Weekly Wrap-Up

You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope...I have loved none but you. —Jane Austen


Jane. In case you haven't noticed, she's a favorite around here. Ms. Austen died 199 years ago, on July 18, 1817. She was only 41. Let's just think about that for a minute. Forty-one and she'd already written six novels. Way to show us all up, Jane.

Our new search feature. We're all about making it easier for you to find a book you're interested in pronto so nothing comes between you and your next favorite read. Thanks mighty intern! On your mobile device, just scroll to the bottom and you'll find that cute search bar.

Tom Hanks' taste in books. We spy some books we've loved on his list and a couple we've been eyeballin'.

This is proof-positive of the power of a good title.

This list has us hankering for a beach day where nothing comes between us, the ocean, and a good book.


The Last Book Store.

We're launching our new book rating system—just one more way we're making it easy for you to find your next favorite read.