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BookTrib Best of 2017: 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards: BookTrib’s Top Picks in Every Category

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Today we take a look at previous BookTrib posts that engaged hundreds to thousands of readers this past year. We’re taking a look back at some of your favorite posts before we kick off the new year! The Goodreads Choice Awards are here once again, and we’re already knee-deep in the semifinal rounds. The books have been narrowed down to 20 choices in each category, and the competition is tougher than ever. Semifinals last until November 12th, with the final round of voting open from the 14th to the 27th. Winners will be announced December 5th. In the spirit of friendly competition, two of us are comparing our choices and arguing for our faves— Siskel & Ebert style! Here, BookTrib’s…

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2017 Goodreads Choice Awards: BookTrib’s Top Picks in Every Category

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The Goodreads Choice Awards are here once again, and we’re already knee-deep in the semifinal rounds. The books have been narrowed down to 20 choices in each category, and the competition is tougher than ever. Semifinals last until November 12th, with the final round of voting open from the 14th to the 27th. Winners will be announced December 5th. In the spirit of friendly competition, two of us are comparing our choices and arguing for our faves— Siskel & Ebert style! Here, BookTrib’s Senior Editor, Aisha K. Staggers, and Contributor, Rachel Carter, share a spirited debate over which books should win in each category: Fiction   Rachel: This one is easy! I’m voting for Sing, Unburied, Sing, by Jesym Ward.…

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The Walking Dead and 4 Post-Apocalyptic Worlds to Cheer You Up… Not!

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There’s something very intriguing about imagining the world ending. Not that we actually want it to happen, of course, but there’s a reason we’re all drawn to shows like The Walking Dead, or books like Cormac McCarthy’s, The Road: they play out our worst fears in post-apocalyptic worlds, showing us what could potentially happen to humanity once everything falls apart. And it’s rarely pretty. Here at BookTrib, we’re drawn to those post-apocalyptic worlds and stories just like everyone else. Which is why we can’t wait to dive into M.R. Carey’s The Boy on the Bridge, a prequel to the bestselling The Girl With All the Gifts, which was made into a movie last year (prompting us to plan for a zombie apocalypse!).…

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Survive a Zombie Apocalypse with These Six Must-Reads

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The world is ending and we’re all moments away from being in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. OK, not really. But you might think that was the case if you watched the trailer for The Girl with All the Gifts, a new movie based on the 2014 novel by M.R. Carey. While the film came out in England last September, it was just released in the U.S. and is in theaters now. And after watching this trailer, we were definitely ready for this zombie tale to scare our pants off: The Girl with All the Gifts tells the story of a world ravaged by a fungus that turns people into “hungries,” or, mindless flesh-eating zombies. But a few hybrid…

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Halloween in July: A Spooky Reading List for Summer Thrills and Chills

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There’s a chill in the air… wait, no there isn’t. It’s the dog days of summer, but there’s more than one way to get a chilly thrill on the sweatiest of days! Instead of getting all hot and bothered reading summer romances or getting all sticky and sandy forcing yourself to read on the beach, cuddle up in the darkest corner of your abode and prepare to get freaked out. There’s a spooky book for every taste and occasion, and we’ve got the goods on what you should be reading to give yourself the nighttime shivers. If you’re into scary, but like not really scary: Fellside, M.R. Carey (Orbit, April 5, 2016) From the author of the much-loved The Girl…

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