Kaelani Ramirez, Arizona State University
A good story has no targeted age group, and punchy, coming-of-age narratives can appeal to anybody.
Angel Lin, University of California, Santa Barbara
Fan fiction is adding a few more dimensions to a character many felt was left underdeveloped.
Mirella Gonzales, Texas Tech University
It’s time to go on another angsty adventure with the prolific young adult author.
Karunya Bhramasandra, Stanford University
There’s still so much to say about these beloved books and the impact they have had on an entire generation of readers.
Brian Anderson Gil, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
His work ‘The Taste of Cigarettes’ demonstrates that writing is borne of personal toil — whatever form that may take.
Emerson Holmes, Lindenwood University
Poetry isn’t just written down. Some poets are evolving the genre by using their voices as their medium.
While the world has lauded the country for K-beauty, this webtoon shows the dark side of South Korean beauty standards.
Alyssa Alexander, SUNY Buffalo State
Despite its endorsement from Oprah, Jeanine Cummins’ book about the life of a Mexican woman is having a damaging impact on minorities.
The Chinese web novel finds its strong female lead getting an opportunity to start life over as a teenager, and avenging the betrayal that ended her life.
Kayla Placide, University at Buffalo
Both shows are based on beloved fantasy books, but are they comparable?
The storied and often dangerous life of the Latin American author helped create stories that spoke to isolation and dislocation.
We stan the biromantic, asexual woman of color protagonist in Claire Kann’s new novel.
Nina Dutta, Occidental College
Autumn De Wilde’s film may not be entirely true to the book, but it still captures the essence of the author’s work.
Michelle Young, Simon Fraser University
While its simple style has received praise for its accessibility, there are a few that can satisfy readers who want more.
It’s not only a whole new world of literature, but what’s better than something that’s free and accessible at any time during the day?
Why is the murdering main character of the Netflix show garnering so much sympathy?
Writing is — and should be — really hard and really frustrating. Otherwise, you’re not doing it right.
Diversity can be hard to find in the accepted literary canon, but literature is full of LGBTQ+ representation if you know where to look.
Katherine McLaughlin, The New School
Not every love story has a satisfying end.
Many of these books are criticized for their unrealistic portrayal of the world; however, that may be their greatest strength.
While reigniting interest in poetry, ‘Instagram poets’ like Rupi Kaur and Amanda Lovelace still face their share of criticism.
With digital media on the rise, it is no surprise that there are more options than ever out there for manga fans to get their fix anytime.
S. T. Perez, Texas A&M University, San Antonio
Although plenty of time has passed since they were first released, literary classics have much to offer.
Matthew Robison, University of South Florida
A seemingly ambitious project, the series falls prey to poor execution and hollow characterization.
Megan Thompson, Montclair State University
The original novel behind the Netflix series leaves fans intrigued and captivated by the modern-day Ted Bundy.
This small publishing duo is making waves with their thoughtful reissues of out of print novels.
Cynthia Vasquez, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
She’s the definition of a bad–s woman born before her time who championed intersectionality and womanism in her poetry, essays and other writings.
Dark humor, messy gore and surreal turns characterize her impressive run in the early ‘90s.
Carli Moses, Union University
This fresh adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s book exalts each March sister in her own right, exploring the girls’ unique struggles and experiences.
Gabriel Egbert, University of Louisville
Get ready to dive into star-trotting space operas and meet super-powered web slingers.
These creatives used their unique voices to capture the complexities and concerns of the past ten years.
Dylan Kazanova, University of Texas at San Antonio
Richard Powers’ Pulitzer Prize-winning book captures the imagination with larger-than-life personification and gives a new take on contemporary issues.
Cameron Rapata, Columbia College Chicago
Set 100 years ago, the novel portrays a 1919 full of political and social tension that should not be unfamiliar in the present day.
If you’re still hankering for more British monarchy drama, check out these titles.
Emma Lichtenstein, Brandeis University
Exciting storytelling has been replaced with long-winding exposition in the young adult author’s latest novel.
This Shakespeare adaptation strays from the source material, but in doing so creates quite the cautionary tale about the price of war.
Holly Black ties up the loose ends in her sweeping ‘Folk of the Air’ young adult fantasy series.
They have a charm that can’t be matched by the large corporate chains.
Ibram X. Kendi’s newest book mixes personal narrative and political analysis to examine how structural racism manifests itself today — oftentimes unconsciously.
The ‘Folk of the Air’ trilogy — a world of intrigue and fairies — will receive a fitting send-off by the acclaimed young adult author.
Meredith Day, Davidson College
Fans deserve more credit for their art, especially as fan works move into the mainstream.
The demand for change in the performing arts is leading to a new kind of sex talk.
If you find yourself stressed, running from one thing to the next, you might need a new strategy. This reading habit can help bring intentionality to chaotic routines.
Even amidst a future, supernatural dystopia, this manga still sees hope at the heart of humanity.
Can HBO finally make an adaptation that will make Alan Moore proud?
Stephen Chbosky is back at it with this classically structured horror novel, where a child once again convenes with the supernatural realm.
Eleanore Belanger, Arizona State University
Whether she’s writing as V.E. Schwab or Victoria Schwab, her wide range of books are always worth the read.
Charlotte Susser, University of Chicago
This show is both educational and entertaining, if you can believe it.
Christine Bushart, Georgia State University
Just because you can consume it doesn’t mean it was made for you.
Chris Meng, Pomona College
In sharing his HIV-positive status in his new memoir, the ‘Queer Eye’ star opens up an important dialogue.
Logan Floyd, Mercyhurst University
A recent trend in popular culture may indicate a growing fear of those with too much power.
Stina Chang, University of Southern California
For four years, she was referred to as ‘Emily Doe.’ It’s time to learn who she really is.
Will Artemis be the next ‘Harry Potter’ or the next ‘Percy Jackson’?
This movie looks at ambition, mental health, creativity, complacency and how they all connect.
One of America’s greatest authors led quite a remarkable life, for better or for worse.
Where will our dystopian heroine find herself this time?
It’s a gift that keeps on giving.
Aliza Pelto, Pratt Institute
Blessed be the fruit. From Atwood to Zumas, here four feminist fiction novels that will help you to start a revolution.
This generations-spanning anime and manga provides nearly endless hours of inspiring entertainment for those with the courage to take the dive.
Grant Morrison’s comic book miniseries tells the story of three cybernetic animals and their perilous journey in search of home.
Kaitlin Romriell, Southern New Hampshire University
These artists will make you laugh even on the worst days.
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.
The book reimagines ‘The Iliad’ from the perspective of the epic’s oft-ignored female characters.
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.
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.
Just admit it. Cheesy romances hit the spot.
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.
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