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Best of BookTrib 2017: The Top 10 May Books We Need to Read Now!

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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! April showers have brought May flowers! It’s finally time for tulips and lilacs and warm afternoons spent curled up on a sunny porch. All the better if you have a great new book to read while you soak up that springtime sun. Thankfully, there are tons of awesome new May books, from historical thrillers to breezy beach reads – including new releases by some all-time favorite authors. Here are the top 10 May books we can’t wait to dive into: Gwendy’s Button Box,…

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2017’s Best: Our Favorite Books Turned into Major Motion Pictures

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Every year, we patiently await the arrival of film adaptations derived from some of our favorite novels and every year Hollywood does not disappoint! This year, our favorites include a piece of little known history, scary clowns, steamy romance, and a murder mystery classic.  If they aren’t on your must-read list already, mark them down for 2018!   January 2017: Hidden Figures, Margot Lee Shetterly Of course we have to jumpstart this list with our pick for January, the New York Times Bestseller, Hidden Figures, which tells the true story of the black female mathematicians that changed the way we see NASA today. Without their achievements in the calculations they made every day, we wouldn’t see some of the greatest breakthroughs we’ve…

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A Book Worth Savoring: Isabel Vincent’s Dinner with Edward

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Some books challenge you. Others feel like cozy sweaters. It’s rare to find a book that does both. And that’s exactly what Isabel Vincent’s latest memoir, Dinner with Edward: A Story of an Unexpected Friendship (Algonquin Books, May 24, 2016) manages to do, by striking the perfect balance between being bittersweet and making you so damn hungry. Vincent, an investigative journalist for the New York Post, tells the story of her friendship with the 93-year-old father of one of her best friends (who lived out of the country at the time). Edward’s wife of 69 years passes away, and he’s ready to give up on life; Vincent, still reeling from a crumbling marriage, agrees to check up on him once and a while. What begins as…

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Finding Happy: 3 Authors Who Wrote Books that Will Keep You Smiling For Days

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Sometimes I want to read a book that I know will tear my heart out and leave me a weeping mess for days. Sometimes I want alpha heroes and strong heroines who have to save each other from burning buildings and psycho murderers. Sometimes I want to hear about families from start to finish, births, deaths, affairs and epic loves that last centuries. But that’s the beauty of reading; there’s always a book out there to satisfy whatever craving I’m having. And while I’m usually on board for a little angst, there are some days where I just want to feel happy. It sounds easy, right? Most books make me happy on some level (even the really angsty ones) as…

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May’s Author Crush: Why We’ll Never Get Enough of Marian Keyes

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The year was 2000. Thanks to the popularity of Bridget Jones’s Diary, chick lit novels were all the rage. Even at the tender age of 16 I was a romance novel aficionado, and a more mature love story seemed like a natural progression. On a whim I picked up one of the brightly colored covers that so often grace chick lit novels and my life as a reader changed forever. That book was Rachel’s Holiday, by Irish author Marian Keyes, and I had never read anything like it before. The cover had a cartoon character holding a glass of champagne against a pastel background, but that was where the cheesiness ended. Instead of the bubble-gum read I was expecting, the…

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A May Playlist: Music To Make You Happy!

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The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming and it’s finally time to put away those black pants and break out the colorful skirts (or shorts)! I don’t know about you, but once the time has come that I can open up my sunroof, I also need to have the perfect music to sing along to while the sun shines down into my car. There really is no better feeling. Whether you’re spring cleaning that dusty book shelf of yours, hiking the Appalachian Trail or simply relaxing in the warm sun with a good book, these songs will make you happy and get you in the springtime spirit.

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The Top 10 May Books We Can’t Wait to Get Our Hands On

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The days are getting longer, the sun is out again, and flowers are starting to pop up here and there amid the newly green grass. May is upon us, and it looks like snowstorms and ski jackets are finally behind us. If we’re being completely honest, late spring makes us want to curl up with a good book in the sunshine while we wait for the hot, beach-filled days of summer to arrive. Luckily, there are tons of great new books coming out in May to satisfy all of our cravings. Here are the top 10 we can’t wait to get our hands on: The Trials of Apollo: Book One The Hidden Oracle, Rick Riordan (Disney-Hyperion, May 3) In his new middle grade…

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