Dorielys Cruz, University of Texas at San Antonio
The graphic novel is as creative as it is captivating.
Claudia Ng, University of Texas at Austin
The book was revered for its accurate portrayal of mental illness. Will the film be too?
Logan Floyd, Mercyhurst University
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.
Sam Shepherd, McGill University
Because there’s more to growing up than ‘The Catcher in the Rye.’
Kathryn Milschewski, Carthage College
If you plan on teaching, you should plan on reading these first.
Layan Sasa, University of Texas at San Antonio
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.
Bekah Black, Spring Arbor University
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.
Matilda Schulman, University of California, Berkeley
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.
His pioneering novel, ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?,’ laid the foundation for modern sci-fi.
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.
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