Writers Recommend: What Angie Thomas, Tayari Jones, and Jennifer Weiner Are Reading Now

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great contentIn order to be a good author, you’ve got to be a good reader, right? That’s what we’ve always thought anyway. To keep our shelves stocked with must-read recommendations, we scoured social media to discover the books that our favorite writers recommend.

Angie Thomas has only love to give to Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda and its author, Becky Albertalli. Side note: We’re excited about the film adaptation!

Daniel José Older‏ is struck by how much he’s enjoying Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse.

Tayari Jones revels in the beauty of the reissue of The Darkest Child by Delores Phillips.

Danez Smith feels Barbie Chang by Victoria Chang in his soul.

Stephanie Danler’s wishes came true with Louise Gluck: Poems 1962-2012.

Rumaan Alam is feeling merry about Mallory Ortberg’s The Merry Spinster.

Good mail day.

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Louise Miller brightens up a gloomy day with Mary Oliver’s Upstream and Rose Levy Beranbaum’s The Bread Bible.

Elissa Schappell “was staring, appalled” at the highlights throughout this first edition of Lorrie Moore’s Like Life.

Nothing comes between Jennifer Weiner and The Wife Between Us.

The Largesse of the Maiden Sea welcomes Paul Lisicky home.

Got home to a wonder ❤️ #denisjohnson #thelargesseoftheseamaiden

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