It's November, meaning it's National Novel Writing Month -- a.k.a. NaNoWriMo! For participating writers, this month can feel productive yet also stressful. Maybe you've been trying to motivate yourself to bring that great idea to life. The only issue is between your job, family, and other hobbies, you can't seem to find the time. Enter [...]
Cormac McCarthy is arguably one of the most famous American writers who focused on the Southern Gothic. By writing about rural settings, McCarthy portrayed darkness and violence in the American South. If you've ever read anything by McCarthy, you'd probably understand how complex yet powerful his narrative style is. After a long and interesting life, [...]
With a bestseller called Beach Read, Emily Henry writes cute romance stories -- perfect for the summer! If you haven't read her yet, I hope I can persuade you to pick up one of her beach reads... It may even be Beach Read! Here are some of her books and why you should plan on [...]
As a senior in college, you would think I've mastered how to balance my schedule by now. However, as someone who has decided to pursue two majors and one minor, this is not the case. Free time is something many college students have difficulty finding, especially making enough time to read for fun. Many of [...]
What could possibly be more lovely than reading French books near Valentine's Day? You don't have to know French, of course, to appreciate the City of Love! There are many French authors whose works have been translated for you to enjoy. And France overall has inspired plenty of writers for setting, characters, and culture. Having just spent a month studying abroad and exploring various French cities, I definitely fell in love with how the French appreciate books! In this blog, I'll try to show you bits and pieces of French magic, especially for bookworms like yourselves.
Discover Books' selection of books on habits and goals provides readers with the tools to create positive change in their lives.
Since November is Native American Heritage Month, we at Discover Books wanted to amplify Native American voices through stories. As with all heritage months, it is important to learn more about another culture's traditions, histories, and contributions. In this blog, we hope to educate you about Native American culture, stories, voices, and book recommendations. We [...]
Now that we’re in the thick of Spooky Season, it’s time to curl up with a horror novel and watch scary movies. When you think of horror, you probably think of works by Stephen King – the king of horror! However, do you ever wonder why this genre is so popular or why disturbing stories [...]
photo by Jo Szczepanska We're all familiar with the old adage, "Don't judge a book by its cover." This applies to used books too. The scuffs, scrapes, and tears acquired by books have no bearing on the quality of the content inside. If anything, the fact these old books have weathered hard times and survived [...]
Reading is such a massive part of our lives. We read all day long, either books, newspapers, magazines, emails, texts, blogs, social media content, food containers, and more. Behind all the magic of interpreting and understanding the content and context, is our eyes. Eyes are our window to the world. Making some simple changes in your surroundings and habits will keep your eyes healthy and wide open for an all night read-a-thon. DiscoverBooks.com reached out to an eye doctor and searched for reliable sources to assemble this list of recommendations.