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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Star-Crossed Lovers: YA Books Inspired by Romeo and Juliet

From feuding families to balcony scenes, these novels draw on the best of the Bard.

Sincerely Yours: 8 Best Literary Letter Collections

Read between the lines in the letters of your favorite writers.

The History of Book Burning

"He who destroys a good book, kills reason itself.”

15 Must-Read LGBTQ Books

Thought-provoking stories by renowned LGBTQ authors.

What Are Gothic Books?

A gripping genre which goes far beyond its unsettling aesthetic.

Vita Sackville-West: Virginia Woolf’s Greatest Love Affair

Meet the woman who inspired Virginia Woolf's most fanciful novel.

8 Lost Masterpieces from NYRB Classics

The best of an imprint that digs deep into lost classics.

10 Books Every College Grad Should Read

Kind of like a course curriculum. But for life.

12 Brilliant Female Authors You’ve Never Heard Of

These underappreciated writers deserve your attention.

Celebrating the 120-Year History of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Rediscovering the book series that redefined children's literature.

Gloria Steinem on Pat Conroy’s The Great Santini

The Great Santini stands as a classic account of families shaped by the rigid patriarchy around them.

The Family That Inspired J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan

The Peter Pan author based his characters in real life.

5 Little Women Quotes We Still Love Today

"Don't try to make me grow up before my time..."

Gloria Steinem on The Color Purple

The iconic feminist praises Alice Walker's ability to move readers.

Getting to Know Anna and the King of Siam

Understand the story like never before with an excerpt from Margaret Landon’s novel.