Waterstones 2020 Book of the Year Is…

Waterstones announced their choice for the 2020’s Book of the Year. And the winner is…

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Book Review: Run, Rebel by Manjeet Mann

Format: Paperback

Pages: 496 pages

Published: March 5, 2020

Publisher: Penguin

Genre: Poetry, Young Adult, Contemporary

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Book Review: The Girl and the Goddess: Stories and Poems of Divine Wisdom by Nikita Gill

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 352 pages

Published: September 29, 2020

Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Genre: Poetry, Fantasy, Literary Fiction, LGBT

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National Poetry Day 2020

Today is National Poetry Day! It is safe to say that this year we needed poetry to soothe and calm us of our anxiety and fears that we have been feeling lately. It is important now more than ever to enjoy, discover and share poetry.

This year I have just done that. I have come across amazing poetry collections and read emotional and powerful poetry that will stay with me always. So in keeping with the tradition of this celebration, I am sharing it with you! If you are looking to start (or get back into) poetry, here are some great book recs that will have you looking at poetry in a whole new light:

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Blog Post: YA Novels Are Not Just For Teens

I recently wrote a blog post for the book website, MyVLF, discussing about many YA Novels from great authors like Sarah Crossan, Dean Atta, Manjeet Mann and so much more!

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Book Review: Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 384 pages

Published: September 15, 2020

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Race

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Book Review: Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 400 pages

Published: September 1, 2020

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Poetry

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Book Review: The Good Hawk by Joseph Elliott

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 368 pages

Published: January 21, 2020

Publisher: Walker Books US

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Historical Fantasy

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Book Review: The Switch by Beth O’Leary

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 336 pages

Published: August 18, 2020

Publisher: Flatiron Books

Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Women’s Fiction

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Book Festivals Move Online

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many literary festivals to be cancelled this year. But this unfortunate circumstance have brought a new opportunity to bring the book community together during this crisis. That is why a lot of convention -old and new-have decided to mover their festivals online. These virtual festivals will have virtual Q&A’s, signed books and giveaways, things that you would expect if you were attending your favorite convention in person! Make sure to sign up and attend these awesome events!

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