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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for April 14, 2021

Today's edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Dreamscape. Today’s Featured Deals $2.99The Trial of Lizzie Borden by Cara RobertsonGet This Deal $1.99Temper by Layne FargoGet This Deal $3.99I Might Regret This by Abbi JacobsonGet This Deal $3.99The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Jooyoun KimGet This Deal In case you missed yesterday’s most popular...

The Perfect BOOkish Gifts for Horror Lovers

Whether horror has been a life-long love or you’re new to diving deep into this literary mood, there’s so much to enjoy here. Horror can be funny or gory, terrifying or fun, eerie or unsettling, or a combination of all of the above. No matter your tolerance level for the macabre, chances are there’s something for you. Likewise, there’s such a fun...

9 Books About Conspiracy Theories

Not that there’s any particular reason you’d want this right now, but there are quite a few books out there that deal with conspiracy theories. Whether they’re teaching you to spot a convincing hoax, helping to talk your loved ones out of a wacky idea, or skewering a particular idée fixe, they’re invaluable. Stock up, reading buddies. The ride’s probably...

6 Great Books With Bi Wife Energy

I held for as long as I could, but I find myself in the clutches of TikTok. BookTok pulled me in, but gay TikTok (or just TikTok, since straight TikTok seems to the subculture) has kept me there. I can’t say I regret it, though, because it is perfectly adapted to my tiny attention span and it often produces gems like BI WIFE ENERGY. In case you aren’t...

10 Hockey Romance Books to Warm Your Heart

Sports romances are some of my favorites, thanks to the heightened emotions and drama of the game. As someone who grew up in tropical climates, I wasn’t raised on hockey, but I moved to St. Louis after college and some friends talked me into going to a game. From the first game, I was hooked! And, speaking of hooked, I soon found that heroes in hockey...

Captain America and Iron Man Are Legally Married (in Another Universe)

Captain America and Iron Man’s relationship can best be described as unpredictable. After decades of cultivating a close friendship, they started hitting bigger and bigger potholes. In the ’80s, Iron Man’s alcoholism drove a wedge between them. In the ’90s, their differing approaches to Operation Galactic Storm caused another rift. But they always managed...

5 of the Best Middle Grade Books About Baseball

This list of middle grade books about baseball was originally published in our kid lit newsletter, The Kids Are All Right. Sign up for it here to get kid lit news, reviews, deals, and more! Baseball season is officially underway, so I thought I would round up some baseball related books! I’m really hoping this will be a good season, with players...

A Reader’s Defense of Labeling #OwnVoices LGBTQ Books

Four years ago, I wrote a post called The Problem with #OwnVoices LGBTQ Lit. At the time, the #OwnVoices hashtag was still fairly new, and I hadn’t seen a lot of criticism about it. In that post, I talked about some of the complications with using #OwnVoices to describe LGBTQ books, and where that can get messy. Recently, I’ve seen a lot more criticism...

The Secret Life of a Sensitivity Reader

The call for diversity in literature rightfully pushes authors of all kinds to include characters of all kinds in their work. Because of this, the demand for people like me has skyrocketed. I’m a sensitivity reader, meaning I offer my thoughts on how writers portray characters who share my own lived experiences. For example, I’m non-binary. Say a...

Being Vaccinated Does NOT Mean (Bookish Edition)

As vaccines open up to more adults, Twitter is having some fun with reminding people what they should not do even once they are vaccinated. And I don’t mean things the CDC recommends like avoiding unmasked visits with unvaccinated high-risk people and not attending medium and large gatherings. Instead, this farcical meme took over Twitter telling users...

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