Anne Mai Yee Jansen

Anne Mai Yee Jansen is a literature and ethnic studies professor and a lifelong story addict. She exists on a steady diet of books and hot chocolate, with a heaping side of travel whenever possible. Originally hailing from the sun and sandstone of southern California, she currently resides with her partner, offspring, and feline companion in the sleepy mountains of western North Carolina.

11 Time Travel Novels That Will Transport You

Time travel novels bring time periods together in new and thought-provoking ways. Here are some you can't miss.

Quiz: Get a Rec for an Under-the-Radar Novel by a Popular Author

So you've read that one book, but what about a lesser known one? Find out which under-the-radar book you should read next.

8 Mysteries and Thrillers That Use Fear to Explore Racism

Mixing thrilling plots with insight, these mysteries and thrillers use fear as an inroads to explore issues of race and ethnicity.

Fantastical Food Fiction: 11 Books with Magical Baking and Mischief-Making

From cozy mysteries like Magic, Lies, and Deadly Pies by Misha Popp to middle grade fantasies and queer YA magical realism, these books about magical baking will appeal to any taste.

Quiz: What Brilliant “Beach Read” Should You Pick Up This Summer?

Do you like your beach reads with a bite? Your summer reads to have some substance? Then take this quiz and discover a brilliant beach read!

Bookish Swag for Summer Patio Parties

Whether you've got a patio, a balcony, or a front stoop, there's some bookish swag on this list to suit your style.

Perfect Pairs: Books that Go Together Like Cats and Bookstores

These book pairings are surprising, delightful, and sure to make your TBR grow a little bit longer.

What Readers Should Think About When they Encounter the Label “AAPI”

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, but what does that label really mean? Here's what readers should know.

Some of the Most Influential Asian American Literature of All Time

Get to know some of the most influential Asian American literature of all time, including Dictee.

Quiz: Which AAPI Poetry Collection Should I Read Right Now?

It’s May, which means it’s AAPI Heritage Month, so what better time than now to take a quiz and get a recommendation for a poetry collection, like Goddess Muscle by Karlo Mila.