books

April 11, 2022
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Cherish Farrah Discussion Questions

Read along with our questions or use them in your own book club.

April 5, 2022
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Afterlife Discussion Questions

Explore the world of Julia Alvarez' Afterlife with discussion questions that guide you through the book.

March 22, 2022
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We Should All Be Millionaires Discussion Questions

Explore these questions as you read through Rachel Rodgers' empowering book.

March 15, 2022
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In the Shadow of the Mountain Book Club Discussion Questions

Spark conversations with our book club questions for Belletrist's March pick.

February 2, 2022
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5 Books We're Reading for Black History Month

Celebrate Black literature with some of our favorite fiction and nonfiction books, perfect for Black History Month—and every month of the year.

August 30, 2021
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Become A Better Leader With FranklinCovey + BookClub

Our FranklinCovey BookClub will help you develop all the leadership skills you could ever need.

August 13, 2021
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Build Your House Around My Body Will Haunt You For Days

Build Your House Around My Body is BookClub + Belletrist’s August pick, and one of the spookiest books you’ll read all year long.

June 11, 2021
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How To Hack Your Brain Into Always Speaking Up

A BookClub must-read, Why We Act by Catherine Sanderson explores the psychology behind why we do and don’t speak up.

June 8, 2021
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Welcome to BookClub

BookClub is live! We can't wait for you to join us.

May 28, 2021
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Poolside Reads Perfect for Summertime

Great for a day poolside or one spent on the beach, these books are the perfect summer reads.

May 21, 2021
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Books Every New Grad Student Should Read (At Least Once)

Graduation, whether it be from high school or college, is always an important milestone that signifies a lot of change. Prepare for the unknown by reading one (or all) of these books.

May 7, 2021
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Great Gifts For Moms Who Read

Do you have a book-loving Mom? Here’s what to get her this Mother’s Day.

April 23, 2021
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Independent Bookstores We Love

April 24th is Independent Bookstore Day. Here’s how we are celebrating with our favorite shops.

March 19, 2021
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World Poetry Day: A Celebration of Katerina Canyon

In celebration of Women’s History Month and World Poetry Day, explore the life, legacy, and work of Katerina Canyon— 2020 Pushcart Prize Nominee and 2011-13 Montessi Award recipient.

March 2, 2021
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Why I Love Read Across America Day

Melissa Boles, Marketing Manager for BookClub shares why Read Across America day is an important holiday that holds a special place in her heart.

February 11, 2021
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Why Book-To-Film Adaptations Are So Popular

A look into how your favorite books are adapted for the big screen.

November 17, 2020
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When Kids Read, Kids Thrive

Exposing your children to literature at a young age only helps them to be more successful later on in life. Learn how to instill a love of reading in your own children with this advice from our experts.

June 22, 2021
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Unlocking Creativity with Allen Gannett’s The Creative Curve

There aren’t “creative” and “non-creative” people, anyone can create a work of creative genius in 2021. Here’s how to do it with Gannett’s method.

February 16, 2021
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Three Things We Learned From Reading Rainbow

Reading Rainbow was iconic and still relevant today.

March 18, 2021
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Three Stories That Changed Society

In celebration of National Information Day, here are three authors with incredible stories who altered daily life in some way or another with the information presented in their works.

December 11, 2020
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This Year, Celebrate Jólabókaflóð

If you haven't adopted this holiday tradition already, this season is the perfect time to begin celebrating Jólabókaflóð.

March 30, 2021
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The True Stories That Women Seem To Love The Most

Women are drawn to consuming as much true crime as possible. But why?

March 5, 2021
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The Real Reasons Women Write Under Male Pseudonyms

Despite campaigns like “Reclaim Her Name,” some authors were perfectly fine writing under a male name. In fact, they may have had other reasons for it.

December 8, 2020
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The Racist Undertone of the Dewey Decimal System

Though it's been used in thousands of libraries across the country, there's a dark side to the Dewey Decimal System and its creator, Melvil Dewey.

December 29, 2020
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The Perfect New Year’s Resolution

Thirty minutes of reading every day can do wonders for your mental health, just try it out and see for yourself.

November 20, 2020
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The Dark History of Nursery Rhymes

Your favorite nursery rhymes might have a dark and gruesome history behind them…

January 19, 2021
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The Curse Of The 100 Acre Wood

A.A. Milne was a successful author even before the publication of Winnie the Pooh, but when this children’s novel catapulted him into fame, he became resentful of its creation.

December 15, 2020
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The Best Books for Working on Yourself

This year has been a rough one, utilize these self-development books to emerge as an improved person in 2021.

February 26, 2021
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Must-Read Ebook Adaptations for 2021

Since their inception, ebooks have become a way of life for many readers. Here are a few of our favorite ebook adaptations with gorgeous illustrations, killer insights, and more.

October 28, 2020
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Meet Your New Favorite Eerie Illustrator

Edward Gorey is an illustrator and author known for his eerie pen-and-ink illustrations and his eccentric fashion. His costume design for a mid-1970s production of Dracula won him a Tony Award, and his books set the stage for a large fanbase in goth subculture. Curl up with Gorey's dark and macabre illustrations to put a little gothic in your Halloween.

January 28, 2021
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Meet The Man Who Illustrated More Than 300 Books

You’ve probably heard of Roald Dahl, but how much do you know of the illustrator who created the famous drawings throughout these iconic children’s books?

October 30, 2020
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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Is Undeniably The Best Work Of Horror Fiction

Often regarded as the first work of science fiction, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein will always be perfect for Halloween. Take a look at this brief history of the novel as well as some of the best Frankenstein adaptations.

December 4, 2020
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Make Room For New Books With These Bookshelf Ideas

Organize your stacks and whip them into killer shape with these awesome bookshelf organization ideas. After all, what's a library without a little organization?

March 26, 2021
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Independent Bookstores We Love: Medu Bookstore in Atlanta

Medu Bookstore has brought BIPOC literature to the Atlanta area for more than twenty years.

September 30, 2020
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Librarians: Community Leaders and Knowledge Keepers

When you first step foot into a library, you’re overcome with the expected calm and quiet, but there’s an unexpected electric zing of magic in the air. You are surrounded by countless thoughts, feelings and ideas bound into tomes, all at your fingertips. You can feel the power of knowledge all around you. And, most importantly, you are always welcome at the library, which is why they've become pillars of reliability in their communities.

February 4, 2021
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Introducing Your Little Reader to the Library

Here’s how to help your kiddo fall in love with all of the magic found at the library.

January 15, 2021
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Independent Bookstores We Love: The King’s English in Sugarhouse, Utah

The King’s English is Salt Lake’s best-kept secret.

December 22, 2020
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Independent Bookstores We Love: Denver’s BookBar

A look into one of Denver’s most-treasured shops and how they made it through 2020. This is part one of BookClub’s series on local bookshops.

December 18, 2020
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How To Make The Most Of The Holiday Season

The holiday season looks a little different this year, but we have a few ideas about how you can make the most of it.

April 8, 2021
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How To Make Your Next Online Book Club Meeting Even Better

Engage and inspire members of your book club, no matter their geographic location.

January 21, 2021
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How To Get Out Of A Reading Rut

Falling into a reading rut can be frustrating, but it doesn’t have to last forever.

February 12, 2021
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How Romance Novels Helped Give Women A Voice

While romance novels have been traditionally pro-feminist, there is still work to do.

February 2, 2021
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How Cover Art Affects Readers’ Book Choices

A good cover design can change everything for an author.

November 13, 2020
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Here's Who BookClub Thinks Will Win The 2020 National Book Awards

The 2020 National Book Awards are coming up soon, and the team at BookClub had a few predictions about which author is going to go home a winner this year.

January 8, 2021
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Going Virtual: How Libraries Are Adapting to the Coronavirus

Libraries have been forced to adapt with the pandemic, here’s what you should expect during your next visit.

August 25, 2020
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Falls Most Anticipated Reads

The dog days of Summer are almost behind us and Fall is quickly approaching and I am excited about the cooler weather and the cozy sweaters.

November 24, 2020
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Diversity In Literature Is Crucial, Here’s How We Can Create More Of It

Diversity in literature is necessary to create a world of adequate representation. But how do we foster more of it?

June 18, 2020
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The Coziest Books to Read

There’s nothing better than sitting around the campfire talking with friends, or a hug from a loved one after an incredibly long day. But sometimes, due to weather or circumstances, campfires and hugs aren’t always a possibility. If that’s the case for you, turn to these books for similar feelings of comfort and coziness.

December 1, 2020
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"Cozies" Are The Best Literary Genre For Winter

Curl up by the fire with one of these cozy mysteries this season. You'll be glad you did!

March 11, 2021
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Coming-Of-Age Novels Are More Relevant Than Ever Before

For decades, young adults have turned to coming-of-age novels for life experiences, expression, guidance, and more. But thanks to more diverse authorship, these books are even more inclusive than ever before.

November 27, 2020
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Celebrating Saint Nicholas Around The World

Not every country celebrates the holidays with a visit from Santa, here’s how other countries throughout the world celebrate the season.

January 22, 2021
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Celebrating Burns Supper Will Make Your January Better

This book holiday is about to make your month.

March 17, 2021
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Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with these Irish Authors

Check out four of our favorite reads from Irish authors in celebration of the holiday.

September 8, 2020
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If you’re worried about the election, read these books: 5 titles to help you think for yourself

Like many Americans, I’m concerned and interested in the upcoming presidential election. One way to stay up to date is through your preferred podcast roundup, social media commentator, or newspaper columnist.

August 26, 2020
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Best Books for Animal Lovers

Animals. Creatures of the wild. Beasts or companions. Whatever we call them, we are fascinated by them. We are terrified by them. We love them, and we hurt them.

November 6, 2020
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Books Can Be A Powerful Tool To Help Manage Mental Health

2020 has been a rough year as far as mental health is concerned, but books can help you cope.

July 20, 2020
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Books and Booze

I’m always looking for fun ways to liven up my book clubs, and recently I’ve been really into incorporating themed foods and drinks into the event.

April 15, 2021
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BookClub’s Favorite Narrators

These audiobook narrators have an innate ability to bring stories to life with their voices, and that’s exactly why we love them.

November 19, 2020
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BookClub's Favorite Holiday Gifts

The holidays are here and it's time to start shopping. If someone on your list loves books, take a look at a few of our favorite holiday gift ideas.

July 29, 2020
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Best Books for Young Adults

It’s no secret: children who fall in love with reading at a young age are proven to be more intelligent later on in life.

July 18, 2020
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Best Books for Back to School

Though we aren’t quite sure how the school year will look this year due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19, there’s one thing for sure: we are headed back to school in only a few months. While the summer does feel like it has flown by, I for one, am excited to dive into a new year full of education and learning.

July 31, 2020
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Best Books by State

While you may not be able to travel as you would like this summer thanks to re-emerging COVID restrictions, you can go on a roadtrip of your own with one of these amazing books for every state.

September 8, 2020
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Your Favorite Author’s Writing Spaces

Take a look at the writing spaces of these successful authors for inspiration for your own. Whether they chose to work in a grand attic or a small garden shed, it’s easy to see why they all find inspiration from their own writing spaces.

November 10, 2020
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Accessibility In Literature Matters. Here's Why.

Making literature more accessible to people from all walks of life through ebook, audiobook, and more will only improve society as a whole, here's how.

March 23, 2021
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8 Books That’ll Take You Out of This World

A few of our favorite space-related books will broaden your mind and inspire a love of the (somewhat) unknown.

February 19, 2021
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5 Reads That Will Whisk You Away This February

It’s cold outside, but you can escape somewhere warm with these vividly written reads.

February 23, 2021
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5 Of The Most Iconic “Frenemy” Relationships in Literary History

Despite the constant battle between love and hate, these couples set the standard for many novels.