Ashley Holstrom

Ashley Holstrom helps make books at Sourcebooks. She lives near Chicago with her cat named after Hemingway and her bookshelves organized by color. Newsletter: Crooked Reads. Twitter: @alholstrom.

Spice Up Your Life: 15 New Erotic Books

Buckle up for a list of the best new erotic books from the last three years, featuring all kinds of romance and kink.

Why (and How) You Should Keep a Commonplace Book

A commonplace book is a beautiful time capsule of quotes from your reading life. Here's why you should keep one, and how to start your own.

Balancing the Books: 11 Excellent Work–Life Balance Books

Tackle your new year's resolution with these work-life balance books to help you set boundaries and live your life.

Sylvia Plath’s Role in Modern Pop Culture

Enjoy these bits of Sylvia Plath in pop culture, from movies and songs to inspired books and strange TV references.

A Voice of a Generation: The Millennial Writer and Slacker Fiction

Is there such a thing as a "millennial writer?" And why is everyone so convinced that it must be Sally Rooney?

The Whole Damn Meal: Sexy Fruits on Book Covers

Dive into these books with sexy fruits on the covers with me. Find your next great read—or at least have a hankering for something healthy.

True Crime Comics That Aren’t About Serial Killers

For true crime comic fans that are tired of serial killers, here are comics about everything from prisons to cults, and even horse theft, including Becoming Unbecoming by Una.

Little Free Library Etiquette

Standard Little Free Library etiquette involves the standard “take a book, leave a book," but here are some further, more nuanced, rules.

Tips for Reading Horror When You’re a Scaredy Cat

Think you can't read horror? I thought so too. Here are some tips and tricks for reading horror for all my fellow scaredy cats.

Mid-Book Crisis: What to Do When You Lose Interest in the Middle of a Book

What happens when you’re more than halfway through a book and *still* haven’t caught feelings for it?

Riot Roundup: The Best Books We Read July–September 2021

Rioters share the great books they've read recently, from new releases and upcoming reads to backlist picks.

16 Books Featuring Books on the Cover

Book lovers love books about books. We know this. But do you know what else tickles our fancy? Books about books with books on the cover.

Books About Sustainability and Nature

Here are some books about sustainability that have helped me on my journey, and I hope they can help you on yours, too.

Reading Pathways: Mary Roach Books

Follow along this reading pathway for where to get started with the work of science writer Mary Roach.

Books You Never Knew Had Manga Adaptations

We’ve got something for everyone in this list of manga adaptations, from straight classics to horror reimaginings, including Cinderalla by Junko Mizuno.

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