Top 20 Heroes and Heroines from Books

Top 20 Heroes and Heroines from Books

Every book needs a hero. We’ve named our top 20 heroes and heroines from literature. From the sleuthing Nancy Drew to the unlikely hero in The Little Prince, there’s a long list of both well-known and atypical heroes and heroines. Who made your list? Tell us in the comments below!   1) Matilda Wormwood from Matilda by Roald Dahl Matilda is one of our favorite heroines because she embodies all of us with her passion for books. Plus—she has powers that are pretty awesome.   Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling The smartest witch around, Hermione Granger is constantly saving the day …

Questions for Jane Austen

Questions for Jane Austen

We recently asked you what questions you would ask Jane Austen if she were still around! Here’s how some of you responded. Thank you for all of your questions! We wish Jane Austen was here to answer them, and we certainly think she would have enjoyed it. “What books do you read? What made you write about ordinary people?” -Crystal T. “All your lead characters are beautiful and strong women. What is your idea of a perfect woman in real life? What qualities, virtues and talents must she possess to be the perfect woman in today’s world?” -Dharmi D. “How hard was …

Our Favorite Literary Men

Our Favorite Literary Men

Everyone loves a good leading man. Here are our favorites in literature! Let us know in the comments who your pick is. From the dashing Mr. Darcy to the hopeless romantic Jay Gatsby–there’s someone for each of our readers on this list. Jean Valjean—Les Miserables by Victor Hugo “These two beings, who had loved each other so exclusively, and with so touching a love, and who had lived so long for each other, were now suffering beside one another and through one another; without speaking of it, without harsh feeling, and smiling all the while.” Fitzwilliam Darcy—Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen “My …

Best Male Friendships in Literature

Best Male Friendships in Literature

Grab your best friend and read some of our picks for best male friendships. What are your favorites?   Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh Lord Sebastian Flyte and Charles Ryder “You know, Charles,” he said, “it’s rather a pleasant change when all your life you’ve had people looking after you, to have someone to look after yourself. Only of course it has to be someone pretty hopeless to need looking after by me.”  While their relationship does eventually become strained, Sebastian and Charles have a close friendship that they form as undergraduates. Sebastian introduces Charles to his eccentric and aesthetic …

20 Books to Get You Through Your 20s

20 Books to Get You Through Your 20s

Happy New Year! To kick off our “New Year, New Reads” celebration, we’re giving you books about being Young, Broke, and Fabulous all week long! From relatable fiction that will make you laugh, to cookbooks that will help you survive–we’ve got you covered. Fiction Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding “It is a truth universally acknowledged that when one part of your life starts going okay, another falls spectacularly to pieces.” Loosely based on Pride & Prejudice, this modern day take follows Bridget Jones as she obsesses over everything from her love life to her weight. Bridget’s friends play a key role in …