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Writers Recommend: What Angie Thomas, Tayari Jones, and Jennifer Weiner Are Reading Now

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. In order to be a good author, you’ve got to be a good reader, right? That’s what we’ve always thought anyway. To keep our shelves stocked with must-read recommendations, we scoured social media to discover the books that our favorite writers recommend. Angie Thomas has only love to give to Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda and its author, Becky Albertalli. Side note: We’re excited about the film adaptation! When you’re at @beckyalbertalli’s house, holding @beckyalbertalli’s special edition book that @beckyalbertalli signed for you. Go see @lovesimonmovie and go buy SIMON VS THE HOMO SAPIEN’S AGENDA. This special edition includes an interview with me, Becky, and @adamsilvera and behind-the-scenes pics from the set of #LoveSimon A post shared by…

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Jennifer Weiner’s ‘Hungry Heart’ is Intimate and Engrossing — Plus, Her Top Six Novels

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Jennifer Weiner is known for her well-written, thought-provoking novels about women in their personal and professional lives. Her books feature family drama, falling in and out of love, growing older, having children, chasing dreams and all the other complicated and messy parts of life. She’s also one of those writers with a particularly recognizable style. Like Stephen King with horror, or Nora Roberts with romantic thrillers, Jennifer Weiner has a specific brand. It’s definitely a brand that I love and can never get enough of. Hand me Good in Bed, or In Her Shoes and I’ll be happy for hours. But as an author and an outspoken advocate for women’s writing, Weiner’s style is a lot more nuanced than some…

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The Top 10 October Books to Give You Fall Feelings

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October is finally here! Which means fall is officially here, with orange and yellow trees lining the streets, pumpkins gracing every doorstep, and apples turning red on their branches. It also means Halloween, which is – objectively – the best holiday ever. Because October is so great, there are tons of awesome books getting published this month. From creepy reads to preemptive Christmas-themed romances, October is shaping up to be a reader’s dream. There’s also no better time of year to snuggle up on the couch with a good book, pumpkin spice latte in hand. For a little autumn reading inspiration, here are 10 of our favorite new releases hitting shelves in October: Crimson Death (Anita Black: Vampire Hunter Series, Book…

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The 5 best books by women we admired in 2014

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In a year where Hobby Lobby was able to set women’s rights back a few decades, it’s more important than ever to look to our female role models for guidance and advice. And luckily for us, a ton of them wrote memoirs and novels this year. Here are five of our favorite books from women we wholeheartedly admire in 2014: Yes Please, by Amy Poehler Is there anything Poehler can’t do? She’s a comedian, an actor, a director, a producer, a mother and now even a debut author. Her first book, Yes Please, is part autobiography, part self-help, and full of inspirational stories and advice. Not only do we hear about her rise to fame (and all the struggles that…

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Has “New Adult” genre replaced “Chick Lit”?

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Fifteen years ago, everyone was talking about Chick Lit. It was the new big genre, and candy-colored books were flying off the shelves. Bridget Jones’s Diary, Confessions of a Shopaholic, anything by Jennifer Weiner – readers couldn’t get enough of the quirky heroines who awkwardly navigated love and careers. But these days it seems like bookstores are noticeably missing those familiar covers with large pink graphics and cartoon ladies clutching shopping bags and martinis. Not that Chick Lit has disappeared completely. Jennifer Weiner’s new book, All Fall Down, just came out last month, and Emily Giffin’s pastel-covered novels regularly hit the New York Times bestseller list. But where there used to be thousands of Chick Lit novels crowding every bookstore,…

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Spring style from Chick Lit’s finest

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It’s hard to believe that Bridget Jones’s Diary is 18 years old. It seems like only yesterday we were first introduced to the awkward, loveable heroine who gave voice to so many single women and helped define the Chick Lit genre. But even though Bridget might be getting a little long in the tooth, it doesn’t mean that she’s not still a fashion icon. In fact, we can look to all of our favorite Chick Lit heroines to help us discover the perfect styles for spring. From Rebecca Bloomwood to Rachel White, here are four spring looks inspired by your favorite Chick Lit heroines: Bridget Jones from Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones’s Diary Bridget Jones’s Diary by rachelcarterya featuring a braided…

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