Jamie Lovley, University of Maine
Remember: avoid eating Instagram influencers’ favorite forest berries.
Haley Newlin, Southern New Hampshire University
Any of these is perfect for when you need a break from adulting.
Allison Kestler, Augustana College
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.
Gabbi Calabrese, Arkansas Tech University
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.
Alex Futo, Otterbein University
Brown’s return to the world of ‘Red Rising’ is still epic 10 years later.
Michelle Dreyer, Southern New Hampshire University
It’s about a lot more than the books.
Myah Clinton, University of Alabama at Birmingham
The novel approaches issues like immigration, mental health and questions of identity from an entirely unexplored perspective.
Kylie Harrington, University of Southern California
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.
Karena Landler, Georgetown University
*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.
Natalie Sonier, Wake Forest University
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.
Jen Tombs, University of Warwick
Do you really want to wear lingerie named after after a sex slave?
Sarah Penix, Ohio University
I would’ve handwritten this article if I could have.
Maya Ramani, University of Virginia
They believe in you, and you should too.
Kiersten Lynch, Seton Hall University
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.’
Candace Baker, University of Texas at Austin
Infowars might be a joke, but the audience it’s building isn’t funny at all.
Erika Skorstad, Champlain College
You CAN, however, rely on these books to entertain you.
There’s nothing more beautiful than a beautiful room filled with books.
Raina Sciocchetti, Unity College
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.’
Danielle Richardson, Florida State University
Characters you can relate to and romances that aren’t ridiculously cliché — sounds like a great beach day novel to me.
Natalie Hoover, Point Loma Nazarene University
Looking for adventure? Pick up Collins’ first series.
And after receiving 140,000 votes, Tomi Adeyemi’s ‘Children of Blood and Bone’ is first up on the list.
Abby Hall, Hollins University
Hot outside? Questioning the meaning of life? It’s Snyder time.
Writing so good it’ll hardly feel like reading.
Josue Romero, Southwest School of Art
The Mexican-American writer called it ‘una herida abierta’: an open wound.
In the modern era, an image is worth much more than a thousand words.
Lexi Anderson, Pratt Institute
Who doesn’t love reading about a man feeding a tumor to his turtle?
Shaina Lapuebla, Central Connecticut State University
The collection’s title, like its contents, reflect the coexistence of optimism and despondency.
Rachel Hall, Augustana College
Just because everyone talks about a book doesn’t mean it’s worth reading — unless your GPA depends on it.
Even better: Pick them up at your local LGBTQ+ bookstore.
Dana Shugrue, John Carroll University
Nothing says ‘phony’ like a one night stand.
Here are six recommendations to start with.
The company, which owns the rights to the series, is turning Harry Potter into He-Who-Shall-Not-be-Named-Without-Proper-Licensing.
Gas up your wanderlust with these FOMO-inspiring reads.
Whether it’s about Kevin Love or a building-climbing raccoon, every mental health conversation helps.
Fan-fiction is shaking.
Her writing has drawn a number of comparisons to Tolstoy.
Thomas Turner, University of Rhode Island
If you’re not bawling 6,000 words in, you’re inhuman.
Christian Cannon, Rice University
Look elsewhere for light reads.
Its mission statement: To curate a daily dose of happy sh*t. Plain and simple.
Casey LaValley, Ferris State University
Afterward, all that’s left to do is prepare for the fame of being a literary genius.
Plus there are dragons.
The actress recently came out as gay, a declaration that has much more significance than meets the eye.
“Whatever you are feeling right now, there is a mathematical certainty that someone is feeling that exact thing.”
Time to get your beachside romance on.
Don’t let your nightmares of high school English deter you: These essays will blow you away.
The acclaimed author and race-relations specialist will bring a political bent to the comic book staple.
Katie Sheets, University of Vermont
The app recently made it a lot easier to screenshot pictures with anonymity, which is kind of both good and bad?
The gut-wrenching twist at the end of the first film has, short-sightedly, discouraged any follow-ups.
Get your zen on.
‘The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins!’ is a dream come true for fans of the podcast.
Plus three collections to start with.
PSA: Female authors aren’t penning novels with the intent of having half the world’s population avoid their literature.
Jenna Cramer, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
By underscoring the quotidian details of trans women’s lives, Vergara hopes to discredit the sensationalism surrounding the community.
Just in time for summer, use these reads to help you navigate your next existential crisis with ease.
In his new book, ‘The Burning Maze,’ Riordan emphasizes representation and diversity without it taking over characters’ identities.
Whether you’re at the beach or snuggled up on the couch, brighten your summer with some of the hottest new memoirs.
Because representation matters, even in fictional teen romances.
Abraham Ramirez, University of California, Los Angeles
Sick of Superman? Indie comics offer gorier, more sexually active characters with storylines intended for a mature audience.
Audrey Bowers, Ball State University
It wouldn’t hurt you to read at least one book this summer.
Cason Ragland, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Sorry to break it to you, but you probably won’t get an A if you rely solely on SparkNotes.
Erin Marie Winans, James Madison University
Winter is coming, but no one knows when.
Sarah Lynch, Marist College
For busy-bodies on the go, the growing popularity of short story dispensers points to a new era of literature.
Onaje McDowelle, University of Texas at Austin
With the world at their fingertips unlike ever before, these students are redefining journalism and pushing the limits of digital storytelling forward.
Miranda Maples, University of Tennessee
If you’re a fan of ‘Gone Girl,’ you won’t want to miss HBO’s ‘Sharp Objects’ this summer.
The latest novel from Becky Albertalli is another masterpiece of representation, though with some important twists.
Isabelle Mencia, University of Florida
If you don’t want to read back decades of origin story, these comic series might be a good substitute.
Tabitha Prisinzano, Columbia College of Missouri
By fusing Lovecraftian horror with the story of one of the most notorious names in hip-hop, Joshua Chaplinsky took the genre in a refreshingly hilarious direction.
Get more out of your reading by trying graphic memoirs.
Sarah Hoenig, Texas A&M University
You probably read these classic literature novels in high school, but your adult experiences will give them a whole new meaning.
Taylor Miller, SUNY Cortland
In honor of National Poetry Month, here are five poets who deserve your recognition whether you usually read poetry or not.
Here are some worth-while reads if ‘Love, Simon’ has left you craving more LGBTQ representation.
Briana Perez, University of Texas at San Antonio
Learning to become a leader is an achievable task for anyone, and these five books provide valuable lessons to get you there.
Emily Craig, University of North Alabama
Writers learn from each other, so if you want to write young adult books, read the works of these YA authors for inspiration.
These authors will have your guts churning in delight!
Since Geoffrey Chaucer published ‘The Canterbury Tales,’ satirized students have been a common trend in humorous rhetoric.
Brittany Sims, Temple University
‘The Undercover Edge’ is a great tool that provides tips on how readers can apply investigative tactics to live a better life at work, school and home.
Carli Scalf, Ball State University
These female empowerment titles will remind you that the fight for gender equality has always had standard-bearers in the heroines of fiction.
Shashank Rao, University of Michigan
With #MeToo going on, try out these three brilliant works of art to better understand our current sexual, feminist moment.
Emilie Romero, University of Nevada
Sophia Amoruso’s ‘#GIRLBOSS’ is an inspiring book about the author’s difficult journey of creating a successful business empire.
Eni Asebiomo of Kean University deals with the struggles of navigating the college dating scene in her upcoming book ‘Chronicles of a Millennial Virgin’.
Catherine Gregoire, University of Texas at Austin
It’s always been your dream to drown in books, right?
Michaela Sickles, Suffolk University
With movies like ‘The Hunger Games’, ‘Divergent’ and ‘The Maze Runner’ doing so well in recent years, young adult novels have become a huge hit.
Valeria Garcia, University of Texas at Austin
They are timeless, exciting and work magic on hooking children to the habit of reading.
Bitter and alone? These five books might help ease the pain.
Vanessa Le, Chabot College
College can be a stressful time, but spiritual books may have the life-altering advice you’ve been searching for.
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