Alice Nuttall

Alice Nuttall is a children’s and webcomic writer who spends her free time reading, knitting, and playing D&D, occasionally all at the same time. Her superpower is the ability to find a cup of coffee no matter where she is. She blogs at https://alicenuttallbooks.wordpress.com/

How are Older Adults Depicted In Fiction?

Fiction mostly focuses on younger protagonists, but are older characters always sidelined? One Rioter takes a look at fiction for the answer.

15 of the Best Books on Roman History

Whether you're looking for books on Roman history for new readers or history buffs, these are the best books on Roman history to start with.

The Most and Least Satisfying Endings of All of Agatha Christie’s Mysteries

Agatha Christie was the Queen of Crime and published 66 books, but they weren't all equal. Here are her best and worst endings.

20 of the Best Middle Grade Fantasy Books

Check out this rundown of 20 of the best middle grade fantasy books that you can't miss, with a mixture of contemporary and classic reads.

8 Books About the History of Eugenics in the United States

Responses to COVID-19 have made obvious the eugenicist logic that still influences U.S. medical and political policy, and books like Killing the Black Body by Dorothy Roberts provide vital background.

Are Mysteries and Thrillers Less Enjoyable the More You Read in the Genre?

Are mysteries and thrillers less enjoyable the more you read? One Rioter dives into reading widely in this genre.

12 of the Funniest Women in Literature

So many funny women in literature are often overlooked! Here's a rundown of my favourite witty women writers + suggested reading for each.

15 Simply Delicious Cookbooks for Teens

Whether they’re a budding chef, or clueless in the kitchen, these cookbooks for teens, including The Super Easy Teen Cookbook by Christine Hitchcock, will help teens learn a huge variety of cooking skills.

8 Stellar Sci-Fi Books With Living Spaceships

From bioships to AI-powered starships, living spaceships are a staple of the sci-fi genre. Here’s a run-down of some intriguing examples, including The Tea Master and the Detective by Aliette de Bodard.

Hidden Knowledge: Secret and Mysterious Libraries Around the World

A look at secretive libraries and hidden repositories of books around the world, and how people came to discover them.