The Best Beach/Poolside Reads for Summer 2022

As summer approaches, many of us are probably looking forward to beach trips or pool days. But as you sort through your beach towels and stock up on sunscreen, are you also checking your book supply? Even if you love swimming or playing games in the sand, you’ll probably want to take some breaks. So, bringing some beach/poolside reads with you is a good plan

May Book Chain: Winston Churchill and Beyond

May 8th is Victory in Europe (VE) day; on this date in 1945, world leaders formally accepted Germany's unconditional surrender, and WWII ended. As events unfold in Russia and Ukraine in 2022 – 77 years later – it's impossible not to look back at what the last major conflict in Europe cost the world.  Our [...]

Authors with April Birthdays

At Discover Books, we love to recognize the wonderful writers whose books fill our website and our hearts. So, we've compiled a list of ten authors with April birthdays to celebrate this month. We’re featuring authors from both classic and contemporary times, as well as a variety of book genres. But this list just contains [...]

Authors with March Birthdays

We're back with another installment of our blog series that celebrates authors' birthdays, this time for the month of March. As in previous months, we've chosen to feature authors with March birthdays from both classic and contemporary times, as well as many different genres. Whether you're looking for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or children's/young adult books, [...]

March Book Chain: Hollywood Edition

"Let's go to the movies. Let's go see the sta-a-ars!" This classic song from the movie musical, Annie, is the perfect introduction to our March book chain that's all about Hollywood and movie stars. Do you love reading, movies, and reading books about movies? Then this is the challenge for you.

Discover Brandon Sanderson

Have you ever found yourself wondering, what would happen if in one of these fantasy stories like Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings. . . the Dark Lord won?  What if Dark Lord Sauron said to Frodo, at the end of his long journey through Mordor, "Hey, that's my ring. Thanks for bringing it [...]

Authors with February Birthdays

At Discover Books, we love to recognize the wonderful writers whose books we sell, resell, and redistribute. So, we’ve compiled a list of ten authors with February birthdays to celebrate this month. Similar to our previous author birthday blog posts, we’re featuring famous writers across a variety of genres and periods. However, the literary works [...]

Winter Olympic Book Chain:

February's Reading Challenge The Winter Olympics get underway in Beijing this month. People worldwide will watch skiers take to the slopes, skaters twirl and jump on the ice, snowboarders fly, curlers push their brooms, and hockey players shoot for gold. These athletes take our breath away. Perfect opportunity for a Winter Olympics book chain challenge. We're [...]

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 [...]