r/literature

221,752 subscribers
created in 2008


Welcome to /r/literature, a community for deeper discussions of plays, poetry, short stories, and novels. Discussions of literary criticism, literary history, literary theory, and critical theory are also welcome--strongly encouraged, even.

https://reddit.com/r/literature
r/AskLiteraryStudies
13k subscribers
literature 4.81%
27.18% AskLiteraryStudies
r/Poetry
167k subscribers

Big Tent sub for all poetry related discussion

https://reddit.com/r/Poetry
literature 5.54%
4.45% Poetry
r/booksuggestions
87k subscribers

This is exactly what it sounds like. In need of a good read? Let us know what you want and we guarantee you'll find a great book, or your money back.

https://reddit.com/r/booksuggestions
literature 6.51%
3.33% booksuggestions
r/writing
426k subscribers

Reddit's home for writers. We talk about important matters for writers, news affecting writers, and the finer aspects of writing.

https://reddit.com/r/writing
literature 14.27%
2.72% writing
r/TrueFilm
143k subscribers

An in-depth discussion of film

https://reddit.com/r/TrueFilm
literature 4.88%
3.68% TrueFilm
r/askphilosophy
69k subscribers
literature 3.68%
2.82% askphilosophy
r/suggestmeabook
158k subscribers

Need an idea what to read next? Tell us what you've enjoyed in the past, or what you're looking for, and let the community suggest a book (or books) for you to read!

https://reddit.com/r/suggestmeabook
literature 5.11%
2.24% suggestmeabook
r/bookclub
33k subscribers

Book nerds nerding

Read slow, post often, re-read & repeat.

https://reddit.com/r/bookclub
literature 1.88%
9.46% bookclub
r/classicalmusic
199k subscribers

Whether you're a musician, a newbie, a composer or a listener, welcome. Please turn off your phone, and applaud between threads, not individual posts.

https://reddit.com/r/classicalmusic
literature 3.25%
2.29% classicalmusic
r/linguistics
117k subscribers

lin⋅guis⋅tics: the scientific study of human language

  • what form does it take?
  • how is meaning constructed?
  • how is it structured?
  • how is it produced?
https://reddit.com/r/linguistics
literature 2.99%
2.21% linguistics
r/Foodforthought
221k subscribers

Intelligent and thought-provoking commentaries on life and culture with an emphasis on longform articles and essays that stimulate intellectual discourse.

https://reddit.com/r/Foodforthought
literature 3.33%
1.94% Foodforthought
r/printSF
41k subscribers

A place to discuss published SF—novels, short stories, comics, images, and more. Not sure if a book is SF? Then post it! Science Fiction, Fantasy, Alt. History, Postmodern Lit., and more are all welcome here. The key is that it be speculative, not that it fit some arbitrary genre guidelines. Any sort of link or text post is welcome as long as it is about printed / text / static SF material.

https://reddit.com/r/printSF
literature 1.97%
2.61% printSF
r/bookporn
48k subscribers

High quality images of books.

https://reddit.com/r/bookporn
literature 1.48%
5.25% bookporn
r/CriticalTheory
21k subscribers

Critical theory is a school of thought that stresses the examination and the critique of society and culture by applying knowledge from the social sciences and the humanities.

https://reddit.com/r/CriticalTheory
literature 1.37%
8.79% CriticalTheory
r/bookshelf
19k subscribers
literature 1.37%
6.14% bookshelf
r/AskHistorians
747k subscribers

Questions about the past: Answered!

https://reddit.com/r/AskHistorians
literature 7.05%
1.49% AskHistorians
r/LetsTalkMusic
56k subscribers

A community for people who are passionate about music. Here, stimulating, in-depth music discussions aren't rare.

https://reddit.com/r/LetsTalkMusic
literature 1.96%
2.24% LetsTalkMusic
r/52book
22k subscribers

A subreddit for the participants of the 52 Book Challenge (one book per week for a year) to discuss their progress and discoveries.

https://reddit.com/r/52book
literature 1.31%
5.16% 52book
r/shakespeare
9k subscribers
literature 1.23%
8.09% shakespeare
r/TrueReddit
406k subscribers

A subreddit for really great, insightful articles, reddiquette, reading before voting and the hope to generate intelligent discussion on the topics of these articles.


Please read the reddiquette and the sidebar before you join. This subreddit is moderated by its members. Your actions will have an impact. (E.g. don't downvote just because you disagree.)

https://reddit.com/r/TrueReddit
literature 6.83%
1.36% TrueReddit