Our Reading Lives features stories about how books and reading have shaped who we are and how we live.
For one reader, AMERICAN GIRL was more than a favorite book series and doll: it was a lifestyle.
On the books that have inspired both pro and amateur runners, motivating and encouraging them, no matter where they are in their journey.
One reader on making big life changes, including changes to her reading life. Talking about the journey, the goals, and the books that lifted her up.
A look at the social and emotional benefits of reading.
Dark Academia books promise dastardly deeds done under the light of the moon. But what hypnotic hold has the genre got on me?
A newcomer in the United Arab Emirates seeks out the bookish corners of her new home, exploring a festival, the library, and more in literary Dubai.
A reader shares the story of her personal journey toward becoming a romance reader, from hiding behind Nora Roberts covers to recommending titles.
A first-generation immigrant on the challenges of trying to keep a language alive, and two helpful books not intended as guides for parents on the struggle.
A few weeks ago, I was watching one of my favorite romantic comedy films for the one-billionth time, He’s Just ...
"As someone who loves to read now, I find myself lagging in conversations with other readers who went to better-funded schools..."
One reader with newly-diagnosed OCD looks at how OCD is represented in books, and what more she'd like to see in representations.
One reader on an awkward -- but memorable -- encounter with a dogsledding author.
Not liking something that's popular isn't a personality trait.
Does surrounding your child with books, reading to them regularly, and keeping a bookish household guarantee that you'll raise a reader?
A reader on a '90s book series for young readers that shone a new and ableist light on the body swapping trend in books and other media.