Posts Tagged: What to Read When

What to Read When: A Holiday Book-Gifting Guide

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Rumpus editors share their favorite books to gift to friends and family, from recent 2017 releases to longtime literary loves. ...more

What to Read When: A Holiday Gift Guide for Kids

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Rumpus editors recommend the best books to gift children, from new releases to classics they cherished through their own childhoods. ...more

What to Read When You Want to Read an “Uncomfortable” Book

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Authors whose works have been challenged or banned give recommendations on other "uncomfortable" books that will make you a better person for having read them. ...more

What to Read When You Want to Feel Thankful

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Kick off the holiday season with a list of books that Rumpus editors are thankful for! ...more

What to Read When It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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A list of books that offer various ways to understand what breast cancer means in our lives, individually and collectively. ...more

What to Read When It’s Been a Hell of a Year

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Each of these books, in various ways, wound the crank on my empathy machine, and reminded me that telling a story can be a defiant act. ...more

What to Read When Everyone Is Talking about Rape

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A list of memoirs, fiction, poetry collections, and nonfiction that deal with rape culture and the many ways that is shapes our society and the women and men who live within it. ...more

What to Read When You Are a Nasty Woman

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A list from Kate Harding and Samhita Mukhopadhyay to celebrate the release of Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump's America. ...more

What to Read When You Want to Write Like a Mother

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A list of books that wrangle, directly or indirectly, with motherhood and all that comes with it (or its absence). ...more

What to Read When It’s Time for Sports

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Just a "heads up" (as they say in the sports world): this isn't your average sports list. ...more

What to Read When You’re Thinking about Florida

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In celebration of our Floridian friends and family, we've compiled a list of great books that take place in, engage with, or otherwise visit the "Sunshine state." ...more

What to Read When You Don’t Want Summer to End

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A list of books that take place in the summer, remind us of summer, and/or just make for great beach reads. ...more

What to Read When You’ve Made It More Than Halfway through 2017

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A list of Rumpus editors' favorite reads from 2017 thus far—books that have kept us sane, challenged us to work harder and think bigger, and kept us dreaming and hopeful. ...more

What to Read When You Want to See a World More F**ked up Than Ours

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Reading suggestions from author Celeste Ng for these f**ked-up times: worlds more—or, okay, just differently—f**ked up than ours. ...more

What to Read When You Need to Know about Korea

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A list of books about Korea (both North and South) and by Koreans that Rumpus editors have read and enjoyed. ...more

What to Read When You Want to Go to College

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College is a rite of passage for many young people, and it's also a part of the American Dream for many families. Here is a list of books that tackle those fraught four years. ...more

What to Read When You Need Some Good News

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Take a quick break from the apocalyptic news and end your week with this list of books to eagerly anticipate (assuming the world doesn't end) instead! ...more

What to Read When Everyone Is Talking about Healthcare

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Here's a list of wonderful books that look at physical and mental health from many different perspectives. By the time we read through the entire list, maybe Congress will have come to their senses. ...more

What to Read When You Need to Understand Corrupt Families

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As we wait for the latest Trump crisis-slash-scandal to shake out, here is a list of great books about terrible families. ...more

What to Read When You Are a Girl in This Garbage-Fire World

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Our voices are our weapons, and in these books, young women speak, shout, and scream the truths that you are not alone, you are not forgotten, and you are not done fighting. ...more

What to Read When You Want to Make America Great Again

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Here is a list of books that help remind us what actually makes America great (hint: it's not tax cuts). ...more

What to Read When You Want to Understand Middle America

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A list of books about middle America that can, maybe, help us understand some of the stories we tell about ourselves about ourselves. ...more

What to Read When Everyone Is Celebrating Dads

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Whether you are celebrating your father or cursing his name this Father's Day, here's a list of very good books about fathers from writers we love. ...more

What to Read When Your Workplace Is Full of Drama

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In honor of the World's Worst Boss, we've put together a list of books full of workplace drama for you to read while we wait to see if we can get that orange guy fired. ...more

What to Read When the President Decides It’s “Time to Exit Paris”

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Turn off the television and pick up a book. You'll feel better for it, we promise. ...more

What to Read When You Want to Hand-Swat Your Husband

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Here are some book recommendations about husband-swatting ladies who you might adore. ...more

What to Read When the World Is Unreliable

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Instead of sorting through all the crazy news stories this weekend, we suggest taking a break with some unreliable narrators in a few far more worthwhile novels. ...more

What to Read When You Need More Anne Shirley in Your Life

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Today, the new series Anne with an E premieres on Netflix. Here's a list of books for times when you need a strong female protagonist like Anne Shirley. ...more

What to Read When You Are Stuck on an Island

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Here are some reading suggestions for those of you stuck on an island with no Tyga or blink-182 to distract you. ...more