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Why Body Positivity in the Young Adult Genre is So Vital

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Representation and body positivity matters, and author Maggie Ann Martin is definitely on the same page. Martin is the author of To Be Honest (Swoon Reads), a young adult novel out this month about body image, family dynamics, and diet culture. Here, Martin shares with our partner Bookish why she felt this book was an important one to write, and why representation matters so much–particularly in YA. Growing up, I did not see myself in YA book characters. Or, when I did, they were the quirky, funny supporting character that cheered on the main character from the sidelines. Many of the storylines that had been told from a fat main character point of view focused solely on their quest to become thin and “desirable.” As a young…

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Book and Wine Combos Perfect for Summer Reading

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Picture your perfect evening in: What do you see? A nice big book? A glass of wine? Yeah, us too. Miriam Parker, author of The Shortest Way Home, is very much on the same page. In Parker’s novel, a woman named Hannah gives up her glamorous life in Manhattan to go work at a winery in Sonoma. Here, Parker shares the wines she’d pair with some of her own favorite novels. Read on for some excellent pairings. The only thing better than reading a book in a comfy chair or by a pool is having some wine to pair with it. My novel is set in a fictional California winery and is about finding the path you’re meant to follow. The path you are…

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Anxiety, Representation, and Fearless Women

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. What does it mean to be a fearless woman? Authors Mary Robinette Kowal and Robyn Bennis have a few ideas. In their recent works, both authors have explored what it means to be a trailblazer in male-dominated arenas. Kowal’s Lady Astronaut duology (The Calculating Stars and The Fated Sky) follows pilot and mathematician Elma York on her journey to becoming the first female astronaut, and Bennis’ Signal Airship series (The Guns Above and By Fire Above) is a military steampunk adventure about Josette Dupre, who becomes the first female airship captain in her nation. To celebrate their role in Tor Books’ #FearlessWomen campaign, the two authors sat down to talk about the fearless women in their novels, the role fear plays in being…

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9 Reading Recommendations From Bookish Staff

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. Do you wonder what the Bookish team is reading? Do you want to take a peek at our bookshelves? You’ve come to the right place. Here are the Bookish staff’s personal weekend reading recommendations.  I’ve been reading Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere (Penguin Press). The buzz about this book since it came out has been palpable, and I’m excited to finally be checking it out for myself. I’m also now incredibly curious about whether the toothpick-in-the-lock prank works as well as Ng claims it does. —Elizabeth   A Duke By Default (Avon)by Alyssa Cole. They say not to judge books by their covers, but this is a case where a stunning cover (seriously, where do I find that…

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Look Out! Bookish Reads For Shark Week

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. Look out! Shark Week is coming. If you’re like us, you look forward to this weeklong celebration of all things shark. In fact, we’re so excited that we fished through our bookshelves in order to share our 12 favorite Shark Week reads with you. Go ahead and dive into these books.    The epic story Jaws (Random House) by Peter Benchley. No Shark Week list would be complete without this one. You’ll find the mother of all sharks in Peter Benchley’s classic white whale of a shark book. Jaws makes us fear the water will never be safe again. In Ann Kidd Taylor’s The Shark Club (Penguin)Marine biologist Maeve Donnelly, the protagonist of…

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Book Club Picks From Bookish to Stuff in Beach Bag

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. Whether you’re lounging by the pool or curled up next to the blasting AC, we’ve got a summer book club recommendation for you and all of your favorite bookworms. These eight new releases are sure to get your club talking. There’s a new mystery from Megan Abbott, a new twist on a fairytale favorite from Naomi Novik, and an unforgettable tale about two Colombian sisters from Ingrid Rojas Contreras. For even more books for your beach bag, check out our summer must-read roundup. Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras. Advance buzz for Ingrid Rojas Contreras’ Fruit of the Drunken Tree has been considerable, and for good reason. Your book club…

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Books to Read for World Refugee Awareness Month

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. June is World Refugee Awareness Month. To bring insight into the diverse experiences of refugees, we’ve rounded up some of the best books by and about refugees. Whether you’re interested in reading a memoir, a reported work of nonfiction, a novel, or sharing a story with a young reader, there’s a book here for everyone. Read on, and enjoy some deep conversations inspired by these thought-provoking books. In Ishmael Beah’s memoir, he recounts his experiences as a child soldier in Sierra Leone during the country’s civil war. Years later, at 16, Beah was rescued by UNICEF and then adopted by his uncle.     Thi Bui’s graphic memoir recounts the author’s experiences as a new…

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Sarah MacLean on Wickedly Weaving Scandal & Privilege

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. If you’re looking for an addicting summer read, you can’t go wrong with Sarah MacLean’s Wicked and the Wallflower, the first book in her Bareknuckle Bastards series. The story follows the electric romance between Lady Felicity Faircloth, who is trying to recover from a recent scandal, and Devil, who hopes to use Felicity to get revenge on his brother. This is one of our top romance picks of the season, so we were delighted to have the opportunity to sit down with MacLean to talk about this exciting new series. Here MacLean shares how James Joyce inspired the book’s theme of consent, and her plans for smuggling booze into 19th-century London. Bookish: Lady Felicity Faircloth appeared in The Day…

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Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke: This Book Nearly Broke Them

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. National Best Friend Day is celebrated on June 8, and here at Bookish we are super excited about it. Some of our best friends are characters in books, but literary friendships can take another form: best friends who co-write. Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke know all about that. This pair of besties is responsible for bringing readers novels including The Good Widow and Girls’ Night Out, which will be available on July 24. Here, Liz and Lisa dish on how Girls’ Night Out tested their friendship and almost destroyed it. There’s no easy way to say this: We almost broke up last year. Our thirty-year friendship and nine-year writing relationship came to a roaring halt while writing our latest release, Girls’ Night Out, a…

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Art Teacher in Peril in Kelli Clare’s Debut Novel “Hidden”

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. Can’t decide whether you want your next book to be a romance or a thriller? Never fear: If you pick up Kelli Clare’s debut novel Hidden, you don’t have to choose. This romantic suspense novel follows an art teacher named Ellie James who realizes that her life is in danger. A handsome stranger named Will Hastings appears and claims he will protect her from a bloodthirsty group named the Order, but will his help be enough? To celebrate this book’s June 5 release, check out this exclusive excerpt from the fourth chapter of Hidden. I pounded the side of my fist on the door frame. The police believed we were missing—we’d have to skip the funeral. Not…

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Alison McGhee: What I Leave Behind Is a Love Letter to the Girl I Used to Be

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. Alison McGhee’s young adult novel What I Leave Behind follows a teenage boy named Will as he attempts to make sense of tragedies in his life, the pain that his friends have experienced, and the struggles of others. The book is a deeply personal one for McGhee, and here she shares the story of how her own life and the girl she used to be helped to shape Will and his story. Will, the star of my new book What I Leave Behind, is deeply familiar to me, maybe because he reminds me of myself at his age. Will is lonely, even though he’s loved by everyone who knows him. He absorbs the sadness and struggles of those…

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Amy Spalding on a Fat Character Who’s Not the “Before”

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. Readers looking for a fun and summery YA rom-com won’t want to miss The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the Best Burger in Los Angeles). The novel follows Abby Ives, a gay girl and plus-sized fashion blogger on a mission to find the best burger in LA and to score a paid position at the boutique where she interns. Along the way, she falls in love with another girl interning at the shop, photographer Jordi Perez. Here author Amy Spalding writes about her connection to Abby and the importance of fat narratives that don’t treat characters like before and after photos. Like most writers, I have a constant list of book ideas taking up space in my…

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Bookish: Book Recommendations for Our Favorite This Is Us Characters

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. The Bookish staff has fallen in love with the Pearson family. We laugh with them, we cry (frequently) with them, and now we want to read with them. Here, we’ve carefully paired our favorite This Is Us characters with the perfect book recommendations. Some are poignant, some are lighthearted, and some are simply hilarious. You can never have too many book recommendations. Tell us in the comments which books you’d pair with This Is Us characters. For Jack Pearson: Behold the Dreamers Jack is the pillar of the Pearson family. He is their rock and guiding light. For Jack, we recommend Imbolo Mbue’s Behold the Dreamers—a moving tale about an immigrant family who moves from Cameroon to Harlem. There are strong…

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Bookish: Nailed It: Book Covers Paired with Stylish Manicures

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. You’re never fully dressed without a book in your hand. But if you want to feel extra stylish, why not match your polished fingertips to whatever book you’re enjoying at the moment? To get you started, we’ve taken book covers as our inspiration and let our imagination run wild. These are some of the eye-popping combinations we loved and would particularly excited to sport to our next book club meeting. We can’t wait to get out our polish and don these literary nails!     Picture yourself sporting these playful multicolored nails. We love the subtle touches of camo that these nails and this book cover share.   With these regal blue and gold…

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Bookish: Ava Dellaira on ‘In Search of Us’ and the Invisible Inheritance of Our History

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. Ava Dellaira’s sophomore novel, In Search of Us, explores the importance of personal and family history through the lives of two young women. The narrative jumps between the past and the present to weave together the stories of Marilyn, a white teen who struggles to be what her mom wants her to be, and Angie, Marilyn’s biracial 17-year-old daughter who is searching for her father. We had the opportunity to talk with Dellaira about the importance of shared history, her relationship with her mom, and how pregnancy changed how she viewed her own novel. Bookish: Through Angie and Marilyn, you explore the idea that to know ourselves we must know our history (the history of our…

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Love in Bloom: Spring 2018’s Must-Read Romances

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. Love is in the air and on our bookshelves. This spring is delivering a stunning batch of must-read romance novels that are guaranteed to fill your heart with joy. Contemporary fans will not want to waste a second before diving into the final volume in Alisha Rai’s Forbidden Hearts series, while historical readers will be longing for the end of the season when Eloisa James delivers another Wilde novel. Whether you’re looking for romances about dating apps, gender exploration, or rodeos, we’ve got you covered. Follow your heart and find your next favorite romance. Bad Bachelor (Sourcebooks Casablanca), Stefanie London Dating in New York City can be a nightmare, which is why Brooklyn librarian Darcy Greer downloads the Bad…

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