Between writing 'Frankenstein' and carrying around her dead husband's heart, Mary Shelley earned her title as the original goth girl.
Shirley Jackson recorded her classic horror story for vinyl back in 1959—and it’s on YouTube for free.
A little background on some of Theodor Seuss Geisel's greatest hits.
Keep your eyes peeled for these sneaky appearances the next time you’re enjoying a movie based on a book.
Thanks to the flu, a mosquito bite, or both, Truman Capote accidentally ticked off Robert Frost—and lost his job for it.
Here’s everything we know so far about season 2 of Netflix’s Regency period drama 'Bridgerton,' from cast members to release dates, and more.
Judy Blume, Louise Erdrich, and many other authors also have ‘independent bookstore owner’ on their résumés.
Audre Lorde’s poems, speeches, and books helped write the future of feminism. Here are some facts about the woman behind the work.
Everyone from Stephen King to Leo Tolstoy has fallen victim to writer's block. Here's how a few other famous authors got over it.
What’s an autobiography? The story of someone’s life as told by them—which isn’t exactly the same thing as a memoir.
'On the Road,' Jack Kerouac’s stream-of-consciousness travelogue, charts the adventures of Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty as they road trip across the United States. Here’s what you should know.
The best children’s books are whichever ones your kid loves and relates to—Bookversal can help you find them.
"It was a dark and stormy night" has become so ingrained in our literary culture that we rarely give much thought to its origins.
‘The Devil in the White City’ author Erik Larson loves to be spooked—here are some scary stories that do just that.
Profound quotes about books and reading from the likes of Toni Morrison, Jane Austen, George R.R. Martin, Salman Rushdie, and more of your favorite authors.
Hunter S. Thompson's career is marked with plenty of hits—but it's the works that never saw the light of day that might be even more interesting.
Today’s best Western books don’t revolve around John Wayne wannabes and other Old West tropes. ‘Outlawed’ author Anna North recommends her favorites.
The perfect place to keep track of all your favorite books and also your list of dream guests for a literary dinner party.
The best children’s books of all time come from all over the world, from Ed Young’s ‘Seven Blind Mice’ to Ana María Machado’s ‘Niña Bonita.’
From a homicidal infant to a man who gleefully dismembers his own adolescent daughter, these Ray Bradbury stories are not for the faint of heart.
Which punctuation did Cormac McCarthy hate? Which sci-fi series inspired ‘Outlander’? Those answers and more, coming to a desk near you.
In honor of National Book Lovers Day, here are just a few of our favorite facts about books and authors from 'The Curious Reader.'