#Fiction

CAIN’S JAWBONE, or How to Solve a Puzzle Novel

A reader considers puzzle novels--one in particular, CAIN'S JAWBONE, is a thing of legend and has been given new life by a crowdfunded book in cards.

The History Of A CHRISTMAS CAROL

A brief history of the story behind Charles Dickens's A CHRISTMAS CAROL.

6 A CHRISTMAS CAROL Retellings Reimagining the Classic Ghost Story

These six A CHRISTMAS CAROL retellings find a diverse variety of Scrooge stand-ins from teen girls to Charles Dickens himself.

Reading Pathways: 2019 Booker Prize Winner Bernardine Evaristo

GIRL, WOMAN, OTHER may have elevated her visibility, but Bernadine Evaristo has been writing extraordinary books for many years.

6 Holiday Novellas You Can Squeeze in Between Eating and Shopping

If you have a busy schedule this season but don't want to lose precious reading time, have your books and keep the spirit with these holiday novellas.

Why Some of the Best Fiction of 2019 is 1,000 Words or Less

A short fiction fan takes a look at some of the best recent examples of flash fiction available online and through literary magazines.

The Family is Present in This One: 5 Books That Tackle Familial Relationships

Although many great stories begin with characters who have no family or are far away from them, there are stories where family takes center stage.

The 21 Best Poker Books for Beginners, Experts, and Enthusiasts

With some skill and strategy and a little luck, we have a bookish royal flush in this list of the best poker books for beginners, experts, and enthusiasts.

Around the World in 8 Books: 2020 Global Historical Fiction

Look forward to a trip around the world, and back in time, while learning the history of far flung places with these 2020 global historical fiction reads.

The Processes for Deciding English-Language Fiction Prizes

Literary prizes can be useful ways of highlighting certain books. How the heck do the Caine, Booker, Not the Booker, and Pulitzer Prizes get chosen?

The Pleasures of Being “The Book Friend”

Why one Rioter loves to answer the question, "Read any good books lately?"

8 Eerie Reads From the Literary Fiction Shelves

While you're perusing the literary fiction shelves, create a haunting atmosphere with these eerie literary fiction titles for Halloween and beyond.

Sweeney Todd: Attend the (Completely Fictional!) Tale

Get a closer look at the origins of SWEENEY TODD, including its history and rumors surrounding the tale of the demon barber of Fleet Street.

30 of the Best Quotes from DAISY JONES & THE SIX

If you're a fan of the buzzy novel and want to remember some of its best lines, behold some of the best DAISY JONES AND THE SIX quotes.

20 Must-Read Books With Love Triangles

A list of 20 must-read books about love triangles that goes way beyond TWILIGHT and HUNGER GAMES (even though those books are on this list too).