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!   …

7 Huge Literary Bloopers

7 Huge Literary Bloopers

It isn’t easy to create a great work of literature. Even if you can create compelling characters and write the perfect words, you still have to worry about getting tripped up by some little plot detail. In fact, some of the most famous books, poems, and plays ever written have bloopers in them! Don’t believe us? Just check out the list below. From classics to our favorite young adult novels, all sorts of works include embarrassing errors. Whoops! Warning: spoilers abound in the bloopers below, so read on with caution!   The Case of Watson’s Injury From A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of …

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 …

A Time and a Place: The 7 Coolest Literary Scenes of All Time

A Time and a Place: The 7 Coolest Literary Scenes of All Time

Great writers can come from anywhere, but some places and times just seem to produce more than others. For lovers of literature, places like London, New York, and San Francisco immediately call to mind certain writers and iconic eras. Here are our picks for the greatest literary scenes of all time – add your own in the comments!   1910s and 1920s Bloomsbury, London, England A nervous breakdown by the great writer Virginia Woolf gave us one of the greatest little literary scenes in history. When after a nervous episode and the death of her father, Virginia and her brother moved …