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My book group met last week, and we talked about THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO by Taylor Jenkins Reid. For humor, I wrote to the group on our Facebook page that I could not find my copy of the book. One of our group members, Julia, walked in an hour later and said, “That is because you loaned it to me!” I had read it when mentions of it on TikTok made it a craze and marched it onto theNew York Times Paperback Trade Fiction Bestseller list. Right now that list still is dominated by Taylor, Colleen Hoover and Emily Henry, with a slot for THE SILENT PATIENT and another title or two along the way.

Fall is creeping up on us. But that also means there are a number of great book festivals on the calendar. We try to stay on top of these here, so take a peek to see if any are in your area.

In New Jersey, we are lucky enough that the Morristown Festival of Books will be taking place on Saturday, October 8th, with a special opening event featuring New York Times columnist Frank Bruni on the night of Friday, October 7th. I love this festival since it is close to home! I will be interviewing Nita Prose, the author of THE MAID, at 11am, followed by Jamie Fiore Higgins, the author of BULLY MARKET: My Story of Money and Misogyny at Goldman Sachs, at 1:20pm. Both of these books are Bets On selections, and I am looking forward to conversations with both of them!