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Four Books to Read Before They Become Movies

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Book-to-movie adaptations are bigger than ever in 2018! Just the Right Book is thrilled to welcome back Cristina Arreola, Senior Books Editor at Bustle to give us the scoop on which books to read before they hit the big screen! Follow Cristina on Twitter! To purchase any of the books in this episode, just go to R.J. Julia The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Crazy, Rich, Asians by Kevin Kwan Where’d You Go Bernadette: A Novel by Maria Semple The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

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Read, White, and Blue: Books About America

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. It’s the 4th of July, and this time of year, we’re reminded that so many authors have put pen to paper to write about life in the United States. Some have penned memoirs, others have written novels, and still others have produced nonfiction or even poetry. These books range widely in subject matter, tone, and content, but they’re all united by a common focus on life in America. If you feel like reading about the U.S.A., there’s a book for you on this list no matter what your reading preferences may be.   In this forthcoming book of essays, writers like Roxane Gay and Lin-Manuel Miranda share their stories about being Americans whose experiences and cultural identities aren’t…

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From Page to Screen in 2018: 12 Book-to-Film Adaptations Coming to a Theater Near You

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. We all know that the book is always better than the movie, but that doesn’t stop us from sometimes really, really liking the movie, especially when it’s based on a favorite book. So butter your popcorn, turn off your phone, and get ready for 12 2018 book-to-film adaptations worth waiting for. Peter Rabbit   Who doesn’t love the rascally rabbit Peter? Mr. McGregor. That’s who. But even he would be won over by the magical Peter Rabbit adaptation coming to the screen on February 9th, starring the incomparable James Corden. Annihilation Lovers of Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy will not want to miss the upcoming film Annihilation, which is based on the first novel…

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2017 Goodreads Choice Award Winners Are Here! How Did Our Picks Match Up?

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Yesterday, Goodreads announced their 2017 Choice Award Winners. If you recall, BookTrib’s Senior Editor, Aisha K. Staggers, and Contributor, Rachel Carter, shared their picks from their list of nominees. Here are the winners of the Goodreads Choice Awards for 2017, see how our picks match up! 2017 Winner in Fiction Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng Aisha: We featured a lot of the books nominated here on BookTrib, so it was a difficult choice. I chose Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. I have a teenage daughter and so I could relate to the main character being a single mom and raising a daughter at that stage in her development. What really was interesting to me was how boldly the author addressed the transracial adoption;…

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The Latest Trend: 8 Book Trends from 2017 You Absolutely Can’t Miss!

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It’s one thing to write a popular novel, but it’s another thing for a novel to hit ‘trending’ status. Whether it’s due to a scandal or strong word-of-mouth, these are the books that create so much online buzz that it drives readers straight to the bookstore. We’re definitely interested in what makes something trend, which is why we’ve rounded up 8 of our favorite ‘trending’ books from 2017: Norse Mythology, Neil Gaiman  With 2.6 million follows on Twitter, Gaiman certainly has a large fanbase. So when he announced that he was releasing a new book that dealt with the Norse gods and their stories, his readers went wild. It doesn’t hurt that the book has echoes of American Gods, Gaiman’s…

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Angie Thomas Beautifully Takes on Daily Injustices in ‘The Hate U Give’

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Read on for a review of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, which received Eight Starred Reviews and is No. 1 New York Times bestseller! Debut YA novels by little-known black former rappers rarely start eight-way bidding wars among publishers, but Angie Thomas’ The Hate U Give, soon to be a movie starring The Hunger Games alum and current it-girl Amandla Stenberg, is an understandable exception. This smart, funny YA novel’s plot centers around how 16 year-old Starr Carter copes with being the sole witness to the shooting, by a white police officer, of her unarmed childhood best friend, Kahlil. The book springs from the headlines, but the story it tells engages the reader on a level far deeper…

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Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why is the Perfect YA Novel Adaptation

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It’s not often that you read a book that moves you. And I mean truly moves you, bringing a tear (or 20) to your eye and making you think about it for weeks and months and even years later. Thirteen Reasons Why, written by Jay Asher, is one of those books for me. So you can imagine how excited I was to hear that it’s now a Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, out today, March 31. I picked it up because of the buzz; when the young adult novel came out nearly 10 years ago, it was an almost instant bestseller, and the word-of-mouth alone was enough to make me intrigued. But as soon as I read the heartbreaking story, I knew it…

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