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Bookish: Book Recommendations for Our Favorite This Is Us Characters

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. The Bookish staff has fallen in love with the Pearson family. We laugh with them, we cry (frequently) with them, and now we want to read with them. Here, we’ve carefully paired our favorite This Is Us characters with the perfect book recommendations. Some are poignant, some are lighthearted, and some are simply hilarious. You can never have too many book recommendations. Tell us in the comments which books you’d pair with This Is Us characters. For Jack Pearson: Behold the Dreamers Jack is the pillar of the Pearson family. He is their rock and guiding light. For Jack, we recommend Imbolo Mbue’s Behold the Dreamers—a moving tale about an immigrant family who moves from Cameroon to Harlem. There are strong…

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Happy Father’s Day: The Books We’re Giving Our Dads

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We love our dads and Father’s Day is the perfect reason to shower them with all kinds of fun gifts. So what’s better than a gift that caters to each and every hobby that our dads might have? It’s no secret that books are what give us life here at BookTrib, so it makes perfect sense that we would be gifting our fathers with some awesome new (and a couple older) reads. In honor of all of the amazing fathers out there, here are the books that we’re giving the most important men in our lives: Amanda: The Fateful Lightning: A Novel of the Civil War, Jeff Shaara (Ballantine Books, June 14, 2016) My dad loves history books and is an avid collector…

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8 Books that Inspired Oscar Nominations and 2 Notable Snubs

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The Oscars are just days away! Despite the completely justifiable controversy surrounding the lack of diversity within the nominees that spawned an outcry of disappointment on Twitter, we couldn’t help but notice an unusually high percentage of books represented by this year’s nominees. We’re always thrilled to see great reads on the big screen so here you go, fellow book lovers, our guide to Oscar’s favorite books: Best Picture Nominees: The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, Michael Lewis (Norton, 2011) This star-studded comedy drama about the lead-up to the financial crisis of 2008 is based on a book by Michael Lewis. He also happens to be the author of Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game and The Blind…

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The Martian: Where Science Fiction Meets Science Fact

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On Friday, Matt Damon’s long-awaited sci-fi suspense film The Martian hits the big screen. Based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Andy Weir, it tells the story of astronaut Mark Watney, who is stranded on the Red Planet during an expedition, and the furious efforts of his fellow astronauts and NASA to rescue him. The movie promises to be a thrill-inducing jaunt for movie audiences. On Monday, however, NASA announced that it has “the strongest evidence yet” that salty water may be flowing on Mars. That announcement affirms the possibility that life may exist on another planet—and its implications may be a thrill greater than any movie can provide. It also may push the space agency, U.S. policy…

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