To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
While To Kill a Mockingbird is a favorite book of pretty much everyone who has read it, it's important to remember that it continues to be subversive and challenging to the status quo. The protagonist is a young girl named Scout and except for her father, all the main characters in the book are marginalized by the power structure of their town — a structure that still exists nearly everywhere — where wealthy white men control the lives of everyone else, and even the members of that group who…
10 Amazing Novels That Are Super Long, But Totally Worth It
My book-reading karma isn't excellent. I don't dog-ear pages, and I try to avoid bending a book's spine to the point of creasing it. I am, however, overc...
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
This is the only book that will make you feel OK about American politics. It's basically a novel version of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
10 Literary Ladies in Desperate Need of a Gay Friend
Like the rest of the internet, we love Second City’s Sassy Gay Friend video series. The idea of reenacting pivotal scenes from literature that involve a female making bad decisions only to have her gay friend intervene is inspired — and communicates…
The Call of the Wild (Full Version)|NOOK Book
Buck is a dog who leads a comfortable life in the Santa Clara Valley with his owner, a judge Miller, until he is stolen, taken to Alaska, and sold to a
Virginia Woolf: Mrs Dalloway
Virginia Woolf: Mrs Dalloway Penguin Modern Classics - Harmondsworth, 1976 cover: detail from a portrait of Virginia Woolf by Vanessa Bell
Classic Novels’ First Covers
Ever wonder what your favorite book looked like when it was first published? While many classics — The Great Gatsby, Catch-22 — have retained their iconic, original covers over the year…
The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway
Scribner's, 1926. This is a later printing with a different and more modern dust jacket from the stated first.. Check out the tagline: "Wherein the lost generation that followed the War goes to the devil with a smile on the lip but with despair in its heart." Call NO.: Awaiting to be cataloged.