Alison Doherty

Alison lives in Brooklyn. She recently graduated from The New School with an MFA in writing for children, where her classmates regularly debated if she belonged in Ravenclaw or Slytherin. Raised on both coasts, in California and Maryland, Alison grew up wishing she could have Ella Enchanted as a bff and that Gilbert Blythe lived next door. Now, she is an Alice Munro fangirl, a big supporter of libraries and local bookstores, and loves having an e-reader so people don’t give her funny looks when she reads romance novels on the subway. When she gets sad or stressed she 100% never never ever watches the clip of Mr. Darcy diving into the lake on YouTube. She blogs about young adult books at Hardcovers and Heroines and is working on her first novel. Twitter: @alisoncdoherty

The 25 Best YA Books of All Time

The best YA books of all time from books from The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton to The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas with lots of others in between.

Quiz: Are You Calvin or Hobbes?

Take this Calvin and Hobbes Quiz to find out if you are more like the mischievous 6-year-old or the cynical stuffed tiger.

Quiz: Pick a Teen Movie, Get a YA Book Recommendation

Take this teen movies quiz to rank your favorites and receive a YA book recommendation for what to read next.

Reading Pathways: Jayne Ann Krentz

Three Jayne Ann Krentz novels for new readers to start with including romances she wrote under the names Amanda Quick and Jayne Castle.

How Gothic Romance Led to Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novels

Contemporary romance as we know it today developed out of the gothic romance tradition with many lingering similarities.

The Best Romance Books You’ve Never Heard Of

These underrated romance novels are ones most readers probably haven't heard of but will totally fall in love with.

Quiz: What American History Book Should You Read Next?

Answer ten questions in this American history book quiz and get a reading recommendation for a book about the history of the United States.

What to Read if You Loved THE SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY

These books like The Summer I Turned Pretty are full of beach vibes, first love, sunset smooches, and, of course, summer romance

Quiz: Are You Frog or Toad?

Take this Frog and Toad quiz to discover which character from the beloved Arnold Lobel children's books you are most like.

Reading Pathways: Marie Lu

A list of three novels by Marie Lu to begin with for new readers including Warcross, The Kingdom of Back, and Legend.

24 Best Romance Novels of All Time

Here are the 24 best romance novels of all time featuring stolen kisses, happily ever afters, and everything that happens in between, including Indigo by Beverly Jenkins.

Why Aren’t There More Fat Men in Romance Novels?

Fat men in romance novels are few and far between. Why are they even more rare than fat women in romance novels?

10 Fantastically Sweet Middle School Romance Books

Find the best middle school romance books ranging from fairy tale retellings to first love stories to tween crushes.

Quiz: What Fictional Character Are You?

What fictional character are you? Answer these fifteen questions to discover which literary character you are most like!

Reading Pathways: Taylor Jenkins Reid

A list of three Taylor Jenkins Reid novels to begin with for new readers including The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and more.