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Bookish: Writers Recommend: What Attica Locke, Danielle Lazarin, and Laurie Gwen Shapiro 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. Looking for more recommendations? Check out our staff reads. Anna Meriano loved Stella Díaz Has Something to Say and so did we. Finally picked this up and I’m already in loveeeee 😍😍😍 pic.twitter.com/JQ8peNxGv7 — Anna Meriano (@AnnaMisboring) February 14, 2018 Attica Locke shared an emoji review of The Wife by Alafair Burke. Just finished. 🤭😳👏🏾❤️ A post shared by attica (@atticalocke) on Feb 1, 2018 at 8:48pm PST Danielle Lazarin is itching to read Rachel Lyon’s Self-Portrait with Boy. I can’t wait till launch…

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The truth really is out there

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For legions of fans, all it took to keep the faith alive was a poster, growing dusty and tattered over the years, with a now-iconic image of a UFO and the familiar phrase: “I Want to Believe.” Now, 13 years after going off the air in 2002, renegade FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully—the believer and the skeptic—are coming back in six new episodes of The X-Files. Sure, there were two forays on to the big screen, 1998’s The X-Files: Fight the Future and 2008’s The X-Files: I Want to Believe (most true X-Philes actually want to forget about that second one), but fans have waited for over a decade to see Mulder and Scully back where they belong—chasing…

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SUMMER READS 2014: Chilling mysteries to beat the summer heat

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It’s hot. You’re sweaty, even sitting next to the pool or on a blanket on a nice beach somewhere. Luckily, your bag—and if you’re like so many of us at BookTrib, your reading material outweighs everything else—is full of opportunities to escape the oppressive temperatures with some good, old-fashioned suspense, the kind that makes cold sweat run down the back of your neck. These six thrilling summer reads will be like ice cubes to your nerves. Just remember, BookTrib is not responsible for any sleepless nights. Suspicion by Joseph Finder (Dutton, May 27) The moral of Finder’s adrenaline-fueled ride is simple: don’t accept money from strangers. Especially large sums of money from very powerful, and very shady, men. Single dad…

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Are you there, Judy? It’s us, your fans

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As National Library Week draws to a close, BookTrib had the pleasure of talking to bestselling authors Laura Lippman and Megan Abbott about the importance of libraries and especially about the role this year’s Honorary Chair, Judy Blume, in their lives as writers and readers. Lippman’s current novel, After I’m Gone, is out now and Abbott’s next book, The Fever, will be out in June. When did you get your first library card? Do you still have it? Laura Lippman: My first library card was earned at the Garrison branch of the Baltimore City library system (aka the Enoch Pratt) after I learned to write my name, a la Rufus Moffat. I think you had to surrender the old one…

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