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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 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.

I Read Slower Now and Maybe That’s a Good Thing

A reader on how the pandemic has forced him to reevaluate why he reads quickly and to read slower as he returns to reading for pleasure.

It’s My Mess: How I’ve Scrapbooked My Way Through Mental Illness

No matter what messes life decides to throw my way, my scrapbook is there. It’s my mess, and I’m proud of it.

A Little Dirty Laundry: The Forgotten Legacy of Grace Metalious and PEYTON PLACE

Take a trip to PEYTON PLACE and learn about the legacy and turbulent life of Grace Metalious, author of the controversial classic.

Good and Tired: A Zillennial’s Perspective on Anne Helen Petersen’s CAN’T EVEN

This Zillennial has some thoughts about Anne Helen Petersen's cultural study on Millennial burnout and taking accountability.

14 Books About Pop Culture to Distract You From 2020

If you're into music, film, and, of course, books, and need some distraction, check out these engaging books about pop culture.

How Mary Laura Philpott’s I MISS YOU WHEN I BLINK Helped Me Come to Terms With My Type A Personality

How one reader came to understand their challenges as a Type A personality through I MISS YOU WHEN I BLINK.

When Will I Stop Equating My Self-Worth With the Amount of Books I’ve Read?

One reader questions his compulsion to read as a prop for self-worth, and considers how reading slumps lead to existential angst.

12 Gay YA Books to Make You Feel Yourself (Or Make You Cry)

Laugh, cry, and find a story to relate to among these gay YA books about finding yourself, romance, and so much more, including titles like All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson.

I’ve Broken Up With My TBR Pile: A Love Letter to Books During a Global Crisis

But if this year has taught me anything, it’s that time isn’t real, and the hold you have over me isn’t real, either

Why the Library is Still the Only Place I Feel Safe, Even During a Pandemic

How one reader with OCD struggled with the loss of library access during the pandemic, but ultimately benefited from some time away.