Elisa Shoenberger

Elisa Shoenberger (she/her) is a writer in Chicago. She has been published in the Slate, Boston Globe, Huffington Post, and many others. She also has written about books for Murder & Mayhem, Earth Island Journal, Broad Street Review, Chicago Reader, and others. She is also the co-founder and co-editor of The Antelope, a journal of oral history and mayhem. She tweets at @vogontroubadour and her work can be found here.

8 of the Best Non-Movie Adaptations of Agatha Christie’s Works

From video games to an anime series and card games, here are some of the best Agatha Christie adaptations that aren't movies or plays.

8 Fiction Books That Are Critical of the Art World

A look at fiction that criticizes and critiques the art world, including So Much Blue.

8 Books like Mountain Climbing Documentary 14 PEAKS

For fans of Netflix’s 14 Peaks, here is a list of eight books that explore mountain climbing with a focus on Mount Everest, like In the Shadow of the Mountain by Silvia Vasquez-Lavado.

10 of the Best Satire Books About Race, Gender, and Society

Here is a list of classic and new satires that look at society, gender dynamics and race from The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne to Bitch Planet by Kelly Sue DeConnick.

8 Picture Books About Dog Sledding

In celebration of the 50th Iditarod, here are 8 picture books about dog sledding. Many are written by mushers; others talk about the history, like Kamik Joins the Pack by Darryl Baker, illustrated by Qin Leng.

The Strange History of the Oddest Title of the Year

A brief look at the Bookseller/Diagram Prize of the Oddest Title of the Year with interviews with winners of 2021 and 2020.

Who is La Borinqueña?

A look at the history and creation of Afro-Puerto Rican superhero comic named La Boriqueña who gets her powers from Puerto Rico itself.

8 of the Most Unique Little Free Libraries

Free Little Libraries are delightful to find but some creators take them to a new level. Here are eight unique free little libraries.


For fans of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, here is a list of eight books in the spirit of Douglas Adams' irreverent and absurd series.

Books as Tall as a Human: A Brief Look at Gigantic Books

How big can books get? A brief discussion about the largest books printed including John James Audubon and more.