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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.

8 Parody Horror Books To Scare You Silly

These parody horror books, including Bloodsucking Fiends by Christopher Moore, poke fun of themselves, the genre, and what's wrong in the world while still being scary and satisfying.

Who Was Cormac McCarthy?

Who was Cormac McCarthy? Read about the iconic author's early life, his literary career, and long-term impact.

Bookish Is a Bad Thing? A History of The Word “Bookish”

The history of the word "bookish" might be more surprising than you'd expect–and its connotation less positive.

Dear Reader: A Brief History of Book Dedications

Why do book dedications exist? A deep dive into the history of the short statements and how they've changed over time.

A Year of Books: One Book for Each Month

There's something about reading a book the same month that it takes place in, and with these 12 books, you'll have a book for every month. Start with The End of August by Yu Miri.

9 Body Horror Novels by Women about Losing Control

These body horror books by women, including Maeve Fly by CJ Leede, bring a particular understanding of what it means to have a body that isn't quite your body anymore.

10 New Don’t-Miss Horror Novels Out in August 2023

These new horror books out in August feature everything from historical western settings to haunted houses. Get started with Vampires of El Norte by Isabel Cañas.

Sand, Sand, and More Sand: A Brief Introduction to Desertpunk Books

What is desertpunk? Let's dive into this fascinating sub-genre that includes Mad Max and look at the best desertpunk books to read.

Summertime Fine: 8 Books to Commemorate the Season

Whether you’re in the mood for a lighthearted thriller, a romcom, or a hopeful fantasy, these books will have you feeling summertime fine.

Keep Cool While You Read These 8 Hot Horror Novels

Whether you love it or loathe it, the summer heat is here for most of us. Dig into these hot horror novels to keep cool.