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Writer’s Bone Podcast: The 35 Best Books of 2017

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2017 was a remarkable year for fiction and nonfiction. From fearless debut novelists to established literary veterans at the top of their games, authors provided the artistic tonic we needed to survive a turbulent time both politically and culturally. Narrowing down a reading list of 116 titles to just 35 was torture. The final grouping you’re about to read (and judge) could have easily been expanded to include 50 to 60 books. Please feel free to debate my choices and add your own in the comments section or tweet us @WritersBone. As always, keep reading everyone! Smothered, M.C. Hall Megan Cassidy Hall deserves a writing award for the faux-comments section alone. Her epistolary exploration of a sensational crime, and how…

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Give the Gift of Reading: Books for Every Reader on Your List

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. There’s something so special about giving the right book as a gift. You’re providing hours of entertainment, a beautiful keepsake object, and, sometimes, entry into an entirely new world. A gift card can’t do that. 2017 was a great year for books, meaning there are tons of new releases to choose from when selecting the perfect present for your favorite reader. Here, we’ve rounded up some great picks from every genre. To put the finishing touch on your wrapping job, check out our holiday gift tags. For the Short Story Buff Homesick for Another World, Ottessa Moshfegh Ottessa Moshfegh may have first garnered recognition for her novel, Eileen, but her short fiction is just…

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Fables, Fairytales and Folklore: Discussing ‘The Rules of Magic’ with Alice Hoffman

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Alice Hoffman is the New York Times bestselling author of Practical Magic, which inspired the cult-classic film by the same name starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman. In this week’s episode of Just the Right Book Podcast, the New York native joins Roxanne to discuss witches, feminism, family secrets, and her latest book, The Rules of Magic. The book which is set in New York City in the sixties is a prequel to Practical Magic and was picked by Reese Witherspoon for her October 2017 Book Club read. The actress and book lover described the story as “full of magic, love, family, heartbreak and redemption.” When asked what attracted her to witches and magic, Alice Hoffman reveals how she grew…

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Bookish: The Best Book Covers of 2017

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. People say you shouldn’t judge books by their covers, but here at Bookish we’re not just readers—we’re cover-judging-rebels. As 2017 draws to a close, we wanted to pay homage to the incredible designs that stood out on bookstore shelves like works of art. Are you a rebel too? Let us know what your favorite covers of 2017 were! Picture Books Before She was Harriet, Lesa Cline-Ransome When’s My Birthday?, Julie Fogliano Mighty Moby, Ed Young Pandora, Victoria Turnbull Don’t Blink!, Tom Booth Accident!, Andrea Tsurumi Middle Grade The Stars Beneath Our Feet, David Barclay Moore The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding, Alexandra Bracken The First Rule of Punk, Celia C. Perez The List, Patricia…

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2017’s Best: Our Favorite Books Turned into Major Motion Pictures

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Every year, we patiently await the arrival of film adaptations derived from some of our favorite novels and every year Hollywood does not disappoint! This year, our favorites include a piece of little known history, scary clowns, steamy romance, and a murder mystery classic.  If they aren’t on your must-read list already, mark them down for 2018!   January 2017: Hidden Figures, Margot Lee Shetterly Of course we have to jumpstart this list with our pick for January, the New York Times Bestseller, Hidden Figures, which tells the true story of the black female mathematicians that changed the way we see NASA today. Without their achievements in the calculations they made every day, we wouldn’t see some of the greatest breakthroughs we’ve…

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2017 Goodreads Award Nominees for Under $10 on Kindle

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Early this month, we released our 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards picks from our favorite categories so you could gain insight on what these awards are about and gain suggestions to new novels for your reading list. Today, we take it a step further, and want to suggest some of these titles to you that are now under $10 for your Kindle! Who doesn’t love a little affordable reading when the weather is getting cold and everybody is looking for the best Christmas gift? Don’t miss out on these awesome suggestions based on our favorites of Goodreads 2017: The Ghostwriter, Alessandra Torre Helena Ross is a beloved fiction writer of romance, but now she’s taking on a whole new genre: writing…

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The Best of 2017: Booktrib’s Weekly Countdown to the End of the Year

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As the year is winding down to a close (there are only six weeks left!), we’re looking back at 2017, and everything it’s brought us. There have been some pretty crazy moments, some terrible moments, but also some great moments: Colin Kaepernick took taking a knee to a national level; we had a complete solar eclipse in the middle of August; and the first American woman won the women’s division of the NYC Marathon since 1977. These are just a few of the memorable moments from the best of 2017 that we’ve had, and that’s not even including the books. The books of 2017 have covered a variety of genres  and topics; some are older, and some brand new: Margaret Atwood’s The…

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2017 Goodreads Choice Awards: BookTrib’s Top Picks in Every Category

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The Goodreads Choice Awards are here once again, and we’re already knee-deep in the semifinal rounds. The books have been narrowed down to 20 choices in each category, and the competition is tougher than ever. Semifinals last until November 12th, with the final round of voting open from the 14th to the 27th. Winners will be announced December 5th. In the spirit of friendly competition, two of us are comparing our choices and arguing for our faves— Siskel & Ebert style! Here, BookTrib’s Senior Editor, Aisha K. Staggers, and Contributor, Rachel Carter, share a spirited debate over which books should win in each category: Fiction   Rachel: This one is easy! I’m voting for Sing, Unburied, Sing, by Jesym Ward.…

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Dead Birds, Retired Spies, and Mental Breakdowns: 12 2017 Fall Thrillers

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. Halloween is around the corner, but you don’t have to wait until October 31 for thrills and chills. If you want to get the party started early, this is the list for you. Whether you’re itching to read the latest Stephen King and Owen King novel or dive back into the world of John le Carré and the beloved George Smiley, there’s something here for everyone. Grab some candy corn and apple cider: It’s going to be a good fall. A Legacy of Spies, John le Carre John le Carré is unquestionably one of the most famous mystery and thriller writers of our time, and he’s back with a new novel featuring George Smiley—the…

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S.H.I.N.E. in 2017 and Leave All of the Excuses Behind

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Welcome to 2017! You made it. Let the happy dancing commence. Your vision board is made and prominently placed to be seen daily. You’ve made your New Year’s resolutions and are full of confidence that you will accomplish them all. You vow to be your best self yet. Better health. Advance in your career. Save more money. All doable but what is your exact game plan? I suggest you S.H.I.N.E.! I wrote an Amazon bestselling book, S.H.I.N.E. and WIN: 5 Keys to Conquer the Fear of Failure. In it, I reference the S.H.I.N.E. and WIN blueprint I created to demystify the 5 keys to get you from where you are today, to where you want to be tomorrow. S.H.I.N.E. is…

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