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Five Reasons Dudes Should Read PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice has now been in the world for 200 years, and about four months. So I ...

5 Books with Awful Original Titles

The great Sol Stein has this to say about titles in his excellent Stein on Writing: Venture into any bookstore ...

Am I the Only Person on the Internet Who Liked the Great Gatsby Movie?

No. I can’t be. I can’t be the only person on the internet who genuinely liked the Great Gatsby movie. ...

The 10 Gatsby Features You Should Actually Read

The Internet has been all abuzz with The Great Gatsby this week. It’s amazing what a big budget movie with lots of ...

Bluths in the Jazz Age: Another Great Gatsby – Arrested Development Mash-Up

Last month, in anticipation of upcoming Arrested Development and The Great Gatsby releases, we brought you a mash-up that showed ...

In the Rearview: Joan Didion’s Slouching towards Bethlehem and the Ages of Anxiety

It’s sunny late-1940s Los Angeles. A veteran police detective and a veteran prostitute share a walk in the park. There ...

Audio Recordings From Favorite Authors

For many readers, getting to hear their favorite authors speak is a huge thrill.  It’s an amazing experience to get ...

Daisy’s Diamonds: The Jewelry of THE GREAT GATSBY

There are a lot of reasons to be excited for the upcoming Gatsby movie: the spectacle, the music, Leo looking ...

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

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

Louis CK Reading CATCHER IN THE RYE (Can someone please make this happen?)

The other day I was flipping through Catcher in the Rye, and after a few pages I realized that the narrator ...

What Next?: Three Books to Read After THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO

A few months ago, Book Riot asked readers to pick their Top 50 Favorite Novels, and The Count of Monte ...

Reading Strategies for Difficult Books

Maybe you know how it is: for a school class of some level, you’ve been assigned a book to read ...

Read This, Then That: VAMPIRES IN THE LEMON GROVE and E.T.A. Hoffmann

In Read This, Then That, we pair new books with classics that have similar themes, structures, and stories. Vampires in ...

One-Star Reviews of Beloved Books

There are a few books that I think rise above the star-rating system we humans have devised to grade plays, ...

Boats Against the Current: A GREAT GATSBY/ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT Mash-up

Two of the year’s most highly anticipated events are the The Great Gatsby movie and the return of Arrested Development. ...