Jeffrey Davies

Jeffrey Davies is a professional introvert and writer with imposter syndrome whose work spans the worlds of pop culture, books, music, feminism, and mental health. In addition to Book Riot, his writing can be found at Collider, PopMatters, Spectrum Culture, and other places. Find him on his website and follow him on Twitter @teeveejeff and Instagram @jeffreyreads. He is also the co-host of a Gilmore Girls podcast, Coffee With a Shot of Cynicism.

8 Literary Adaptations You Can Stream Right Now

Seeing your favorite book come to life on screen can be a transformative experience, so here are a few adaptations you can stream right now.

Don’t Make It a Monster: Overcoming My Toxic Relationship with the Library

How the library because a toxic habit for one reader and the ways they found a way to make it a safe space again.

Will the Real Bird Lady Please Stand Up?: A Brief History of Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes

What is the true story of Mother Goose? Is she a bird? Is she an older lady? Unraveling the mythology around the storyteller.

The Age of Un-Innocence: Feminine Loneliness in BRIDGET JONES’S DIARY and SEX AND THE CITY

How does loneliness and the single life as portrayed in '90s classics Sex and the City and Bridget Jones's Diary resonate today?

Writing What You Need to Read: One Quote Shared by Countless Authors

"Write what you need to read" is a quote attributed to dozens of authors. But who really said it and who said it first?

12 Books for Gay Teens Who Have Just Come Out

A list of books for gay teens who have just come out, from books that helped me when I came out to reads for people of varying backgrounds.

Easily Flushable Knowledge: A Brief History of UNCLE JOHN’S BATHROOM READER

You've seen it in bathrooms, whether your own or elsewhere. But what's the story behind UNCLE JOHN'S BATHROOM READER?

On Unlearning to Read Compulsively

My journey back to reading books like I did as a kid: joyfully and freely, and not as a compulsive coping mechanism.

Ursula Nordstrom and the Queer Revolution of the 20th Century Children’s Book

Who was Ursula Nordstrom? Get to know the boundary-breaking editor of classic children's books who helped establish queer lit for kids.

Krazy Felines: A Brief History of Cat Comics in North America

From Krazy Kat to Felix the Cat, Garfield to Heathcliff, these comic cats are a purr-fect part of comic history.