Nikki VanRy

Nikki VanRy is a proud resident of Arizona, where she gets to indulge her love of tacos, desert storms, and tank tops. She also writes for the Tucson Festival of Books, loves anything sci-fi/fantasy/historical, drinks too much chai, and will spend all day in bed reading thankyouverymuch.

10 Bookish Goods To Celebrate Pantone’s 2020 Color Of The Year

These bookish accessories in hues close to Pantone's Color of the Year will inspire your own tranquility and peace in 2020. 

22 Of The Very Best First Lines Of Books

These are some of our favorites, the best first lines of books, with explanations why these sentences rank among the very best. 

12 Baby Gifts For Comic Geeks To Power Their First Holiday Season

From Batman to Baby Groot, these are the best baby gifts for comic geeks in 2019.

What Happened To Adult Coloring Books? Charting the Boom and Bust

What happened to adult coloring books? Why the trend and sudden decline? Are they still around? We look at the genre in 2015 and now.

Michael B. Jordan’s Production Company Acquires KINGDOM OF SOULS

Rena Barron's dark YA fantasy KINGDOM OF SOULS was acquired by Jordan's Outlier Society, promising viewers a world of witch doctors, voodoo, and more.

50 Must-Read Greek Mythology Books

If you're fascinated by Greek mythology books, or looking for Percy Jackson or Circe read-alikes, you'll find the best here for adults, teens, and kids.

Let’s Fund The Heck Out Of Phoenix’s First And Only Bilingual Bookstore

Palabras is the first and only bilingual Spanish/English bookstore in Phoenix, and they're asking for help to fund their growth efforts. Let's fund 'em!

15 Elastic Book Bands That Are Too Pretty To Hide Between Your Pages

Impossibly cute and pretty book bands and planner bands for your current reads. Find your favorites with pen holders, pouches, and more.

Cover Your Walls In Poetry Art With These 15 Gorgeous Prints From Etsy

These poetry art prints from Etsy are gorgeous pieces that bring words to life on your walls. From Angelou to Oliver, here's some of the best options. 

50 Of The Best Historical Fiction Books

Ready to travel through time and space? This list of the best historical fiction books gives you the broadest view of our world's shared past.

The 50 Most Common TBR Books, According To Goodreads Users

Yep, over a million people still haven't read this classic book. Check out the top TBR books from Goodreads users now.

12 Of The Best Word Game Apps That Word Nerds Will Love

Take part in the NYT crossword, build an army of dancing bears, or stomp your friends with your vocabulary skills with the best word game apps of 2018. 

30 Sweet And Sassy Cross Stitch Patterns For Book Lovers

The 15 Most Common DNFed Books, According To Goodreads Users

The most DNFed, did-not-finished, absolutely noped, books never finished according to GoodReads users.

Poetry RX Is The Self-Help Poetry Column You MUST Read

It's like Dear Sugar, but with poetry. Poetry prescriptions and advice from some of the best poets today, like Sarah Kay, Kaveh Akbar, and Claire Schwartz.