Books

11 Powerful New Essay Collections For Your Fireside Reading This Fall

The end of summer is always a hard time of year for me because I can't stand to say goodbye to my favorite season and all of the wonderful things it brings with it, including beach reading. The only t...
By Sadie Trombetta

The Best YA Horror Books Ever, According To Goodreads Users

It's Horror Week on Goodreads, so while scaredy cat readers like me are cowering at every link, lovers of all the best and biggest scary, eerie, spooky reads are reveling in this decidedly horrific bu...
By Kerri Jarema

Lauren Graham Has A New Book Coming Out, And It's Going To Make The Perfect Gift

If you ever wished that Lorelai Gilmore could walk around with you and give you advice and make a joke whenever life gets just a little bit too hard, you're in luck: New York Times bestselling author ...
By Cristina Arreola

"Keeping Up With The Librarians" Is The Kardashians Spoof You Didn't Know You Needed

As some of you may know, Saturday marked 10 years since Keeping Up With the Kardashians premiered on E! Entertainment Television. Known and vilified as the show that introduced most of the world to th...
By Kristian Wilson

'To Kill A Mockingbird' Shouldn't Be Banned, But Students Do Deserve Better

By now, you've probably heard the news that Mississippi's Biloxi Public School District removed Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel from its curriculum, on the grounds that it "makes people unco...
By Kristian Wilson

These Harry Potter Pumpkins Are The Cutest DIY Halloween Accessories You'll See All Year

Break out your wands — erm, I mean, hot glue guns — because you're going to want to recreate these Harry Potter pumpkins as soon as you watch the video below. Trust me when I say these are the cutest ...
By Cristina Arreola

9 Richard Wilbur Quotes To Inspire Your Inner Poet To Get To Work

In case you missed it: Richard Wilbur, the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, translator and lyricist died at the age of 96. Wilbur is known as one of the most preeminent poets of the 20th century,...
By Kerri Jarema

Tom Felton's Reveals His Favorite Magical Creature, And It's Not What You'd Expect

In a new interview with Pottermore, Harry Potter stars Tom Felton (aka Draco Malfoy) and Warwick Davis (aka Professor Flitwick) were asked which magical pet they would most like to own, if they had th...
By Kristian Wilson

The Actual Hogwarts Express Saved A Stranded Family In Scotland — Yes, Really

Here's a little magic for your Monday morning: the steam train made famous as the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter films was used to rescue a family stranded in the Scottish Highlands last week. Y...
By Cristina Arreola

10 Books That Sound Pretentious, But Are Actually Really Good

The word "pretentious" conjures a certain image. Specifically, the image of that one guy from your junior year creative writing class, who had the word "funeral" tattooed on his forearm and wrote abou...
By Charlotte Ahlin

This Book Puts Readers Inside The Minds Of Serial Killers

If you've ever wondered what it might be like to talk to a serial killer, look no further than the new Netflix show Mindhunter. The series follows two FBI agents, Holden Ford (Jonathon Groff) and Bill...
By Jordan Lauf

9 Nonfiction Books About Rape Culture That Should Be On Every Single Person's Reading List

If the recent outpouring of sexual-assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein have you feeling angry, anxious, or depressed, you should know that you are not alone. Whether or not you are a survivor...
By Kristian Wilson

11 Powerful New Essay Collections For Your Fireside Reading This Fall

The end of summer is always a hard time of year for me because I can't stand to say goodbye to my favorite season and all of the wonderful things it brings with it, including beach reading. The only t...
By Sadie Trombetta

Why This Illustrator Is Giving Mexican Lotería A Feminist Update

If you were unlucky enough to be awake and moderately sentient during the last year, you are likely acutely, brutally aware of the prevalence of toxic masculinity. It's easy enough to place the blame ...
By Cristina Arreola

John Green Is Redefining What It Means To Live "Happily Ever After" In His YA Books

To read a John Green novel is to know that you're not going to get a story that is wrapped up in a perfectly tied bow. In fact, from his first release 12 years ago, Looking for Alaska, to his most rec...
By Kerri Jarema

This First Edition Harry Potter Just Sold For More Than Most People Make In A Year

Since the first book hit stores in 1997, J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series has made a fine habit of breaking sales records. A Harry Potter first edition just sold at auction for a record-setting pric...
By Kristian Wilson

Staying In Tonight? Here Are 13 Spooky Books About Witches, Curses, And Dark Magic

No one is sure what exactly started the superstition of Friday the 13th. A quick Google search will pull up everything from stories about Jesus's death to the 1907 publication of Thomas W. Lawson's po...
By Kerri Jarema

John Green's Brilliant Writing Advice Is The One Thing Aspiring Authors Need To Read Today

Want to finish the novel you've been working on, but keep getting discouraged and dragged down by insecurities about your talent or ideas? John Green's writing advice will help any aspiring novelist g...
By Kristian Wilson

These Harry Potter Freakshakes Taste Like Butterbeer & It's Magical AF

Just when you thought the oversized-milkshake trend was dying out, Harry Potter Freakshakes have finally arrived to shake up — pun definitely intended — the dessert landscape. Bristol's Beehive Coffee...
By Kristian Wilson

How Gratitude Lists Help Poet Yrsa Daley-Ward Keep Negative Feelings At Bay

Poets, typically, are known for being a lot of things. Brooding. Contemplative. Deep. Perhaps a little tortured. I love poets — I love their minds and their words, their bravery and their willingness ...
By E. Ce Miller

This Chilling True Crime Book May Have An Answer To The Unsolved Black Dahlia Murder

"I'm particularly interested in cases where it's not just a murder or a crime, but there's a whole kind of mythological significance — you know, the murder or the crime suddenly became much bigger in...
By Erin Mayer