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Ask a Book Critic

Vox book critic Constance Grady provides book recommendations to suit your very specific mood: either how you’re feeling right now, or how you’d like to be feeling instead.

Ask a Book Critic: Autumnal books to get you ready for fall

Ask a Book Critic: Help me love reading again

Ask a book critic: What’s a good summer read with a Wonder Years feel?

Ask a book critic: The history of the end of the world

Ask a Book Critic: Books for a quarterlife crisis

Ask a Book Critic: Books to kick off the new year

Existential mysteries to read over the long winter to come

Books to read when you want literary glamour

Books to read when you’re feeling low-energy

Ask a Book Critic: Books to read when you’re losing your purpose

Ask a Book Critic: Under-the-radar books that won’t have a long hold list at the library

Ask a Book Critic: I want a captivating novel that won’t make me think too much

Book recommendations for when you want to change your perspective but can’t travel

Ask a Book Critic: Books to read when you’re tired of being alone

Ask a Book Critic: What to read when your attention span is shattered

Books to read when you are stuck with your family and they keep annoying you

Why books matter right now, and which ones you should read

Ask a Book Critic: What can I read that will make me feel better about being scared?

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