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.

8 Thriller & Horror Novels That Just Might Be Scarier In Audiobook Form

'Tis the season to get spooky, book nerds, and I've got eight great thriller audiobooks for every level of scary listening. No matter if you're a horror veteran or a total chicken, the books on this list, curated by Audiobooks.com, are sure to have…
By Kristian Wilson

13 Horror Novels From Other Countries That Are Really Freakin' Terrifying

You (and me and everyone else) should be reading more books in translation, and now's the perfect time to add some spooky horror novels from around the world to your TBR. You might never have heard of these authors before, but trust me, you're going…
By Kristian Wilson

14 Books By Female Nobel Laureates In Literature That Belong On Your Reading List

Since 1901, there have been 114 writers honored with the Nobel Prize in literature, but only 14 of those laureates have been women. To celebrate their legacy, and to highlight the blatant gender imbalance among the literary winners, here are 14…
By Kristian Wilson

Fans Of Paul Tremblay’s Horror Novels Will LOVE This Shirley Jackson Novel

If there's one contemporary horror writer poised to become the genre's next heavyweight, it's The Cabin at the End of the World author Paul Tremblay, whose breakout novel, A Head Full of Ghosts, bears a striking resemblance to a famous horror…
By Kristian Wilson

'The Haunting Of Hill House' Was Apparently Inspired By These 6 Spooky Real-Life Places

Netflix's series adaptation of Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House will premiere on the streaming service on Oct. 12, and horror fans can't wait to check it out. Before you watch, put on your paranormal investigator togs and take a look at…
By Kristian Wilson

Ms. Frizzle & 12 Other Beloved Books Characters Who Were DEFINITELY Witches

Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia don't have a monopoly on witchy characters, y'all. There are plenty of book characters who are definitely witches, but who only show it in their own, secret, special ways. I've picked out 13 witches hiding…
By Kristian Wilson

This Creepy Urban Legend Bears A Strong Resemblance To A Horror Short Story From 1971

It's almost Halloween, so let's take a closer look at the ways in which one very spooky folktale from the 18th-century American Midwest might have influenced the title story of an English writer's 1971 fiction collection. I interpret "Don't Look…
By Kristian Wilson

These 12 Bookstores Are Owned By Women — And You Need To Visit Them All

If you're looking for a great place to buy your next book, you should probably consider shopping at one of these 12 woman-owned bookstores, all featured in Bibliophile, a new book out from My Ideal Bookshelf creator Jane Mount. Bibliophile: An…
By Kristian Wilson

Natasha Is Back From The Dead In The New 'Black Widow' Comic Series

Good news, Avengers fans: A new comic book series starring Natasha Romanova, A.K.A. Black Widow, is on the way from Jen and Sylvia Soska, according to an announcement made at New York Comic Con on Sunday. Bustle has an exclusive interview with the…
By Kristian Wilson

The 'Twilight' Director Wanted The Movie To Be More Diverse, According To A New Interview

In a Monday interview with The Daily Beast, Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke alleged that author Stephenie Meyer opposed casting actors of color to play the Cullens, because the book described the main vampire family as having "pale glistening…
By Kristian Wilson

You're Not Seeing Double — These 10 Pairs Of Books All Have The Same Title

At some point or another, every book nerd has done it. You look up that new novel you've been hearing so much about, but you find...something different. You wonder: Can two books have the exact same title? Yes, Virginia, they can, and I've got 10…
By Kristian Wilson

The Man At The Center Of The Nobel Literature Scandal Is Going To Jail For Rape

By now, you've probably heard that there won't be a Nobel Prize in Literature for 2018, and perhaps even 2019, because sheer chaos has torn apart the Swedish Academy in the wake of sexual harassment, assault, and rape accusations. Now, a prison…
By Kristian Wilson

5 Books To Recharge Your Activism If You're Feeling Down About The News

The news is . . . not good, folks. If you've got activism burnout, honey, I feel you. That's why I've put together this short list of nine books that will renew your activism if the news cycle has you down. You can't scroll Facebook or Twitter…
By Kristian Wilson

The New Queer Rom-Com Co-Written By The Author Of 'Love, Simon' Is Becoming A Movie

Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera's upcoming novel, What If It's Us is becoming a movie, and it could be the next big gay rom-com. If the name Becky Albertalli sounds familiar, it should: She's the author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, the…
By Kristian Wilson

'The Guest Book' By Sarah Blake Is A Family Saga You're Going To Fly Through

I've got something fans of The Postmistress will love: Author Sarah Blake has a new book coming out in 2019, and Bustle is pleased to reveal its cover and an exclusive excerpt. The Guest Book will hit stores on May 7, 2019, but you can start reading…
By Kristian Wilson

The Nobel Prize In Literature Scandal Just Keeps Getting Worse & Worse

Terrible news, everyone. It turns out that the Nobel Prize in Literature might not return in 2019 after all. The Guardian reports that the "prize... will not be awarded in 2019 unless trust is restored in the scandal-plagued Swedish Academy." That's…
By Kristian Wilson

Harry Potter Fans Are NOT Happy About The 'Fantastic Beasts 2' Trailer & They Have A Point

The trailer for the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off film, Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald, generated controversy this week with a shocking reveal: Voldemort's pet snake, Nagini, was once a human woman. The decision to cast South Korean…
By Kristian Wilson

13 Horror Movies You Didn't Know Were Based On Truly Terrifying Books

The horror-movie season is finally upon us, which means everyone is looking for their next great scare. If you're looking for a literary frightfest, check out the following 13 horror movies, which I'll bet you didn't know were based on books. This…
By Kristian Wilson

New Harry Potter Chocolate Wands Are Hitting Stores Just In Time For Halloween

Potterheads will really be feeling the Halloween experience this year, because there are all-new Harry Potter candies coming out in October from the Jelly Belly Candy Company. Keep reading to find out what sweet treats you can get your hands on this…
By Kristian Wilson

16 Bookish Mugs To Sip Your Cider, Coffee, Or Tea From This Fall

I hold the strong opinion that everyone could always use one more coffee mug. If it has been a while since you last bought a cute new mug for your hot beverage of choice — whether it be peppermint, chamomile tea, or, um, wine — consider adding one…
By Kristian Wilson