Cassie Gutman

Cassie Gutman is happiest when surrounded by books and dogs. Originally from a small, funny-named town near Louisville, Kentucky, she now edits words for a living near Chicago and would like to be paid in ice cream. You can find her on Instagram @happybooklovers or on Twitter @cassiepgutman.

Create Your Perfect Spring Day, and We’ll Tell You What Cozy Mystery to Read

Whether spring means cleaning, gardening, or still reading inside, this quiz will translate your perfect spring day into your next cozy mystery read.

What Is Sunshine Noir? Plus 6 Sunshine Noir Books to Read

Get to know Nordic Noir's literary opposite: sunshine noir (plus five excellent sunshine noir books to read).

How to Choose Your Next Book to Read — In the Most Chaotic Way Possible

Ten chaotic ways to choose your next book.

Bookish Newsletters Are a Throwback to Book Blogging And I Am Here for It

Why the growth and popularity of bookish newsletters feels like a throwback to the early days of blogging.

How to Make a Junk Journal

Ever wanted to know how to make a junk journal? We've got a step-by-step guide to inspire your creativity and explore this trendy project.

25 Best Book Club Books for 2022 Reading

If you’re looking for the best book club books, 2022 releases have a ton to offer! Check out our picks for fiction and nonfiction, like How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu.

Turn to Page…: A History of Choose Your Own Adventure Books

8 Family Drama–Filled Books to Help You Avoid Socializing at Holidays

When your family feels like the most dramatic one on the planet, pick up a book like He Started It by Samantha Downing to prove yourself wrong.

Reading Short Stories is Helping Me Fall in Love With Reading Again

Inspired by another Rioter's bookish rituals, I'm trying my own. I wake up earlier than usual to enjoy a slow morning reading short stories.

9 Modern Novels Set in Appalachia

What you might think about Appalachia will be challenged with these modern novels set in the region.