The Catcher in the Rye

Ten of Our Favorite Fictional Bookworms

Reading about readers is a particularly special pleasure, and the readers we read about often come to us early in life when we are at our most impressionable and open-minded. I can’t think of a better role model than a character who loves books as much as we do, and helps us carry on that… Read More »

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We Can’t Help but Love These Grumpy Characters

Not all book characters have the charm of Elizabeth Bennet or the poise of Atticus Finch. Sometimes even the surliest, bad-tempered characters are lovable in their own way. Here are six books with curmudgeon-type characters that we love, especially when they show their softer sides.   Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone by Phaedra Patrick Benedict… Read More »

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BookClubbish Presents: Books That Changed Our Lives

 I always gravitate toward the staff picks section in bookstores, since there are always a few gems tucked within those shelves. Today is a special BookClubbish staff picks post, focusing on books that have changed our lives. Enjoy!   Emily’s Pick Me Before You by Jojo Moyes “As an editor, I read 24/7—I have to!—but… Read More »

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QUIZ: Which Anti-Hero is Your Literary Alter Ego?

They’re complicated often to the point of being inscrutable, and you can’t always believe what they tell you, but they are the fascinating characters: fallible, unreliable, often lost and never what they seem. They are literature’s anti-heroes—protagonists and antagonists who go against the grain to get the job done, even if they’re not always sure… Read More »

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