Category Archives: Book Lovers

Beat the Heat With These 5 Must-Read Books

Beat the Heat With 5 Must Read Books

Picture this: warm sun, soft sand, waves lapping gently at the shore, and a great book in your hands. That’s the perfect recipe for a summer day!

At Cash4Books, we want to help you have the best summer possible. Summer is a great time to take a break from the hectic pace of daily life, and what better way than escaping into the world of literature? Continue reading

Top Books To Read In College

We’ve collected the top books that everyone in college should read.  We did this by analyzing data collected over the course of 10 years from thousands of “.edu” email addresses.  The most popular books sold back into circulation via are listed here.  We focused more on titles that are not necessarily considered a typical college textbook, but just top books to read while you are in college.

Here are 10 books you should read before you graduate college:

  1. The Great Gatsby
  2. Things Fall Apart
  3. Night
  4. The Catcher in the Rye
  5. The Odyssey
  6. Fahrenheit 451
  7. The Stranger
  8. Into the Wild
  9. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  10. The Last Lecture

Leave a comment for what book you think we missed!

Top 5 Tumblr Blogs for Book Lovers

The Best Tumblr Blogs for Book Lovers

Tumblr is one of our favorite places to find new and exciting stuff about books and other literary endeavors. Looking for a new tumblr blog to follow? Here is our list of the best tumblr blogs for book lovers. Enjoy!

Writing Prompts

Are you a writer? Are you painstakingly fighting a bout of writer’s block? Writing Prompts delivers short and often visual prompts to get your creative juices flowing.

Book Stairs

Looking for book recommendations? Book Stairs offers compact reviews and recommendations across a wide variety literary genres. It is fantastic for discovering new books and branching out into new genres.


LONGREADS curates the most interesting articles on the web for your reading pleasure. They also provide a great selection of book recommendations.

Slaughterhouse 90210

Slaughterhouse 90210 is little bit on and off track. This tumblr creates interesting crossover between literary quotes and screen shots from pop television.

Newspaper Blackout

Any poetry fans reading this? Well, this one is for you! Censoring content can lead to some beautiful poetry and artwork. Don’t believe us? Check out Newspaper Blackout and see for yourself.

Vampires, anyone?

We’ve all heard about Twilight and True Blood. Some of us might even be sucked into them a little bit. But what about the books you haven’t heard of, the ones that defined what a Vampire is? What about the bone-chilling, night-crawling, no remorse kind of Vampire? What about the comedic “I’m stuck like this forEVER?!” Vampires? Or the beauty and terrifying romance of taking someone’s life to save your own?

I can’t say I’m an expert, not even close.  But I do enjoy a really good Vampire story. Luckily, there are enough genres around this one topic that we can never get bored. From the classic Bram Stoker’s Dracula, which remains the ultimate go-to Vampire read, to the newly printed Vampire Testament series by Terence Taylor. I’m just going to give a little taste here of the thousands of Vampire books you can choose from…

Looking for something funny? How about Christopher Moore’s “You Suck” and the sequel “Bite Me”.  Need a quick read in the romance section? The Dark Series – The Carpathians by Christine Feehan may tickle your fancy. Did you know that Interview with a Vampire was a book before it was a movie? Check it out! Young adult vampires? Buffy the Vampire slayer by Richie Tankersley Cusick or perhaps Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith or Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber. Ever heard of the Penny Dreadfuls? A collection of horrific short stories from the 17th century, definitely worth reading.

Here are a few favorites from employees here at Cash4Books!

  • Bottomfeeder by B.H. Fingerman
  • Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
  • The Vampire Earth Novels by E.E. Knight
  • 30 Days of Night by Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith
  • The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
  • The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan
  • The Last Vampire Series by Christopher Pike

When you’re done reading all of those (haha), try a movie! More recommendations by our bloodthirsty crew:

  • Let The Right One In
  • Interview with the Vampire
  • Underworld
  • Dracula (1992 with Gary Oldman)
  • Shadow of the Vampire
  • Abbot and Costello meet Frankenstein
  • John Carpenter’s “Vampires”
  • Lost Boys
  • Dracula – with Bela Lugosi

These lists are a good place to start, but if you want to delve even deeper into the dark, beware what you might find… In the meantime, be careful, tread lightly, and tell me… what’s your favorite Vampire story?