Monthly Favorites

RIF’s Favorite Reads of February 2017

Helping you sort out the best from the rest published this month.

By • 17 hours ago
Author Essay

Write Like a Girl

Ruth Gilligan shares how she accidentally became a chick lit author.

By RUTH GILLIGAN • 2 days ago
Video

Judge A Book: The Hearts of Men by Nickolas Butler

Could you guess what this book is about just by looking at the cover? Watch these passersby try.

By • 2 days ago
Article

Yiyun Li on the Life-Changing Quality of Literature

The author of Dear Friend, From My Life I Write to You in Your Life on books that make the world seem larger.

By YIYUN LI • 4 days ago
Bookshelf

Young Adult Books You Need To Read

Delightful reads for anyone who enjoys utterly captivating fiction, no matter what age you are.

By • 6 days ago
Bookshelf

6 Books Set in New England That Explore Complex Families

In each book, geography plays a central role in the varied experiences of what it means to be family.

By • 1 week ago
Bookshelf

10 Books to Help Understand the Arab Experience

When the Arab Spring uprisings erupted in 2011, these books helped one journalist make sense of the Middle East's upheaval.

By RACHEL ASPDEN • 2 weeks ago