Early Bird Books Reading Recommendations

Here at Early Bird Books, we love all things that have to do with books, reading, and literary news and movies. Browse below for some highlights from our blog!

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Don't See Napoleon Without Reading This Book

You’ll understand why one of Napoleon’s last words ever uttered was “Josephine.”

Read an Excerpt from Turning Pages

Go behind the scenes of the publishing industry.

Read an Excerpt from Three Men in a Boat 

Three eccentric friends and one fox terrier on a boat trip—what can go wrong?  

Read an Excerpt from Missy's Twitch

Take a peek at the fourth book in the Fossil Feuds series.

Read an Excerpt from The Questions That Matter Most 

Jane Smiley’s musings on self-growth, literary criticism and the art of writing.

Read an Excerpt of Books Are Made Out of Books: A Guide to Cormac McCarthy's Literary Influences

“McCarthy would rather talk about rattlesnakes, molecular computers, country music, Wittgenstein—anything—than himself or his books.”

Read an Excerpt from Heist, by Howard Sounes

A roofer, a car salesman, and an MMA fighter walk into a cash depot...

Sarah Weddington Remembers Arguing Roe v. Wade to the Supreme Court

"For me and the countless women who put their lives at risk to control their own destinies, the world changed in 1973 when Roe v. Wade became the law of the land."

Download This Ukrainian Cookbook to Support Ukraine

“As well as a rich history, culture, and traditions, Ukrainians also have that great gift of adaptability and tolerance.”—Olia Hercules

Revisit the Original Cheaper by the Dozen

Read an excerpt from this classic story.

Read an Excerpt From The Lost Daughter

See Ferrante's unnerving words for yourself.

Remembering Louie Anderson, 1953-2022

Read an excerpt from a book by the beloved stand-up comedian.