Top 5s, Top 10s, even Top 8's. Everyone loves lists! And we have a ton of 'em!

Exciting YA Releases for the First Half of 2022

Column by Karis Rogerson
YA obsessee Karis Rogerson shares 12 books coming out in the first half of 2022 that she can't wait to get her grabby hands on.

2022: Write A New Beginning for This Story

Column by Sadie Hartmann
A new year is a blank slate. The story of 2022 has yet to be written. I asked readers and writers to tell me how they want to frame this fresh start.

Stephen King’s 10 Most Underrated Novels From a Guy Who's Read Them All

Column by Jay Wilburn January 10, 2022
Stephen King has written a lot of novels over the past half century. You may have opinions about his best or his worst books. But what about his most underrated? The hidden treasures?

Accountability Matters: Revisiting My 2021 Resolutions

Column by Gabino Iglesias
I made my resolutions for 2021 public. It's time to talk about what I managed to accomplish...and where I failed.

Cheers for Fears: 10 Book and Cocktail Pairings to Celebrate the New Year

Column by Sadie Hartmann December 27, 2021
I can't think of a better way to usher in the new year than with a good book and a tasty cocktail in your hand.

LitReactor Staff Picks: The Best Books of 2021 - Part III

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky December 20, 2021
Submitted for your approval (or derision): the LitReactor staff offer up their favorite reads, old and new, of 2021. Featuring: John Skipp, Andrew Fowlow, and Ben Tanzer.

Writing Lessons Learned from 80s Horror Movies

Column by Jay Wilburn
1980 was over 40 years ago. 80s horror movies are now all classics or didn't stand the test of time. Either way, they can teach us a lot about good and bad writing.

Make eBooks Into Decent Gifts

Column by Peter Derk
Giving eBooks is awesome, but it feels a little cold, a little robotic. Let's make them a little more warm, a little more fun, and hey, a little sexy where applicable.

6 Romantic Books to Cozy Up With This Holiday

Column by Karis Rogerson
Cozy up with these 6 romantic reads centering on the winter holidays.

LitReactor Staff Picks: The Best Books of 2021 - Part II

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky December 14, 2021
Submitted for your approval (or derision): the LitReactor staff offer up their favorite reads, old and new, of 2021. Featuring: Joshua Chaplinsky, Sadie Hartmann, Robb Olson, & Gabriel Hart.

10 Indie Holiday Horror Reads

Column by Andrew Fowlow
'Tis the season to be scary, and what better way to celebrate the holidays than with some spine-chilling tales of nightmare-inducing terror?

8 Holiday Books That Are Not About Christmas

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
If you’re looking for something different from your usual Christmas fare to read this year, here are eight books perfect for the holiday season that aren’t actually about Christmas.

LitReactor Staff Picks: The Best Books of 2021 - Part I

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky December 7, 2021
Submitted for your approval (or derision): the LitReactor staff offer up their favorite reads, old and new, of 2021. Featuring: Rob Hart, John F.D. Taff, Lindsay Lerman, Max Booth III, Peter Derk.

10 Holiday Gifts to Give Your Horror Hound

Column by Sadie Hartmann December 6, 2021
Need suggestions on what to buy the Horror Hound in your life this holiday season? Have no fear. I have some great ideas!

The Hunt for Horror: Using Short Fiction to Navigate A Genre

Column by Sadie Hartmann
Here's how to build your horror library and discover new favorite authors without spending all your money, wasting precious reading time, or taking up space on your shelves.

Storyville: What's the Best Money You've Spent on Your Writing Career?

Column by Richard Thomas
What is the best way to spend money on your writing career? Here are a few answers from actual writers.

Pass the Stuffing and the True Crime: 8 Titles to Get You Through the Holidays

Column by Leah Dearborn
It’s the holiday season again, so we're here to do the perennial good work of keeping readers from murdering their families by providing an ulterior outlet.

Storyville: My Top 12 Horror Films of the Last Four Years

Column by Richard Thomas
A nice list of recent horror, just in time for Halloween.

The 10 Scariest Horror Books of 2021 — Ranked!

Column by Emmanuel Nataf October 22, 2021
Happy Halloween! It's October, and here are the ten scariest books of the year to help you celebrate.

Special Delivery: 9 Horror Scenes of Labor and Birth

Column by Annie Neugebauer
Witness the miracle of life in all its glory! Scenes of labor, birth, and delivery in horror.

5 Nonfiction Books to Get Spooky with This Fall

Column by Stephanie M. Wytovich, MFA
Some nonfiction reads just in time for Halloween!

Lessons from 10 Years of Writing About Grammar

Column by Taylor Houston October 8, 2021
In 10 years, I've given a lot of grammar advice. Some of it is bullshit now, but some of it is truer than ever.

6 Banned Books to Celebrate Banned Books Week

Column by Emmanuel Nataf September 24, 2021
This year’s Banned Books Week runs on the theme “Books unite us. Censorship divides us.” These six written works demonstrate exactly why it’s important that we celebrate our right to read.

DYI Horror: 10 Haunted Fixer-Uppers

Column by Sadie Hartmann
Not so much a list of haunted house horror, but a list of books featuring a very specific trope within a trope.

10 Years of LitReactor News: A Followup

Column by Peter Derk
We follow up on 10 years of LitReactor news stories. From "The Familiar" to topless readers to Chuck Tingle.