Kristian Wilson
Kristian Wilson is a freelance writer and editor from the rural American South. She writes. She reads. She plays video games. She also sleeps sometimes. Talk to her about blankets, ampersands, and the Oxford comma.

15 Women Who Changed The World — And The Books About Them You Need To Read

Last week, BBC History Magazine released readers' definitive ranking of the 100 most influential women in history, with Nobel Prize-winning physicist Marie Curie topping the list at No. 1. Because the Top 15 most influential women in history led…
By Kristian Wilson

Justin Timberlake Wrote A Book & It's Coming Out SO Soon

Former NSYNC member and bringer back of sexy Justin Timberlake will release his first book this fall, publisher Harper Design revealed on Friday. Timberlake's memoir/photobook hybrid is titled Hindsight: & All the Things I Can't See in Front of Me,…
By Kristian Wilson

These Easter Eggs In 'Crazy Rich Asians' Will Bring Fans Of The Book So Much Joy

The upcoming film adaptation of Kevin Kwan's 2013 novel has everyone talking, but there's a tiny detail in Crazy Rich Asians that will bring joy to fans of the book — literally. On Thursday, director John Chu appeared on Crooked Media's Keep It!…
By Kristian Wilson

There Are Tons Of Free Books In The Public Domain & This Service Makes It Easier To Read Them

If you often find yourself torn between downloading free, public domain ebooks, or paying a few dollars for a more polished, digital copy, I come bearing great news today. Standard Ebooks is a website that makes public domain ebooks into works of…
By Kristian Wilson

15 Books To Read When Your Anxiety Is Through The Roof

Anxiety sucks, but you don't have to deal with it empty-handed and alone. I've got 15 books to help you cope with anxiety the next time it strikes, so you won't be left without resources when you need to tune out of the news and into something a bit…
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15 Summery Poems To Read On Vacation

If you want to squeeze some time for contemplation into your R&R, I've got 15 poems you should read on your summer vacation to appreciate travel and the exquisite joy of coming home again. So be sure to pack a few poetry chapbooks in your carry-on,…
By Kristian Wilson

Judy Blume Wants To Know Which Of Her Books You Want To See As A Movie

A Thursday tweet from one of the country's most beloved children's authors has her fans wondering which of her books will get the Hollywood treatment. Superfudge author Judy Blume asked her Twitter followers "which of my books" they "would... want…
By Kristian Wilson

Read John Green's Tribute To Esther Earl, Who Inspired 'The Fault In Our Stars'

Grab your tissues, YA fans. On Friday morning, John Green tweeted a tribute to Esther Earl, the girl who inspired The Fault in Our Stars, and it's an absolutely stunning way to remember the young woman. Diagnosed with an advanced form of thyroid…
By Kristian Wilson

John Green's Books Are Being Re-Released As Tiny "Flipbacks" & They're SO Cute

If your book bag is getting a bit too heavy these days, I've got good news for you. Your favorite YA books are now available in a miniature format, thanks to a new publishing endeavor from Penguin Young Readers. Penguin Minis are palm-sized,…
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Reese Witherspoon's New Book Club Pick Is A "Stay Up All Night To Read" Book

I hope you're ready to transition from beach reads to creepy suspense novels, because Reese Witherspoon's new book club pick is a dark, feminist thriller, and you're not going to want to miss it. Maria Hummel's Still Lives revolves around the…
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People Are Buying More Books About Anxiety & It's Definitely Not Surprising

Barnes & Noble's latest sales analysis shows that "anxiety" books are on the rise in the U.S., and it's really no surprise. Between headline stress and Trump anxiety, the country is more stressed out than ever, with 59 percent of Americans admitting…
By Kristian Wilson

A "New" Ernest Hemingway Story Is Now Available For You To Read

Another rare story from a beloved writer is set to appear in Strand Magazine this year. "A Room on the Garden Side" is a previously unpublished Ernest Hemingway story that will be released for the first time in the June - October summer issue of the…
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A Study Researched Which Types Of Readers Make The Best Partners & The Results Are Surprising

If you like speculative fiction, you're going to love this piece of news. Sci-fi and fantasy readers make better lovers, according to a new study published by researchers at the University of Oklahoma. Published in the journal Psychology of…
By Kristian Wilson

A Rare Ada Lovelace Manuscript Just Sold For Over $100k — Here's Why It's A Big Deal

Ada Lovelace was the world's first computer programmer, writing algorithms for Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine: a 19th century calculator that was far ahead of its time. A rare, first-edition copy of an Ada Lovelace book containing her…
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It Turns Out You CAN Find Super Valuable Books In Dumpsters Sometimes

Thanks to shows like Storage Wars and Antiques Roadshow, I've long fantasized about finding something incredibly valuable in a junk pile or thrift store or used bookshop. Turns out, it's not such a far-fetched dream. Nearly four years ago, a man in…
By Kristian Wilson

This Tweet About "Signs The Book You're Reading Was Written By A Man" Is Hilarious & Disturbing

Another day, another man writing a crappy female character description. On Saturday, urban fantasy author Melissa F. Olson exposed (but did not identity) a male author who clearly doesn't understand how women's pockets work, after reading a passage…
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Reading Can Help You Feel Less Lonely, According To A New Study

As if you needed another reason to buy more books, a 2011 study found that reading fiction can alleviate loneliness, so schedule a visit to your local library A.S.A.P., because no one deserves to be lonely. Two researchers at the University of…
By Kristian Wilson

'The Golden Compass' Is Becoming A TV Show — And The Cast Is Pretty Amazing

Good news, everyone! Casting information for the BBC adaptation of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials series has just been released, and Lin-Manuel Miranda just got cast in the TV adaptation . The Hamilton creator and all-around great dude will…
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These 15 Poems Are Just What You Need To Read During A Dating Slump

Dating is hard, y'all. The effort required to meet new people and try to form relationships out of the aether, the despair when you realize you've swiped left on every available person in your area, the distinct displeasure of receiving an…
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Netflix's 'She-Ra' Reboot Celebrates Strong Women — So Do These 7 Books

I've had the She-Ra: Princess of Power theme song stuck in my head ever since I heard that Netflix is reviving the 1985 cartoon with Nimona author/illustrator Noelle Stevenson at the head. The list below has seven books for you to read if you just…
By Kristian Wilson