Eleanore Belanger, Arizona State University
Because we all need to realize that having it is perfectly normal.
Sam Shepherd, McGill University
Aaron Sorkin’s adaption of the beloved Harper Lee novel tinkers with conventions of a classic American story.
Charlotte Susser, University of Chicago
The book reimagines ‘The Iliad’ from the perspective of the epic’s oft-ignored female characters.
Carli Moses, Union University
Where do you start with the author who offered so much insight into the black experience?
Lauren Prestia, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Her spoken word is just as genius as her writing.
Noah Carey, University of Pennsylvania
‘The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists’ can teach plenty of lessons — some more valuable than others.
Morgan Thomas, Baylor University
Simple efforts can make a big difference.
Gretchen McCulloch shows readers that there’s more to internet language than you think.
Rickea Bell, Saint Peter’s University
And they’re all women.
Marie Christensen, George Fox University
The latest Timothy Zahn novel caps off a trilogy about the beloved ‘Star Wars’ villain.
Claudia Ng, University of Texas at Austin
The Kingdom of Ravka is leaping from page to screen.
Logan Floyd, Mercyhurst University
Grant Morrison’s famous run on the World’s Strangest Heroes offers fans of the show even more madness.
Sarah Mease, Columbia College Chicago
Omar Lazri is taking art to new dimensions.
Madison Feser, Seton Hall University
Other worlds are waiting for you in the literary canon.
Nora Ephron was a master writer of rom-coms for the neurotic.
Appeal to more personality types and broader audiences.
Author Al Ewing has given a new, horror-infused spin on an old monster.
Hannah Jumer, Converse College
This beautifully dark, lyric verse novel tells the story of Joan of Arc — a young country girl turned great leader who burned for the girls who fear the fire inside themselves.
You’ll never look at these stories the same.
Caleb Dukes, Rice University
Because we all want to at least look like we’re intelligent.
Zailin Peña, Southern Adventist University
We keep hearing calls for equality and inclusion. Brown tells us why we need to be louder.
Kala Horvat, University of Georgia
Spoiler alert: They nailed it.
This channel is a treasure trove of knowledge on literary fiction, fantasy, writing and much, much more.
If National Novel Writing Month proved too tough before, maybe it’s time to try this virtual writer’s retreat.
The young adult novel by C.J. Lyons is an enticing murder mystery about defining yourself outside of your family.
Rocco Romano, University of Iowa
Myrland read one of the Greek philosopher’s most popular works so that you don’t have to.
Depends on who’s asking.
Elana K. Arnold’s latest young adult novel subverts the typical damsel-in-distress storyline to say something bigger.
Kristin Auld, St John’s University
Stay sexy and read this book.
Stina Chang, University of Southern California
Just admit it. Cheesy romances hit the spot.
Cameron Rapata, Columbia College Chicago
Find a comfortable spot, because you won’t be able to put these books down.
What’s better than ruling in hell or serving in heaven? This chemistry.
The patriarchy is trembling.
Veronica Kuffel, University of Wisconsin-Madison
‘Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass’ promises a chapbook composed of her signature lyricism. Is that a good thing?
Kathryn Milschewski, Carthage College
Reading has never been easier.
HBO’s remake of the Philip Pullman trilogy will embrace the controversy at the series’s heart, rather than sidestep it.
Matilda Schulman, University of California, Berkeley
The fantasy writer’s intricate world-building, filled with faeries and lore, has been enchanting readers for almost two decades.
Dust off your House robes, Potterheads: There are four new Harry Potter eBooks slated for release this summer.
Everything you need to know before diving both pieces of work.
Adulting 101 for your summer reading list.
Remember reading for fun?
Bekah Black, Spring Arbor University
They’re not as scary as your English classes make them sound.
Layan Sasa, University of Texas at San Antonio
Leav’s famous creativity is readily apparent, though slightly different, in her fiction debut.
Dorielys Cruz, University of Texas at San Antonio
The graphic novel is as creative as it is captivating.
The book was revered for its accurate portrayal of mental illness. Will the film be too?
Olaf Stapledon’s sci-fi tale of a roving spaceman’s chronicle captures the heart of humanity’s existential fear.
Clarence Dodge, Sarah Lawrence College
The show might be finished, but its fans aren’t.
Because there’s more to growing up than ‘The Catcher in the Rye.’
If you plan on teaching, you should plan on reading these first.
Back with another bestseller, Manson sheds light on the sheer atrocities of … well, being a human.
Which, as it turns out, faces most of the same boring problems as hetero love.
Paige Brauser, Connecticut College
Feel free to update your TBR list accordingly.
Ben Garcia, Hope International University
The Boy Who Lived has something to say on those that don’t.
Some of your favorite novels are finally coming to the silver screen.
Jocelyn Campos, University of Texas at San Antonio
Like her previous YA novel, ‘The Poet X,’ Acevedo’s new novel is all about Latinx literary representation.
Keely Cohen-Breen, SUNY Plattsburgh College
Tehlor Kay Mejia’s new novel flares with action and LGBTQ+ representation.
As a Vietnamese immigrant and member of the LGBTQ+ community, Vuong is a unique, empathy-inspiring voice in the poetry world.
Your favorite 2004 film with a Shakespearean twist.
‘Everything is F*cked’ drops next week, which gives you just enough time.
The horror industry is ripe for fairy tales that don’t have happy endings.
Broke, bored and can’t travel? Check out the summer romance section at your local library.
Britni Hones, Lindenwood University, Belleville
Grosso’s life lessons will definitely be useful to you, whether you’ve struggled with addiction or not.
The show is able to incorporate fantastic creatures and magic without sacrificing its sense of realism.
Cristina Hernandez, UC San Diego
Her work was largely dismissed during her life, but scholars are finding it prescient today.
Kelsey Rogers, Susquehanna University
Nobody deserves to watch this.
She’s back and better than ever.
Yes, there are YouTube channels made specifically for book fiends.
Camilla Forte, Columbia College Chicago
What proponents have hailed as the genre’s savior is likely doing more harm than good.
Maya Butler, Baylor University
It might be her story, but it resonates with millions.
The new collection might be her strongest, but most jaded work yet.
Michaela Shea-Gander, Denison University
Her essay, ‘I Am Not Always Very Attached to Being Alive,’ has opened up a much-needed dialogue.
The poet poses a central question: What happens when everyone averts their eyes?
Sarah Diggins, Ithaca College
Influencers for novels? Why not?
Scott Williamson, Florida Atlantic University
They screwed up Stannis, Lady Stoneheart and Tyrion, to start with.
The ‘Broken Earth’ trilogy is pushing the boundaries of what science fiction can do.
Exams make school scary, but murder makes it frightening.
Unlike its title suggests, this poetry collection lacks a voice.
Meagan Bess, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
The Malawian author’s warm, invigorating work will nudge you into self-acceptance.
E.L. Meszaros, Brown University
The combination is rare, but it makes a lot of sense.
Deepak Chopra’s seminal work is, and always will be, a masterpiece of humanist philosophy.
Who wouldn’t read poetry about a legendary female warrior?
Sometimes, quantity over quality isn’t such a bad thing.
Move over, Rupi Kaur, there’s a new queen of Instagram poetry.
Hannah Cullen, St. Cloud State University
The two projects, which are completely interrelated, break down the barriers between text, image, emotion and sound.
Brandon Sasserson, University of New Hampshire
Scott T. Hutchinson’s collection examines the intersection of boyhood, love, life and nature.
Anne Lamott’s life experiences are your lessons on writing.
Hear me out on this one.
YouTubers can write books, too.
Brevity is the heart of social media poetry.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the drama.
Prepare yourself for love triangles.
Michael Wu, Case Western Reserve University
Her new short-story collection, ‘You’ll Never Believe How These Kids Get Murdered and Other Clickbait Tales,’ is obviously macabre, but subtly stunning.
Self-help yourself to some personal improvement this semester.
Bakery, young love and a tenuous music career? Sounds like a recipe for intrigue.
The production is a new spin on the age-old Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, crossed with the tale of Hades and Persephone.
Gabrielle Sheehan, Montclair State University
Pick up one of these books for a good blast from the past.
The latest installment in Peter Clines’ ‘Threshold’ series takes the story in a new, somewhat undesirable direction.
The young novelist begins with unsettling premises and then pushes them till they strain.
The re-designed collection is a masterclass in depicting the nuance of a culture.
They took Slenderman to the next level.
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