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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for July 10, 2020

Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Ocean Front Publishing. Bad Karma eBook just $2.99 for a limited time only! Today’s Featured Deals $3.99The Black Flamingo by Dean AttaGet This Deal $2.99Leah on the Offbeat by Becky AlbertalliGet This Deal $2.99The Lost Man by Jane HarperGet This Deal $3.99Native Son by Richard WrightGet This Deal...

18 Stunning Lord Of The Rings Art Pieces

J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series has made an indelible mark on our language, our personal ethos, and our dreams. Today’s creators are crafting Tolkien’s words and imagery into beautiful Lord of the Rings art that you can hang on your own walls to always be reminded of Tolkien’s classic story. These pieces range from minimalist prints that you...

Normalize Black History: 5 Extraordinary Black People in History

“Growing up in the U.S., I was always taught Black history through a distorted white saviour lens. It came in small fragments, and always in the context of pain and trauma. The history I learned always highlighted what Black People didn’t have, instead of revealing what they have contributed.” —Marissa and Toya (@allegedlymari and @thereadingchemist)....

YouTube Books For Kids! 20 Books for Children To Watch

Maybe you’re missing storytime with your favorite children’s librarian at the local public library. Maybe you’ve read your little one their favorite fairytale for the umpteenth time since their online spring semester ended. Either way, I have you covered. Below, I’ve rounded up 20 children’s books being read aloud on YouTube by authors and celebrities....

The Best Legal Thrillers (That Aren’t by John Grisham)

Having developed a passion for both law and legal thrillers, I decided it was time to come up with a list of the best legal thrillers that aren’t John Grisham. Like everyone else, I’ve read John Grisham, though, perhaps surprisingly, not his adult fiction. (It’s on my TBR!) Despite being 30, I loved Grisham’s “Kid Lawyer” series, Theodore Boone. I...

How to Make a Toddler Reading Nook

Despite my toddler hitting a stage where she is restless and exploring seemingly 24 hours a day, I still try to make a point of creating comfortable spaces where she can interact with books. Her attention span is as short as her wee, toddling legs, so even during days when we aren’t reading much, I want her toddler reading nook(s) to be accessible....

10 Eclectic Books With Beatles Songs as Titles

I used to be obsessed with the Beatles. Around age 11, in 2000, I immersed myself in my mom’s favorite band from her teen years. Family and friends gave me Beatles merchandise as gifts: bobble head dolls, posters, and even a throw rug. I read so much about them that I memorized their birthdays, album release dates, and other trivia. Many excellent...

Comics from A-Z: Heroes from K to O

I’ve had a lot of time to think lately. Like many of you, I’m not a huge fan of too much mental downtime, and as this whole COVID-19 thing has stretched into its fourth month, I’ve felt an increasing need to fill some of the empty spots between my ears. I’ve done so, at least in part, my giving myself little challenges that feel productive, if only...

5 Classic Audiobooks Narrated by Famous Actors

Some classic books are difficult to read. But what if you have to read one for your reading challenges or for school? Well, there is a way to make them less challenging to tackle—by listening to audiobooks narrated by famous actors. A quick note about diversity before we get to the list. I found it appalling that there is a dearth of authors-and-narrators-of-color...

Boarding School Books That’ll Make You Wish You Went to One: The List List #407

Girl, Serpent, Thorn is “an alluring feminist fairy tale” (Kirkus Reviews) about a girl cursed to be poisonous to the touch and who discovers what power might lie in such a curse. The List List is a weekly roundup of the best bookish lists! at AutoStraddle: 8 Speculative Fiction Books by Black Authors about Black Futures for Imagining a New World...

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