10 Cool Non-US Book Covers From Our Favorite Books

10 Cool Non-US Book Covers From Our Favorite Books

We’ve shared some of our favorite book covers with you before, but this time we’re changing things up a bit. Like many (though not all!) of our readers, we’re from the United States – but there’s much more to book covers than just what we see here in our home country. For this list, we’re diving into the wonderful world of international book covers. Here are a few great ones that we found for our favorite novels. Add your own in the comments! Amsterdam by Ian McEwan (Belgium) This bold cover lets Ian McEwan’s title stand on its own against a black background. The …

These 10 Awesome Maps Illustrate Our Favorite Literary Worlds

These 10 Awesome Maps Illustrate Our Favorite Literary Worlds

One of the wonderful things about fiction is the way that it enables us to leave our world and explore a new one. Reading a book, we can imagine a new geography or create a new story for an existing place. With this list, we’re celebrating the most fascinating worlds of fiction through the coolest literary maps available. We’ve included official maps from authors and publishers as well as some really epic fan-made maps. Let’s explore!   Aegean Sea and surrounding areas from the Odyssey The Odyssey is one of the most famous journeys in all of world literature, and it’s all …

10 Long Novels That Are Worth Your Time

10 Long Novels That Are Worth Your Time

We know not to judge a book by its cover, but some of us are still guilty of judging a book by its length. We mean well, but how can we commit to reading thousands of pages on faith? What if the book isn’t really as good as everyone says it is? It’s a fair concern, but there are plenty of long books out there that are absolutely worth the time it takes to read them. We’ve listed ten of our favorites here. Check them out below, and don’t forget to add your own suggestions in the comments!   Doctor …

Picture This: 10 Great Illustrated Novels

Picture This: 10 Great Illustrated Novels

It’s often said that great writing can paint a picture in the reader’s head. That doesn’t mean, however, that images are redundant in great books. For some novels, the opposite is true: through judicious use of illustrations, great authors are able to create a more complete work of fiction. Illustrated novels are less common these days than they once were, but there are still great ones being published. We’ve chosen great classics and modern illustrated novels alike to fill this list of top-notch illustrated novels. Check them out below, and chime in with your own suggestions in the comments!   …

10 Great Books About Kids With Magical Abilities

10 Great Books About Kids With Magical Abilities

In a fantasy story, anyone can be a hero. One of the great delights of fantasy literature is getting to watch an unlikely protagonist learn just how special they really are – and things are even more fun when the one chosen for greatness is a plucky kid. Here are our picks for the best books about magical kids and young adults. Add your own in the comments!   City of Bones by Cassandra Clare City of Bones has is the first book in Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series. It follows Clary Fray, who discovers that she has the power to see …