Addison Rizer

Addison Rizer is a writer and reader of anything that can be described as weird, sad, or scary. She has an MA in Professional Writing and a BA in English. She writes for Book Riot and Publishers Weekly and is always looking for more ways to gush about the books she loves. Find her published work or contact her on her website or at addisonrizer at gmaildotcom.

Welcome to the Stone Age: An Introduction to the Stonepunk Genre

Let’s learn about the stonepunk sub-genre together and then I’ll give you a few recommendations from the genre to get you started!

Who Was Randolph Caldecott?

You’ve heard of the Caldecott Medal, which honors exceptional children's literature, but how much do you know about Randolph Caldecott?

Atom-what? A Brief Introduction to the Atompunk Genre

What is atompunk? Learn more about this sci-fi sub-genre, and some recommended books here!

Be Gay, Do Crime: 20 Must-Read LGBTQ+ Crime Novels

Check out these 20 LGBTQ crime novels in a range of genres that are full of elaborate plans, queer characters, and a whole lot of revenge!

We Live in a Society: A Brief Introduction to the Social Horror Genre

The social horror genre takes societal issues and exaggerates them, turning them into a major source of horror. Find our picks.

10 Existential Horror Novels to Make You Question Everything

Lean into those panic-filled late-night wonderings about how small we really are with these existential horror novels, including Foe by Iain Reid.

10 of the Scariest Vampire Books to Read Until Your Blood Runs Cold

Here are 10 of the scariest vampire horror books with some of the creepiest bloodsuckers out there just lying in wait for you.

8 Comics and Graphic Novels to Read if you Need a Lighthearted Pick-Me-Up

Pick up these lighthearted comics and graphic novels to get you through a long day, a hard week, or a reading slump, including The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill.

20 Must-Read Historical Horror Novels about Scares Dwelling in the Past

It's fun to look back and see historical events from a fresh perspective, especially when you throw in zombies or haunted houses!

8 Books Like For All Mankind On Apple TV+

For those of you wanting a book version of the spacey sci-fi on screen, here are eight books like For All Mankind that you'll love.