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From Zero to Well-Read in 100 Books

Isn’t it strange that we have the term “well-read” but absolutely no one can come close to defining it? And ...

15 New Reader-Designed Covers for Classic Books

One of the coolest things I saw at Book Expo America was a project called Recovering the Classics, which is ...

A Defense of the Canon

There are those who see the canon as something like true north on the compass of a “serious” reader, those ...

Is NBC Trying to Stake Dracula Through the Heart With New Adaptation?

I’m not going to say I was excited to see NBC’s new Dracula series, which they’ve just picked up to ...

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

We’re posting early this month as we prepare to go into “Best of Book Riot” mode for Memorial Day and Book ...

5 Perfect Books for Stephen Colbert’s Book Club

I was very skeptical going into the first edition of The cOlbert Book Club, Stephen Colbert’s group read of The ...

Gatsby vs. Gatsby: Comparing the 1974 Film and Baz Luhrmann’s Adaptation

In the past seven days, I’ve seen two film versions of The Great Gatsby: first I went to see Baz ...

Awesome Bookish Lamps

Electric lighting has been an enormous boon to readers. Before its advent, reading after dark meant squinting in the flickering ...

START HERE Giveaway: Win a Set of 14 Virginia Woolf Books!

We’re in the homestretch of our Kickstarter campaign to publish START HERE, Vol. 2, a book dedicated to guiding you into reading ...

5 Books for Baz Luhrmann’s Next Adaptation

Baz Luhrmann is the man who brought aquarium cute-meets and methamphetamines (not to mention a plus sign!!) to Romeo and ...

What Next?: Three Books to Read After LOLITA

Lolita is one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read, and it made the list of Book Riot Readers’ ...

Three Kickstarted Literary Card Games We Can’t Wait To Play

Lately, it seems like we’re seeing one hell of a resurgence in tabletop card games. It feels like every other week I’m ...

The Trailer for James Franco’s AS I LAY DYING Movie Adaptation

Look, y’all, I know I’m supposed to roll my eyes at all things James Franco, but this actually looks…not terrible. ...

START HERE, Vol. 2 Write-In Giveaway Finalist #1

Alice was chosen as a finalist in the START HERE, Vol. 2 Write-In Giveaway, in which we invited the Book Riot community ...

They’re (Paper) Ba-ack: May 14, 2013

Tuesday is New Book Day. We celebrate each week by highlighting titles we’re excited to see arrive in paperback. They ...