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    10 Very Different Books By BuzzFeed Writers You Absolutely Need To Read Right Now

    From politics to celebrity gossip to (of course) cats, here are some fantastic reads from your favorite BuzzFeeders.


    1. NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette by Nathan W. Pyle

    William Morrow Paperbacks

    BuzzFeed Illustrator and New York City transplant Nathan W. Pyle elegantly explains the often confusing rules of living in NYC in this delightful how-to guide. Perfect for anyone new to the Big Apple or planning to move there soon, NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette makes a great gift for yourself or a friend.

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    2. Amazing Food Hacks: 75 Incredibly Easy Tips, Tricks, and Recipes to Amp Up Flavor by Peggy Wang

    Clarkson Potter

    Perfect for novice cooks and other folks who love food but maybe aren’t exactly magicians in the kitchen yet, Amazing Food Hacks by BuzzFeed’s lifestyle editorial director Peggy Wang is chock full of tips and tricks to making quick and delicious meals.

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    Bonus: Be sure to check out Dessert and Booze Hacks: 75 Amazingly Simple, Tricked-Out Sweets and Drinks, also by Peggy Wang.

    3. The Wilderness by McKay Coppins

    Little, Brown and Company

    In The Wilderness, McKay Coppins, senior political writer for BuzzFeed News, gives us a wildly entertaining yet thoughtful snapshot of the Republican Party today. With a treasure trove of over 300 interviews with folks in the know, Coppins begins his narrative right after the 2012 election to give us a comprehensive picture of today's battered but determined GOP. If you're currently obsessing over the 2016 election, you won't be able to put this book down.

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    4. 67 Reasons Cats Are Better Than Dogs by Jack Shepherd

    National Geographic

    Jack Shepherd proves once and for all that cats are better than dogs in this highly scientific and absolutely unbiased accounting of the fantastic features of felines. Filled with wonderful pictures, 67 Reasons Why Cats Are Better Than Dogs is perfect for any cat-lover, or for a dog-lover whose feathers you’re hoping to ruffle.

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    Bonus: Be sure to check out Review of My Cat, also by Jack Shepherd along with BuzzFeed deputy editorial director Tanner Greenring.

    5. Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date by Katie Heaney

    Grand Central Publishing

    BuzzFeed senior editor Katie Heaney’s laugh-out-loud memoir recounts her love life, or lack thereof, and the hilarious, loyal, and supportive friends who've sustained her throughout her search for romance. Brimming with heart, insight, and the occasional cringeworthy moment, Never Have I Ever is the perfect book for any hopeless romantic.

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    6. Not Just a Dot by Loryn Brantz

    Sky Pony Press

    A perfect book for children and adults alike, BuzzFeed illustrator Loryn Brantz’s Not Just a Dot follows Dot on his journey of self-discovery as he realizes that, although he’s really small, he has a big impact on the world around him. A delightful tale about the importance of realizing one's worth, gorgeously illustrated.

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    Bonus: Be sure to check out Harvey the Child Mime, also by Loryn Brantz.

    7. Prelude to Bruise by Saeed Jones

    Coffee House Press

    With his poetry collection Prelude to Bruise, BuzzFeed’s executive culture editor Saeed Jones took the world by storm, earning a National Book Critics Circle nomination and praise far and wide. With beautiful intensity and heartbreaking lyricism, the collection follows the mythical Boy as he discovers himself through confrontations with violence, identity, sexuality, and loss.

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    8. Books of Adam: The Blunder Years by Adam Ellis

    Grand Central Publishing

    In this hilarious collection of illustrated essays, BuzzFeed illustrator Adam Ellis faceplants his way into adulthood. Dropping out of art school, Adam moves to Portland, Oregon, hoping to become an artist without the support of the art world. But no matter where he goes, trouble follows. Books of Adam is a perfect book for anyone who is still trying to figure it all out.

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    Bonus: Be sure to check out Tiny Hats on Cats: Because Every Cat Deserves to Feel Fancy, also by Adam Ellis.

    9. Scandals of Classic Hollywood: Sex, Deviance, and Drama from the Golden Age of American Cinema by Anne Helen Petersen


    Anne Helen Petersen, features writer for BuzzFeed News, delves deep into the secrets and drama surrounding the golden age of cinema. Packed to the gills with glamour and gossip, Scandals of Classic Hollywood is a whip-smart examination of the lives and histories of numerous classic Hollywood stars.

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    10. Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them by Isaac Fitzgerald and Wendy MacNaughton

    Bloomsbury USA

    BuzzFeed books editor Isaac Fitzgerald, along with New York Times bestselling illustrator Wendy MacNaughton, showcase tattoos from people all around the world, featuring gorgeous illustrations of the tattoos and the incredible stories behind them. As hilarious as it is moving, Pen & Ink is a must-read for anyone who loves body art.

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