Simone Jung

Simone is a bookstagrammer with a penchant for writing. When she's not working at her day job, she spending her nights following the rabbit hole of good reads. She's an advocate for diverse reads, but she also loves a good thriller, a romantic meet cute, a coming-of-age story, a historical drama, and the everyday mishaps of life. You can find her blogging at

5 of the Best Ways to Pick Your Next Book

Should it be the award winner, the backlist book, the buzzy new release? If you're in a pickle about how to pick your next book, consider these methods.

5 Books to Feed Your Video Game Nerdom

The book that inspired PUBG, and more nerdy video game books you might want to check out if your offline life is looking for some online books.

6 Essential Books for Keanu Reeves

Books for American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and for Keanu Reeves, who identies as Chinese Candian according to a recent interview!

I’m Not a Fan of Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novels

A reader considers why the Pulitzer and other major literary awards are a turn-off, and how biases against these awards affect their reading experiences.

Advice for New Audiobook Readers

Audiobooks are great tools for getting more reading in, but if you need some encouragement to get started, try this advice for new audiobook readers.

What to Do About Reader Burnout

Suffering from a reading slump? Try these helpful tips for handling reader burnout and give yourself a break from the doldrums.

When It’s Time To DNF a Book and What To Do Next

A reader talks about some reasons behind choosing not to finish a book and how to assess why a book doesn't work for you.

10 Diverse Books That Made My 2018 Complete

A reader who set out to add more diversity to her reading shares some favorite books by diverse authors that made a big impact on her in 2018.

How I’m Getting Back Into IRL Book Clubs

Having joined an IRL book club, a reader ruminates on how important it has been to have a space to share thoughts on reads, and to enjoy good company.

Five Books Teaching Us the Dangers of Magic

How to Thoughtfully Organize Your TBR

That to-be-read pile can be daunting at best, but we're here to help you make approaching it a little easier with these tips to organize your TBR.

How to Ease Into Reading Really Big Books

We all have that massive tome we've been meaning to pick up. If you've been put off by the task, try these tips for easing yourself into reading big books.

It’s Okay If You Haven’t Read Harry Potter

Really, it's fine. You can keep your reader card.

Does Reading Diversely Make You An Ally?

One Rioter on making a conscious decision to read books by authors from diverse backgrounds, with tips on how to read diversely and be an ally.

Riot Roundup: The Best Books We Read In October 2018

Rioters chimed in with some of their favorite reads from October! What's your pick?