Top 5s, Top 10s, even Top 8's. Everyone loves lists! And we have a ton of 'em!

10 Translated Books to Read for International Translation Day

Column by Kleopatra Olympiou
This Sept. 30th, celebrate by reading a translated book, and experience a feeling of abundance, the joy of choice, of plenty, of access.

8 Killer True Crime Books for Fans of 'In Cold Blood'

Column by Jena Brown
To celebrate Capote's birthday, here are 8 true crime books that read with the same intimacy and heartbreaking detail as "In Cold Blood."

5 Lessons On How To Avoid Getting Fucked By A Publisher

Column by Paul Michael Anderson
Paul Michael Anderson shares what he learned advocating for his latest release.

5 Must-Read Frankenstein Retellings

Column by Jena Brown
In honor of Shelley's birthday, we highlight 5 reimaginings of her timeless classic.

10 Great First Lines Analyzed

Column by Kleopatra Olympiou August 5, 2022
A first line is a moment of orientation: the reader opening their eyes into the story.

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: 10 Dark Nautical Novels

Column by Leah Dearborn
Some darker materials for your beach reading pleasure.

7 Great Nonfiction Books Written by Women

Column by Kleopatra Olympiou
7 great works of nonfiction by women, for anyone in search of their great next read.

Here’s to Alcohol: A Ranking of Literary Cocktails

Column by Leah Dearborn July 8, 2022
Searching for a muse? Summer weather is the perfect excuse to test out a few literary cocktail recipes. Maybe they'll help you write, or maybe (probably) the alcohol and sun will put you to sleep.

12 YA Novels I Can't Wait For: July-Dec 2022

Column by Karis Rogerson June 24, 2022
Two awesome books per month for every month left in 2022.

From My Book Club: 12 Months of Books

Column by Kleopatra Olympiou June 10, 2022
Are you ever curious to know what other people’s private book clubs are reading? Here's what mine has read over the past year.

The Thrilling Impact of Gone Girl Ten Years Later

Column by Jena Brown June 7, 2022
7 Books that were crowned "The New Gone Girl." Do they live up to the comparison?

Five Poetry Collections to Read This Summer

Column by Stephanie M. Wytovich, MFA June 6, 2022
Contemporary poetry recommendations from the first half of 2022.

10 Horror Books Perfect for Summer

Column by Sadie Hartmann May 19, 2022
Horror fiction recommendations perfect for lounging poolside or when you're at some outdoor social event like a BBQ and want your nose in a book instead of having to force small talk.

8 Machiavellian Books to Make Niccolo Proud

Column by Jena Brown May 3, 2022
On the anniversary of his birth, we’ve gathered eight books that capture the essence of Machiavelli in nuanced, layered, and complex ways.

5 Short Speculative Stories with Unusual Formats

Column by Sara Tantlinger March 17, 2022
A list featuring 5 short speculative stories with unusual or experimental formatting.

When Authors Read Their Own Audiobooks

Column by Peter Derk March 10, 2022
Great books can be wrecked by bad narrators, and bad books can be lifted by great ones. Which authors pass the test, and what makes a great author/narrator?

10 Books to Celebrate Women's History this March

Column by Karis Rogerson
An incomplete list of books celebrating women and their place in history!

What Are Your Favorite Horror Authors Afraid Of?

Column by Gabino Iglesias
I asked some of my favorite horror writers if they had any childhood fears that shape their work. Their answers blew me away.

15 Underrated Love Poems

Column by Emmanuel Nataf February 14, 2022
Set aside your violets and tulips and summer days; let’s take a look at some romantic poems you may not have heard of before, but which deserve your attention just the same.

14 YA Romances To Help You Celebrate Valentine's Day

Column by Karis Rogerson February 11, 2022
YA enthusiast Karis Rogerson shares 14 romances to help celebrate Valentine's Day!

Top 10 Insane Things No Writer Has Done But Someone Should

Column by Jay Wilburn
Maybe these ideas are terrible, but so are most author ideas. Maybe these unique suggestions will change your career forever. Whether it is in a positive way or not, we'll have to wait and see.

15 Books I'm Looking Forward to in 2022

Column by Gabino Iglesias January 26, 2022
Here is a very incomplete list of books you should be excited about this year.

2022 Horror You Do Not Want to Miss

Column by Sadie Hartmann January 17, 2022
Not surprisingly, it's another banger year for horror. Here are some titles you don't want to miss!

Exciting YA Releases for the First Half of 2022

Column by Karis Rogerson January 13, 2022
YA obsessee Karis Rogerson shares 12 books coming out in the first half of 2022 that she can't wait to get her grabby hands on.

2022: Write A New Beginning for This Story

Column by Sadie Hartmann January 11, 2022
A new year is a blank slate. The story of 2022 has yet to be written. I asked readers and writers to tell me how they want to frame this fresh start.