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Ariel Lawhon
Ariel Lawhon I Was Anastasia
Ariel Lawhon's historical fiction novels dig into the mysteries behind real-life times, events, and places that may be familiar to us but whose full stories we can never really know. In her latest novel, I Was Anastasia, Lawhon reinvents the youngest daughter of Russia's doomed Romanov dynasty.
Lisa Genova
Lisa Genova Every Note Played
Still Alice author Lisa Genova is back this month with Every Note Played, a novel about an arrogant concert pianist who is diagnosed with ALS. Genova tells Goodreads about her very personal research and the responsibility she feels being a "neuroscientist-novelist."
Matt Haig
Matt Haig How to Stop Time
In Matt Haig's new novel, How to Stop Time, Tom Hazard doesn't like the idea of eternal life. You can't blame him. He's more than 400 years old.
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Tom Rachman
Tom Rachman The Italian Teacher
In Tom Rachman's new novel, The Italian Teacher, the son of a great painter strives to create his own artistic legacy. Now Rachman is recommending five more books that give you a peek into the lives of artists, including a journalism exposé and a novel of a tortured genius.
Tessa Gratton
Tessa Gratton The Queens of Innis Lear
The new fantasy The Queens of Innis Lear was inspired by Shakespeare's King Lear. We asked author Tessa Gratton to recommend more novels that take a cue from the classics including Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Arthurian Legend.
Chris Bohjalian
Chris Bohjalian The Flight Attendant
In Chris Bohjalian's new thriller, The Flight Attendant, the title character wakes up next to a dead body after a boozy layover. Buckle up and place your seat backs in their full upright position as Bohjalian picks five more books featuring travel mishaps. It's going to be a bumpy read!
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Dhonielle Clayton
Dhonielle Clayton The Belles (The Belles #1)
In a world where magic can be used to transform your appearance, what price would you pay to change the way you look? Author Dhonielle Clayton tackles this question and more as we ask her to unpack the meaning and value of beauty within the sweeping and opulent world of her young adult fantasy novel, The Belles.
Holly Black
Holly Black The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)
How does Holly Black love the faeries? Let her count the ways. "I love that they're a bit like nature itself," she says, "with the wildness and pitilessness of a storm…but also with the warmth of a lazy summer day." Black gives us a peek at the deadly, enchanting court in her new book, The Cruel Prince.
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Penny Reid
Penny Reid Dating-ish (Knitting in the City, #6)
Life coaches and professional cuddlers and medication, oh my! Dating-ish author Penny Reid shares her favorite books on relationship research.
Megan Whalen Turner
Megan Whalen Turner Thick as Thieves (The Queen's Thief, #5)
Bow down to YA royalty—Megan Whalen Turner is back with a new The Queen's Thief adventure. She shares the books that inspire her love of history and magic.
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Catherine Anderson
Catherine Anderson Spring Forward (Mystic Creek, #4)
The latest Mystic Creek book from Catherine Anderson is here to steal your heart—with a sweet romance and an even sweeter dog. "As far back as I can remember, I've always had a canine best friend," she says. "Rip, the dog at the center of my new book, is based on a real dog. He is unforgettable."
Tammara Webber
Tammara Webber Brave (Contours of the Heart, #4)
Why do we always want what we can't have? Tammara Webber, author of Easy, explores the pros and cons of off-limits love in her new book, Brave. She answers your questions about falling for stubborn heroes, achieving seemingly impossible dreams, and creating steamy book covers.
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I'd Rather Be Reading: A Library of Art for Book Lovers
I'd Rather Be Reading: A Library of Art for Book Lovers translates the passion for reading into contemporary art, photography, and illustrations.

Mark Bradford: Tomorrow Is Another Day
Mark Bradford is best known for his large abstract paintings. He uses fragments of posters, billboards, newsprint, and other found objects to create commentaries on class, race, and gender through his lens as a black American artist.

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Lambda Literary
The nonprofit Lambda Literary believes "lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer literature is fundamental to the preservation of our culture and that LGBTQ lives are affirmed when our stories are written, published, and read."

Girls Write Now
Celebrating its 20th year, the nonprofit Girls Write Now is a community of women writers from ages 13 to 83. The group matches girls with professional women writers to work on portfolios and readings as well as provides writing workshops and college preparation.

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Alice Feeney
Alice Feeney Sometimes I Lie
New author Alice Feeney was a BBC journalist for 15 years, secretly writing fiction before and after work, during her lunch breaks, and on her commute. After years of rejections, she was approached by 15 literary agents when she completed Sometimes I Lie.
Shobha Rao
Shobha Rao Girls Burn Brighter
In the debut novel Girls Burn Brighter, two girls from a small Indian town become separated by an act of cruelty. "In thinking about their friendship, I very much thought about lengths: What are the lengths we are willing to go for another human being?" says author Shobha Rao.
Akwaeke Emezi
Akwaeke Emezi Freshwater
In the debut novel Freshwater, a young Nigerian named Ada struggles with reality and embodiment. She starts developing separate selves as a child, and after moving to America for college, a traumatic incident crystallizes them into something more powerful.
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Nicola Yoon
Nicola Yoon Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet
All love stories have to start somewhere. Nicola Yoon, the author of The Sun Is Also a Star and Everything, Everything, shares an excerpt about young love from the new anthology, Meet Cute, which also features short stories from Jennifer L. Armentrout, Nina LaCour, and Sara Shepard.
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