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The #BookTok Effect

The #BookTok Effect

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • December 04, 2022

In our ongoing efforts to learn more about our customers, Thriftbooks enlisted OnePoll to survey 2,000 Americans about the ways that their social media activities impact their entertainment choices. We learned some interesting things. Read on for our takeaways.

17 December Releases We're Excited About

And What You Can Read in the Meantime

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • December 01, 2022

Our TBR shelves are already overloaded, but that doesn’t stop us from browsing (and buying!) new books! Here are seventeen exciting December releases available for preorder, along with suggestions for similar reads you can enjoy right away.

'Tis the Season for Strange

17 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books and Movies for the Holidays

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • November 24, 2022

Sci-fi and fantasy may not be the first genre that comes to mind when considering yuletide entertainment. But for a lot of us, it's a perfect fit. Think about it! These stories combine magic, adventure, and the wonder of the unknown. That sounds just like the holidays to us!

13 Irresistible Holiday Romances

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • November 22, 2022

'Tis the season to curl up under a warm blanket with a charming novel that makes your heart go pitter-patter. If you're a fan of holiday romances, treat yourself to one of these thirteen delectable love stories.

Mini Gift Guide

Humorous Gifts For Your Funniest Friends

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • November 13, 2022

Choosing the perfect gifts for the diverse mix of people we know can be tricky. That's why in addition to our full gift guides, we're putting out a set of mini gift guides with recommendations for all the individuals in your life. Here are some of our favorite picks for our funny and comedy-loving friends.

A Veterans Day Reading List

17 Books Depicting the Experiences of Military Service

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • November 10, 2022

Veterans Day is an opportunity to remind ourselves of the sacrifices made by the men and women who have fought to defend our country. One of the best ways for civilians to understand the experiences of military service is to read stories about it. Here are 17 books for a range of ages depicting the experiences of veterans and their families.

Today's the Day for Romance!

10 Books Like November 9 by Colleen Hoover

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • November 08, 2022

Today's date happens to be the title of a heart-wrenching romance by BookTok star Colleen Hoover. Fallon and Ben meet the day before she moves across the country. Their strong connection compels them to schedule an annual date. Here are ten romances with similar themes.

25 Must-Have Cookbooks for Holiday Entertaining

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • November 06, 2022

The holiday season is upon us and it's time to get cooking! For many of us, the joy of the holidays revolve around spending quality time with family and friends. And what's the most important part of those occasions? The food, of course! Here are 25 cookbooks that can help you elevate your holiday party refreshments.

Most Anticipated Kid Lit in November

Plus Fun Activities for Kids with Cabin Fever

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • November 03, 2022

Kids getting antsy as winter descends? We've got you covered. From tots to teens, here are a range of exciting November releases available for preorder, along with some fun activity ideas and advent calendars to add into the mix.

16 November Releases We’re Excited About

And What You Can Read in the Meantime

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • October 30, 2022

Our TBR piles may be in danger of toppling, but that doesn’t stop us from browsing (and buying!) new books! Here are sixteen exciting November releases available for preorder, along with suggestions for similar reads you can enjoy in the meantime.

Top Tropes of Romance Literature: Dark Academia Edition

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • October 20, 2022

The fact that certain subgenres of romance often employ familiar tropes doesn’t make them any less enjoyable. In fact, some of us never tire of certain delicious scenarios like secret societies and elite boarding schools. Here we review some of the top tropes in dark academia.

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