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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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Author Paul Lisicky Answers One Question about ‘The Narrow Door’

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You are your own worst critic, but friends can be a close second. They know you better than most, aside from parents but even that can be up for debate. Going through a particularly rough time as a post-grad living in a new city where I know practically no one, I picked up Paul Lisicky’s The Narrow Door (Graywolf Press, January 19, 2016), a memoir about two relationships: one romantic, the other platonic. Lisicky weaves the narratives of life as a writer alongside his good friend and colleague Denise Gess and his troubled relationship with his ex-husband, poet Mark Doty. I highly recommend this fabulous book that so genuinely depicts the trials and selfish tribulations friendships evoke in us. Given…

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