Writers Recommend: What Leigh Bardugo, Alice Hoffman, and More Are Reading

Writers Recommend: What Leigh Bardugo, Alice Hoffman, and More Are Reading

In order to be a good writer, 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 authors are recommending right now.

Amie Kaufman sprinkles on the love for Marie Lu’s Warcross.

These are a few of my favourite things~ 📚🍩☕️😍

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Leigh Bardugo is delighted to have Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray in her hands.

Benjamin Percy makes a spooktacular choice for his October reading with Peter Straub’s Ghost Story.

Revisiting an old friend this October.

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Porochista Khakpour counts herself among the fans of Carmen Maria Machado’s Her Body and Other Parties.

Margaret Rogerson is over the moon about her signed copy of Elise Kova’s The Alchemists of Loom.

Samantha Irby struggles under the weight of her #TBR pile, which includes Ladee Hubbard’s The Talented Ribkins, Jonathan Dee’s The Locals, Emily Culliton’s The Misfortune of Marion Palm, Meg Howrey’s The Wanderers, and Min Jin Lee’s Pachinko.

Susan Henderson has been watching and is now rereading Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.

Alexander Chee is hooked on The Pisces by Melissa Broder.

R.O. Kwon is keeping her blues away with The Mountain by Paul Yoon and My Last Sigh by Luis Buñuel.

Splendid books to keep the blues away. 📚

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Alice Hoffman was moved by The Book of Separation by Tova Mirvis.

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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