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    10 Rainy Day Reads

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

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    11 Unforgettable Female Friendships in Literature

    Celebrate the unsung heroine of books: friendship.

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    25 Modern Classic Must-Reads

    This list of essential titles has something for everyone.

    by Jessica Ferri

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    10 Books By Iconic Authors That You Might Have Missed

    Overlooked? Yes. Forgotten? Not on our watch!

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    8 Books to Read on a Snow Day

    Grab a book, blanket, bed, and booze!

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    10 of Our Favorite First Lines in Literature

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    10 of Our Favorite First Lines in Literature

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

    by Audrey Webster

    All the Feels: The First Book That Made You Cry

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    All the Feels: The First Book That Made You Cry

    A roundup of the hounds and lovers who broke your heart.

    by Early Bird Books Staff

    Still Winning at 50!: Longevity in Literature and Film

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    Still Winning at 50!: Longevity in Literature and Film

    These books and their film adaptations still captivate audiences today.

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    Your Next TV Obsession: PBS’ <em>The Great American Read</em>

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    Your Next TV Obsession: PBS’ The Great American Read

    The search is on for America's favorite book.

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    How Collective Readership Takes Us Deeper

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    How Collective Readership Takes Us Deeper

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

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

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    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

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    12 Books About Friendship in Adulthood

    Books on friendship that pay tribute to the families we choose

    by Olivia Mason

    11 Books by Black Authors You Must Read Now

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    11 Books by Black Authors You Must Read Now

    These books by black authors are an essential part of the literary canon.

    by Greta Shull

    Nicholas Sparks Reads Pat Conroy For The WSJ Book Club

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    Nicholas Sparks Reads Pat Conroy For The WSJ Book Club

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

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    Literary Matchmaking: How <em>The Bookseller</em> Met <em>Ship of Fools</em>

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    Literary Matchmaking: How The Bookseller Met Ship of Fools

    Author Cynthia Swanson discusses her novel's literary influences.

    by Cynthia Swanson

    8 Novels Inspired by the <em>Odyssey</em>

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    8 Novels Inspired by the Odyssey

    Odysseus’ epic adventure sparked ideas in the minds of James Joyce, William Faulkner, and more.

    by Jessica Ferri

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    12 ‘Better Book Titles’ That Are Totally Accurate

    These titles say what we’re all really thinking ...

    by Jessica Ferri

    Bottoms Up! 10 Literary Inspired Cocktails

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    Bottoms Up! 10 Literary Inspired Cocktails

    Toast your favorite stories with these clever cocktails.

    by Jessica Ferri

    Complicated Fathers in Literature

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    Complicated Fathers in Literature

    Sometimes dads just don’t fit the bill, and these characters can relate.

    by Renata Sweeney

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    6 Movies, Based on Books, You Must See This Summer

    Because witnessing your favorite characters come to life is just about perfect.

    by DeAnna Janes

    10 Love Stories That Will Make You Ugly Cry

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    10 Words We Learned From Literature

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    10 Words We Learned From Literature

    Taken from the pages of your favorite books, these made-up words are just as useful for daily conversation.

    by The Reading Room

    7 Classic Summer Reads

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    7 Classic Summer Reads

    Longer days mean more time to devour those hefty classics.

    by Jessica Ferri

    9 Gorgeous Quotes from the Journals of John Cheever

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    All This and Brains, Too: 5 Signature Literary Fashions

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    All This and Brains, Too: 5 Signature Literary Fashions

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

    by Alison Currie

    15 Types of Books to Jump-Start Your Collection

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    15 Types of Books to Jump-Start Your Collection

    Recommendations for a well-rounded bookshelf.

    by The Reading Room

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    Nora Ephron’s Favorite Books

    The late writer was, of course, very fond of Austen's work.

    by Jessica Ferri

    5 Classic Films You Didn’t Know Were Based on British Novels

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    5 Classic Films You Didn’t Know Were Based on British Novels

    Americans aren’t the only ones finding inspiration from books.

    by DeAnna Janes

    8 Musicals Based on Books

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    8 Musicals Based on Books

    Leave the singing to the professionals.

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    7 Misty-Eyed Mother’s Day Reads

    Don't cry. If you start crying, we'll start crying.

    by Sierra Tavasolian

    Sincerely Yours: 9 Best Literary Letters

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    Sincerely Yours: 9 Best Literary Letters

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

    by Sierra Tavasolian

    Which Southern Writer Are You?

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    Which Southern Writer Are You?

    There's more to being Southern than sweet talk and sweet tea.

    by Jessica Ferri

    5 Family Fictions to Give You the Feels

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    5 Family Fictions to Give You the Feels

    The drama in these novels is served family style.

    by Sierra Tavasolian

    Spring Essentials: 5 Debut Women Writers You Need to Know About

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    Spring Essentials: 5 Debut Women Writers You Need to Know About

    Toast the beginning of spring with these new reads and a glass of rosé.

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