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10 Books Our Editors Won’t Shut Up About

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Because we’re all book nerds at heart

Though we're all pretty much self-proclaimed book nerds around these parts, sitting down to read a novel after spending ten or twelve hours editing and writing articles isn't always our go-to. After all, there's only so much our eyeballs can take before they start to bleed. So when we spend our free time reading by choice, we're pretty selective. And when we love a book, we love love it. Like, we want to marry it. We won't shut up about it.

So, in addition to yelling at one another wait, you haven't you read So Sad Today yet?! we thought we'd compile all of our newest obsessions here, and tell you all about them. Click through for the books currently our nightstands and forever our hearts. 

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Wool by Hugh Howey

Dani Deahl, contributing editor
Hugh Howey's post-apocalyptic novel Wool is fascinating in more ways than one. It started out as a self-published short story, but as he noticed that its sales started eclipsing all of his other works, he fed the fire, writing four more installments for hungry readers. He wound up selling upwards of 20,000 copies of "Wool" a month and not surprisingly, it got formally published. If that alone doesn't pique your interest, the plot definitely will. Set in a future with air so toxic that no humans can venture outside, a community exists in an underground silo hundreds of levels deep. The only people who go outside into the contamination are "scrubbers"—people sent to their death to clean a sensor that beams in the only glimpse of the outside world. In a highly regulated community they think is meant to protect them, everything becomes unraveled when one person breaks the greatest taboo ever and asks to go outside.