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What's Your Sign?

A book recommendation for each of the zodiac signs

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • January 03, 2024

Whether you believe in astrology or not, it can be fun to entertain the notion that the date and time of our birth has some impact on who we are and where we're going. Read on to learn a little something about how your zodiac sign might affect you and your reading choices.

16 Novels About Starting Fresh

Ring in the new year with these stories of new beginnings

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • December 31, 2023

Happy new year! Many of us look at this transition as something of a fresh start—a blank page, if you will—and a chance to make some changes. We can find inspiration from stories about people who are forging a new path. Here are sixteen novels about people who are doing just that.

10 Classic Books that Sum Up 2023

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • December 28, 2023

From Taylor Swift's world domination to Barbenheimer, it's been a year of big stories. As a fun twist on the New Year's tradition of a retrospective on the events of the previous twelve months, we have gathered a collection of ten classic books that sum up 2023.

23 January Releases We’re Excited About

And what you can read in the meantime

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • December 26, 2023

No matter how long our TBR list gets, we're always finding new titles we want to add! Here are 23 exciting January releases available for preorder, along with suggestions for similar reads you can enjoy right away.

Christmas Is All Around Us

By Barbara HagenDecember 24, 2023

In this year’s Christmas letter, I reflect on the reasons a certain 2003 Christmas movie has such a special place in my heart, and the connection its message has between us all. Merry Christmas from all of us at ThriftBooks to all of you in our ThriftBooks community.

The 2023 Book Awards Roundup

Who Won This Year's Biggest Literary Prizes?

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • December 21, 2023

As 2023 draws to a close, we thought it would be a good time to review some of this year's celebrated books. Here is a selection of the winners of literature's most distinguished awards and honors.

Treat Yourself!

10 Reasons to Buy Books for Yourself this Holiday

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • December 19, 2023

From stress release to entertainment to cognitive development, there are so many benefits to reading. So treat yourself! Here are ten good reasons to buy yourself some books this holiday season.

Tales From the Self-Help Shelves

A Survey of 2,000 Americans Found...

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • December 17, 2023

Our newest survey with OnePoll asked 2,000 U.S. adults how they feel about the self-help genre. And what we learned gave us a whole new way of looking at things.

Watched it? Now Read It!

The great books behind 26 adaptations streaming now on Netflix

By Ashly Moore Sheldon • December 14, 2023

Sometimes, the best literature gets delivered to our television screen before we've had the chance to read it. But even if you've already watched, it's never too late to read. Here are the books behind 26 of the best adaptations on Netflix right now.

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