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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The Best Campus Novels That Make the Grade

These books will bring you right back to the quad.

8 Crushing Books Like A Little Life

“What he knew, he knew from books, and books lied, they made things prettier.”—Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life

Fans of Capote vs. The Swans Will Love These 10 Books

From catty, low-class writers to the dirty dogs of the elite, society is a zoo. 

The Best Books with Asexual Characters

“Maybe we weren't broken after all.” Calista Lynne, We Awaken

Remembering Dan Wakefield, 1932-2024

Prolific, acclaimed, and multi-faceted: three commonly-used descriptors of Dan Wakefield that any writer would sell their soul to be described as. 

5 Incredible Books by War Correspondent Martha Gellhorn

"I have no intention of being a footnote in someone else’s life.” —Martha Gellhorn, on her relationship with Ernest Hemingway

These Books Written by Filmmakers Give Reading a New Meaning

These directors are excellent storytellers, in any medium.

14 Witty and Wonderful Authors Like Jane Austen 

There’s more to discover outside of your favorite author’s six books.

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.