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

5 Weird Beach Reads for the Peverse Sunbather

Column by Ed Sikov
People usually think of the term "beach read" as involving but light literature. But that's so limiting! Here's a selection of perverse books to read while soaking up the sun.

6 Books to Stoke Your Inner Cyclist

Column by Stephanie Bonjack
The world of cycling and bicycles is a fascinating one. Turn yourself from a novice to an expert with these hand-chosen titles.

5 Essential Character Traits For Ourselves, Not Our Creations

Column by Joshua Isard
It’s important to develop the kind of personal character that’ll help us get through everything the writing life throws our way.

Celebrating Kafka: 5 "Kafkaesque" Scenes in Pop Culture

Column by Emmanuel Nataf August 3, 2018
To celebrate Franz Kafka’s birthday (this past July), we did a rundown of five famous scenes in film and literature to see how “Kafkaesque” they really are.

Why Nobody Gives A Crap About Books In The Summer

Column by Peter Derk
Books? In the summer? Who cares?

10 of Our Favorite Moments From the Harry Potter Series

Column by Emmanuel Nataf July 31, 2018
July 31st is both J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter's birthdays. To celebrate, we're counting down 10 of our favorite moments from the series. Wands at the ready!

10 Horror Movies from the Past Decade that Prove Horror Doesn’t Need to “Come Back”

Column by Annie Neugebauer July 27, 2018
Horror doesn’t need to “come back.” Horror never went anywhere. Here are ten movies from the past decade that prove it.

5 Ways for Writers to Stay Motivated in the Heat of Summer

Column by Repo Kempt July 23, 2018
Does your productivity drop during the dog days? We're here to help.

The 85 Best Things About Cormac McCarthy

Column by Peter Derk July 20, 2018
How could we pick a mere 85? But seriously, in honor of Mr. McCarthy's 85th birthday, a handful of facts, bits of trivia, and some tall tales about one of our favorite authors.

The Top 10 Shark Books (that are in my house) Just in Time for Shark Week!

Column by David James Keaton July 19, 2018
Just in time for Shark Week, here is the definitive list of shark books that this particular reviewer happened to have within reach.

7 Tips For Your Summer Road Trip From Jack Kerouac

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
In homage to the trip behind Jack Kerouac's "On The Road," we're sharing seven Kerouac-inspired travel tips. Pack them up and take them with you... on the road.

The 13 Unluckiest Characters In Fiction

Column by Meredith Borders July 13, 2018
Feeling unlucky this Friday the 13th? You're not alone!

10 Reasons Book Reviews Still Matter

Column by Gabino Iglesias July 12, 2018
Book reviews still matter, and we need more of them. Here's why.

Ten Harsh Truths I Learned Writing a Moderately Successful Series For A Small Press

Column by Rob Hart July 10, 2018
Rob talks about some of the stuff he learned writing a five-book private detective series for Polis Books. Buckle up and get a helmet... it's gonna get bumpy.

23 Books that Prove America Ain't So Bad

Column by Peter Derk July 3, 2018
Cue the Lee Greenwood. Fire up the grill. And pick up a book.

7 Books on Dinosaurs You Need to Read Before Seeing 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom'

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
To celebrate the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, we did some digging into the metaphorical dirt to unearth seven must-read books on dinosaurs.

Poems to Read in an Existential Crisis and Other Unnecessarily Specific Recommendations

Column by Annie Neugebauer
Even if poetry isn’t generally your reading of choice, there’s something pretty magical about finding the perfect poem to read at the perfect time. Here are 15 to get you started.

Summer and Beyond: Upcoming Books That Should Be On Your Radar

Column by Gabino Iglesias
This has has been a great year for books, and the best is yet to come.

8 Recently Published Books That Are Feminist AF

Column by Susan DeFreitas June 13, 2018
The Trump era has been marked by abortion restrictions, gag rules, #timesup, and pussy hats--and now, a historic number of women running for office. These recently pubbed books are 100% zeitgeist.

6 Female Sci-fi Writers You Should Read

Column by Emmanuel Nataf June 11, 2018
To celebrate Octavia Butler’s would-be 71st birthday, we’re featuring six female sci-fi writers who have helped shape the boundary-shattering genre.

The 8 Keys To A Good Heist Story

Column by Peter Derk
With "Ocean's 8" in theaters this weekend, let's take a look at what makes a good heist story work.

9 Things I Learned From Reading 45 Books At Once

Column by Gabino Iglesias June 4, 2018
I love to read many books at the same time. Here are some things I learned during an especially heavy reading period.

Meet the Reviewers Keeping Indie Lit Alive

Column by Max Booth III May 25, 2018
We're spotlighting some of our favorite indie book reviewers.

11 of the Best Indie Horror Presses

Column by Gabino Iglesias May 18, 2018
There is a lot of great horror out there, and most of it is coming from indie presses. Here are some that need to be on your radar.

What It Really Takes to Get Your First Book Published: 5 Critical Factors

Column by Susan DeFreitas
I you've worked hard, put in your ten thousand hours, and still not broken through with your first book deal, this post is for you.