Having published more than 1,000 posts on 101 Books over the last four-and-a-half years, it’s easy for me to completely forget about some of my past posts.
Happens all the time. I’ll think I’ve got a great idea, then suddenly realize that Oh crap! I’ve already written about that exact topic three years ago! Maybe it’s age. Maybe it’s early onset dementia…I don’t know. But my memory sucks.
Your memory might not suck, but I’m sure it’s pretty difficult for you to find older posts on this blog–or just looking around to find which posts might be the most popular.
Today, I’m creating a “Best of 101 Books” page. I’m premiering it today as just a normal post. But, on Monday, I’ll transfer all the content to a brand new page–you’ll be able to find it in the top menu, between “Your Blogs” and “Archives.”
So without wasting anymore time, here are some of my favorite posts in 101 Books history, broken up by topics. I’ll keep updating this page, so check back often! And if I missed a post you are particularly fond of, feel free to suggest it.
You Might Not Be A Writer (And That’s Okay)
7 Myths About Being A Writer
Is A Creative Writing MFA Worth The Cost?
Who Ever Said Writing Was Romantic?
What Your Editor’s Notes Really Mean
This One’s For The Editors
9 Ways To Say Jonathan Franzen Is Sassy
One Thing You Need To Be A Professional Writer
On Rejection As A Writer
One Mistake Many Writers Still Make
Want To Write A Classic Novel? Here’s How.
What Inspires You To Write?
Jonathan Franzen’s 10 Rules of Writing
5 Ways To Generate Blog Post Ideas
5 Things Your Mom Didn’t Tell You About Book Blogging
10 ways to lose 100 blog followers in 1 sentence.
8 Generic Blog Post Ideas That (Usually) Work
The Anatomy Of A “Viral” Blog Post
5 Things I’ve Learned About Book Blogging
Here’s A Passage That Made Me Cry
20 Reasons The Great Gatsby Is The Best Novel Ever
Why I Disagree With Critics Of The New Gatsby Film
Book #27: The Sound And The Fury
Book #16: Infinite Jest, Part 1
Book #16: Infinite Jest, Part 2
Book #15: Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret
Book #13: Mrs. Dalloway
7 Bad Dating Tips From Literature
12 Signs You’re Addicted To Reading
6 Features E-Readers Need Before I’ll Use One
15 Rejected Marketing Blurbs From Famous Novels
3 Petit Fours That Look Delicious
7 (Even More) Annoying Words That Should Die A Horrible Death
7 (More) Annoying Words That Should Die A Horrible Death
7 Annoying Words That Should Die A Horrible Death
6 Impossible Words To Spell Correctly
5 Disgusting Words That Make Me Cringe
The Do’s And Don’ts Of Reading On A Plane
My 7 Rules Of Loaning Books
101 Books Guide To Public Restroom Reading Etiquette
Reading Tips From A One-Year-Old
101 Books Guide To Carrying An Embarrassing Book In Public
On September 11 and the “why” behind tragedy
The Time Robin Williams Read Narnia To His Daughter
The Aurora Tragedy: When Life & Art Intersect
The Wake-Up Times Of Famous Authors
If Famous Authors Were Football Players
Harper Lee Lays The Smack Down
The Reading Life
What Does It Mean To Be “Well Read?”
How Does Your Job Influence What You Read?
Shakespeare On The Coffee Table
5 Ways To Make More Time To Read
101 Books/Time List Focused
This Is My 1,000th Post.
Q&A With Lev Grossman from Time: Part 1
Q&A With Lev Grossman From Time: Part 2
Posts I Couldn’t Figure How Where To Categorize
Roald Dahl’s Heartbreaking Letter About Vaccination
Dear Morning People, I Disagree.
Is There A Statute Of Limitations On Spoiler Alerts?
Why Self-Publishing Gets A Bad Name
Love Stories That Aren’t Really Love Stories
What Do Harper Lee And Captain Underpants Have In Common?
Did Stanley Kubrick Misinterpret A Clockwork Orange?
Diary of A Former Bookstore Worker
Bookish Pet Peeve #3: The Book Snob
A Lesson In Terrible Book Covers
How To Know If You’re A Book Snob