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9 Reading Recommendations From Bookish Staff

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. Do you wonder what the Bookish team is reading? Do you want to take a peek at our bookshelves? You’ve come to the right place. Here are the Bookish staff’s personal weekend reading recommendations.  I’ve been reading Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere (Penguin Press). The buzz about this book since it came out has been palpable, and I’m excited to finally be checking it out for myself. I’m also now incredibly curious about whether the toothpick-in-the-lock prank works as well as Ng claims it does. —Elizabeth   A Duke By Default (Avon)by Alyssa Cole. They say not to judge books by their covers, but this is a case where a stunning cover (seriously, where do I find that…

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What “Little Fires” Author Celeste Ng Is Reading Now

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Celeste Ng has always had a special place in our heart and bookshelves, with her latest novel Little Fires Everywhere cementing her place as one of the literary greats (good news: it’s also being turned into a miniseries by Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington). Because there’s no better book recommendation than one recommended by your favorite author, we’ve got access to the books Celest Ng is reading right now! Watch the video below to find out what’s on her bookshelf. While Little Fires Everywhere is the book that’s on everybody bedside table right now, her debut novel Everything I Never Told You beat both Stephen King and Dame Hilary Mantel to win the Amazon Book of the Year Award in 2014, and remains one of the best…

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Reese and Kerry to Adapt ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ for TV

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Celeste Ng’s bestselling novel about trouble in suburbia is set to become a television series. It’s been a little over a year since we obsessed over Reese Witherspoon’s adaption of Big Little Lies, and now the star is bringing a second suburban drama to the small screen. Last week, Witherspoon announced that, in partnership with Scandal’s Kerry Washington, she will develop Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere into a television series. Both actresses are the founders of the Hello Sunshine and Simpson Street production companies, respectively. This is not a drill 🚨 @reesewitherspoon has teamed up with @kerrywashington to turn @pronounced_ing’s #LittleFiresEverywhere (our September Book Pick!) into a limited series!!! 🔥 Tap the link in bio for all the details… and don’t forget to read…

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‘Little Fires Everywhere’ Author Celeste Ng Talks About Independent Bookstore Day and Turning a Bestseller Into a TV Show

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Celeste Ng’s second novel (and second bestseller), Little Fires Everywhere, is set in Shaker Heights, Ohio, where she grew up. The unique, planned community has regulations on everything from house color to where to set out garbage (behind the house, not the curb). In return for living with extra rules, residents share the amenities: golf course, pool, “unexcelled” schools. And, according to the Indie Bookstore Finder on indiebound.org, there are half a dozen independent bookstores in and around the town. “Honestly, I will happily spend hours in any place that has tons of books—bookstore, library, you name it—but each independent bookstore has its own personality, which is part of the charm of indies and also part of their value,” says…

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Family Conflicts Ignite in Celeste Ng’s ‘Little Fires Everywhere’

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In Little Fires Everywhere, Author Celeste Ng skillfully weaves together two unlikely families as they hide secrets to pursue a good life.  Elena Richardson, born and bred in Shaker Heights,  is a buttoned up, mother of four.  The relationships she has with her husband and children seem typical and normal, yet, as she is continually trying to do the right thing, she struggles with her own expressions and tendencies and unknowingly distances herself from her family.  Free spirited, single mother, artist, Mia Warren and her obedient teenage daughter, Pearl, move to town and quickly become intertwined in the lives of the Richardsons. For Pearl, the Richardsons represent a typical, happy family; a family she would love to be a part…

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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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Kazuo Ishiguro and 6 More Works by Asian Writers

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There is a growing demand for talented writers in the workplace. The BookTrib Writer-In-Residence Program is an exciting paid opportunity for new writers to hone their skills and prepare for a career in journalism, publishing, marketing, public relations or any other profession that values good writing. Jessica (Jo) Chang is one our two 2017 Writers-in-Residence. Read this exciting piece on the works of contemporary Asian authors by Ms. Chang.   Kazuo Ishiguro, recent recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, is hailed for his grasp on prose that addresses the ideas of past and present, reality and fantasy, and what it means to be on the side of each dichotomy. Though his more well-known works include Never Let Me Go and The Remains…

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