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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

Gretchen Carlson Wants You To Share Your Sexual Abuse Stories, But She's Missing A Huge Point

Until recently, sexual harassment in the workplace has been swept under the rug. It was viewed as a commonplace experience — something that women were expected to grin and bear if they wanted to be su...
By Nina Matti

'Lincoln In The Bardo' Just Won The Man Booker Prize, So Add It To Your TBR As Soon As Possible

On Tuesday evening, Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders was announced as the winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize, a prestigious literary fiction award that comes with a check worth £50,000, or abo...
By Cristina Arreola

Turns Out There Are Book Versions Of Your Favorite Hallmark Holiday Movies

Hallmark has just dropped an early holiday present for all of you who love to spend the months of November and December tucked away on the couch with a fuzzy blanket and a warm cup of tea. Hallmark Pu...
By Cristina Arreola

Why It Took 'The Glass Eye' Author 10 Years To Write About Her Family Secret

Jeannie Vanasco spent over ten years writing her debut memoir, The Glass Eye, published by Tin House Books earlier this fall; but readers wouldn’t guess it. Not because the memoir isn’t skillfully wri...
By E. Ce Miller

"Read The Resistance" Is The Politically Charged Book Club You Need To Join RN

PEN America — a New York City-based literary organization dedicated to advancing literature, defending free expression, and fostering international literary fellowship — has just launched a new book c...
By E. Ce Miller

5 Supernatural Folklore Books To Read, According To 'Lore' Host Aaron Mahnke

Lore fans, you're in luck: Aaron Mahnke, the man behind the beloved podcast and Amazon TV show, has some recommendations for the five best books on supernatural folklore for people who want to make th...
By Kristian Wilson

15 Surprising Facts That Prove Mary Shelley Was The Queen Of Goth

She’s been called the queen of horror, the mother of science fiction, and is one of the most recognized gothic novelists in literature. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, best known for the 1818 novel Frank...
By E. Ce Miller

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