Writers Recommend: What Our Favorite Authors Are Reading Right Now

Writers Recommend: What Our Favorite Authors Are Reading Right Now

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.

Nicole Blades spent a recent flight reading Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing.

Celeste Ng is recommending Danielle Lazarin’Back Talk.

Victoria Schwab is enjoying a cup of tea and Penny Colman’s Corpses, Coffins, and Crypts.

On brand.

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Roxane Gay has us looking forward to a fun 2018 release: Jasmine Guillory’s The Wedding Date.

Christina Lauren celebrated Stephanie Perkins’ There’s Someone Inside Your House hitting the bestseller list.

Matt Bellassai‏ warns that a box of tissues will be needed for anyone reading Michael Ausiello’Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies.

E. Lockhart got an early glimpse of Bookish Boyfriends by Tiffany Schmidt.

Eleanor Henderson just finished reading Edan Lepucki’s Woman No. 17.

Meanwhile, JY Yang showed off an impressive currently reading stack: Tender by Sofia Samatar, Infomocracy by Malka Older, Neuromancer by William Gibson, and All Systems Red by Martha Wells.

Don Winslow is praising Joe Hill’s Strange Weather.

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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