Abigail Clarkin

Abigail can often be found holding a book in one hand and an ice cream cone in the other. When she is not devouring stories (or dessert), Abigail trains for marathons and writes poetry about growing up with eight brothers and sisters. She enjoys working in marketing for a real estate developer and creating Instagram content for fun (@marathonandmunch) about all the tasty eats found in Providence, RI.

Treasure, Time Travel, and Tall Tales: 8 YA Books About Pirates

Ahoy, mateys! Read your way into the time traveling, treasure-filled, tall tales in these YA books about pirates.

2022 YA Books Set in New England

From anguished contemporary books about first love to heavy stories full of magical realism, these new YA titles take place in New England, including Deep In Providence by Riss M. Neilson.

3 Things That Happen When I Read Books Based in My Home State of Rhode Island

While New Yorkers may find reading about their home state commonplace, books set in Rhode Island are more of a rarity and usually involve murd

How I Create My Own Main Character Energy By Carefully Curating What I Read in Public

You never know when you're going to have a literary meet-cute, and that means careful curation of the kinds of books you read in public.

6 Databases Offered by Public Libraries to Know and Try

From genealogy services to archives of primary resources, discover some of the databases offered by public libraries across the country.

Prep Schools, Puzzles, and Posh Parents: 10 Books Like We Were Liars

Loved E. Lockhart’s 2014 thriller? We’ve got even more books like We Were Liars, including Sadie, to dive into for your next read.

How Amish Fiction Served as My Gateway to Loving Romance

15 years ago, I never would have believed I'd be reading a romance book out in the open. Thank you to Amish fiction for leading me here.

Quiz: Plan Your Perfect Winter Vacation and We’ll Assign a Poem to Read

What goes better together than wintery chill and snuggling with books? Take the quiz to find your perfect cuddle buddy in book form!


From mysteries to books about teens who look out for their communities, these are the best YA books like Firekeeper’s Daughter, including A Snake Falls to Earth by Darcie Little Badger.

Feast Your Eyes: Genres to Read to Expand Your Culinary Horizons

It's not just cookbooks that can lead you to new foods. Here are four more genres that can help you develop your palate.