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.

31 Debut Novels From 2018 That You Seriously Shouldn't Miss

This has been a fantastic year for books, particularly titles from up-and-coming new authors, so let's take a look back at 31 debut novels from 2018 that are worth reading in the new year. Even if you've stayed on top of the year's new releases,…
By Kristian Wilson

These 15 Books Will Add A Pop Of The "Color Of The Year" To Your Space

It's that time of year: Pantone's Color of the Year for 2019 is out, and we'll all be seeing it everywhere soon enough. While you wait on all those amazing, orange-pink items to flow into stores, I've got 15 books with "Living Coral" covers for you…
By Kristian Wilson

What To Read Before You Get Married, According To An Editor From 'The Knot'

December is here, which means it's ENGAGEMENT SEASON. If you or your partner has a shiny, new ring to show off, The Knot's senior news editor Esther Lee has shared information on wedding trends, modern-day wedding planning, and the best books for…
By Kristian Wilson

The "35 Over 35" Award Is Celebrating A Different Kind Of Author

Everyone knows about the 5 Under 35, but have you heard of the 35 Over 35? Since 2014, the annual 35 Over 35 list has drawn attention to nearly three dozen writers, all older than 35, who published their debut works in that year. The fifth annual 35…
By Kristian Wilson

Everything To Know About The Plagiarism Scandal Rocking The Poetry Community

Another literary prize, another scandal. Poet Rachel McKibbens, whose latest collection, blud, came out earlier this year, has accused Pushcart Prize-nominee Ailey O'Toole of plagiarizing multiple poems from her book, and she brought receipts. In…
By Kristian Wilson

15 Young Jewish Authors To Read This Hanukkah

It's difficult to find Hanukkah books that aren't meant for children, but book nerds can still find plenty of books by young, Jewish authors to read this holiday season. Although the 15 books on the list below aren't about Hanukkah per se, they will…
By Kristian Wilson

These Are The 7 Most Cringeworthy Sex Scenes From Books In 2018

My favorite part of book awards season has finally arrived. Literary Review has released the 26th Annual Bad Sex in Fiction Award shortlist, and this year's nominees are a real doozy. The 26th Annual Bad Sex in Fiction Awards shortlist consists of…
By Kristian Wilson

Michelle Obama's Book Just Earned This Seriously Impressive Title

A Friday press release from Penguin Random House revealed that Becoming by Michelle Obama is the best-selling book of 2018. The former First Lady's memoir sold more than 2,000,000 units in the U.S. and Canada in the 15 days since its Nov. 13…
By Kristian Wilson

12 Books That Will Help You Understand How You Sleep — And Why You Dream

If you're having trouble getting to sleep, staying asleep, or getting restful, restorative sleep, I have 12 books about sleep to help you get the rest you need. No matter whether your problem is insomnia or nightmares, the books on the list below…
By Kristian Wilson

What To Read After Watching 'My Brilliant Friend' On HBO

The first of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan novels made its screen debut this month when My Brilliant Friend hit the airwaves as an HBO miniseries. If you can't get enough of Elena and Lila, but you've devoured both the HBO episodes and Ferrante's…
By Kristian Wilson

You Can Get A Special Edition Harry Potter Boxed Set At A Major Discount Right Now

Cyber Monday is upon us, and Amazon has a great deal on Harry Potter books that you won't find elsewhere: The Special Edition Boxed Set of Harry Potter books is just $40 today on Amazon, marked down from $100. Whether you have a young Potterhead on…
By Kristian Wilson

24 Bookish Mugs To Gift To Your Friends Who Love To Read With A Cup Of Tea

Coffee and books; tea and books. No matter what your hot beverage of choice is, you know that it pairs perfectly with a good book. For the fellow book-lover on your list, I've got 24 bookish mugs you can make into the perfect holiday…
By Kristian Wilson

15 Writing Habits You Gotta Stop If You Want To Finish That Draft

This is gonna be your year, the year you win NaNoWriMo. There are plenty of hurdles to clear ahead — even with just one week left — including the 15 habits that will kill your NaNoWriMo manuscript dead, as detailed on the list below. Learn to…
By Kristian Wilson

Here's Exactly Which Book To Buy For Every Single Person In Your Life This Year

Every holiday season, I say I'm going to buy everyone a book, and every year, I wind up getting them something else. Don't be like me! I've got the one book you should buy for everyone on your holiday list below, and I can't wait for you to share…
By Kristian Wilson

A Library Exhibit Showcases "Restricted" Books That Have Been Kept Out Of Public For Years

One titillating, new library collection has the whole world watching. The University of Oxford's Bodleian Library exhibit, Story of Phi: Restricted Books, displays a collection of "obscene" literature that the University kept away from prying eyes…
By Kristian Wilson

Junot Díaz Restored To Pulitzer Prize Board After A Review Of Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Six months after he stepped down amid sexual assault and harassment accusations, This Is How You Lose Her author Junot Díaz has been reinstated in his role as Pulitzer Prize Board Chairman. Following an independent review of the evidence, Díaz will…
By Kristian Wilson

Amazon Black Friday Deals Include A Huge Discount On Kindles

If you're in the market for a new eReader this holiday season, you're in luck. On Thanksgiving, Amazon's early Black Friday deal includes Kindle Paperwhites and Kindle Paperwhite Essentials Bundles for $40 off the regular price. This deal for Amazon…
By Kristian Wilson

15 Journals To Buy For Friends (Or Yourself) This Holiday Season

Whether you are shopping for a literary friend, or you're just in the mood to snag a new piece of stationery for your desk, any of the 15 unique writing journals on the list below would make a great choice. I have a confession to make. I buy a lot…
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25 Harry Potter Gifts That Are Small Enough To Fit In Stockings

If there's a Potterhead on your holiday gift list, check out these 25 Harry Potter stocking stuffers, one of which is sure to be the perfect gift for that friend or loved one who's still obsessed with all things Potter. Harry Potter and the…
By Kristian Wilson

You Won't Believe How Many Copies Of Michelle Obama's Book Sold On Its First Day

It has only been available since Tuesday, but it's already setting the bar for future political titles. Michelle Obama's memoir, Becoming, sold more than 725,000 copies on its first day, so it's pretty clear which First Lady knows how to "be best."…
By Kristian Wilson