#literary fiction

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Why I Stopped Doing the Goodreads Reading Challenge at Midyear

The Goodreads reading challenge may be good for when you need motivation, but it didn’t work out for me. And so, I quit at midyear. Here’s why.

Celebrities I Wish Had a Book Club and What They Could Read First

Waiting for your favorite celeb to start a book club so you can combine your book love with your fandom? Well, it can't hurt to dream.

A Bookish Trip Down Memory Lane

A 90s kid turns 28 and takes a bookish trip down memory lane, reflecting on books read at age eight in 1999 and age 18 in 2009.

Is It Me You’re Looking For? Strong Characters for World Hello Day

World Hello Day comes around every November 21, and it always makes me think about strong characters in fiction. If ...

Graphic Novels for People Who Like Literary Fiction

Beautiful, well-written graphic novels for literary fiction fans.

In A Year of Terrific Short Story Collections, Here Are 3 That Stood Out

It's been an excellent year in short story collections, but here are 3 from Lesley Nneka Arimah, Daniel Alarcón, and M. John Harrison that stood out.

Timely New Fiction from South Africa

New fiction on race and class from South African writers.

Does Reading Literary Fiction Make You a Better Person? I’m Skeptical

A recent study claims that readers of literary fiction are more empathetic than readers of genre fiction are. This lit fic fan is skeptical.

Reading is Sexy: Read a Book, Make Yourself More Attractive

A new study claims that reading makes someone more attractive, and we agree.

The Genius Behind Nameless Protagonists

I believe one of the greatest things that a bibliophile can do is to question everything “to the nitty-gritty”, as ...

5 Books to Watch For in October

Fall isn’t just the time of bounty when it comes to harvest. It’s also plentiful and rich when it comes ...

Riot Round-Up: The Best Books We Read In September

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

Four Books That Changed How I View the World

Whenever I open a book to read, I do it with a wish that when I reach the end, its ...

Pairing Notes: Books and the Teas That Love Them

I was all set to write a super summery post about my favourite summer hobby: reading. Reading at the beach, ...