Book readings always sound like wonderful events to attend – the gathering of a crowd, hushed with excitement to hear perfectly ordered words by an author you admire.

Sounds great, but if your hectic schedule keeps you from attending don’t despair. We’ve found the next best thing – Last Night’s Reading, an extraordinary Tumblr page created by Woman You Should Know Kate Gavino.

Last Night’s Reading is a visual review of book reading events Kate attends herself. The page is filled with beautiful and colorful sketches of each author, accompanied by the most poignant quote of the night. You’ll find some of our WYSKy favorites below.

So think of Last Night’s Reading as cliff notes for the book reading circuit, but way cooler.

As for Kate’s story… she lives in Brooklyn, by way of Texas, with her dog and piles of books. She studied writing at Pratt Institute and has written for sites like HelloGiggles, The Frisky, Hairpin, XOJane, among others.

Mindy Raf

Donna Tartt

laurie moore


Zadie Smith

Meg Wolitzer

KateYou can keep up with Kate by following her on Twitter and Tumblr.