How Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Came to Life

A “Modern Prometheus” that left a timeless mark.

10 Modern and Classic Gothic Horror Novels to Get You in a Spooky Mood

With stories old and new, these gothic horror novels have the classic dark mood you love and the modern twists you can't resist.

This Kids’ Book Explains Why Voting Is So Important

“Our democracy only reflects what Americans want if Americans vote.”

8 Scariest Vampires in Literature

The horror genre's oldest characters continue to spook, so keep the garlic handy.

Read Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Fiery Speech Following Bush v. Gore

“Each side warned that the other risked casting a cloud of illegitimacy over the election.”

10 Top-Notch Works of Journalism

Get your knowledge on with these groundbreaking works of journalism.

10 Dramatic Books Like When We Believed in Mermaids

Flawed families and emotional trips down memory lane.

9 P.J. O'Rourke Books That Are Positively Hilarious

“Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.”

Complicated Fathers in Literature

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

11 Books to Inspire Recent Grads

The perfect welcome to the real world.

7 Awesome Books About Motherhood

Give Mom the gift of the written word, courtesy of Candice Bergman, Erma Bombeck, and others.

9 Books Like Little Fires Everywhere

Soak up the secrets, scandals, and splintering families.

11 Inspiring Female Coming of Age Stories

From Jane Austen to Roxane Gay, these inspiring stories prove that you are never too old to find yourself.