Literary Icons We Lost in the Last Decade

Literary Icons We Lost in the Last Decade

The 2010’s have been a notable decade for literature lovers. Starting with big corporate bookstores going out of business and making room for the indie bookstores, we also saw the rise of audio-books, as well as platform being given to strong female protagonists with books like, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Gone Girl , The Girl on the Train and so on. But in the past ten years we’ve also lost a number of prolific icons from the literary world and here are some of those authors and poets who have touched our lives with their iconic works, which …

9 Books that Represent Women Better Than Female ‘Lord of the Flies’

9 Books that Represent Women Better Than Female ‘Lord of the Flies’

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  The recent news that William Golding’s Lord of the Flies is getting an all-female remake has, predictably, infuriated a large swath of the internet. Though we maintain our neutrality in this trying time, we do suggest that it never hurts to get lost in a book that honestly explores what women trapped in the throes of war and abandonment truly go through. This is for all you TV and film executives out there–call us!    The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman   Image Courtesy of amazon.co.uk   During the first century of the common era, a war between the Jews …

9 Books that Represent Women Better Than Female 'Lord of the Flies'

9 Books that Represent Women Better Than Female 'Lord of the Flies'

Book Culture

  The recent news that William Golding’s Lord of the Flies is getting an all-female remake has, predictably, infuriated a large swath of the internet. Though we maintain our neutrality in this trying time, we do suggest that it never hurts to get lost in a book that honestly explores what women trapped in the throes of war and abandonment truly go through. This is for all you TV and film executives out there–call us!    The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman   Image Courtesy of amazon.co.uk   During the first century of the common era, a war between the Jews …

12 Books About Adult Friendship to Read with Your BFF

12 Books About Adult Friendship to Read with Your BFF

Originally posted on Early Bird Books Being a kid is tough, being a teen is tougher, and being an adult is perhaps the toughest of all. But getting through life’s difficult times—and remembering the past—isn’t quite so bad when you have a friend at your side (who is preferably offering dessert and The Golden Girls boxed set). Whether you still keep in touch with your middle school lunch buddies or you’ve just found a pal at the office happy hour, these 12 books pay tribute to the crazy roller coaster rides we take with the families we choose.   Summer Friends by Holly …