Nikki DeMarco

Nikki DeMarco is a high school librarian in Richmond, Virginia, and works hard to keep her students' joy of reading intact. She rescued the cutest, grumpiest Yorkie and took up an expensive house plant hobby. She has her MFA in creative writing with a concentration in non-fiction. And is constantly working on her romance novel. You can find her on all social media @iamnikkidemarco

I Went to My First Library Conference and Didn’t Take Away What I Thought I Would

My first library conference didn't go as planned, but I walked away with wealth of invaluable knowledge from the larger librarian community.

Deliciously Twisty & Romantic Duologies

Avoid the middle book slump by picking up these fast-paced and swoony duologies that are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Renaming “Reluctant Readers”

Is it time to reconsider the label "reluctant reader?" And if so, what would a better label for these readers be?

Don’t Flip That Cover: Why I Don’t Read the Book Description

That description on the back cover or dust jacket is wasted on me. I'd rather jump into a story headfirst, with no spoilers or expectations.

Romances by Latine Authors

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and a love of Romancelandia with this fab list of romances by Latin authors.

How Poetry is Grounding Me When I Feel Hopeless

When I'm feeling adrift and tetherless and the world is just too much, I need a syringe to the heart, Pulp Fiction style. I need poetry. 

Celebrating Banned Books Week 2022

Let's celebrate Banned Books Week! From September 18-24, there are tons of ways to get in on the education and fun.

The State of the Beach Read

While the term "beach read" wasn't coined until the 1990s, summer reading has been a staple for more than a century.

Back to School Inspiration for Librarians

With back to school season officially upon us, a librarian shares some easy ways to kickstart your school year.

Books to Read If You Liked It Ends With Us

Loved Colleen Hoover's novel? Find even more reads to love with these books like It Ends With Us, with similar themes, like I'm So Not Over You by Kosoko Jackson.