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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Who Wrote It: Anne Sexton or Sylvia Plath?

Take our quiz to test your knowledge of the famous poets' work.

5 Beloved Characters Who Shaped Our Identity

We're still taking our cues from our literary kid-heroes.

The Re-Read: Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre is imperfect—and far more appealing for it.

The Laborious Birth of Jane Eyre

Discover the story behind Jane Eyre in Juliet Barker's astounding biography, The Brontës.

Heathcliff, It’s Me: The Best Brontë Movie Adaptations

Who's your favorite Heathcliff and Rochester?

The Re-Read: Little Women

Were we too young to appreciate Alcott's classic novel?

5 Early Female Irish Writers

Ireland was home to some of the most forward-thinking female writers.

9 Best Thrillers with Strong Female Protagonists

Anti-heroines, real life spies, and more take on the thrilling and chilling missions.

Tainted Love: 4 Macabre Literary Love Stories

Love means never having to say you're sorry for exhuming your dead wife's corpse.

Valentine’s Day Antidote: Villette by Charlotte Brontë

Fight reductive HEA (Happily Ever After) with Charlotte Brontë's last, best, novel.

The Re-Read: The Girl’s Guide to Hunting and Fishing

Revisiting these favorite stories helps a writer to realize her own coming-of-age story might be embarrassing, but kind of awesome, too.

Literary Pilgrimage: Virginia Woolf’s England

Take a tour of England through the life and work of Virginia Woolf.

In Defense: Elizabeth Gilbert

Gilbert haters cite Eat, Pray, Love as proof of her failings, and in the process neglect her fantastic, near-perfect novel.

Live Your Own Life: 10 Inspiring Facts About Margaret Mitchell

The Gone with the Wind author was a woman ahead of her time.

The Re-Read: J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye

Revisting this classic novel, one writer discovers the truth about Holden Caulfield, and herself.