Or, how to dramatically improve your reading life in 2022

For years now, I’ve been reading only bang-up-to-date, of-the-moment books. I’ve been writing for Book Riot since 2015, and listening to the podcasts since long before that, and this community gets excited about new books. That excitement was, and is, infectious.

Because I realised I didn’t know anything about what…

Marketing a book as “fun” and “light” without mentioning its darker, sadder sides does nobody any favours.

Is it just me, or does it sometimes feel like publishers are trying to trick us into reading certain books?

Picture the scene: it’s been a rough week; a rough year and a half. But it’s Saturday night and you’re determined to escape into a romance novel you’ve seen all…

Romance, literary fiction, and more

Nashville is a place for dreamers: somewhere people come to pursue a music career, hoping to become successful, and hopefully famous. It’s also a place were people go about their daily lives, falling in love, working grindstone jobs, fighting with their families and making up. …

Claire Handscombe

Editor of WALK WITH US: How the West Wing Changed Our Lives; author of the novel UNSCRIPTED and of CONQUERING BABEL: a Practical Guide to Learning a Language.

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