Have you seen McSweeney's Famous Works of Literature Revised for the Age of Coronavirus article? I recommend it! Laughter is good!
If, after reading it, you'd like to read the actual works of literature, here they are. - Lily❤️Books
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 $36.00
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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=DGJvtk2nOys
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.
Nicholas Sparks$8.99 $8.27
Lily❤️Books recommends romance now more than ever!
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.
F. Scott Fitzgerald and Aya Morton$20.00 $18.00
Lily❤️Books says: If you'd like something to look forward to a graphic novel version is expected later this year!
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...
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.
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.
Ryan North$21.00 $18.90
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.
Octavia E. Butler$21.99 $19.79
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.
Octavia E. Butler$16.98 $15.62
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!
Octavia E. Butler$16.98 $15.62
Lily❤️Books says: this is the sequel to PARABLE OF THE SOWER. I recommend both books!
J. K. Rowling and Mary Grandpré$10.99 $10.11
Lily❤️Books will never stop recommending Harry Potter!
J. K. Rowling, Brian Selznick, et al.$100.00 $90.00
Lily❤️Books says: Harry Potter Always!
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?
Richmond Lattimore$16.99 $15.63
Lily❤️Books recommends the McSweeney's alt-storyline here. But, also, the original book.
Gareth Hinds and Gareth Hinds$16.99 $15.63
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: https://edelweiss-assets.abovethetreeline.com/CAND/supplemental/The%20Odyssey.pdf
Virginia Woolf$13.99 $12.87
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!
Amy Tan$16.00 $14.72
Lily❤️Books recommends now as a good time to read (or re-read!) this book about a Chinese-American family!
Jane Austen$7.95 $7.31
Lily❤️Books recommends romance right now!
Brenda Sneathen Mattox$8.99 $8.27
Lily❤️Books thinks some people might enjoy playing with their very own Mr. Darcy & Lizzy Bennet.
Curtis Sittenfeld$17.00 $15.64
Lily❤️Books recommends this modern re-telling of PRIDE & PREJUDICE!
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!
C. S. Lewis and Pauline Baynes$64.99 $58.49
Lily❤️Books recommends the box set of CHRONICLES OF NARNIA. I received one as a 7-year-old myself and treasured it!
❤️ - Lily