Our Reading Lives features stories about how books and reading have shaped who we are and how we live.
How reading is helping one sober reader abstain from returning to marijuana to cope with anxiety.
One reader on 13 books that have been tremendously beneficial for their mental health.
"Grief had closed me in, and what I needed were the expansive reaches of time and space."
On how books can be grounding during times of struggle and uncertainty.
A look at the unreliable narrator who is just like you and me, and how reading these characters can lead to truths about our own lives and experiences.
How one writer found Anthony Bourdain's writing influential in understanding their own writing.
On the numerous (sometimes baffling) ways young library patrons lash out at each other, and how one librarian resolves these spats.
Audiobooks have allowed this Rioter to continue reading throughout this crisis, and to continue reading in the way that makes her happiest.
Whine. Watch all the adaptations. Aggressively hint about wishlist books. It's your party and you'll be bookish if you want to.
Pandemic lit has always been my favorite kind of reading because these stories, even at their darkest moments, give me hope for what is to come.
One reader takes solace in and shares some advice on social distancing from WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING.
One reader talks about getting educated on the culture and politics of North Korea through books.
Only recently did I encounter Pakistani feminist poetry. But it has kindled a desire to lose myself in these powerful feminist perspectives.
"Give me queer suffering and give me queer celebration." One reader plumbs the depths of queer literature and considers queer representation in books.
One reader on the search for more Somali literature.