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Moby Dick

Herman Melville

$5.95 $5.47

Lily❤️Books says: I could totally picture Captain Ahab becoming obsessed with social distance guidelines.

Moby-Dick: A Pop-Up Book from the Novel by Herman Melville (Pop Up Books for Adults and Kids, Classic Books for Kids, Interactive

Joelle Jolivet

$40.00 $36.80

Lily❤️Books says: The production of this book is pretty neat. If you'd like a preview, here's a YouTube video from the publisher showing the pages:

Moby Dick: A Babylit Storybook: A Babylit(r) Storybook

Annabel Tempest

$12.99 $11.95

Lily❤️Books says: Getting serious with your home-schooling? Or, maybe you're like me & haven't ever read Moby Dick? Maybe this picture book version is more your/our speed.

The Notebook

Nicholas Sparks

$8.99 $8.27

Lily❤️Books recommends romance now more than ever!

The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald

$17.00 $15.64

Lily❤️Books says: McSweeney's rewritten synopsis for this novel is perfect! But the original novel is also pretty close to perfect too.

The Great Gatsby: The Graphic Novel

F. Scott Fitzgerald and Aya Morton

$20.00 $18.40

Lily❤️Books says: If you'd like something to look forward to a graphic novel version is expected later this year!

Love in the Time of Cholera

Gabriel García Márquez

$16.95 $15.59

Lily❤️Books recommends this to readers who are either brave or, I guess, really feel that they need perspective right now. McSweeney's recommends this book right now, so...

The Scarlet Letter

Nathaniel Hawthorne

$8.00 $7.36

Lily❤️Books says: this could perhaps be an interesting read (or re-read) in light of the Women's March and #MeToo movements.

Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare

$5.95 $5.47

Lily❤️Books says: this is the version I used to read this play, back in 9th grade. Romeo & Juliet is a good way to introduce middle-school & high-school students to Shakespeare, and this version has lots of explanations & annotations that help readers engage with the text.

Romeo And/Or Juliet: A Chooseable-Path Adventure

Ryan North

$21.00 $19.32

Lily❤️Books thinks this book is fun! Whether you're already a Shakespeare fan or working on a lesson plan for new readers, I think this book makes a good introduction.

Lilith's Brood

Octavia E. Butler

$21.99 $20.23

Lily❤️Books says: this is a ground-breaking book. It's sci-fi, so I'd recommend starting with the author's fantasy titles (PARABLE OF THE SOWER & PARABLE OF THE TALENT, see below) if you're new to the genre.

Parable of the Sower

Octavia E. Butler

$16.99 $15.63

Lily❤️Books recommends this book! Did you go through a period of reading dystopia-lit like HUNGER GAMES & DIVERGENT? If you're thinking about survival stories now & how humanity finds a way, pick up this story!

Parable of the Talents

Octavia E. Butler

$16.99 $15.63

Lily❤️Books says: this is the sequel to PARABLE OF THE SOWER. I recommend both books!

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

J. K. Rowling and Mary Grandpré

$10.99 $10.11

Lily❤️Books will never stop recommending Harry Potter!

Harry Potter Books 1-7 Special Edition Boxed Set

J. K. Rowling, Brian Selznick, et al.

$100.00 $92.00

Lily❤️Books says: Harry Potter Always!

The Pillow Book

Sei Shonagon

$19.00 $17.48

Lily❤️Books wonders if perhaps court observations from a world & millennia-away could provide perspective for those of us stuck inside with our families?

The Odyssey of Homer

Richmond Lattimore

$16.99 $15.63

Lily❤️Books recommends the McSweeney's alt-storyline here. But, also, the original book.

The Odyssey

Gareth Hinds and Gareth Hinds

$17.99 $16.55

Lily❤️Books likes the illustrations in this version that's FOR KIDS!!! If you're looking for some home-schooling resources, the publisher has a Teacher's Guide to use with this book and you can find it here:

A Room of One's Own

Virginia Woolf

$15.99 $14.71

Lily❤️Books sometimes thinks that Virginia Woolf has a reputation for being a bit moody, but also wants everyone to read her important feminist works!

The Joy Luck Club

Amy Tan

$17.00 $15.64

Lily❤️Books recommends now as a good time to read (or re-read!) this book about a Chinese-American family!

Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen

$7.95 $7.31

Lily❤️Books recommends romance right now!

Pride and Prejudice Paper Dolls

Brenda Sneathen Mattox

$8.99 $8.27

Lily❤️Books thinks some people might enjoy playing with their very own Mr. Darcy & Lizzy Bennet.

Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice

Curtis Sittenfeld

$18.00 $16.56

Lily❤️Books recommends this modern re-telling of PRIDE & PREJUDICE!

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: Full Color Edition

C. S. Lewis and Pauline Baynes

$9.99 $9.19

Lily❤️Books says: who knows? Maybe while we're all hanging out at home these days someone will discover they have a portal to another world in their closet? Meanwhile, this book is wonderful!

The Chronicles of Narnia Full-Color Paperback 7-Book Box Set: 7 Books in 1 Box Set

C. S. Lewis and Pauline Baynes

$64.99 $59.79

Lily❤️Books recommends the box set of CHRONICLES OF NARNIA. I received one as a 7-year-old myself and treasured it!