Discover Lauren Willig

What author idolizes Eleanor of Aquitaine and sent her first romance novel to a publisher handwritten on 300 pages when only nine years old? The answer is New York Times bestselling writer Lauren Willig, author of over 20 notable works of historical fiction.  History, specifically giving women in history the credit they deserve, is a passion for [...]

The 2022 Discover Books Reading Challenge

At Discover Books, our mission is to "Let the Stories Live on." So, it should be no surprise that stories, specifically the stories of remarkable people, are the focus of 2022's reading challenge. Each month, we'll introduce someone with an extraordinary story and build a reading chain that takes you on a voyage of discovery. One book will link to another and then another as you explore some of the most incredible stories ever told. 

My Book Journey by Hemishka

Growing up with a librarian mother was quite fun. My mother brought me books all the time. I was (still am) a huge bookworm back in my tweens and teens. My book journey started when I was young, but it is a journey that continues today. Goosebumps was my all-time favorite book series. I am [...]

Discover Ken Follett

Ken Follett is everywhere. His 36 books have sold over 178 million copies in 80+ countries and been translated into 33 languages. His first bestseller, written over 40 years ago, is still selling strong. Whether he’s keeping readers glued to the page with tales of spies, Nazis, and CIA ops, spinning out spellbinding epics about the construction of a medieval cathedral, or weaving together global conflict and family drama, readers can be certain Ken Follett’s books will be filled with memorable characters, unpredictable plot twists, and page-turning anticipation.

Authors with December Birthdays

Here at Discover Books, we’ve been celebrating famous writers' birthdays each month on our blog. As we turn to featuring authors with December birthdays, we've again chosen writers in various genres and periods to feature. Whether you’re looking for a literary holiday gift for someone else or adding books to your own To-Be-Read list for [...]

Holiday Books by the Decade

The decorations are up. The fire is crackling, the cocoa is simmering, and your toes are comfortably cozy in your favorite winter socks. These are all sure signs you’ve successfully set the stage for an idyllic afternoon of wintertime reading. Now, all you need is a festive book to put you in the holiday spirit. [...]

Authors with November Birthdays

At Discover Books, we love to recognize the wonderful writers whose books we resell and redistribute. So, we’ve once again compiled a list of ten authors with November birthdays to celebrate. This month’s list is loaded with famous names in classic and contemporary literature, spanning many genres. However, the works listed here are just a [...]

Best Books from the 2010s 

2010 is a decade that's still clearly visible in the rearview mirror. Not enough time has passed to give us a well-defined sense of the significance of this decade. That kind of understanding comes only with space and perspective. What we can say is that the 20-teens did have a character all their own. By [...]

Discover Amor Towles

"I think the closest cousin to the novel in the art realm is the symphony. A novel has movements and leitmotifs. It has moments of crescendo and diminuendo. You feel a growing emotional force, and then it backs off for reflection. A work must feel cohesive and organic, and the beginning and end inform each other in a way that we can hold in our head." - Amor Towles