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Dan Brown’s Origin and New October Releases from the Biggest Names in Books

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Dan Brown’s new book Origin is among the biggest names in literature that have returned with new books sure to spice up your October.  Bestselling authors in every genre have something new to offer this month.  Here are 10 books you can’t afford to miss in what Vox calls “prestige book season”: Origin, Dan Brown (October 3, 2017) The author of The Da Vinci Code returns with a new Robert Langdon book. This time Langdon is at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain, for the unveiling of a major scientific breakthrough by one of his former students. But when things go terribly wrong, Langdon finds himself on another quest filled with symbols, puzzles and clues that only a mind as…

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The Hot List: Jeffrey Eugenides’ Fresh Complaint and The Best New Book Releases for This Week

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Every week, Booktrib brings you The Hot List: the list of brand new releases you won’t want to miss. With some of the most poignant biographies, fascinating mysteries, funny, touching, and introspective fiction, there’s something for everyone to find here. For the first week of October, these are the hottest new releases. Fresh Complaint: Stories, Jeffrey Eugenides From critically-acclaimed author Jeffrey Eugenides, who won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction with his novel, Middlesex, comes a collection of short stories, each one exploring the rich and intriguing facets of human nature, romance, family ties, and the concept of fulfillment. Eugenides’ eloquent writing style, as well as his complex plot lines grab the reader from the beginning of the first page. Previous fans of…

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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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‘Tis the Season to Binge on Our Favorite 20 Christmas Reads of 2016!

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It’s finally Christmas time, and we’re in full holiday swing — including the books that we’re currently reading! There are tons of great Christmas-themed novels to dive into these days, filled with cozy family dinners, snowy scenes and plenty of making out under the mistletoe. Here are 20 recent releases about Christmas that we can’t wait to binge on through the holiday season and into 2017: The Christmas Town, Donna VanLiere (St. Martin’s Press, October 18, 2016) As a foster child, Lauren Gabriel has never really had a place that feels like home. But all of that changes when she unexpectedly ends up in the small town of Grandon one Christmas and starts volunteering at a center for single mothers.…

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Sweater Weather: Get Cozy with these 8 Heartwarming Reads

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The leaves are changing, the air is getting crisp and apples are turning red on their branches. Guys, it’s finally sweater season and I am so excited. I love summer, don’t get me wrong. But there’s something truly magical about fall, with all that pumpkin spice in the air and the smell of suntan lotion quickly becoming a distant memory. All I want to do these days is curl up with hot tea and a giant blanket as I dive into a good book. Luckily, there are so many good books to choose from lately, filled with romance, good food and lovable characters. In honor of sweater season, here are 8 stories that are sure to warm you up on…

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The Top 10 June Books We’re Packing in Our Suitcases

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The sun is shining, the lilac trees are in full bloom, and the smell of freshly cut grass lingers in the air. It’s June, which means barbecues and lazy pool days are finally upon us. It’s also time to start hoarding those beach reads and searching through new releases to find the perfect books for vacation. Luckily, we’ve got you covered here at BookTrib. Here are 10 new June books that we will definitely be stowing away in our suitcases this summer: Here’s to Us, Elin Hilderbrand (Little Brown, June 14) Hilderbrand is the queen of the beach read, with most of her covers featuring floppy hats, feet near water, or brightly colored towels laid out on the sand. Here’s to…

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Heat Index: 5 Hot New Books that Stir Those Christmas Feelings

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It’s my favorite time of the year! The decorations, the yummy food, family bonding and the pep in everyone’s step is what I really love about the holidays. Another thing I can’t get enough of each December? Christmas books. There’s just something about reading a sweet holiday story by the fireplace with a mug of cocoa in my hand that stirs warm feelings of contentment. Thanks to that Christmas spirit, I’ve rounded up my top five new Christmas-themed books for this week’s Heat Index that will surely put a smile on your face and warmth in your heart. Christmas in Vermont: A Very White Christmas, Bryan Mooney (Lake Union Publishing, October, 2015) “The novel is staunchly nostalgic throughout… a traditional New England…

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Live Interview with Elin Hilderbrand, the Queen of the Summer Novel

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If you’re lounging on the beach this summer, there’s one author that needs a place in your picnic basket: Elin Hilderbrand. Her books are perfect for the vacationer, which is why she has earned the appropriate title, “the “Queen of the Summer Novel.” As it says on her website (linked above), she “loves longhand” is a “good cook and a terrible gardener,” and continues to fight breast cancer. Her latest book, The Rumor (Little, Brown and Company), will be available on June 16 and it’s bound to deliver the warm-weather goods. It’s about a Nantucket writer who hits the dreaded writer’s block wall at the worst time. We won’t ruin the story for you, but let’s just say that “summer’s explosive events come to…

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SUMMER READS 2014: Evanovich, Hilderbrand and Sparks return with captivating tales

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Long plane rides. Hours baking on the sand. Days in places where the weather should be perfect. Yes, it’s almost summer, so I thought I should give you a rundown of the best new novels for relaxing by the pool, or keeping you sane during your six hour layover in Newark. Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich (Bantam, June 17) Any book from Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series can get me through a long day at the beach. I have been known to burst out laughing so loudly that people have come from forty paces away to check on me. We’re in luck this summer, Top Secret Twenty-One hits the shelves and it promises to be as much fun as…

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