Does somebody else love to stalk what books authors are reading on Instagram? You don’t need to admit it. Now, I’ve achieved the paintings so that you don’t need to. With comfortable climate, back-to-school, and no excuse to not learn with a cup of one thing heat and a comfortable blanket, those 25 authors are entering the fall studying spirit! So please be warned, studying additional most probably will building up the checklist of books you need to learn.

Ta-Nehisi Coates is studying American Spy via Lauren Wilkinson

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This was really really good. Spy fiction plus allegory and a splash of pan-Africanism. What could go wrong? As it happens, very very little. Coolest part of @thrillkinson’s joint is how she extends the metaphor of a spy into so many spaces—a mother passing for white, a gay spook for straight CIA agent, and a black woman passing as an agent of empire. There’s a beautiful scene where the protagonist’s younger sister terrorizes a bully by pretending to be her friend and then beating the hell out of her for picking on her sister. That’s the second beatdown. After the first, which takes place at a public pool, the sister just remarks nonchalantly, “Made me get my hair wet.” I’m obviously not doing that moment justice, but trust me, the whole set-up and payoff is clever, bracing and darkly funny. As is the whole book. My pops was in the Panthers. The FBI spied during those years and for years after. I got a perverses thrill out of putting myself in the mind of the kind of black person who would have that done that spying. I know I’m weird. Or maybe that’s what fiction is supposed to do. Take us into alien selves. Anyway, you could do a lot worse than cracking this joint right here. Come for the thrilling open. Stay for fhe Thomas Sankara sightings. Thanks, Obama. No, seriously. Good looking out. (PS Kept thinking of Sam Greenlee while reading.)

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Margaret Atwood is studying Empire of Wild via Cherie Dimaline

Laurie Halse Anderson is studying Internment via Samira Ahmed

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Vacation, Day 4

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Taylor Jenkins Reid is studying Good Talk via Mira Jacob

Nic Stone is studying Slay via Brittney Morris, Red at the Bone via Jacqueline Woodson, and Who Put This Song On? via Morgan Parker

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Literal best mail day I have ever lived. •••••••• #RedAtTheBone by @jacqueline_woodson: a stunning multi-generational, multi-POV familial saga about the ties that bind us, and the seemingly small acts that loosen the knots. Out yesterday (9/17/19) •••••••• #Slay by @brittneymmorris: A racist troll infiltrates a For Us By Us virtual reality game after a tragedy pulls said game into the center of an international spotlight and debate AND #WhoPutThisSongOn by @morganapple0: An utterly immersive deep dive into the effects of anxiety, depression and tokenism on a black girl stuck in a world where she doesn't fit in myriad ways. BOTH out 9/24/19. •••••••• Get them all.

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Alyssa Cole is studying The Worst Best Man via Mia Sosa

Cheryl Strayed is Studying This Particular Happiness via Jackie Shannon Hollis and The Butterfly Girl via Rene Denfeld

Gayle Forman is studying Emergency Contact via Mary H.Ok. Choi

Adam Silvera is studying Frankly in Love via David Yoon

Sona Charaipotra is studying When You Ask Me Where I’m Going via Jasmin Kaur

Rebekah Weatherspoon is studying The Idea of You via Robinne Lee and How to Hack a Heartbreak via Kristin Rockaway

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Another fine Saturday at @therippedbodice ! 💕📚

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Pepper Winters is studying The Clan of the Cave Bear via Jean M. Auel

Rainbow Rowell is studying Spinning Silver via Naomi Novik

Elizabeth Gilbert is studying I Might Regret This via Abbi Jacobson

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Balanced upon the palm of my hand is yet another delicious book that I wish you would all read. It’s called I MIGHT REGRET THIS, by the brilliant @abbijacobson. Many of you may know Abbi from her star-making and groundbreaking work on the TV show BROAD CITY. (A moment of silence and reverence, please, for the perfection of that show. Shhhh. Let’s just be still for a moment, for BROAD CITY is sacred unto me. Ok, thank you. Amen.) But Abbi is also a gifted and searching essayist, and a beautiful visual artist, as well. In this book, she combines her art and her words to create a funny, thoughtful, and heart-rich memoir of a long, solo drive that she took across America after a tough breakup. Studded with drawings and musings and sparkling observations, this book is what I WISH my journal looked like. It’s something very special, I think you’ll all relate to it, it’s freshly out in paperback, it would make a good gift for any cool women in your life, and I love it, and that’s all there is to say about that, except: CONGRATULATIONS, ABBI!!! Ya done good. ❤️LG #imightregretthisbook #abbijacobson

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Aminah Mae Safi is studying Time of Our Lives via Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka

Becky Albertalli is studying Dear Sweat pea via Julie Murphy

Victoria Aveyard is studying Ninth House via Leigh Bardugo, The Beautiful via Renée Ahdieh, and Serpent & Dove via Shelby Mahurin

Beatriz Williams is studying The Christmas Spirits on Tradd Street via Karen White

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Reading Christmas books at the beach? Mischievously wonderful, especially when the book in question is an advance copy of the upcoming @karenwhitewrite Tradd Street novel THE CHRISTMAS SPIRITS ON TRADD STREET. The irresistible Jack and Melanie are back with a marvelous ghostly mystery stretching back to the Revolution, and if that’s not enough, ❄️ SNOW ❄️ is forecast in Charleston over Christmas. (I can only imagine how hard it was for my dear, cold-natured Karen to write those scenes.) If you love atmospheric Southern mysteries with lovable humans, unquiet spirits, and a masterful storytelling voice, be sure to pick this simply perfect book up when it hits bookstores in October. #bookstagram #books #mystery #ghost #southernfiction #traddstreet

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Sally Thorne is studying Viral via T. Gephart

Kelly deVos is studying The Speed of Falling Objects via Nancy Richardson Fischer

Jill Santopolo is studying The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11 via Garrett M. Graff

Jen Pastiloff is studying How to Cure a Ghost via Fariha Róisín

Megan Stielstra is studying How to Be an Antiracist via Ibram X. Kendi

Amanda Pleasure is studying Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky via Kwame Mbalia

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QOTD: 1 random fact about you 💖 Happy book release Tuesday! I’ve checked the mail like five times already looking for my copy of Ninth House lol. I’m so excited today to be a part of the blog tour for Kwame Mbalia’s TRISTAN STRONG PUNCHES A HOLE IN THE SKY! I feel like I’ve been waiting for this book forever. Even before it was announced, I’ve always wanted to read a book, particularly a middle grade fantasy adventure like PJO!, with a mythology that was distinctly Black American. My anticipation for TRISTAN STRONG has only gotten more intense since following @mbalia1 on twitter, because he’s hilarious. Here are three facts about @mbalia1: 1. Like Tristan, I grew up in the Midwest. Milwaukee Wisconsin to be exact. I actually did try to stick my hands in the freezer when I came in from the cold one snowy day just to see if it was warmer. 2. Unlike Tristan I cannot box, but I love the sweet science as it's called.  3. The idea for Gum Baby came to me in a dream, when a tiny doll ridiculed me from her seat on my shoulder. BTW Gum Baby is a TALKING DOLL, so yeah, you want to pick this one up! All the books released by @readriordan Rick Riordan Presents have been so special. And I can tell TRISTAN STRONG is no different. Tristan Strong Punches A Hole in the Sky is available for preorder now and will be out in stores next Tuesday! • • • • • • • #bookstagram #📚 #bibliophile #bookstack #bookstafeature #bookstagramfeature #influencer #bookishglee #bookish #middlegrade #mgreads #tristanstrongpunchesaholeinthesky #kwamembalia #rickriordan #rickriordanpresents #cakeliterary

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Jessica Khoury is studying Assassin’s Apprentice via Robin Hobb

Dahlia Adler is Studying By Any Means Necessary via Candice Sir Bernard Law

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