Karena Landler, Georgetown University
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.
Sarah Penix, Ohio University
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.
Maria Basileo, Central Connecticut State University
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.
Myah Clinton, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Jen Tombs, University of Warwick
Even better: Pick them up at your local LGBTQ+ bookstore.
Dana Shugrue, John Carroll University
Nothing says ‘phony’ like a one night stand.
Kylie Harrington, University of Southern California
Here are six recommendations to start with.
Carrie Christensen, Pensacola Christian College
The company, which owns the rights to the series, is turning Harry Potter into He-Who-Shall-Not-be-Named-Without-Proper-Licensing.
Raina Sciocchetti, Unity College
Gas up your wanderlust with these FOMO-inspiring reads.
Alexandra Fabugais-Inaba, Rutgers University
Whether it’s about Kevin Love or a building-climbing raccoon, every mental health conversation helps.
Christine Fang, University of California San Diego
Fan-fiction is shaking.
Allison Kestler, Augustana College
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.
Natalie Hoover, Point Loma Nazarene University
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?
Danielle Richardson, Florida State University
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.
Kiersten Lynch, Seton Hall University
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.
Grab your calendar and mark the dates for these upcoming YA book releases.
Karen Guan, Southern Methodist University
The feminist magazines and online communities to help you get through 2018.
Bethany Knickerbocker, Emerson College
You may want to start your 2018 reading list off with these novels before their adaptations hit the big screen.
We all know New Year’s resolutions are hard to keep, but these books will help you stay on track.
Kathleen Danielson, Carleton College
Why pay to watch TV shows when you have free YouTube web series?
Kelly Lambkin, SUNY Cortland
Whether it’s long or short-form writing, these seasoned authors have the tips and tricks you need to know to improve your writing.
Lizzy Spangler, University of North Texas
Amazon’s e-book reading program lets Kindle readers browse over a million titles for only $9.99/month, but is the service right for you?
Marissa Cortes, Stony Brook University
Because who doesn’t want to take a trip to a dystopian future where teenagers are forced to fight to the death? May the odds be ever in your favor.
Angela Herbst, Lakeland University
NaNoWriMo is a month of deadlines and challenges.
The nuances of mental health can be hard to nail in fiction, but these novels do it perfectly.
The world needs more poetry by unapologetically powerful women.
Brittany Sodic, University of North Texas
Racial tensions in America are at their highest, but reading stories of marginalized people is one step toward education and rehabilitation of a nation.
Gaige Davila, UTSA
These books won’t tell you how to be a reporter, but they’ll show you how good journalism can change, or expose social and political cultures.
Anne Buzzell, Hillsdale College
If you like quirky factoids about language, these books have plenty.
Kathryn Parker, Fordham University
If you’re a young feminist and you want to have the literary knowledge to back it up, these are the books for you.
Otis Roffman, Beloit College
Whether for their elegant universes or unforgettable characters, each of these books would be perfect as a television series or feature film.
Alison McCarthy, University of New Haven
If you’ve stayed up until sunrise with a book in your hands, you can probably relate.
Ngozi Ukazu’s web comic about sexuality, hockey and copious amounts of pie will find itself on bookstore shelves next year.
Devon Hodge, Western Washington University
A look at some of the most addicting, immersive and captivating standalone novels and series to dive into over summer break.
Dakota Buhler, George Fox University
As Aristotle would have explained, ‘Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.’
Alicia Drier, Roosevelt University
When books are marketed to large audiences, disturbing themes can find their way into the hands of unsuspecting readers.
Aliyah Thomas, Mount Saint Mary College
Because every book you read can’t be as good as “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
Bri Griffith, Carlow University
These authors present the world of racial injustice in a whole new light—a light that can’t be overlooked.
Ashley Wertz, University of Pittsburgh
With the Lemony Snicket film adaptation less-than-satisfying, viewers hope the newly-announced Netflix series will do it justice.
Joanne Paquin, Emerson College
Shipwrecked’s newest addition to the world of YouTube, Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party, combines humor, literature, and, of course, death.
If you really want to get your creative juices flowing, commit to NaNoWriMo for the month of November.
Riley Heruska, Austin College
Filled with everything from forbidden love to Greek mythology, each of these best sellers hits the spot.
Mattie Winowitch, Waynesburg University
E-books just don’t offer all the goodies that physical books do (especially that lovable, old book smell).
Here’s a list of literary masterpieces to help you celebrate autumn’s arrival.
Samantha Gross, Concordia University Irvine
And everybody else, for that matter.
Yasser Ali Nasser, Oxford College
Non-fiction might seem boring, but these are the kind of books that can change your life.
Shiloh McKinnon, Reed College
Making Captain America a Nazi not only tacitly encourages real world anti-Semitism, it spits in the face of the comic’s Jewish ancestry.
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