7 Mystery Books by Black Authors: Black History Month

Black History Month started in 1976. Much focus has been placed on musicians, politicians, poets, activists, reformers, actors, and writers in the forty-four years of celebrating it. Discover Books is taking this opportunity to focus on mystery books by black authors. We present a sampling of talented African-American writers. Christopher Darden is no stranger to [...]

A Short History of Romance Novels

When days are short and skies are gray, a comfy chair, warm blanket, and a good book become essential.  No book warms you up better than a great romance novel. It’s clear that millions of people agree, as romances consistently top bestseller lists across the country. With winter settling in and Valentine’s Day around the [...]

Best Books from the 1920s

Flappers, jazz, Prohibition, bob haircuts, the Charleston, and wonderful books. Now that we’re solidly into the 2020s, it seems appropriate to take a voyage back 100 years to the 1920s to get a taste of the remarkable literature produced during that decade. We'll explore 10 of the best books from the 1920s and why they [...]

New Year’s Book Hoarding Help

As book lovers, we can easily slip into book hoarding. Book addictions are not dangerous, but can cause complications. DiscoverBooks.com has specific questions to help with diagnosis and a bookshelf cleanse plan for treatment. (A light-hearted play on a book buyback app we have available.)

December Holidays Around the World

December is a month chalked full of celebrations and traditions around the world. It might be the darkest month of the year, but lights and charitable giving illuminate the globe. This is a time when individuals seek out the nostalgic memories of the past and long for families. Yet, it is a month where the whole world celebrates, even if they celebrate differently and different things - there is a blending of traditions. It's like a woven tapestry with many threads creating a beautiful united image of humans at their best. Let's take time to learn about other countries and people's traditions as we cherish our own unique heritages.

Book Club Tips & Advice

2020 has been a year for the history books. We have had to cope with constant uncertainty, loss of loved ones, and lack of social interaction. Vacations, celebrations, and family traditions were put on hold. However, if we only look at the losses, we miss seeing the opportunities and blessings within the crisis. Technology has [...]

Faith Baldwin – Female Author Lost to History

Faith Baldwin was one of the highest paid female romance authors in her day. She wrote over 100 novels and many of her books became movies. Because her genre is considered "light" by scholars, her legacy has faded in time. Join us as we let her story live on.

5 Beach Reads You’ll Love This Summer

This summer, many of us wish we were heading to the beach to soak up the sun, swim in the ocean or pool, and read a good book. This year, beaches and pools across the country may not open for business. The corona virus may keep us in our backyards for longer than we had [...]

9 Book Quotes to Celebrate Spring

Spring is early this year. March 20, 2020 was the earliest spring equinox in 124 years thanks to leap year mathematical magic. Spring equinox marks a day when the Earth is not tilted toward or away from the sun. What is the result? 12 hours of daylight - a completely equal day and night for [...]