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Alice Walker Poems That Everyone Needs to Read

"Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise."

Why You Should Re-Read Animal Farm, George Orwell's Short Satire

The cutting political critique still stings 75 years later.

What It's Like to Read Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man in 2020

Writer Alexander Montgomery reflects on why there's no such thing as "invisible."

The Best Nonfiction Books of All Time

In these books, the real story was more than enough.

Why Ishmael Reed Is the Author You Should Be Reading Right Now

Find out why he's been called "the purest literary troublemaker we currently have."

9 Books With Plot Twists You Never Saw Coming

Warning: don’t read these books while standing up.

Why You Should Re-Read To Kill a Mockingbird

A look back at a banned book that grapples with racism in the Deep South.

16 Steampunk Books You Have to Read

Dive into the exciting and inventive world of steampunk.

Children’s Book Quotes To Make You a Book Lover for Life

Our favorite quotes from children's book are heartwarming, whimsical, and full of wonder.

Complicated Fathers in Literature

Sometimes dads just don’t fit the bill, and these characters can relate.

Why the Lost Generation Writers Still Resonate With Us

Almost a century later, hope continues to endure through disillusionment.

Library Jokes to Make You Laugh Out Loud

"Check out" these funny jokes and one-liners.