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

A Little Bit of History: Six World War II Books You Shouldn't Miss

Column by Leah Rhyne September 11, 2013
It's important to remember the past. Here are six books to help you remember World War II.

TripLit: Who Am I? Love Letter Edition

Column by Tiffany Turpin Johnson September 6, 2013
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Everybody falls in love sometime. Etc. Can you guess which fictitious character would have written these love notes? Win a copy of Megan Abbott's DARE ME.

Thickening Skin: 6 Tips for Taking Criticism

Column by Robbie Blair September 4, 2013
Tips for how to take criticism—including both constructive feedback and more volatile attacks on your work.

Nothing New Under The Sun: The Origins of 5 Common Literary Allusions Part 2

Column by Taylor Houston
Monkeys and horses and goats—Oh My! Five more common allusions explained.

Big In Japan: 12 Japanese Covers of Popular Bestsellers

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky August 26, 2013
I went to Japan. Are their book covers as crazy as their food and their game shows? You be the judge.

The Kessel Run (in under 12 Parsecs): A Guide to the Star Wars Expanded Universe

Column by Rajan Khanna August 23, 2013
In the past 20 or so years, the Star Wars Expanded Universe—encompassing books, games, comics and more—has put out a bewildering number of releases. These are the ones to pay attention to.

10 Essential Elmore Leonard Novels: A Eulogy

Column by Ryan Peverly August 23, 2013
Here’s 10 essential books from the late, great Elmore Leonard to add to your reading list.

The 7 People You Meet in Workshop Hell

Column by Naturi Thomas-Millard August 22, 2013
Where we look at such non-helpfuls as The Simon Cowell, who reduces group members to tears, and The Networker, who spends each session tweeting how everyone in the workshop is such a loser.

Gently Curving Prose: 10 Rules for Writing New Adult Fiction

Column by Cath Murphy August 22, 2013
While the arguments about self-pubbing rage, New Adult writers have been quietly making a shitload of cash. Produce your own NA masterpiece with these simple rules.

No One Cares About Your Life Story: 9 Tips for a Better Author Bio

Column by Cameron Pierce August 20, 2013
They're everywhere. In the backs of books and literary journals, on Facebook and in emails. They're author bios. Here are nine tips to help your author bio stand out among the hordes.

Listen Up!: 5 Awesome Lit-Based Podcasts

Column by Christopher Shultz August 19, 2013
Satiate your bookish listening desires with these free audio programs.

TripLit: 8 Audiobooks to Pimp Your Trip

Column by Tiffany Turpin Johnson August 12, 2013
Road trips can get pretty boring, unless you stock up on some great audiobooks to smooth the ride. Check out our suggestions for the perfect audiobook to match your trip.

Five Inappropriate Parenting Books Every Reader Will Enjoy

Column by Stephanie Bonjack August 9, 2013
Parenting books are good at conveying a deep sense of inadequacy - even if you're not a parent! Fortunately, comedic writers have responded in kind. Here's to you, Dr. Sears.

Satanic Summer: Horror Fiction for Hot Days

Column by Cameron Pierce August 9, 2013
Don't wait for October to break out the horror fiction. Here are fifteen scary novels and short stories for the hottest time of the year.

Peeling Back the Onion: 5 Books That Subvert Narrative Expectation

Column by Christopher Shultz
For twisty narratives that keep you guessing right up until the very end, you could do a lot worse than these five books.

10 Stories by Ray Bradbury That Would Make Great Movies

Column by Ben Umstead August 2, 2013
10 Stories by Ray Bradbury that Would Make Great Movies. 'Nuff Said.

Five Legal Issues All Writers Need To Be Aware Of

Column by Jessica Meddows August 2, 2013
Have you wondered whether your work is protected by copyright? Or whether you can write a story based on people you know? This article delves into five legal issues frequently encountered by writers.

5 Things You Shouldn't Say to Authors

Column by Brandon Tietz July 30, 2013
Five faux pas you should avoid while speaking with an author. Hey, we don't walk into where you work and say your job looks easy.

Chainsaw Hands and Fishbowl Hearts: The Ultimate Introduction to Bizarro Fiction

Column by Cameron Pierce July 26, 2013
At this point, you've probably encountered bizarro fiction. Whether you're familiar with the genre or just getting started, here are fourteen bizarro books to shock and surprise you.

Storyville: 15 Unconventional Story Methods

Column by Richard Thomas July 22, 2013
Here are 15 unconventional methods of telling a story. Why not stretch yourself?

Iron Giants: A Big Robot Top 10

Column by Rajan Khanna July 19, 2013
With the release of Pacific Rim this month, we take a look at 10 of the best giant robots of cinema, television and literature.

TripLit: Drinkin’ At The Drive-in

Column by Tiffany Turpin Johnson
Bust out your Solo cups, it's time to hit up the drive-in. This summer there are lots of movies coming out that're based on books, so put your drinks on ice and play our book-based booze games.

10 Places We Read (and Why We Read There)

Column by Ben Umstead July 16, 2013
Some of the most common and fascinating spaces we find ourselves reading in.

7 Horrifying Ailments Named After Literary Characters

Column by Kimberly Turner July 15, 2013
From ten-month-long sleep sessions to extreme vanity and homicidal jealousy, these seven horrifying medical conditions show us just how tough some of literature's favorite characters had it.

Magna Monstra: 10 Giant Monsters of Fantasy

Column by Rajan Khanna July 12, 2013
Giant monsters are a staple of the Fantasy genre. Here we collect ten examples of the best, most horrifying monsters from literature and film.