Our Reading Lives features stories about how books and reading have shaped who we are and how we live.
MFA student Chris M. Arnone took a freshman-level course, helped teach it, and learned more about YA books than he bargained for.
From heartwarming comics to poetry that makes you feel seen, here's one reader on the books that saw them through long hospital stays.
One reader on the books that helped cope with a hearing loss diagnosis.
A reader on the joy of happening upon a character with a chronic health condition and on the importance of chronic illness inclusivity in genre fiction.
Consider your desert island reads. Now, think of the books that have helped you out of a quarantine slump. Do they match up?
An intersex reader on the experience of reading Jeffrey Eugenides' MIDDLESEX, a story about an intersex character, and searching for representation.
How poison is the best murder weapon because it makes murder mysteries books better.
An introvert on missing the library during quarantine.
A reader on how Roxane Gay's memoir HUNGER helped her overcome a fear of writing about her partial paralysis and disability within Black feminism.
Having a surplus of books at your fingertips sounds like the reader's dream, but this Kindle Unlimited subscriber decided enough was enough.
How one reader took a cue from five different writers and tested out their work day schedules to see if they would inspire creative productivity.
If your main form of reading is news and Medium posts with titles like "Wash Every Grocery Before It Enters Your House" right now, maybe try these instead.
Taking a look at why parents, teachers, and librarians prioritize reading aloud to the kids, and why this parent personally loves the activity.
One reader shares personal stories about how she's finding bookish joy during these dark days of shelter in place and the COVID-19 pandemic.
A reader reflects on memories from a bookish marriage.