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Go Beyond the Ted Talk: 7 Speakers Who Leave You Wanting More

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • July 17, 2019

Creativity. Vulnerability. Justice. Happiness. Motivation. Feminism. Perseverance. Can these qualities be gained in 25 minutes or less? Probably not. But luckily, we have books!

Not Just For Kids

10 Graphic Novels to Enlighten and Inspire You

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • July 10, 2019

Comic books aren't all superheroes and dystopian fantasy. Here are ten gorgeous graphic novels featuring powerful storylines that are complex, emotional, and educational.

Find Your Inner Patriot

Ten Reasons We Can All Love America

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • July 02, 2019

We hear a lot these days about how divided the US is, and it's true that politically we seem to be struggling to find common ground, so for our nation’s birthday this week we made a list of 10 American things that we hope everyone can enjoy!

Dig In! A Veritable Buffet of Food-Focused Literature

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • June 26, 2019

Food writing has never been more ubiquitous. And we love it! This week we serve up up a bevy of books with culinary themes.

Warrior Women: Epic Adventures with Tough Heroines

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • June 19, 2019

What is chick lit? Stories about women? Should it be funny? Romantic? Exciting? We think it's all of the above and more! Read on to explore a particularly fun subcategory of the genre. These five books feature fierce female protagonists who take on monumental challenges.

Books for All Kinds of Dads!

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • June 12, 2019

Not all dads are the same! Father's Day is this Sunday and you may be struggling with what to get for your specific fellow. Here's a list of book recommendations for all different types of fathers.

Get Lost in the Wild West

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • June 05, 2019

Celebrate Larry McMurtry's 83rd birthday this week with one of these rip-roaring Western adventure tales.

Travel the World for Just a Few Bucks With Books!

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • May 29, 2019

Travel has been the subject of many a great book. Here are a few that we've loved.

Long Hours. Low Pay. High Stakes.

A Few Great Books About Teachers Making a Difference

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • May 22, 2019

Teaching calls for tough, determined, and self-sacrificing types. Here are five books highlighting inspirational, real-life teachers.

Love Thyself

The Importance of Self-Care

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • May 15, 2019

Your needs matter! Many of us suffer from the belief that taking time for self-care is indulgent. But we can't care for others if our own needs aren't being met.
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