Riot Recommendation: Tell Us The Best Twisty Reads You’ve Read!

This Riot Recommendation asking for the best twisty reads you’ve read is sponsored by Flatiron Books, publishers of I Know Who You Are by Alice Feeney.

I Know Who You Are cover imageMeet Aimee Sinclair: the actress everyone thinks they know but can’t remember where from. Except one person. Someone knows Aimee very well. They know who she is and they know what she did.

 

 

 

 


We are strapped in and ready for a ride! Seriously, books that take twists and turns and leave us spinning and shouting, “We never saw that coming!” are so much fun we can’t get enough. That’s why we’re asking you for the best twisty reads you’ve read? Pop on down to our comments and let us know and next week we’ll be back with a list sure to take us all for a ride! (Please provide your own seat belts.)

21 of the Best Living Essay Writers

This Riot Recommendation listing the best living essay writers is sponsored by I Miss You When I Blink by Mary Laura Philpott.

I Miss You When I Blink cover imageIn this memoir-in-essays full of spot-on observations about home, work, and creative life, acclaimed essayist Mary Laura Philpott takes on the conflicting pressures of modern adulthood with wit and heart. She offers up her own stories to show that identity crises don’t happen just once or only at midlife; reassures us that small, recurring personal re-inventions are both normal and necessary; and advises that if you’re going to faint, you should get low to the ground first. Most of all, Philpott shows that when you stop feeling satisfied with your life, you don’t have to burn it all down and set off on a transcontinental hike (unless you want to, of course). You can call upon your many selves to figure out who you are, who you’re not, and where you belong. Who among us isn’t trying to do that?


What a time to be alive! At least when it comes to the selection of amazing essay collections we’ve been getting the last few years from so many amazing voices. From pop culture to dissections on music to #metoo to body positivity—and so much more. We drop everything to read a great essay collection, so we asked you to help us by telling us who you think the best living essay writers are. And what an amazing list you put together! Here are the best living essay writers in case you need to rub some amazing writing and thoughts on your brain:

Zadie Smith

Hanif Abdurraqib

Alida Nugent

Tressie McMillan Cottom

Joan Didion

Roxane Gay

Esmé Weijun Wang

Kiese Laymon

Rebecca Solnit

David Sedaris

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Samantha Irby

Richard Rodriguez

Elizabeth Wurtzel

Annie Dillard

Audre Lorde

Phoebe Robinson

James Baldwin

Lindy West

Nora Ephron

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Riot Recommendation: Who Are The Best Living Essay Writers?

This Riot Recommendation asking for the best living essay writers is sponsored by I Miss You When I Blink by Mary Laura Philpott.

I Miss You When I Blink cover imageIn this memoir-in-essays full of spot-on observations about home, work, and creative life, acclaimed essayist Mary Laura Philpott takes on the conflicting pressures of modern adulthood with wit and heart. She offers up her own stories to show that identity crises don’t happen just once or only at midlife; reassures us that small, recurring personal re-inventions are both normal and necessary; and advises that if you’re going to faint, you should get low to the ground first. Most of all, Philpott shows that when you stop feeling satisfied with your life, you don’t have to burn it all down and set off on a transcontinental hike (unless you want to, of course). You can call upon your many selves to figure out who you are, who you’re not, and where you belong. Who among us isn’t trying to do that?


What a time to be alive! At least when it comes to the selection of amazing essay collections we’ve been getting the last few years from so many amazing voices. From pop culture to dissections on music to #metoo to body positivity—and so much more. We drop everything to read a great essay collection, so we want you to help us read them: drop down into our comments section and tell us who you think the best living essay writers are. Next week we’ll have an amazing list of the best living essay writers—I bet we’re gonna cry and laugh and learn so much. Yay, books!

20 Of Your Favorite Books About Spooky Or Dangerous Houses

This Riot Recommendation listing your favorite books about spooky houses is sponsored by –The Fall of Crazy House.

The Fall of Crazy House cover imageEscape is just the beginning. Twin sisters Becca and Cassie barely got out of the Crazy House alive. Now they’re trained, skilled fighters who fear nothing–not even the all-powerful United regime. Together, the sisters hold the key to defeating the despotic government and freeing the people of the former United States. But to win this war, will the girls have to become the very thing they hate? In this gripping follow-up to James Patterson’s YA blockbuster Crazy House, the world is about to get even crazier.


Is there something under the floorboards? Someone living in the walls? Is the house itself eeeeevil?! We want to be spooked! We want to be haunted! We want to be scared of a house! So we turned to you to supply the scares and asked for your favorite books about spooky or dangerous houses. And now we’re hiding under the covers—plenty of space to join us—while checking out your amazing list of books about spooky or dangerous houses!

The Good House by Tananarive Due

Supernatural Enhancements by Edgar Cantero

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

Slade House by David Mitchell

Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco

The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

Salem’s Lot by Stephen King

House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski

The Mansion by Ezekiel Boone

Kill Creek by Scott Thomas

Hell House by Richard Matheson

The Diary Of Ellen Rimbauer by Ridley Pearson

House by Frank E Peretti, Ted Dekker

The Elementals by Michael McDowell

The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe

The Dead Girls Of Hysteria Hall by Katie Alender

Black House by Stephen King, Peter Straub

Coldheart Canyon by Clive Barker

Amityville Horror by Jay Anson

Riot Recommendation: Haunt Us With Books About Spooky Or Dangerous Houses

This Riot Recommendation asking for your favorite books about spooky or dangerous houses is sponsored by –The Fall of Crazy House.

The Fall of Crazy House cover imageEscape is just the beginning. Twin sisters Becca and Cassie barely got out of the Crazy House alive. Now they’re trained, skilled fighters who fear nothing–not even the all-powerful United regime. Together, the sisters hold the key to defeating the despotic government and freeing the people of the former United States. But to win this war, will the girls have to become the very thing they hate? In this gripping follow-up to James Patterson’s YA blockbuster Crazy House, the world is about to get even crazier.


Is there something under the floorboards? Someone living in the walls? Is the house itself eeeeevil?! We want to be spooked! We want to be haunted! We want to be scared of a house! And we’re turning to you to supply the scares: hop on down to our comments section and tell us your favorite books about spooky or dangerous houses. Next week we’ll be back with an epic list to haunt our souls—and maybe make us side-eye our house or spend way more time outside.