Alina Edwards, Wellesley College
Although fiction set in college environments often means to critique academic institutions, these books can still be great comfort reads.
Jo Stephens, Georgetown University
If you’re feeling like a bored bookworm this summer, have no fear!
Maximilian Padilla-Rodriguez, Florida Atlantic University
The 19th-century sci-fi author Jules Verne somehow predicted many technological inventions that exist today.
Alexandra Cortez, Trinity University
It’s time for society to drop the idea that stories told with words and artwork are lesser than their more traditional counterparts.
Emma Watts, University of Arizona
In her debut romance novel, Kate Stayman-London uses a reality show to explore how the media portrays plus-size women.
The premise of Lucy Foley’s latest thriller novel is pretty similar to Agatha Christie’s most famous mystery book.
Sammi Looi, Baruch College
Despite China’s media censorship of same-sex relationships, the author’s books — including ‘Mo Dao Zu Shi,’ the basis of a widely watched series — remain wildly popular in the country.
Gabrielle Pascal, Hofstra University
If you find yourself short on room, here are some ways to organize your literature collection without shelling out more money for extra bookcases.
Juliana Fujii, Biola University
The novel explores the long process of a guarded teenager finding belonging in her last foster home after a lifetime of letdowns.
The novel’s heartbreaking exploration of divorce and loss allows its exquisite friendships and familial connections to take center stage.
Imani Benberry, Columbia University
‘Such a Fun Age’ and ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ illustrate that just avoiding overt racism isn’t enough to combat white supremacy on a systemic level.
Starr Shapiro, Columbia University
Susan Choi’s novel defies conventional wisdom about fiction and intentionally creates characters that are hard to relate to — making a unique, compelling read in the process.
Ailun Shi, UC Berkeley
All good things must come to an end. By constantly amending their works, authors like J.K. Rowling risk ruining their books — and stunting the growth of young fan fiction writers.
McKenna Uzelac, Columbia University
As June begins and protests over racial injustice continue, it’s important to make space for queer black literature.
Kayla Johnson, Bradley University
Using the small publishing platform, the ‘After’ author was able to make a name for herself — and at the same time, raise the possibility that others could do the same.
Karunya Bhramasandra, Stanford University
There’s so many approaches that you can take; the important thing is to do what feels right to you.
During stressful times like these, it’s reassuring to return to old, beloved stories instead of forging into the new and unknown.
Matthew Robison, University of South Florida
This small publishing duo is making waves with their thoughtful reissues of out of print novels.
If you’re still hankering for more British monarchy drama, check out these titles.
Layan Sasa, University of Texas at San Antonio
Leav’s famous creativity is readily apparent, though slightly different, in her fiction debut.
E.L. Meszaros, Brown University
Prepare yourself for love triangles.
Allison Kestler, Augustana College
Don’t let your nightmares of high school English deter you: These essays will blow you away.
Audrey Bowers, Butler University
Get more out of your reading by trying graphic memoirs.
Benny Diaz III, Southern New Hampshire University
If everything goes as planned, these thrilling sci-fi tales will be coming to a theater near you.
Natalie Washuta, Colgate University
If you’re looking for a list of superficial beach reads, you’ve come to the wrong article.
Rachael Seamands, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
In a few decades, high school students will be reading these novels right alongside ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and ‘The Scarlet Letter.’
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