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Coming Soon: Your Favorite ‘Devil Wears Prada’ Characters Return in Weisberger’s New Novel

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Who can forget when Anne Hathaway took on Meryl Streep in 2006’s ‘The Devil Wears Prada?’ Based on Lauren Weisberger’s bestselling book of the same name, the film  remains a favorite pop-culture phenomenon due to the remarkably on point nice-nasty chemistry between Streep and Hathaway. While The Devil Wears Prada (Broadway Books) was fiction, Weisberger based the characters, in part, on Vogue Magazine’s Anne Wintour— Weisberger was her assistant for a time before she became a bestselling author.  This year marks the book’s 15th anniversary and Weisberger is coming out with a sequel to the older favorite entitled, When Life Gives You Lululemons (June 5, 2018, Simon & Schuster). The book sees the return of not Andrea (played by Hathaway), the central character of The…

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Horrifying Reads to Get You Ready for American Horror Story Season 6

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It’s no secret around the office that I’m a huge fan of FX’s American Horror Story (AHS). I even had the once-in-a-lifetime experience of walking around the set of “Coven: Season 3”, meeting the writers and watching the actors film for six hours. Anyways, enough about me. As we all know, fall means Halloween time fun, which correlates to loving everything that is scary, especially a new season of AHS. From a depressing group of ghosts to an insane clown and most recently a group of hungry vampire children, writer Ryan Murphy is certainly not afraid to push the boundaries of television. But this year the AHS marketing team seems to be taking a different route. First of all, season 6 is starting a month earlier…

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Book Cravings: Read the Next ‘Gone Girl’ and ‘Girl on the Train’!

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I’m not the first and I won’t be the last to say this: The Trap by debut thriller author, Melanie Raabe, is the next book to follow the likes of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl and Paula Hawkins’ Girl on the Train. This anxious novel brings you into the dark world of Linda Conrads, a bestselling author who has locked herself inside her house (and mind) for the past 11 years. Accident or fate, Conrads catches a glimpse of the grey eyes of the man, who has both killed her sister and left her riddled with anxiety, while watching TV. This sets her down a path leading to a whirlwind of detective work, all while writing her next novel, not a romance this time but a…

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Happy Father’s Day: The Books We’re Giving Our Dads

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We love our dads and Father’s Day is the perfect reason to shower them with all kinds of fun gifts. So what’s better than a gift that caters to each and every hobby that our dads might have? It’s no secret that books are what give us life here at BookTrib, so it makes perfect sense that we would be gifting our fathers with some awesome new (and a couple older) reads. In honor of all of the amazing fathers out there, here are the books that we’re giving the most important men in our lives: Amanda: The Fateful Lightning: A Novel of the Civil War, Jeff Shaara (Ballantine Books, June 14, 2016) My dad loves history books and is an avid collector…

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The 4 Unexpected Books that We’re Reading Again and Again

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I look for two things when I’m picking out a book: a great love story, and a pretty-much-guaranteed happy ending (known to most as HAE). I like true love, hot make out scenes and more sweet moments than soul-wrenching angst. I’ve even been known to read the last page of a book first, just so I know where the story is headed. If it ends in tears and death, I’m probably not reading it. There are exceptions, of course, and books I love that make me sob buckets of tears (The Fault in Our Stars, anyone?) or that challenge me more than the average mass market romance. But for the most part, I see reading as an escapist hobby, one…

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8 Books that Inspired Oscar Nominations and 2 Notable Snubs

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The Oscars are just days away! Despite the completely justifiable controversy surrounding the lack of diversity within the nominees that spawned an outcry of disappointment on Twitter, we couldn’t help but notice an unusually high percentage of books represented by this year’s nominees. We’re always thrilled to see great reads on the big screen so here you go, fellow book lovers, our guide to Oscar’s favorite books: Best Picture Nominees: The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, Michael Lewis (Norton, 2011) This star-studded comedy drama about the lead-up to the financial crisis of 2008 is based on a book by Michael Lewis. He also happens to be the author of Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game and The Blind…

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TED Talks: Susan Cain on the Power of Introverts to Begin a Quiet Revolution

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It’s difficult to be an introvert in today’s social media-driven, gregarious society. In today’s TED Tuesday talk, Susan Cain makes the case for appreciating the amazing potential within introverts. In this thought-provoking and passionate talk from TED 2012, Cain discusses the differences between introverts and extroverts, and the ways schools and workplaces are structured to stimulate and value extroverts over introverts. Cain left her career as a corporate lawyer to become an author and start what she calls the Quiet Revolution, hoping to inspire introverts around the world to empower themselves. This talk succeeds in motivating people to, as Cain puts it, “have the courage to speak softly.” Recommended Reading: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t…

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Hanks for the Memories: Bridge of Spies and the Best of Tom Hanks’ Movies

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Bridge of Spies, which opens Friday, has been getting more buzz than a hive full of yellow jackets, and even the film’s trailers are gripping and intense. On top of that, throw in the fact that it’s directed by Steven Spielberg, and we’ll be in line with our popcorn ready by about, oh, Friday morning. But for us, the real draw of this movie might be its leading man, Tom Hanks. The Spencer Tracy of his era, Hanks places amongst the top Hollywood stars of any era. Eminently likeable, tremendously charismatic and one of the most genuinely gifted performers in show business, Hanks has left a trail of Oscar-winning and Oscar-worthy performances in his wake. And even as he approaches 60…

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