Writers Recommend: What Jason Reynolds, Molly Crabapple, and Nick Hornby Are Reading Now

Writers Recommend: What Jason Reynolds, Molly Crabapple, and Nick Hornby Are Reading Now

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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. Looking for more recommendations? Check out our staff reads.

Kristen Radtke is stoked for her friend Daniel Gumbiner’s new book The Boatbuilder.

Emily Rapp Black was thrilled by Chelsea Clinton’s picture book.

Love this kid’s book.

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Jason Reynolds was shouting from the rooftops about Aisha Saeed’s new book Amal Unbound, which was also one of our favorite new releases this week.

Molly Crabapple was ready for No Turning Back by Rania Abouzeid.

Its reputation precedes it

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Gary Shteyngart was getting ready to paint the town red.

This looks promising.

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Ayelet Waldman knows a great book when she reads one (even if she is married to the author).

Holy shit this is a great book. #popschabon

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Nick Hornby was jumping for joy over Clock Dance by Anne Tyler.

Woo hoo.

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Ellen Oh is celebrating the release of Bryan Bliss’ We’ll Fly Awayand so are we!

Myfanwy Collins
Myfanwy Collins is a Massachusetts-based mother, writer, and reader. She has an MA in English Literature and has published two novels and a collection of short stories. As a young writer, her mentor told her that in order to be the best writer, she needed to first be the best reader. She continues to pursue her best-reader merit badge.

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