Becca Blyn, Harvey Mudd College
Hardcore female characters, an amazingly well-built fantasy world and a beautiful writing style — need I say more?
Katie Farrell, Queens University of Charlotte
Beauty pageants have always been, and will always be, backdrops for soaring human drama.
Daisy Orozco, Cal State University, Northridge
The best books of the year, as voted by you. Did your favorites make the cut?
Michelle Dreyer, Southern New Hampshire University
Must love reading about dogs.
Who said a dead writer can’t publish new books?
Her latest novel, ‘Time Bomb,’ is the latest in a string of works that will have your heart beating out of your chest.
Allison Kestler, Augustana College
No matter how packed your schedule is, each of these books can find a place in it.
Lily Harrington, University of Georgia
She was the most powerful woman in the world for eight years, and she did a lot to earn it.
Gracie Riley, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Her poetry exposes the way the U.S. military warps language to conceal the atrocities it commits.
Sierra Zareck, Haverford College
Victoria Macias, University of California, San Diego
Sensitivity > machismo.
Lexi Anderson, Pratt Institute
The book of poetry is a masterclass in how to evoke emotion by zeroing-in on the quotidian.
Moiz Rizvi, University of Texas at Austin
Mohsin Hamid’s debut novel explores a unique side of one of America’s darkest times.
Sarah Mease, Columbia College Chicago
If you’re looking for a serious self-love trip, this is the book for you.
Danielle Richardson, Florida State University
In light of Ibi Zoboi’s new novel, here are the four best retellings — with a twist! — of ‘Pride and Prejudice.’
Kylie Harrington, University of Southern California
Can turning classic literature into Instagram Stories actually get more young people to read them?
You know what they say about all good things …
The past you, present you and future you will love Kaye’s imaginative poetry.
Sarah Brown, University of Florida
They can’t reject everything, right?
Are you more of a plotter or a pantser?
Sara Perkins, University of Indianapolis
There’s more to the flyover states than just corn.
These canonical texts are the basis of nearly every film curriculum.
Paige Brauser, Connecticut College
Small enough to fit in your pocket, big enough to change you.
The brothers, and their extended family, have created an empire built on good-natured humor.
Time to get your teenage angst on.
The work is an articulate call for representation that accurately reflects how critical women have been to the industry.
Her newest novel, ‘Vengeful,’ adds more dynamic characters to her already impressive list.
The two are currently on tour promoting Hank’s first novel, ‘An Absolutely Remarkable Thing,’ and their lovable dynamic is on full display.
Caitlyn Conville, Bergen Community College
The Russian visual artist’s breathtaking illustrations will leave your jaw hanging and mouth watering.
Will your favorite novel be the same as America’s?
Myah Clinton, University of Alabama at Birmingham
The novel follows 16-year-old Viv as she anonymously publishes activist zines to combat her peers’ misogyny.
Maya Ramani, University of Virginia
Is it still positive representation if the actress plays a snake?
Haley Newlin, Southern New Hampshire University
Young adult literature is doing far more than dominating the bestseller’s list. It’s taking a stand.
Rebecca Crosby, American University
The official trailer for ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ was released Tuesday, and people have a lot to say about it.
Josue Romero, Southwest School of Art
Can blockchain technology provide a sustainable, democratic platform to sustain honest journalism?
Only soup can save us now.
Davis’ book, ‘Are Prisons Obsolete?’ proposes a radical solution to the problem of prisons.
Erika Skorstad, Champlain College
From a society populated solely by women to a young ghost who delights in wearing a sheet, these stories will haunt you in every possible sense of the word.
Kiersten Lynch, Seton Hall University
Not all literature has to focus on doom and gloom, nor does it really have to make much sense.
Casey LaValley, Ferris State University
The time to stop listening to the haters is long overdue.
Disclaimer: This book requires your commitment, but it will give you all its love.
Raina Sciocchetti, Unity College
Writers, follow these guides and step into the light.
Candace Baker, University of Texas at Austin
Remember that reporter who covered the Watergate scandal? He’s back, and he’s got sources.
In the age of body positivity, Angelo Thomas’ debut novel exposes a vastly unexplored topic.
Gabbi Calabrese, Arkansas Tech University
Get out your jack-o-lanterns and fake blood because the spooky season has arrived.
Dana Shugrue, John Carroll University
The UK has a better understanding of women’s interests.
The beauty of the world will always outweigh the price of airline tickets.
What’s better than books? Books about books, of course!
Jen Tombs, University of Warwick
The English author is taking on the entertainment business.
Yes, they do exist.
Who needs to do schoolwork anyway?
Shaina Lapuebla, Central Connecticut State University
The British author has been penning novels as Robert Galbraith for years, and some have achieved a great deal of acclaim on their own.
Karena Landler, Georgetown University
Glynnis MacNicol’s memoir is a reminder that you don’t need a significant other to be happy.
The novel offers a fresh approach to portraying mental illness in literature.
Sarah Penix, Ohio University
In its first year, the editorial experiment has tapped into an audience hungry for its elegant, curated content: millennial women.
Just beware the man-eating hippos in (alternatively historical) Texas.
The social media poet has become a worldwide phenomenon.
Alex Futo, Otterbein University
The YA world really needs to hit the refresh button.
It’s never too late to make your English teacher proud.
These powerful immigration stories need to both told and read.
Natalie Sonier, Wake Forest University
The Claire Fuller novel is just begging for a Wes Anderson adaptation.
Natalie Hoover, Point Loma Nazarene University
The creative mastermind behind the series has done it again.
Both Blume and her fans are ready, so it’s really just a matter of time.
Can the YA author do his beloved ‘Uglies’ series justice after 13 years?
Read one and call us in the morning.
Jamie Lovley, University of Maine
Remember: avoid eating Instagram influencers’ favorite forest berries.
Any of these is perfect for when you need a break from adulting.
Via YouTube, a passionate community of bookworms has reinvented the art of storytelling.
Monica Petrucci, Emerson College
Levithan’s identity-less protagonist has a way of connecting with … everyone, surprisingly.
Can anything really compare to the heartbreaking masterpiece that is ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ though?
Maria Basileo, Central Connecticut State University
Imagine all the likes … err books you can get.
Brown’s return to the world of ‘Red Rising’ is still epic 10 years later.
It’s about a lot more than the books.
The novel approaches issues like immigration, mental health and questions of identity from an entirely unexplored perspective.
John Carreyrou’s account of the rise, lies and fall of Theranos is both gripping and thought-provoking.
Carrie Christensen, Pensacola Christian College
‘Pinocchio’ in particular is one seriously problematic story.
Alexis Rogers, Temple University
When dropping out and living in a tent downtown starts to look dangerously appealing, pull out one of these bad boys.
*Note* These are also great if you have read a graphic novel.
Bradley Howlett, Grand Valley State University
The non-profit hosts events across the world that give talented speakers a venue to share their hilarious, moving and sometimes horrifying stores.
Melissa Lee, State University of New York at Oswego
Spoiler alert: Musicians really like doing drugs.
Anastasia Cottone, St. Bonaventure University
The real crime would be not giving them a chance.
Step aside, Jay and Daisy.
Alexandra Fabugais-Inaba, Rutgers University
Turns out, you’re living the most impactful years of your life right now.
For best results, have feet in sand and waves in background.
Do you really want to wear lingerie named after after a sex slave?
I would’ve handwritten this article if I could have.
They believe in you, and you should too.
Surreal, hilarious and disconcertingly dark, the short story collection is a refreshing piece of original writing.
Christine Fang, University of California San Diego
Can someone please find me a laotong?
Everyone is a little bit hoping that Watson will suggest ‘Harry Potter.’
Infowars might be a joke, but the audience it’s building isn’t funny at all.
You CAN, however, rely on these books to entertain you.
There’s nothing more beautiful than a beautiful room filled with books.
Turn on, tune in and drop the misunderstood stigma that surrounds hallucinogenics.
Apparently, history doesn’t have to make your life miserable!
Not only will the story keep you up at night, it’ll make you do something more terrifying: consider the investigator as a person.
The film was so plagued with production issues that its mishaps led to their own documentary, ‘Lost in La Mancha.’
Characters you can relate to and romances that aren’t ridiculously cliché — sounds like a great beach day novel to me.
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