Best Literary History Book 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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28 Must-Read LGBTQ Books

Thought-provoking stories by renowned LGBTQ authors.

John Keats and Fanny Brawne: A Tragically Short Love 

“My love is selfish. I cannot breathe without you.” ―John Keats, to Fanny Brawne

8 William Shakespeare Biographies That Read Betwixt the Lines

“I dare do all that may become a man; Who dares do more, is none.” —Shakespeare

The Best Roald Dahl Books You Haven't Heard Of

“A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom.” —Roald Dahl 

Why F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Vegetable Was So Rotten

His oft-forgotten foray into playwriting that failed to take root.

14 Witty and Wonderful Authors Like Jane Austen 

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

The Depressing Love Triangle of the Romantics 

“I was caught in a love triangle with one dead side.”John Green, Looking for Alaska. 

All the Lord Peter Wimsey Books In Order

The debonair sleuth charms everyone who comes his way—including generations of mystery readers.

The Real-Life Inspirations Behind Scrooge

“Since you ask me what I wish, gentlemen, that is my answer. I don’t make merry myself at Christmas and I can’t afford to make idle people merry.” –Ebenezer Scrooge, A Christmas Carol, pre-ghosts. 

Did Voltaire Start the Caffeine-Addicted Writer Stereotype?

The Candide author was known to drink copious amounts of coffee.

10 Brainy Beach Reads to Relax With

Just because you're checked out of the office doesn't mean you're checked out of great reading.

Banned and Challenged Books Take the Spotlight in Free Voices

We’re proud to support challenged books and the right to free expression.

6 Anti-Valentine's Day Books for Cynics

Who needs candles and confections on Valentine’s Day when you’ve got a great novel?

Wes Anderson’s Love Affair with Literature

In Wes Anderson's films, books offer solace and keep a record of people and places past.

All This and Brains, Too: 5 Signature Literary Fashions

Who else but James Joyce could pull off an eye patch?