Melissa Baron

Melissa lives in Chicago, and works as a technical writer and freelance copywriter. She is a former English major and graduate of the Denver Publishing Institute, and has never met a semicolon she didn’t accidentally abuse in some fashion because she loves them a little too much. In her spare time, she explores Chicago, writes fiction, goes on literary-themed road trips, and hangs out with her cat, Denali. Twitter: @MelissaBaron4 Blog: https://melissabaron.net/

Best History Books for the Biggest Historical Eras

16 books spanning 6 historical eras covering 2.5 million years. Read these historical nonfiction books for the best slices of history.

8 Chosen Ones Who Refuse the Call

There are heroic chosen ones, and then there are chosen ones that refuse the call. These are their stories.

A Bookish Coastal U.S. Road Trip: Pacific Coast Highway

Seattle to San Diego. 1200 miles. We're taking a one route bookish road trip down the Pacific Coast Highway!

10 Books Like SEVERANCE To Make You Want To Avoid the Office Forever

If you loved this show's exploration of toxic corporate culture, here are 10 books like Severance to read while waiting for season two.

The Rivalry of Dear Abby and Ann Landers

The two biggest names in the advice column world were each other's biggest rivals. They were also twin sisters.

Major Book Statistics About Readers: Pandemic Edition

Here's how the pandemic has affected book statistics for sales, readership, and kids' reading fluency over the last two years.

8 Lovestruck Eros and Psyche Retellings

Modern Eros and Psyche retellings to fallen love with, from classic retellings to steamy romance, including Cupid and Psyche by M. Charlotte Craft.

The 10 Best U.S. Libraries to Get Married In

Looking for a memorable, picture perfect wedding that's also bookish? Here are the most gorgeous libraries across the U.S. to get married in.

A Bookish Cross-Country U.S. Road Trip: Southern Pacific

8 states. 2400 miles. San Diego to Savannah. Hop in the car, because we're going on a bookish road trip across the Southern Pacific highway!

Books That Begin at the End

Let’s begin at the end. Here are 10 books that use reverse chronology to tell their stories by starting at the end and going back in time, including The Hundred-Year House by Rebecca Makkai.