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

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Today we take a look at previous BookTrib posts that engaged hundreds to thousands of readers this past year. We’re taking a look back at some of your favorite posts before we kick off the new year! 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…

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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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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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Romance Roundup: 25 Sexy New Releases Capturing Our Heart

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Thanks to Valentine’s Day and those long, snowy winter nights, February just might be the most romantic month of the year. We’re celebrating that romance with a giant roundup of the steamiest, sweetest and most loving reads we can find. Here’s a preview of 25 new romantic releases that are bound to warm even the coldest of hearts: Romance Roundup Like A Memory, Abbi Glines (February 14, 2017) Nate Finlay never forgot Bliss York, the girl who broke his heart years ago. But Bliss has her own secrets – she spent her teen years battling leukemia. Can the two reconnect again as adults, despite the years (and other relationships) that might stand in their way? Starlight Bridge, Debbie Mason (Hachette…

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The Perfect Book Boyfriends We Wish Existed in Real Life

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Let’s face it: if book boyfriends were like real boyfriends, then I would be a little fast, as my grandmother likes to put it. I have so many book boys that I’ve fallen for over the years, and so many more that I continue to fall for with every new book I read. I’ve even shared some of them here on BookTrib, including my love for Jace Herondale (swoon) and Jamie Fraser (all the swooning). But since then I’ve read a bunch more books and fallen for a bunch more guys. These are those characters who are hot and caring, strong and sensitive, charming but still gruff. If only book boyfriends existed in real life, amiright? Without further ado, here are…

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Dream Casting: 4 Romantic Book Heroes and the Actors Who Should Play Them

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There’s nothing more fun than imagining which actors or actresses will play the characters from your favorite book. Sometimes the actual casting nails it – like Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen! And sometimes, not so much – sorry Jamie Campbell Bower, you just weren’t meant to play Jace Wayland. Regardless, imagining the cast of your favorite book can often be way more fun than actually seeing who Hollywood chooses for the roles. With that in mind, here are 4 of our favorite romantic book heroes and the actors we’d pick to play them in the movie: Marlon Teixeira as Landon Lucas Maxfield (Easy by Tammara Webber, Berkley Romance) Any fan of New Adult has heard of Easy, the story of college student Jacqueline’s…

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The Top 10 March Books We’re Dying to Devour

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March is that in-between month where it’s SO close to spring we can taste it, but the possibility of snow and frigid air threatens to keep us curled up inside under a blanket a little bit longer. The good news? That just means we can continue to add to our bookshelf without feeling bad about not being outside. But with e-books, hardcover releases, paperbacks and indie reads, sometimes finding a good new book can be overwhelming. Don’t worry, we’ve done the work for you and picked out the upcoming titles this month that you’re going to want to get our hands on. Here are 10 March releases any reader should definitely be watching out for: Lady Midnight: The Dark Artifices, Cassandra Clare (Simon Teen,…

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A Reader’s Guide to New Adult Fiction

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The literary world is a vast and ever-expanding place, where new genres and terms are constantly being invented and developed. “New Adult,” or NA, is a fairly broad genre that’s defined mostly by the age group it revolves around. While Young Adult literature focuses on characters in their early to late teens, NA tells stories about characters in their early adult years: typically ages 18-30. Books about characters in their 20s are nothing new. In the ‘90s, Chick Lit emerged as the genre that bridged the gap between YA and romance novels, often focusing on characters in their mid-to late 20s. But while Chick Lit deals with some of the same issues as NA—finding love, succeeding in the workplace—it has…

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Playlists for 2 Romance Novels We Adore

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As a huge lover of books and music, it only makes sense that the two would go together. When I’m sitting down to read, I’m not just picking a random playlist, I’m searching for those specific songs that I know will go perfectly with the tone and the atmosphere of what I’m reading. For sweet romances, I want quiet love songs. For epic fantasy, I want soaring classical numbers. But no matter what, the music is just as important as the words I’m reading. Lately, I’ve been devouring indie/self-published romances, where the men are hot and the women are sassy. Here are two I can’t put down —and the playlists to go along with them. Read: Hold On (The ‘Burg…

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