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Jeanette Solomon

Jeanette holds an MA in English literature and was voted Most Unique in high school, both of which she earned by reading a lot. Her writing also appears at Panels and The Toast, but most frequently on the backs of those receipts in the bottom of her bag. Follow her on Twitter @jeantt_solo.

Genre Kryptonite: Non-YA Books About Teenagers

I have more than a few kryptonites, but one of my more recent discoveries is books that are about teenagers, ...

Our Books, Our Shelves: On the Need to Book Purge

Last year, I made a new year’s resolution to get rid of a bag of stuff every week because my ...

On Pretending to Be a “Real” Reader

I’ve been guilty of faking so many things in my life as a reader- even at one point only pretending ...

Genre Kryptonite: Therapy Memoirs

I’ll be honest: I have benefited from therapy and would probably benefit from more. Long-term, low-grade depression is part of ...

Riot Round-Up: The Best Books We Read in December

We asked our contributors to share the best book they read this month. We’ve got fiction, nonfiction, YA, and much, ...

Dream Casting for TAMPA, THE FEVER, and Other Hypothetical Adaptations

While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of ...

Lolita, Estella, Lana, and Me

“This is probably way too personal,” is a thing I think quite frequently when writing for the internet. “You never ...

Sites We Like: Literary Starbucks

We all know that Book Riot is the best bookish site around, but once you’ve read all of our awesome ...

My Evolving, Totally Unhip Love for WUTHERING HEIGHTS: A Timeline

Every October, I consider rereading Wuthering Heights because I just love it so much. I pull it down and, since it ...

Dream Casting for TAMPA, THE FEVER, and Other Hypothetical Adaptations

I told everyone I knew that I thought Alexander Siddig would be perfect for the role of Doran Martell in ...

What I’m Watching During My Reading Slump

I went to the library today and brought home yet another book I’ll likely return unread, like The Ring and the ...

Books I Wish I Had When I Was Growing Up

Sometimes I think back to certain stages of my life and wish that I’d known about a certain book so ...

The Convoluted Calculus of Rating Books

“Your ratings confuse me,” said a friend when we discussed a certain Very Popular Novel with a Very Vocal Fandom. ...

A New Level of Reader’s Guilt

This always happens. I let writing projects pile up until I finally end up with reader’s block, which is kind ...

That’s Enough, HBO: GAME OF THRONES Season Four, Episode Three

Trigger and spoiler warnings for you to use as needed. Also, frank sexual and menstruation talk, if that sort of ...

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