Early Bird Books Reading Recommendations

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16 Southern Novelists You Have to Read

“The woods are full of regional writers, and it is the great horror of every serious Southern writer that he will become one of them.” ―Flannery O'Connor

10 Incredible Books by Hispanic-American Authors

If you were looking for a list of books that will revolutionize your worldview, you've found it. 

6 Books About Libraries You'll Want to Catalog

“In principle and reality, libraries are life-enhancing palaces of wonder.” —Gail Honeyman, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

Every Book by V.C. Andrews, In Order

It’s been said that much of her real life was just as tragic as the lives of the protagonists in her debut novel Flowers in the Attic. 

Angela Thirkell and Her 29 Adventures into Barsetshire

Writing so rich makes us wish we could live in Barsetshire too. 

Remembering Ellen Gilchrist, 1935-2024

The National Book Award Winner was known for her sharp writing.

The Best Book Club Books of Winter 2024

These picks are definitely “read by the fireplace” worthy. 

5 Books About Characters Navigating the Afterlife

“Just as when we come into the world, when we die we are afraid of the unknown. But the fear is something from within us that has nothing to do with reality. Dying is like being born, just a change.” —Isabel Allende

10 Books to Read Before the 2024 Oscars

Many of 2023's best movies were based on books.

A Death Doula Faces Life in This Charming Novel

The taboo subject of death becomes a reason to celebrate.

Don't Miss This Year's Epic Historical Fiction Love Story

Fans of Cold Mountain will devour The End of Drum-Time.

11 Books by Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Alison Lurie 

“You can't write well with only the nice parts of your character, and only about nice things. And I don't want even to try anymore. I want to use everything, including hate and envy and lust and fear.” ―Alison Lurie

10 Literary Books That Examine the Human Condition 

“Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations.” —Ray Bradbury

9 Unforgettable Books by Tim O’Brien 

Learn about this Vietnam War veteran and award-winning American novelist's notable works. 

10 Darkly Comedic Books to Shock You

These black humor novels are perfect if you don't know whether you want to laugh or cry.

10 Books to Add to Your Modern Library

Fill your shelves (or ereader) with indispensable works.  

The 10 Best Books to Gift Book Lovers in 2023

Discover books the reader in your life would love to add to their library.