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Fifth Annual Best of the Best of 2017 Lists

It’s the end of the year, and the internet is ablaze with opinions. Many of them are bad, but the ones about books are good. Here at Trendsetter, we have a tradition of compiling these hot, and not-so-hot, takes into our own annual retrospective. So let’s take a look at the year that was the best way we know how: by tallying up all the reading we have left to do. Best list of books by black authors. Best list of books by Latinx authors. Best list of books you […]

Fourth Annual Best of the Best of 2016 Lists

As soon as December 1 hits, and in a few cases even earlier (I’m looking at you, Publishers Weekly), the internet is filled with lots of hot, cold, and lukewarm takes of what was the best of the year. It’s tradition by now, and we here at Trendsetter both like to keep with tradition ourselves and acknowledge that the best kind of best of lists are the ones that have to do with books. So, without further ado, let’s begin with what some of the best (as very scientifically determined by […]

Deck the Shelves! Grace Chooses “The Skinny on Time Management”

Grace Vinton works in Publicity at Rand Media Company,  a multi-media publisher producing no-nonsense, multi-platform resources for enriching and improving reading. She suggests giving the gift of time this holiday season. Twilight Zone or TrueLife? (or nothing to do with TV at all??)       The Skinny on Time Management is a book by our publishing house (Rand Media Co, $14.95) that is so crazy helpful. This past year, I have gone back to it from time to time to get tips on how to use my time better. It would […]

Deck the Shelves! Joy Chooses “The Weird Sisters”

Joy Azmitia is an Agent at Russell & Volkening Literary Agency. She’s also the first person who agreed to make a video for Life Cycle of a Book, and will therefore always hold a special place in the Trendsetter Hall of Fame slash our hearts. (You can watch her wonderful video on the lit agent life here).   The Weird Sisters   by Eleanor Brown Amy Einhorn Books (Putnam) $24.95 Hardcover; $15.00 Paperback Reason why I would buy this book as a gift this Christmas:  I fell in love with the […]

Deck the Shelves! Livia Chooses Everything is Illuminated

Livia was Trendsetter’s very first intern, and we couldn’t have asked for anyone more perfect to help us find our feet. She’s also the founder and maintainer of the Tumblr phenomenon, Yeah Write!, a creative writing community with more than 12,000 members.   Everything Is Illuminated Jonathan Safran Foer Houghton Mifflin Harcourt $13.99 Livia says:  “Okay, I know I’m a little behind the boat on this one, but I read it while interning at Trendsetter this summer, and it was definitely my favorite book that I read this year. I […]