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

15 Legendary Books About King Arthur

Find adaptations, retellings and examinations of the legend. These are the best King Arthur books for kids and adults alike.

Unsettling Reading: Why Are Darker Women’s Stories Growing in Popularity?

Darker women's stories are due to be the next big trend in fiction. But why are darker stories so compelling to women readers?

How Are Smartphones Used in Mystery Novels?

Smartphones have solved a lot of logistics problems in real life - and caused problems for mystery writers by being an instant solution.

How Local Libraries Help Welcome Refugees

One Rioter explores how local libraries can support refugees and asylum seekers, and help them navigate and negotiate a new town or city.

Grab the Tissues: 10 of the Best YA Tearjerkers

If you’re in the mood for a good cry, this list of YA tearjerkers will give you plenty of options for a wallow with a book and a blanket, including Lost in the Never Woods by Aiden Thomas.

16 of the Best Children’s Books About Friendship

Friendships can be difficult to negotiate, especially when you’re young. These are the best children’s books about friendship to start with, like Lotus and Feather by Ji-Li Jiang.

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.