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35 Must-Read Modern Classics

These reads from the last century all deserve a place on your bookshelf.

By Jessica Ferri

20 of Our Favorite Famous First Lines in Literature

From Melville to Didion, these first sentences created lasting and notable impressions.

By Audrey Webster

In His Own Words: 15 Inspiring Quotes by Pat Conroy

Conroy turned his personal pain into novels that resonated deeply with readers.

By Sierra Tavasolian

The Best Book Club Books for Fall 2019

There's something for everyone in this list!

By Kaytie Norman

11 Books for Downton Abbey Withdrawal

After you see the Crawley family one last time, let these 11 books assuage the end of Downton grief.

By Jessica Ferri

8 Books to Read on a Snow Day

Grab a book, blanket, bed, and booze!

By The Reading Room

In Memory of William Goldman, 1931-2018

The legendary writer behind Marathon Man, The Princess Bride, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid has passed away at the age of 87.

By Early Bird Books Staff

10 Rainy Day Reads

These books are the perfect complement to the next dreary day.

By The Reading Room

Still Winning at 50!: Longevity in Literature and Film

These books and their film adaptations still captivate audiences today.

By BookTrib

How Collective Readership Takes Us Deeper

"The more I discuss a novel with another person, the better I understand it," says one reader.

By BookTrib

Joan Didion's Play It As It Lays: The Dark Heart of the American Dream

An excerpt from the literary icon's novel about loneliness and life's unanswerable questions.

By Olivia Mason

12 Books About Friendship in Adulthood

Books on friendship that pay tribute to the families we choose

By Olivia Mason

Nicholas Sparks Reads Pat Conroy For The WSJ Book Club

The online book club’s newest host selects The Lords of Discipline

By Early Bird Books Staff

Literary Matchmaking: How The Bookseller Met Ship of Fools

Author Cynthia Swanson discusses her novel's literary influences.

By Cynthia Swanson

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