Voices that Define the Holidays

Discover Books challenges you to join our reading challenge! This month is all about the holidays and the voices that have defined how we celebrate. Are you ready to learn more about beloved holiday traditions?

Best Memoirs on Mental Health

How's Your Mental Health? The stigma surrounding struggles with mental health continues to plague our society. But here's the thing: everyone battles mental health. Some battles are more serious than others. Some of us experience the struggles ourselves, while others watch helplessly from the sidelines as people we love fight daily. Many of us experience [...]

Business & Leadership Reading Challenge

As the end of this year's book challenge draws near, I am overwhelmed by the incredible people I've discovered while reading through these biographies. It seems fitting this Thanksgiving month to express gratitude for the numerous ways my life is blessed every day because of the talents and sacrifices of people I have never met.  [...]

Great Scientific Minds – Biology & Medicine

Did you enjoy the September reading challenge? Was there a great mind on the book list that resonated with you, or did you yearn to dig deeper into our explored ideas? Did you come to love Marie Curie, develop a fascination for code-breaking after reading about Elizabeth Smith, or do you now see Steve Jobs’ [...]

Discover Ann Patchett

Discover Author Ann Patchett In her online blog, Ann Patchett muses, "If you ever want to make an author truly happy, tell her you’re reading books from her backlist. It’s natural to pay attention to shiny new books while the backlist of older, still wonderful, books are ignored on a back shelf somewhere, but doing [...]

Discover Chris Bohjalian

Discover Author Chris Bohjalian Chris Bohjalian (pronounced bo-jail-yen) is the bestselling author of amazing fiction such as the Hour of the Witch and The Flight Attendant. His books include several New York Times bestsellers and one, Midwives, featured in Oprah’s Book Club. Bohjalian’s books are loved worldwide and have been translated into 35 languages. Three of his books have been made [...]

Great Scientific Minds (with Book List)

September Book Chain: Let’s Start with Albert Einstein When I planned out this year’s reading challenge, the theme I chose for September, in honor of back-to-school month, was “great minds.” As I began deciding which “great minds” to feature for the challenge, I realized that all the people whose biographies and memoirs we’ve read this year have [...]

Advice for Reading to Young Children

Read 12.5 minutes a day to children to prepare them for school Childhood is the perfect time to learn the joy of reading. Reading books to children not only capture their imagination, but introduces new ideas, values, and vocabulary. In a study conducted by Ohio State’s Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy, "a million [...]

Cook Around The World

The world has opened back up for the most part, but travel prices have gone through the roof. Food is at the heart of a culture, so if you want to try some new recipes and learn about new cultures through food, now is the time! Listed below are cuisines of ten different countries and [...]

Discover Books on Famous Chefs: August Book Chain

We're halfway through our 2022 reading challenge. If you've been following along, you've been introduced to remarkable people whose talents and ideas have delighted fans, pushed limits, sparked revolutions, and even changed the world. Now we dive into famous chefs. Memoirs and biographies allow readers to go behind the curtain into the lives of incredible people. [...]