Jessica Pryde

Jessica Pryde is a member of that (some might call) rare breed that grew up in Washington, DC, but is happily enjoying the warmer weather of the desert Southwest. While she is still working on what she wants to be when she grows up, she’s enjoying dabbling in librarianship and writing all the things. She can be found drowning in her ever-growing TBR and exclaiming about romance in the Book Riot podcast (When in Romance), as well as on social media. Find her exclamations about books and pho on twitter (JessIsReading) and instagram (jess_is_reading).

15 Must-Read YA Novels About Black Boys

More than ever, we need to center Black boys in conversation and remind the living, breathing Black boys in our world that they matter.

From Cinderella to Kathleen Kelly: Retellings in the Romance Genre

Pride and Prejudice is constantly getting new romance novel retellings, but here are some new trends in this subgenre.

12 Ghost Romances to Tingle Your Spine

Sometimes the things that bumps in the night and the tingles up your spine are a good thing... enter ghost romance!

Using Nonfiction Comics for Learning

An exploration of the range of nonfiction comics and how to use those comics to expand your learning.

Public Libraries Are Still About Books

Libraries are true community centers, but they still offer a core service beyond access. That core service is books.

New Books About World War II

Now you’ve read the classics (or reread your favorites), check out these new World War II books, about the war or set during the time period, including The Half-Life of Ruby Fielding by Lydia Kang.

10 Romances About Magical Librarian Love

Sparks fly in these 10 romances about love between librarians and a magical being.

What the World Needs Now is Adventure Romance

We need more adventure romances, please!

Love and Marriage…Or At Least, Weddings

Weddings can be interesting additions to stories as settings or even conclusions. Here are a few of the best romance novels that have them, like The Wedding Crasher by Mia Sosa.

Read Harder: Library Edition

The Read Harder challenge, library style! These books will help you not just Read Harder, but discover more about libraries and librarians.