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Early Bird Books: 13 Books Our Favorite Celebrities Love

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Stars—they read like us! We’ll be the first to admit that we love a bit of celebrity gossip—especially when it involves what’s on people’s shelves. Lately, stars like Reese Witherspoon and Emma Watson have been hopping on the book club train, selecting titles each month and leading thoughtful reading discussions with their fans. It’s been a great way to highlight the latest debut authors, or bring old, forgotten gems back into the limelight. We’re all about using fame to the benefit of a good book. Below, you’ll find recommendations that come straight from the mouths of our favorite celebrities. From childhood classics to later-in-life discoveries, these are the reads that have made lasting impressions on Academy Award winners, singers, and more. Tom Hanks Blood on…

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The case for place: fall mystery reads where location is key

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Now that summer’s over, it’s a good time to catch up—courtesy of a great new mystery or thriller—on all that traveling you never got around to. BookTrib has sifted through the plethora of fall books and chosen four featuring fascinating locales, be they a broken-down Detroit, a World War II-era Los Angeles or an English seaside village. When you’re finished with these must-reads, you might be less likely to kick at a pile of autumn leaves during your travels—there could be a corpse underneath. Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes (Mulholland, Sept. 16. 2014) Set in a contemporary, crumbling Detroit, Beukes’s fourth novel (following her breakout 2013 hit The Shining Girls) plunges readers into a terrifying mix of crime and the…

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