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 [...]
Two decades ago, when Discover Books was founded as Thrift Recycling Management, the company’s priority was to save the world – mainly through book recycling. By selling new and used books, we pride ourselves in giving people opportunities to discover novel things (pun intended) as books that have lived on others' bookshelves. Regardless of a [...]
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 [...]
Did you know The Hobbit was published on 9/21/1937? For 83 years, Thorin Oakenshield, Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, and the rest have captured our imaginations. However, the The Hobbit has more to offer than just an entertaining story. It provides tremendous life lessons and morals we can apply in our lives, especially our academic lives.