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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for October 21, 2021

Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Go Home, Ricky! by Gene Kwak Today’s Featured Deals $2.99 Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell Get This Deal $1.99 Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi Get This...

Beloved Illustrator Jerry Pinkney Dies at 81

Jerry Pinkney, beloved author and illustrator of over 100 books for children and adults, winner of five Coretta Scott King Awards, a Caldecott Medal, and a Horn Book Award, among many other honors, passed away on October 20, 2021 at the age of 81. His agent, Sheldon Fogelman, confirmed to NPR that the cause of death was a heart attack.  Pinkney’s...

The Best Alice in Wonderland Adaptations, Ranked

How can I rank the best Alice in Wonderland adaptations? I have told Book Riot readers how much I love AIW on several occasions, so this will not be easy for me. Fair warning, I almost always prefer books to movies and TV, but that doesn’t mean that screen adaptations won’t make the list! Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was originally...

Take This Trick-or-Treating Quiz and We’ll Tell You What Spooky Book to Read

Halloween is around the corner, and we’re here to help you find the perfect atmospheric book to read this October 31! Chances are the way you celebrate the scariest day of the year have changed a little since you were a child. But with this trick-or-treating quiz, you can don your favorite costume and hit the streets for some sweet, sugary mischief...

How Graphic Narratives Make My Illness Feel Seen

As a writer, I am instinctively drawn to using language as my descriptive tool of choice. I have an arsenal of tricks to use: metaphors, similes, analogies, references, the objective correlative, and more. With the robust English language at my fingers, it would seem that nothing could be indescribable as there are words for everything. A Ubiquitous,...

Partition Literature: What Is It, Why Should You Care, And Where To Start

The long fight for India’s independence from the British Raj, which commenced with the Indian Mutiny of 1857, gained momentum after World War II. However, India’s desire for self-governance was coupled with severe inter-communal disharmony. The Hindu Indian National Congress and the Muslim League could not reconcile their views, which further added...

Bite Sized Horror: Short Scary Stories Sure to Terrify You

‘Tis the season folks for the spooky and the scary. Halloween is right around the corner and hot chocolate is my go-to hand warmer against the chill. After work or school or the errands that keep me occupied all day, my favorite thing is to grab a blanket and scare myself so bad it’s hard to sleep at night. Lucky for me, there are so many options out...

The Best YA Cozy Mysteries for Fall

If you’re like me and have way too vivid an imagination to read thrillers and horror but still want to read something kind of in the realm of scary, I have great news for you: YA cozy mysteries exist and they’re the perfect thing for people like you and me. Cozy mysteries, for anyone who hasn’t come across the term before, are a sub-genre of mysteries...

Mid-Book Crisis: What to Do When You Lose Interest in the Middle of a Book

It’s a quandary every reader has run into: you’re enjoying — or at least tolerating — a book for a while, then start to lose interest in the middle of a book. What do you do? It’s easy to call it quits when it doesn’t entice you from the start, but what about once you’ve invested some serious time into it? What happens when you’re more than halfway...

Fantasy Books With No Romance (Or Very Little)

I’ve been on the search for fantasy books with no romance or little romance. Books where the female lead and the male lead end up as really close friends after going on an adventure, where a gang of misfits save the day, or sisters band together to protect each other and their kingdom. Fantasy books that are free from the tropes of insta-love or badly...

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