Welcome to What to Read If

Want to read something longer than a tweet? What to Read If, a free weekly book recommendation newsletter, is here to help. My curated picks reflect the news of the day and feature diverse writers and genres. And, twice a month, subscribers receive Q&As with writers and readers. If you need extra incentive, we’re playing Summer Reading Bingo right now — there’s prizes. Sign up.

Want a Personalized Rec?

Email whattoreadif@substack.com or comment here with a book, movie, TV show, podcast or even just a mood and I’ll give you a custom book recommendation in a future newsletter.

About the Writer

Elizabeth Held is a writer — and avid reader — living in Washington, D.C. She runs a romance book club and is a member of at least three more. Elizabeth is working on (what she hopes will be) her first book. Follow her on Twitter here.