Untrash Your 2018

Life comes at you fast, and when is there time for self-improvement? Thank god for self-help audiobooks that make the…

5 years ago

Best Queer Books of 2017

Our favorite queer books published in 2017! What were your best LGBTQIA+ reads of the year?

5 years ago

An Open Letter to HarperCollins about TO SIRI WITH LOVE

The autistic community is calling for a boycott on the book TO SIRI WITH LOVE. Here's an open letter, from…

5 years ago

Children’s Book Gift Giving Guide: Middle Grade Recommendations

The ultimate children's book gift giving guide for middle grade readers--kids ages 7-12!

5 years ago

How I (Mostly) Stopped Buying Books and Became a Better Reader

One Rioter talks about how tight living spaces and financial circumstances led her to stop buying books, and how her…

5 years ago

Riot Recommendation: What Are Your Favorite Holiday Books?

Come and tell us what your favorite holiday books are!

5 years ago

30 Books from the Beginning of 2017 That Deserve Another Look

A list of 30 great books that came out in January, February, and March of this year that deserve a…

5 years ago

Interview with Emily Wilson on Her New Translation of THE ODYSSEY

We chat with classicist Emily Wilson, the first woman to translate Homer's Odyssey in its entirety.

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66 Holiday Gifts for Mystery Fans!

Treat yo self and the mystery fans on your holiday list: 66 gifts for mystery fans!

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Book Recommendations for the Ladies of THE BOLD TYPE

We're recommending books for the women of THE BOLD TYPE

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Enter to win this boxed set of beautiful children's classics!

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Enter to win a copy of THE PEOPLE WE HATE AT THE WEDDING by Grant Ginder!

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Enter to win a copy of BE TRUE TO ME by Adele Griffin!

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Enter to win a copy each of THE FORTUNE TELLER and THE MEMORY PAINTER by Gwendolyn Womack!

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Feast your eyes on Pride-themes rainbow book stacks! All instagram-worthy, and all LGBTQIA!

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Enter to win a copy of WHO IS RICH? by Matthew Klam!

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Tell us what book you would recommend to your dad and be entered to win a Father's Day prize pack…

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Enter to win a $50 gift card and a set of 10 Jason Bourne books!

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Come tell us your favorite books about star-crossed lovers!

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Places in real life made special by books

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The best audiobooks for those new to trying audiobooks.

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Enter to win a copy of WILDMAN by J.C. Geiger!

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Book Riot contributors and editors tell you about their favorite books they read in May (old and new releases)!

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Enter to win a copy of Sue Fortin's SISTER, SISTER!

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These ten hilarious nonfiction audiobooks will entertain your brain while you drive.

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Books that celebrate teachers and the teaching profession.

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When books are your harshest critics.

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See which entry won your vote for favorite blackout survival story!

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Enter to win this Captain Underpants prize pack!

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How one book helped a reader better understand the complexity of police brutality.

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Win a copy of NOT A SOUND by Heather Gudenkauf!

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British books crossing the pond in June.

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One hundred fiction, non-fiction, and Young Adult fiction books about or featuring serial killers.

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Win a copy of BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE by Eric Barker!

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Throw some money to get awesome books into the hands of kids in classrooms across the USA.

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Win a copy of UNIVERSAL HARVESTER by John Darnielle!

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Come tell us your favorite horror novels!

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Enter to win this pile of YA novels from our book mail!

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Enter to win a copy of SCI-FI JUNIOR HIGH by John Martin and Scott Seegert.

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Throw a few bucks to help stock these classrooms with diverse books.

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Do some good by funding these literacy projects.

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How to keep those pages dry.

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Enter to win a copy of Stephanie Morrill's THE LOST GIRL OF ASTOR STREET!

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Three early 2017 YA books that take a sharp look at socioeconomic class.

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Excellent debut novels from a variety of great authors.

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Enter to win a haul of 10 excellent new mysteries and thrillers!

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Books to read if you like your mysteries more personal than procedural.

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Excellent fantasy reads for Austenites!

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Enter to win a copy each of ANGEL CATBIRD VOLUMES 1 and 2 by Margaret Atwood!

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Come tell us your picks for the best books set in magical versions of real places!

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Do you think these things, too?

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Do some good by donating to classrooms in need of books for their immigrant and ESL kids!

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YA fantasies you might not have heard of, or that deserve more readers!

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Must-read books published after 1950 that are bound to be considered classics.

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YA books that get it right when it comes to experiencing bipolar disorder.

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Enter to win a CHRONICLES OF NARNIA prize pack from HarperAudio!

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Enter to win a haul of ten sci-fi and fantasy novels

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Come tell us your picks for the best books about mental illness!

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Middle grade and young adult books featuring the lives and stories of those from the 7 Muslim Ban countries.

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Excellent new releases coming your way this month!

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Excellent first novels and short story collections from writers of science fiction and fantasy.

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Come tell us your favorite thriller, especially if it takes place outside the US!

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Join the Book Riot community for a month-long Instagram/Bookstagram challenge, #RiotGrams.

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Rioters share the hardest (whether because of style or content) books they've ever read.

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Books about cults and oppressive religious groups.

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Comics to help you fulfill the "superhero comic with a female lead" task for the Read Harder challenge!

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Enter to win a copy of HERE WE ARE, a feminist YA anthology edited by Kelly Jensen!

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How can you resist a good teen spy story?

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Wonder how money is made selling books for a penny on Amazon? Here's how.

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Diverse romance titles coming out in the next few months!

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Come tell us your favorite collection of short stories!

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Enter to win this haul of 10 romance novels when you sign up for our new romance newsletter!

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Travel memoirs for the Read Harder 2017 task!

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Does growing older mean our favorite books and series eventually lose their magic?

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See what the Riot contributors are reading, and why!

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100 Must-Read Comics

100 excellent comics (mostly not superhero, mostly not DC or Marvel!)

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Win a copy of GILDED CAGE by Vic James!

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Books that give a great peek into the writing life.

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Collections that helped one reader find magic in poetry.

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Seven questions with feminist author Holly Bourne.

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Join blogger Kerry McHugh's Social Justice Book Club!

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Self-help books that are as entertaining to read as they are helpful!

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“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” - Dr. Seuss

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Win a copy of TWO DAYS GONE by Randall Silvis.

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One reader on her attempt to read all of Shakespeare's works in 2017. All of them. Yes, even that one.

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This year, pick up more big books and don't worry about how many you read in a year.

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Check out the audio adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale from the Secrets, Crimes & Audiotape podcast.

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50 classics by authors of color, for the Read Harder 2017 challenge!

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Mailbag Giveaway: Nonfiction Edition

Enter to win these 10 nonfiction books from our book mail!

6 years ago

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Start off your year with your fellow book-nerds at Read Harder Book Group!

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Queer YA books that deserve the big screen treatment.

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Excellent new releases from small presses coming out this month!

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Build your TBR with these 170 YA books hitting shelves this quarter.

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Books for chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all cool in 2017.

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Win a copy of Chelsea Sedoti's THE HUNDRED LIES OF LIZZIE LOVETT!

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Start 2017 with these YA titles featuring "Start" in the title.

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YA and MG books by LGBTQ+ authors!

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100 historical romances from antiquity to the Civil Rights era, from the USA to Europe to Africa

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The best books of the year from over 100 independent presses!

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Diverse romance recommendations and new releases coming out November 2016 through January 2017. Guard your TBR piles accordingly!

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Over 100 of the best books for beginning, intermediate, and early chapter book readers.

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Get more classics into your life with this list of lesser-known gems.

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Excellent works of Jewish fiction from across the world!

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"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."

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Giveaway: Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Win an Advance Reading Copy of Ashley Poston's GEEKERELLA!

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Non-horror books featuring non-real beasties!

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Books for, by, and about runners.

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Enter to win a copy of SEARCHING FOR JOHN HUGHES by Jason Diamond!

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Excellent memoirs and biographies of musicians from every genre of music!

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Post-election America is looking more and more like a dystopian YA novel.

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6 years ago

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Enter to win this haul of 10 books from our book mail!

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Reading about music history while listening through it on Spotify.

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10 books to help move you through heartbreak.

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6 years ago

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Excellent books featuring black main characters that aren't primarily about race and "the struggle."

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Enter to win a copy of LETTERS OF NOTE: VOLUME 2 by Shaun Usher!

6 years ago

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6 years ago

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6 years ago

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6 years ago

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6 years ago

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You're just going to sit in your car until you're done.

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Win a copy of Marissa Meyer's HEARTLESS!

6 years ago

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6 years ago

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6 years ago

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6 years ago

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6 years ago

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What would the new Ghostbusters read?

6 years ago

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A love letter to Stephen King('s fiction).

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6 years ago

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New Harry Potter features available on Android phones.

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6 years ago

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Enter to win 12 books from Bas Bleu!

6 years ago

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6 years ago

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6 years ago

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6 years ago

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40 purrfect cat books for National Cat Day.

6 years ago

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6 years ago

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6 years ago

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6 years ago

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Enter to win 5 titles from Hatchette Book Group!

6 years ago

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On the depiction of sexual assault in Anne Brontë's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, and its relevance to today's political…

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Seven books to read to learn more about Islam.

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6 years ago

100 Must-Read Feminist Books

100 must-read works of fiction and nonfiction about feminism.

6 years ago

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Diverse romance recommendations and new releases coming out November 2016 through January 2017. Guard your TBR piles accordingly!

6 years ago

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Come tell us your favorite horror novels!

6 years ago

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Seasonal reads for people who can't read horror novels.

6 years ago

10 Terrific Titles to Grab from Harlequin’s $1.99 sale

Harlequin has 18,000 titles on sale for $1.99. Here are 10 you shouldn't miss!

6 years ago

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Enter to win a nice big pile of YA books from our mailbag!

6 years ago

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6 years ago

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How and why romance helped one reader dig out of a reading slump.

6 years ago

Weekend Giveaway: 3 Titles from the University of Iowa Press

Up for grabs are 3 titles from the University of Iowa Press!

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6 years ago

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10 of the best adrenaline-pumping, heart-pounding, shortest-car-ride-ever audiobook thrillers!

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Romantic suspense novels where the heroine saves the day!

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6 years ago

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Enter to win two MOUSE books and a $50 Visa giftcard!

6 years ago

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Have these older YA titles predicted a scientific future? Or are these cases of tech that's still far fetched?

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Halloween-themed romance novels!

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Love mystery and crime fiction? You can probably relate to these things.

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Come tell us your favorite Sherlock Holmes retelling or adaptation!

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6 Must-Read Modern Ghost Stories

Not-to-be-missed ghost stories from modern authors.

6 years ago

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6 years ago

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Enter to win a haul of mysteries and thrillers to celebrate our newest newsletter!

6 years ago

23+ of the Best Books About Mother/Daughter Relationships

23 of your favorite books with interesting mother/daughter relationships.

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18 great foreign edition covers for FRANKENSTEIN.

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6 years ago

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Win a copy of Jessica Shirvington's DISRUPTION in our weekend giveaway.

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6 years ago

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Read up on the non-fiction and fiction influences for Sorcerer to the Crown. You know, just to tide you over…

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Public libraries serve their entire community, but why is it that queer people may be turned off by their own…

6 years ago

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6 years ago

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Enter to win a copy of THE LOVELY RECKLESS by Kami Garcia

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Today is National Coming Out Day, and we're celebrating by showcasing all LGBTQ voices, writing about content that ranges from…

6 years ago

Why Should the Book World Care About National Coming Out Day?

Queer authors have always been here. Let's make the book world safe for their stories.

6 years ago

Your Stories Aren’t About Us

We need stories that demonstrate that, yes, queer sexuality and disability can co-exist.

6 years ago

It’s Just Us: The Need For More Trans Stories

Meredith Russo discusses the need for many more trans stories in the publishing world.

6 years ago

100 (Plus 5) Must-Read Books for Young Readers

Over 100 of the best books for beginning, intermediate, and early chapter book readers.

6 years ago

Danger! Romantic Suspense Through the Decades

Seven works of romantic suspense, perfect for October!

6 years ago

23 Books About A Character Accused Of A Crime

We asked for your favorite books about a character accused of a crime, and you answered!

6 years ago

My Favourite Books About Animals

One Rioter on their favorite books about animals.

6 years ago

Fantasy Maps Exhibit at the St. Louis Central Library

A peek at the Fantasy Maps exhibit at the St. Louis Central Library.

6 years ago

Literary Tourism: Morocco

Join us on a literary tour through Morocco

6 years ago

Weekend Giveaway: WAY DOWN DARK by JP Smythe

Win a copy of WAY DOWN DARK by JP Smythe

6 years ago

Advanced Citizenship, 2016 Edition: A Reading List for Becoming an Informed Voter

A reading list for becoming an informed voter in next month's US Presidential election.

6 years ago

How My Mental Illness Affects My Reading Life, and Vice Versa

How one reader's reading life changes when she's manic or depressed.

6 years ago

100 Must-Read Bisexual And Lesbian Books

100 must-read memoirs, comics, novels, poetry, and more, all by and about lesbians and bi women.

6 years ago

11 Books about Remarkable Women Often Overlooked by History

Nonfiction (and a few novels!) about women who should be talked about more in history class.

6 years ago

5 YA Characters Amandla Stenberg Could Play Next

YA adaptations we want Amandla Stenberg to star in!

6 years ago

131 YA Books For Your October – December Radar

Dig into these 131 YA books hitting shelves in the last three months of 2016.

6 years ago

Giveaway: Wrecked by Maria Padian

Enter to win a copy of Wrecked by Maria Padian

6 years ago

Halloween Costumes for Booksellers

Or you could just wear whatever you want and say you're foreshadowing.

6 years ago

Mailbag Giveaway: October, 2016

Enter to win this haul of books from our mailbag, including new JoJo Moyes and a new edition of Shirley…

6 years ago

100 Must-Read Books About Starting Over

100 excellent memoirs and novels about pressing the reset button.

6 years ago

Riot Recommendation: Best Book About a Character Accused of a Crime

What's your favorite book about a character accused of doing something they did(n't?) do?

6 years ago

Happy 5th Birthday, Book Riot: Our 10 Most Popular Posts

A look at the most popular posts of the site's history, to celebrate our birthday!

6 years ago

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

See what books the Riot contributors loved most in September!

6 years ago

5 Books to Watch For in October

Five excellent new books coming out this month.

6 years ago

21+ Of Your Favorite Historical Thrillers

We asked Riot Readers for their favorite historical thrillers. Here are over 21 picks.

6 years ago

5 Most Popular Books of the Month: September, 2016

The most frequently purchased books on Book Riot this month!

6 years ago

When Will There Be a Book Show on TV?

What a Book Show like Reading Rainbow for Adults might look like.

6 years ago

Four Book Recommendations Inspired by the Artist Agnes Martin

Book recommendations inspired by artist Agnes Martin.

6 years ago

The Book Lover’s Guide to Living Abroad

A book lover's guide to successfully finding and exploring books while abroad.

6 years ago

Weekend Giveaway: SNOW WHITE & COMICS CONFIDENTIAL

Enter to win a pair of comics-related titles.

6 years ago

10 Must-Read Children’s Books of the Last 100 Years (by Decade)

Ten excellent children's books from the last ten decades.

6 years ago

Peek Over Our Shoulders: What Rioters Are Reading On September 29, 2016

See exactly what Book Riot contributors and editors are reading today, and why.

6 years ago

10 Best Dickens Characters

Ten of Charles Dickens's best and most complicated characters.

6 years ago

Books to Read After the First Presidential Debate

Books to read based on topics brought up in the first presidential election debate of 2016 - terrorism, global economy,…

6 years ago

A Ranking of Chicago’s Used Bookstores

You're going to want to keep this ranking of used bookstores handy for your next Chicago trip!

6 years ago

Giveaway: What the Dickens?! by Bryan Kozlowski

Enter to win a new book about Dickensian words from Dickens scholar Bryan Kozlowski

6 years ago

Autumnal Books for Fall Fanatics

Five books to pick up to get in the fall mood.

6 years ago

100 Must Read Books About Women & Religion

Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry about women finding their own way in religious traditions.

6 years ago

8 Moody (Non-Horror) Reads for Your October Reading List

Eight great non-horror books to read in October.

6 years ago

Mailbag Giveaway: September, Part 4

Enter to win these books from our mailbag!

6 years ago

Riot Recommendation: What’s Your Favorite Historical Thriller?

What's your favorite thriller set in the past?

6 years ago

100 Must-Read Retellings of Myths, Folklore, and Classics

100 excellent books that retell classic stories and legends.

6 years ago

23+ of Your Favorite Suspenseful YA Books

Riot readers share more than 23 of their favorite suspenseful YA books.

6 years ago

Giveaway: The Girl on the Train Movie Tickets!

Enter to win a prize pack of tickets to see The Girl on the Train!

6 years ago

25+ of Your Favorite Books With An Animal As The Main Character

We asked for your favorite books with animal main characters, and you answered. Here are more than 25 Riot reader…

6 years ago

What I See When I Read

What, if anything, do you see when you read?

6 years ago

Literary Tourism: Marfa & Greater West Texas

A literary tour through Marfa and greater West Texas.

6 years ago

Giveaway: Crooked Kingdom & Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

We're giving away 10 copies of Leigh Bardugo's CROOKED KINGDOM and SIX OF CROWS.

6 years ago

8 Amazing Audiobooks by Black Authors

From magical realism to funny personal essays to epic love stories, all of these audiobooks by black authors are amazingly…

6 years ago

36 Ways To Have A More Bookish Fall

Fill your fall with creative and fun bookish activities.

6 years ago

Giveaway: Book Club Audiobooks Prize Pack!

Enter to win a prize pack of audiobooks, perfect for your book club (including THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD)

6 years ago

10 Great Books To Talk About With Your Book Club

Books that excel at conversation starters--perfect for your book club!

6 years ago

The 37 Best Lines from The Hobbit

The best of The Hobbit, to celebrate the anniversary of its publication

6 years ago

100 Must-Read Books About Monsters

Monsters under the bed. Monsters in the closet. Monsters in the woods. Sea monsters. Otherworldly monsters. When we want to…

6 years ago

An Introduction to Charles Yu

An intro to the work of speculative fiction author Charles Yu

6 years ago

13 Audiobooks to Inspire (or Accompany) a Road Trip

Excellent road trip audiobooks!

6 years ago

25 Great Essay Collections from 2016

Don't miss these 25 smart, funny, thought-provoking essay collections from 2016.

6 years ago

Riot Recommendation: What’s Your Favorite Suspenseful YA?

Come tell us your favorite YA novels that are full of suspense.

6 years ago

Giveaway: What’s Your Favorite Book With an Animal As the Main Character?

Tell us your favorite book about non-human animals and be entered to win DARK HORSES by Cecily Von Ziegesar

6 years ago

20+ of Your Favorite Shifted Perspective Novels

Over 20 of your favorite shifted perspective novels.

6 years ago

5 of the Best Zombie Comics and Graphic Novels

Excellent zombie comics, starting with The Walking Dead.

6 years ago

100 Must-Read Books Set in New England

Must-read fiction and nonfiction set in New England.

6 years ago

Mailbag Giveaway: September, 2016 Part Three

Enter to win these ten books from our mailbag!

6 years ago

Best Bathroom Books

If you're a bathroom reader, these are some books perfect for the back of your porcelain throne.

6 years ago

Weekend Giveaway: AFTERWARD by Jennifer Mathieu

This weekend giveaway is sponsored by Afterward by Jennifer Mathieu. When Caroline's little brother is kidnapped, his subsequent rescue leads…

6 years ago

Fun With Feminism: Workbooks, Coloring Books, & Activity Books

Have fun with feminism thanks to coloring, craft, and activity books geared toward budding and devoted feminists.

6 years ago

The One Where We Use FRIENDS Titles to Explain Books

Where FRIENDS titles explain books.

6 years ago

10 Books for Postmodern Film Lovers

If you love postmodern film, you'll want these books on your TBR.

6 years ago

The List List #219

A round-up of bookish lists from around the web.

6 years ago

Giveaway: THE ONES by Daniel Sweren-Becker

Enter to win a copy of Daniel Sweren-Becker's The Ones!

6 years ago

Reading Pathways: Alan Moore

Curious about the work of Alan Moore but don't know where to begin? Let us get you started.

6 years ago

16 Books to Read This Fall

16 upcoming books for your fall To Be Read list!

6 years ago

3 On A YA Theme: Lesser-Buzzed YA From 2016

Kelly recommends three YA books you may have missed this year but need to read ASAP!

6 years ago

The National Book Award Young People’s Literature Long List

Check out the ten awesome books from the National Book Award Young People's Literature Long List!

6 years ago

Giveaway: The Light Fantastic by Sarah Combs

Enter to win a copy of The Light Fantastic by Sarah Combs

6 years ago

Mailbag Giveaway: September 2016, Part Two

Enter to win ten books from our mailbag!

6 years ago

Riot Recommendation: What Are Your Favorite Shifted Perspective Novels?

What are your favorite books that retell a classic story from a new perspective?

6 years ago

Books and Booze: Fantasy Edition

Cocktails based on fantasy novels from V.E. Schwab, Anne Bishop, and Naomi Novik!

6 years ago

Giveaway: What’s Your Favorite YA Fantasy Adventure?

Come tell us your favorite YA fantasy adventure and be entered to win THE READER by Traci Chee!

6 years ago

100 Must-Read YA Historical Novels

Excellent YA novels set in the past!

6 years ago

Join Us For Read Harder Book Groups in September!

Want to talk about books with a bunch of other book-loving fools? Join us at the Read Harder Book Groups!

6 years ago

53 More Bookish Movies and TV Shows Streaming on Netflix

Bookish movies and TV shows streaming on Netflix for all you adaptation lovers.

6 years ago

Educational Devotionals: Improving My Education One Day at a Time

Modeled on the traditional religious devotionals, educational devotionals aim to stimulate the mind and improve your education one day at…

6 years ago

13 Signs You Might Be a No-Frills Reader (NFR)

Keep your comfy reading nooks and fancy handmade bookmarks. These readers are tough.

6 years ago

Canada Giveaway: HERE I AM by Jonathan Safran Foer

Enter to win Jonathan Safran Foer's newest novel, Here I Am.

6 years ago

The List List #218

A weekly round-up of bookish lists from around the web!

6 years ago

3 On A YA Theme: All In The Family

YA authors who are related to . . . other YA authors. It's a family thing.

6 years ago

100 Great Translated Children’s Books from Around the World

100 books for kids of all ages, all in translation!

6 years ago

Where Are All the YA Books for Kids of Color?: September Edition

An examination of September's new YA releases.

6 years ago

Happy 50th Birthday, Star Trek!

Books to read to celebrate the 50th birthday of Star Trek

6 years ago

Cool Bookish Places: The Stanley Hotel

A Rioter visits The Stanley Hotel, Stephen King's inspiration for THE SHINING

6 years ago

The Best Comics We Read in August

Rioters pick the best comics they read in August for Book Riot Comics.

6 years ago

Our Book Lending Horror Stories

For the books we've loved, lent, and subsequently lost, these are our worst book lending stories. Let's pour one out…

6 years ago

3 On A YA Theme: Set In The 1970s

No disco balls or platform shoes are required to enjoy these YA books set in the 1970s.

6 years ago

Bookstagram Accounts for Dog Lovers

Instagram accounts that combine the best of the worlds of dogs and books.

6 years ago

Giveaway: ANGEL CATBIRD by Margaret Atwood

Enter to win ANGEL CATBIRD, the first graphic novel by Margaret Atwood

6 years ago

100 Must-Read Hilarious Books

Side-splitting, spit-out-your-coffee, must-read hilarious books.

6 years ago

Mailbag Giveaway: September, 2016

Enter to win Fates & Furies by Lauren Groff, Elizabeth Gilbert's Big Magic, and more books from our mailbag.

6 years ago

6 More Ways to Become a Power Library User

From taking advantage of writers-in-residence to learning skills in workshops to using tech equipment, here are some ways to become…

6 years ago

Read Harder Book Group Recap: August 2016

August's Read Harder book groups featured lots of beverages and even more books!

6 years ago

10 Amazing Authors on The Colbert Report

Videos of Malcolm Gladwell, Ann Patchett, Na-Tehisi Coates, Sherman Alexie, John Green, + more amazing authors on The Colbert Report…

6 years ago

44+ Of Your Favorite Books About Siblings

Riot readers share over 44 of their favorite books about siblings.

6 years ago

Help Me Identify These Half-Forgotten Books

Help a reader remember the titles of books from her childhood!

6 years ago

The Happily Bookish Challenge

We're skipping the "Happily Married Challenge" meme in exchange for the "Happily Bookish Challenge."

6 years ago

These Books Should Be Adapted for TV Immediately

Jessi highlights a variety of books that would adapt well to television series.

6 years ago

Literary Tourism: Bookish History in New Orleans, LA

Katie takes us on a tour of the literary history of New Orleans, Louisiana.

6 years ago

Losing My Identity as A Reader

On becoming a new parent and struggling with not reading...and whether it changes your identity.

6 years ago

Caution! Reading is Dangerous

One Rioter on the many ways reading can be dangerous.

6 years ago

Weekend Giveaway: FURTHERMORE by Tahereh Mafi

We're giving away one FURTHERMORE prize pack to a lucky US winner this weekend!

6 years ago

10 Books for Cat Lovers

'How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You' and more fun, literary, and heartwarming books for cat…

6 years ago

In Praise of Putdownable Books

Sometimes, your life isn't structured for unputdownable books. This is a post about the kind of books that fit your…

6 years ago

25 YA Paperbacks To Read This Fall

25 YA paperback books hitting shelves in Fall 2016.

6 years ago

10 Hilarious Books for Your Coffee Table + Guest Bathroom

Yes that is hysterical laughter you hear from the guest bathroom.

6 years ago

Riot Round-Up: The Best Books We Read in August

A list of books that the contributors of Book Riot decided were their very favorite of August 2016.

6 years ago

3 On A YA Theme: Conjoined Twins, Or, Siblings You Never Leave

Check out these 3 YA books about conjoined twins.

6 years ago

10 Heartwarming Books for Dog Lovers

Lily and the Octopus, The Art of Racing in the Rain, How Dogs Love Us, Dog Songs, and more heartwarming…

6 years ago

Giveaway: THE READER by Traci Chee (and Tote Bag!)

Enter to win a copy of The Reader by Traci Chee, and a tote bag!

6 years ago

5 Books to Celebrate Mary Shelley’s Birthday

5 books about Mary Shelley's life, work, and legacy.

6 years ago

Riot Recommendation: What’s Your Favorite Book About Siblings?

This post is sponsored by Still a Work in Progress by Jo Knowles In a return to middle-grade fiction, master…

6 years ago

Seriously, Leave Me & My #$%@ Books Alone

Cultural pressure to downsize and live a minimalist lifestyle grows...but we're keeping our books.

6 years ago

How To Find Books About Anything

Looking for a book about an uber-specific topic? Here's how to find it.

6 years ago

100 Must-Read Plays Not by Shakespeare

From wacky comedy to gut-wrenching drama, from ancient Greece to modern America, there's something for everyone in this list of…

6 years ago

23+ of Your Favorite Forbidden Love Books

Riot readers share over 23 of their favorite books about forbidden love.

6 years ago

What to Buy in Audible’s Anniversary Sale

Audible is celebrating its Daily Deal's three year anniversary. Here are our faves from the audiobooks on sale!

6 years ago

First Look at the Book Riot Live 2016 Schedule!

In which we unveil the first pieces of programming at Book Riot Live 2016!

6 years ago

On Dumping Books

On the types of dumping experiences one may have with books.

6 years ago

Can the Way a Story is Consumed Enhance the Reading Experience?

Are your reading experiences of a genre or type of story enhanced by the format in which you consume it?

6 years ago

4 Fantasy Series (That Aren’t All YA) For YA Fans

Four fantasy series -- some YA and some not -- with big appeal to YA readers looking for something good…

6 years ago

A Reader, or Not a Reader? Guilty Feelings from a Self-Proclaimed Book Geek

Are you still a reader if you don't find yourself reading as much as you used to?

6 years ago

Weekend Giveaway: SPONTANEOUS by Aaron Starmer

We're giving away 10 copies of the new YA book SPONTANEOUS by Aaron Starmer.

6 years ago

Best Science/Nature Books Published This Summer

Excellent books about science and nature that came out this summer!

6 years ago

5 Tips For Being Great at Recommending Books

Tips and ideas for becoming a 201 level book recommender, from one of the hosts of our book recommendation podcast.

6 years ago

What’s Being Done To Fix the Hugo Awards

An insider look at what's being done to defend the Hugo awards from regressive gaming by racist and sexist groups.

6 years ago

Okorafor and Jemisin’s Hugo Award Win Huge Victory for Black Readers

Nnedi Okorafor and N.K. Jemisin recently won Hugo Awards for their long-form speculative fiction. Here's why that's massively important for…

6 years ago

Literary Activism: Writers Raise Money to Preserve Langston Hughes’ House

Donate to an Indiegogo campaign trying to save Langston Hughes' house.

6 years ago

3 On A YA Theme: Farm Kids

Read about teenagers living the farm life in these YA books.

6 years ago

100 Must-Read Epistolary Novels from the Past and Present

Excellent novels in letter and diary format.

6 years ago

Giveaway: Three Books in the Jackaby Series by William Ritter

Enter to win the three books in the Jackaby Series by William Ritter.

6 years ago

The Baby-sitters Club Gets Book Recommendations!

Reading recommendations for the members of The Baby-sitters Club!

6 years ago

Giveaway: What’s Your Favorite Book About Forbidden Love?

Come tell us your favorite book about forbidden romance.

6 years ago

Women In Translation Month: Moving Forward

Seven translators tell us about their exciting upcoming projects to celebrate Women in Translation Month

6 years ago

100 Must-Read Lesser-Known Classics

Get more classics into your life with this list of lesser-known gems.

6 years ago

Mailbag Giveaway: August, 2016, Part Two

Enter to win these ten books from our mailbag!

6 years ago

90+ Of Your Favorite Works of Historical Fiction

Riot readers name their favorite works of historical fiction.

6 years ago

The Bookish Life of Britney Spears

The bookish life of Britney Spears.

6 years ago

6 More Ways To Beat A Reading Slump

More tips for getting out of a reading slump.

6 years ago

Literary Tourism: Cincinnati, Ohio

Bookish sites to see in Cincinnati!

6 years ago

On David Duchovny’s Fiction

A reader recommends two works of fiction by The X-Files' David Duchovny

6 years ago

Giveaway: The Edge of the Light by Elizabeth George

Enter to win one of ten copies of The Edge of the Light by Elizabeth George

6 years ago

So I Read My First Mystery: One Reader’s Exploration of a New Genre

One Rioter who had always read pretty widely across genres finally tried her first mysteries. Where should she go next?

6 years ago

Why I Review Everything I Read

After eight years of blogging, one Rioter explains why she still reviews every book she reads.

6 years ago

13 Times Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Got a Little Too Real

Sometimes you find reflections of your own life in the most unexpected books.

6 years ago

The Origins of Spirit-Written Books in Brazil

On the large market in Brazil for books written by spirits and psycho-translated by mediums.

6 years ago

Romance is Trashy, and Other Things You Need to Stop Saying

A romance-loving rioter responds to comments frequently hurled at readers of fiction's best-selling genre.

6 years ago

A Bookish Love Story

On their first date, she asked if he wanted to read a book together. He did. Eleven years later, they're…

6 years ago

100 Must-Read Books About the National Parks

In celebration of the National Park Service's 100th anniversary, coming up on August 25th, here are 100 must-read books about…

6 years ago

A Message to Students: Don’t Forget Reading Is Fun

Going back to school means saying hello to a lot of reading. It doesn't mean saying goodbye to the fun.

6 years ago

Fandom According to YA Lit

If you read enough YA books about fandom, you start to notice certain themes.

6 years ago

Giveaway: Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

Enter to win Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

6 years ago