Have Books, Will Travel – Summer Edition

Can you feel it? Spring allergies are practically a thing of the past and summer allergies are well on their way, school days are done and children are spending long evenings poolside, summer vacations are booked and seaside travel abounds. If you’re headed to the beach this season, why not let a few good books tag along?

Introducing our new series, Have Books, Will Travel, where we’ll give you suggestions about the best books to have by your side as you trot the globe. Let’s start seaside, shall we? It is summer, after all. Continue reading

100 LGBTQ+ Books Every Teen Should Read

Let’s be honest, finding inclusive books can be tough, especially if you’re a young adult. Growing up is already difficult, but not seeing yourself or someone you care about represented in media or literature is bound to make matters worse. Fortunately, there’s been an increase in options for LGBTQ+ booklovers over the past few years. In honor of Pride Month, we’ve crafted a list of 100 books that feature LGBTQ+ characters living their lives in the supernatural, in love and out loud. Continue reading

Totally Random Lists 2019: Leading Ladies

Editor’s Note: This year our Half Price Books calendar once again features books, movies and music grouped together in weird, unexpected ways. You might even call them Totally Random Lists, which is what we did because, well, we had to put something on the front cover. We like the lists so much, we’ll be sharing them on this blog throughout the year.


We’re taking a page from herstory to discover the plucky girls and uncommon ladies at the center of our favorite stories and music. Heartfelt or heroic, each featured female embodies the complex nature of women in a way that’s both memorable and inspirational. Continue reading