Dorielys Cruz, University of Texas at San Antonio
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.
Matilda Schulman, University of California, Berkeley
The ‘Broken Earth’ trilogy is pushing the boundaries of what science fiction can do.
Kelsey Rogers, Susquehanna University
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.
Layan Sasa, University of Texas at San Antonio
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?
Ben Garcia, Hope International University
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.
Maya Butler, Baylor University
Anne Lamott’s life experiences are your lessons on writing.
Hear me out on this one.
YouTubers can write books, too.
Cristina Hernandez, UC San Diego
Brevity is the heart of social media poetry.
Paige Brauser, Connecticut College
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.
Bekah Black, Spring Arbor University
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.
His pioneering novel, ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?,’ laid the foundation for modern sci-fi.
Jocelyn Campos, University of Texas at San Antonio
Shakespeare is good and all, but writers like Acevedo are making reading appealing to millions of underrepresented people.
Who says graphic novels are teen-exclusive?
Some of these poems feel like a warm hug from a friend.
Everyone has a story, even Brothers Grimm villains.
The recently discovered short story acts as a pseudo-sequel to ‘The Bell Jar.’
An ancient theme and a modern style meet in Amanda Lovelace’s newest collection.
Casey Breneman, University of Virginia
In it, author M. L. Rio challenges one of Shakespeare’s most famous dictums: ‘A man can die but once.’
Told through the stories of three unknown African Americans, the book explores the all-too-human desire for freedom.
The Grishaverse awaits.
Nearly half a million Puerto Ricans have emigrated in the last decade, and the stories offer a glimpse into their lives.
In her hands, fantasy reads like poetry.
What is it about King’s work that, despite several massive commercial flops, keeps directors coming back for more?
To stay ahead of the competition, the MCU needs to keep experimenting.
Finally, characters like Circe and Medusa get to tell their side of the story.
The poet’s passing marks the end of one of the world’s most transcendental, plainspoken wordsmiths.
Anushna Patel, University of California, Santa Barbara
I saw the best minds of my generation reciting poetry on a YouTube channel.
Sara Perkins, University of Indianapolis
The podcasting family is slated to write for the upcoming ‘War of the Realms’ spinoff.
The long-awaited novel from the New York Times’ best-selling author comes out Feb. 5.
Allison Kestler, Augustana College
Finally, an adaptation that Rick Riordan fans can be proud of.
Michelle Dreyer, Southern New Hampshire University
God bless you, public domain.
Gracie Riley, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Books, just like recycling bins and hybrid cars, are a vital part of the green revolution.
The Swiss philosopher didn’t actually write about social media, but he might as well have.
Sarah Brown, University of Florida
The pressure is real.
Her methods are (yet another) unattainable standard for millennials to meet.
The best bookshelves have to offer.
The film version of David Levithan’s book is a pared-down, emotionally stunted misfire.
Reading slumps happen, but these podcasts can help.
The characters might be juvenile, but the themes aren’t.
Lexi Anderson, Pratt Institute
The photo does so much more than normalize breast-feeding.
Sierra Zareck, Haverford College
Rife with magic, nuance and creativity, fantasy gets to completely reimagine what’s possible.
Three essay-writing tips from your friendly college writing tutor.
It’s going to be a banner year for graphic novels.
Nicole Andrasko, University of Pittsburgh
I’m convinced the writers use my life for source material.
Neil Postman’s 1985 work so presciently captured the dangers of the post-truth era that it still feels eerily modern.
Marianne Quijano, Texas A&M University
Donna Tartt’s cult novel shows how life-changing college can be, for better or for worse.
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?
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.
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.
Her poetry exposes the way the U.S. military warps language to conceal the atrocities it commits.
Victoria Macias, University of California, San Diego
Sensitivity > machismo.
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.
They can’t reject everything, right?
Are you more of a plotter or a pantser?
There’s more to the flyover states than just corn.
These canonical texts are the basis of nearly every film curriculum.
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?
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