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Heat Index: 5 Hot New Books Deserving of Their Own Category

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Have you ever had a completely random pile of books that you’re dying to read but don’t know which one to start first? That was my dilemma this week for Heat Index. Each of the books that I picked is fabulous in its own right, but I just didn’t have a category that each one fit in. That is, until I had five of them and the category made itself! From a magical and dystopian world, to WWII, to love a second time around, there’s something here for everybody. The Gilded Life of Matilda Duplaine, Alex Brunkhorst (MIRA Books, September 22, 2015) “Brunkhorst’s story is full of memorable characters and contains a first-rate plot; the latter will delightfully surprise the reader.…

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Heat Index: 5 Hot New September Books We’re Devouring

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September is upon us and that means the book-release craze has begun. With so many books hitting the shelves this month, we decided this week’s Heat Index should spotlight a few that held us prisoner from the first page to the last. There are many more to come, but for now get these new reads on your TBR list immediately. If I Knew You Were Going to be This Beautiful, I Never Would Have Let You Go, Judy Chicurel (Berkley, September 1) “Although this is ostensibly a collection of ‘linked’ short stories, the book reads like a novel…very nearly miraculous and unexpectedly profound.” —Los Angeles Review of Book Heat Index: A number of novellas come together to form this beautifully laid out novel…

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Uncover the secrets behind the year’s best book covers

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Let’s all just admit it: we judge books by their covers. Faced with endless rows of shelves and one heavily laden display table after another, we all look for the books that stand out from the crowd. It’s not surprising, then, that in this season of rankings, lists of the best book covers of the year are popular. These lists contain the most eye-catching and uniquely designed books of the year, and help us to remember that book covers are themselves works of art. Here at BookTrib, we like a good list, and so we turned to some top cover designers for their insider opinions on the best book covers—of 2013 and of all time. While we had their attention,…

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