Emily Martin

Emily has a PhD in English from the University of Southern Mississippi, MS, and she has an MFA in Creative Writing from GCSU in Milledgeville, GA, home of Flannery O’Connor. She spends her free time reading, watching horror movies and musicals, cuddling cats, Instagramming pictures of cats, and blogging/podcasting about books with the ladies over at #BookSquadGoals (www.booksquadgoals.com). She can be reached at emily.ecm@gmail.com.

Quiz: Which Sailor Moon Character Are You?

Are you a Sailor Moon, a Sailor Mercury, or more of a Tuxedo Mask? Find out with this Sailor Moon character quiz!

The 15 Best New Mystery Books of 2022

It’s time to get your sleuthing hats out and polish off your magnifying glasses with the best new mystery books in 2022, including The Verifiers.

12 Books to Help With Anxiety

Nonfiction books to help with anxiety can truly provide a lifeline if you’re dealing with anxiety and other issues. Find our recs here, including First, We Make the Beast Beautiful by Sarah Wilson.

Brother, Where Art Thou?: Mysteries About Missing Siblings

Mysteries and thrillers about missing siblings explore a deep fear many of us have: something threatening to take our family away from us.

What 2022 Book Adaptation Should You Get Excited About Watching?

There are so many adaptations in store for 2022 that it's hard to keep track of, but this quiz will show the one you'll like the most.

Morioka Shoten: The Japanese Bookstore That Only Sells One Book

If you had a bookstore that only sold one book, which book would you sell? Turns out this concept isn't hypothetical: enter Morioka Shoten.

Anne Rice, Beloved Author of the Vampire Chronicles, Dies at 80

A look at the career of Anne Rice, her relationship with fans and fandom, and the lasting contributions she made to vampire literature.

Retellings That Haven’t Happened But Should

I love a Pride and Prejudice retelling as much as the next person, but I have a whole wishlist of other stories I'd love to see reimagined.

Facts About the Horror Genre That Might Surprise You

From facts about the horror genre to interesting historical trends, if you love horror, this list is for you!

The 15 Top Authors, Based on Goodreads Stats

If you’ve been wondering what the Book World thinks of authors, here are 15 of the most popular, as well as some of their most popular books, including The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett.

Should Horror Protagonists Be Genre Savvy?

Genre-savvy protagonists in horror fiction wield their knowledge of tropes like a weapon. Is that a good or a bad thing?

8 Dramatic Novels About Reality TV

From horror to romance to YA contemporary, these novels all tackle the highs and lows of being on a reality TV show.

Authors As Tarot Cards

Here are my picks for the twenty-two authors who I think best embody the twenty-two major arcana. Somebody make this deck a reality, please!

The Most Haunted Bookstores and Libraries Around the World

It turns out ghosts like their books just as much as the living! Learn all about the most haunted bookstores and libraries in the US and abroad... if you dare.

9 Books About Coming of Age in the ’90s

This is when the major nostalgia kicks in. Here are nine books about coming of age in the '90s to help you revisit your youth.