Do Main Characters Need to be Likable?

Do characters need to be likable in order for us to like them? One reader examines the subjective nature of likability and wha it even means.

Why Book Blogs Still Matter In an Age of BookTok

While TikTok might be the leading bookish social media platform, there's still value for readers and creators in book blogs.

No, Books Should Not Have Content Ratings Like Movies

In recent years, certain groups have demanded a more robust rating system for books, but there are many reasons this would be inequitable.

Why We Need More Thanksgiving Romances

We've got piles of Christmas romance novels taller than evergreen trees, but where are the Thanksgiving romances?

Should Most Self-Help Books Be Pamphlets?

A lot of self-help books could certainly be pamphlets, but should they be? A self-help reader with a fondness for the genre weighs in.

Good Rep, Bad Rep, & Other Vague Phrases I Could Do Without

"Representation" isn't just a box we can tick off, and phrases like "good rep" and "bad rep" can so easily flatten and simplify.

Why Horror Books Just Aren’t That Scary

I read WAY more horror books than I watch movies. Unlike movies or even TV shows, I’ve never been really scared by a book.

An Argument For Watching The Movie First

Book lovers the world over might disagree with the idea, but here are a few solid reasons to watch the movie first.

Why You Should Read Horror All Year ‘Round

October has undoubtably become the month for reading horror for many, but are are reasons why you should consider reading it year round.

This New App Takes the Bookish Internet in One Place — And Wants to Help You Find Your Next Read

In July, an app called Tertulia was launched, promising streamlined book discovery. How does it stack up against existing bookish apps?