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Tall Poppy Review: Morphing Truth And Appearances

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Trust Me (Forge Books) by Hank Phillippi Ryan has already garnered so much praise (i.e. Booklist starred review, Book Bub Top Summer Thriller, Popsugar Top Summer Thriller, CrimeReads Most Anticipated Thriller, New York Post Best Thriller of the Summer) that any further accolades seem almost superfluous. But, please indulge me, as I add my voice to the growing chorus of enthusiastic “bravas!”

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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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Best of BookTrib 2017: ICYMI! Our Top Picks from the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards

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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! It’s once again time for the annual Goodreads Choice Awards, where thousands of readers choose their favorite books of the year. The competition is stiff this go around, with three stages of voting and tons of awesome reads to choose from. Goodreads has always been about the readers, bringing together authors and their fans in a truly personal way. The Choice Awards are no exception, and is, according to Goodreads, “the only major book award decided by readers.” Which is why this is…

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Best of BookTrib 2017: 10 Sexy Billionaire Romances Heating Up Our Tablets

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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! From motorcycle men to sports stars, romance novels often feature different types of alpha men. One of the latest trends is one we can definitely get behind though: billionaire romances! These men are CEOs, wear designer suits, ride around in private jets, and fall hard for their lady loves. It helps that they like to dominate in the boardroom — and the bedroom. Sexy and powerful, it’s hard not to fall instantly for a billionaire leading man. So here are 10 billionaire romances that we’re…

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Author Rick Pullen Gets Fired Up Over His New Book, ‘The Apprentice’

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“Virtual Coffee With” is a new column on BookTrib where we chat via email or social media with some of today’s most prolific writers.  For our inaugural interview we connected with award-winning investigative reporter, magazine editor and author Rick Pullen.  Pullen, who is best known for his 2016 thriller, Naked Ambition, is also a BookTrib contributor. Here is our virtual chat with Pullen about his latest release, The Apprentice, what inspires him and how he made the successful transition from award-winning journalist to bestselling novelist.  BT: How did the transition come about, from a career in investigative journalism to publishing your first fiction book? How did it change your process of writing? RP: I went from reporter to editor, so I’ve been a magazine…

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2017 Goodreads Choice Award Winners Are Here! How Did Our Picks Match Up?

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Yesterday, Goodreads announced their 2017 Choice Award Winners. If you recall, BookTrib’s Senior Editor, Aisha K. Staggers, and Contributor, Rachel Carter, shared their picks from their list of nominees. Here are the winners of the Goodreads Choice Awards for 2017, see how our picks match up! 2017 Winner in Fiction Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng Aisha: We featured a lot of the books nominated here on BookTrib, so it was a difficult choice. I chose Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. I have a teenage daughter and so I could relate to the main character being a single mom and raising a daughter at that stage in her development. What really was interesting to me was how boldly the author addressed the transracial adoption;…

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Get Ready. Get Set. Get Published. BookTrib’s FIRST Writing Contest!

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Looking for a way to get your writing career off the ground? Let us help you launch it! Here’s a great opportunity for anyone who considered a career as a writer to be published! Our inaugural memoir writing contest is your chance to compete for a  gig as a BookTrib Contributor. Inspired by Kathleen Hill’s memoir, She Read to Us in the Late Afternoons: A Life in Novels, the writing contest is a chance for you to show us how books have made your life special! We are looking, specifically, for narratives in the style of Hill’s book that connect recollections of life events to a specific book that invokes a memory. Writers should submit clear, eloquent, creative work of no more…

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Just the Right Book: Isabel Allende on Finding Love ‘In the Midst of Winter’

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Just the Right Book! Podcast, hosted by Roxanne Coady of Connecticut’s acclaimed, award-winning, independent bookseller R.J. Julia, is now available on BookTrib.com, the premier website where readers meet writers. The podcast and BookTrib are both dedicated to helping readers find their next favorite read and this pairing will open up a world of great possibilities. In this episode, you will find an interview with Isabel Allende. “In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.” This quote by Albert Camus was the inspiration for Chilean-American author, Isabel Allende’s latest book, In the Midst of Winter. Allende, who’s novels include The House of the Spirits and City of the Beasts, joined our Roxanne Coady at a live…

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Bruce Springsteen, Carrie Fisher, Reality Stars and More:  50+ Memoir Deals for Under $16 

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Are you interested in reading about how some of your favorite actors and musicians became famous? Or maybe you want to know what it’s like to grow up in the White House. Whatever your interest, there is definitely a personal story here that will not only be worth your dollar, they may even inspire you to write your own! Here’s a great list of over 50 memoirs for Kindle, all under $16 (and some are even free)!   Famous Icons Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen Becoming Grandma, Lesley Stahl Turning the Tables, Teresa Giudice The Princess Diarist, Carrie Fisher The Heroin Diaries, Nikki Sixx Unqualified, Anna Faris Growing Up Fisher, Joely Fisher Whoa, Baby!, Kelly Rowland We’re Going to Need…

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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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Tall Poppies Review: Sometimes ‘Little Broken Things’ Have a Big Impact…

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  Tender descriptions of Minnesota lake picnics, boathouse romances and childhood memories cloak simmering shame and mysterious motives in this slow unraveling of community secrets, Little Broken Things, from author Nicole Baart. When Quinn’s sister Nora brings a troubled child to the door of her small cottage, telling her not to tell anyone — even their mother and brother who live nearby–the questions burn and linger, and the answers don’t come easily. Whose child is she? Who are they protecting her from? Which male figures can be trusted and which cannot? With Nora skittish about unknown forces, and Quinn forced to hold down the fort with a child who is a virtual stranger, the sisters have to rely more on…

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ICYMI: Revenge is Sweet, but These Desserts Are Sweeter

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we’re looking forward to family and fellowship— everything the day is supposed be. But most importantly, we are looking forward to stuffing our bellies with turkey and pie! This piece is especially timely, with Thanksgiving right around the corner. Heather Kim, author of Sweet Revenge, turns pie into a plot with passive-aggressive recipes of revenge you’ll want to serve to that one relative who is always late and eats all the macaroni and cheese your grandma made especially for you. With names like ‘Go Fudge Yourself’ and ‘Donut Call Me Again,’ your mood will be lifted and your stomach filled in no time! As a treat for our readers, we’ve…

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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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Walt Gragg, Author of ‘The Red Line’ and BookTrib Contributor Announced Winner at 2017 Best Book Awards

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We would like to congratulate author and BookTrib contributor Walt Gragg on his win at the 2017 Best Book Awards. Gragg took home the prize in the Fiction: Thriller/Adventure category for his book, The Red Line. The Red Line is a military Thriller where on the verge of World War III, a resurgent Russian Empire launches a deadly armored attack on Germany. With a powerful cast of characters and an engaging story line drawn from Gragg’s own experiences in Vietnam, The Red Line has been winning over readers and Hollywood.  Gragg shared with BookTrib, recently, that the book has been optioned for a miniseries.   You can read Walt’s work on BookTrib on his contributor’s page.   CONGRATULATIONS, WALT!!!  …

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‘Getting to the Green’: Talking Money and Finances with Author and Financial Planner Altair Gobo

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Altair Gobo has a unique way of looking at money, financial planning and wealth: He sees similarities between money management and the game of golf. Taking his experience as an avid golfer for 20 years and his 35 years as a CFP, Altair put this analogy and experience together in his new book, Getting to the Green: Golf, Financial Planning, and Life, Not Necessarily in That Order.   BookTrib recently had a sit down with Gobo to talk about his book and to ask one very critical question: ‘Is it ever too late to plan for the future?’ BookTrib: You’ve taken a really unique approach to explaining financial planning; you liken it to the game of golf. How did you come…

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Author Steven Gaines Tickles the Funny Bone and Tells His Truth

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Steven Gaines is the bestselling author of Philistines at the Hedgerow: Passion and Property in the Hamptons, The Love You Make: An Insider’s Story of The Beatles, and many others. As a journalist Gaines has written for many publications, most notably Vanity Fair, New York Times and New York Magazine where he served as contributing editor for 12 years. A native New Yorker and graduate of NYU Film School, Gaines’s background in film is what helps him to be such a graphic storyteller to where readers are witnesses to the movie in his mind he then so eloquently puts on paper. In his memoir, One Of These Things First, Gaines looks back at childhood in 1960s Brooklyn with a humor…

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