Summer Loomis

Summer Loomis is originally from Seattle, WA and now lives in Dubai. As a natural book and reading cheerleader, she found Book Riot by accident and has now been a reader/listener for years. She is on Litsy (@smrloomis) for everything book related and on Twitter (@smrloomis) for (mostly) everything else.

29 Free Audiobooks for Kids and Anyone Else

A lot of kids are staying home right now and need some distractions. Find free audiobooks for kids here, along with more resources.

An Education on North Korea Through Books

One reader talks about getting educated on the culture and politics of North Korea through books.

Finding Somali Books to Read

One reader on the search for more Somali literature.

Reading About Modest Fashion

With Hafsa Lodi’s MODESTY: A FASHION PARADOX hitting shelves, one reader considers other conversations around modest fashion encountered in books.

A Little Exploration of Self-Help

An exploration of self-help, from the genre's readers to its writers and titles, both classic and recent. A reader weighs in on their flaws and highlights.

Moving Abroad to Dubai and Finding Bookish Things

A newcomer in the United Arab Emirates seeks out the bookish corners of her new home, exploring a festival, the library, and more in literary Dubai.

Memorable Children’s Books (At Least for This Adult)

A reader considers the memorable children's books of her childhood, receiving thoughtful gifts of books, and as an adult choosing kids' books.