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The Top 10 July Books Making Lazy Summer Days More Productive

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Summer is officially here, so it’s time to bust out the sunscreen and spend some lazy days in the July sunshine. It’s also the perfect time to invest in some good books to bring to the beach or indulge in while you’re lying poolside. Thankfully, there are some awesome new reads this month that are guaranteed to make your summer even brighter. Here are the top 10 July books that we can’t wait to get our hands on: Everything All At Once, Bill Nye (Rodale Books, July 11, 2017) America’s favorite scientist is back with a brand new book, and this time he’s talking about how to find your inner nerd. Nye reveals his “everything all at once” theory, teaching…

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9 Beach Reads that Seriously Deliver on the Sisterhood Vibes

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From the waves to the romance, we love a good beach read here at BookTrib. And while true beach reads tend to have certain things in common (compelling relationships, family drama, a lake or an ocean visit), this year we’ve noticed a more specific trend: sisters and sisterhood. It seems like almost every beach read we reach for this year is grappling with some aspect of sisterhood – including a long-lost sister returning, estranged sisters rediscovering their bond, or close sisters who find their relationships changing with time. No matter what the premise is, these summer books are all about how sisters can influence each other’s lives forever. Expect heartfelt, family-driven reads proving that important relationships can come in all…

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9 Summer Reads We’re Taking to the Beach!

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Summer is finally here and we are hyped. Beach days, cookouts, camping, long afternoons devouring a good book – after the endless days of winter, we can’t wait to get out into the sun. Plus it’s finally time to start planning our summer reading list. For us, summer is all about the beach read: light-hearted romance, books that make us laugh, and a few juicy tell-alls for good measure. Here are 9 reads we’re more than ready to bring to the beach this summer: The Identicals, Elin Hilderbrand (Little, Brown and Company, June 13, 2017) Hilderbrand is the queen of the beach read, which is why we can’t wait to dive into The Identicals, all about twin sisters with a long-standing…

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It’s Not Over! Extend Your Summer with These Beachy Novels

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Even though it’s still sunny out, tree leaves are still green and the beaches are still open, autumn is clearly rearing its head. It’s just a little bit cooler in early mornings and kids have gone back to school — but never fear! Instead of lamenting summer’s death throes, do what people have always done since the dawn of time: completely deny something is happening until it’s here! We intend to keep reading beachy, summery reads until most of the leaves are off the trees, anyway. So, in honor of endless summers, here’s a book list to help you keep the feeling of these long, warm days!   Love Her Madly: A Novel, M. Elizabeth Lee (Atria Books, August 16, 2016)…

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Summer Reading: Books for Firefly Evenings

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that fireflies are one of the best things about summer. They’re the beautiful glowy harbingers of lazy evenings that you stay outside to watch, even if the mosquitoes are getting at your ankles.    So, as summer dwindles down, let’s take a moment to appreciate one of nature’s most hypnotizing and lovely creatures! Well, actually, we’ll need more than a few moments, because we’ve picked out the perfect firefly-themed books for you to read during summer evenings before the season ends. Firefly Summer, Nan Rossiter (Kensington, July 26, 2016) This moving novel of love and loss is a really contemplative read that’s perfect for peaceful summer evenings. It tells the story of the four…

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Review: Dive Into Psychological Mystery on Peregrine Island

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Tolstoy said that every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. Diane B. Saxton, the debut author of Peregrine Island (She Writes Press, August 2, 2016), would probably agree. Her new novel dives into a memorably dysfunctional family, the Peregrines, living on the titular private island on Long Island Sound. Three generations of women live there: Winter, the calculating matriarch, her rebellious adult daughter, Elsie, and her child daughter, Peda. The novel alternates between these three very distinct viewpoints – giving readers the impression of an isolated family wrapped up in years of internal angst. This serves to heighten the sense of mystery when the main story comes into play. It’s hard to describe what’s going on in Peregrine…

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The 25 Beach Bag Books You Should be Reading — WIN a Bag FULL of Books!

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There’s nothing quite like being at the beach. Picture it, you’re lying in the warm sun, listening to the waves crash in front of you as the beautiful breeze keeps you cool; it’s pretty much every person’s dream day. The only thing that can make it even better is having the perfect beach read to really help you kick back and relax. Well, get ready because we’ve got the perfect list for all of those gorgeous summer beach days coming up. Here are 25 of the perfect books (in no particular order) that you definitely NEED to have in your beach bag. WIN 12 of the 25 amazing books below and a BookTrib Tote Bag!  Click the bag to ENTER: The Girls In The Garden…

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4 Books We’re Reading This Memorial Day Weekend

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A vacation read is a very specific type of book. While at home, I’m willing to pick up that 600 page epic fantasy that I know will fill me with plenty of angst and sleepless nights. But when I’m on vacation, I want a book that’s fun, light and that I don’t mind getting sand all over if I feel the need to take a dip in the ocean. Don’t get me wrong: it still needs to be a well-written read, with characters I want to root for, and a storyline that will suck me in. But it also needs to be a story I can pop in and out of, one that feels more like cotton candy than a…

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Shelfies with Skylight Books: Summer Adventures with a Coming-of-Age Twist

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Ah, summer. There’s just something about the warmer days that invoke feelings of love and adventure. It’s a season that makes us all feel young again; with that wistful, melancholy irony, we look back at our developing years during the carefree days of summer. We all wish we’d had wisdom beyond our years, the foresight to appreciate those days as they were happening. “If only I could go back…” we dreamily inform the waves. But at your side are several books that take you away and perhaps, take you back. That’s because Skylight Books has graciously provided you with three brand new, wonderfully inspired titles that will keep the pages turning while the sun rises high over a picturesque beach.…

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A heavy dose of reality makes Cancel the Wedding’s romance so much sweeter

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Romance novels have a long history of glorifying life in a small town. And why shouldn’t they? In these worlds, small towns are filled with eccentric and bumbly characters, local coffee shops where everyone gathers each morning for breakfast, and hot sheriffs (or carpenters or foresters!) who are always magically single and ready for commitment. I’d move to that town, too, if I could. Carolyn T. Dingman’s debut novel, Cancel the Wedding, gives us a unique spin on this familiar motif. The novel is targeted toward fans of Emily Giffin and Jennifer Weiner, and while I suppose it could fall under the umbrella of Chick Lit, Dingman does not hesitate to push the boundaries in ways that other writers might…

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How the Internet has changed parenting — and parents

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From online forums, message boards, and chat rooms, to blogs and social media, there is no question that the Internet has changed what it means to be a parent. Parents now have new access to information and online communities and support, though at the same time by participating in these communities they open themselves up to new judgments and self-doubts. Julia Fierro’s new novel, Cutting Teeth (St. Martin’s) incorporates online message boards into the plot of the book and the psyches of the characters. We recently sat down with Julia, and asked her some questions about parenting and the Internet. BOOKTRIB: You launched a Tumblr called Parenting Confessional that was inspired by the book, which has become wildly popular. Have…

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Autobiography of Us: Best friends, betrayal and beach-read nirvana

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Beach reading can get a bad rap: it’s fluffy, people say, or not very serious. Really, though, the best beach reads are simply fun reads; and when it comes to books fun is never a bad thing, no matter the season. If we seek out these kinds of books more during the summer, it may only be because there is more going on to compete for our attention. For a book to keep us on our towels while we could be frolicking in the surf or playing beach volleyball, it has to be really engrossing―which is why beach reading season is one of BookTrib’s favorite times of year. It’s also a great time to dive into the bookshelves of the…

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