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!
This past week, the YA Book Prize announced the 2020 shortlist for the prize. The book prize, launched in 2014, awards a YA title written by an author living in the UK or Ireland. The prize is also run by the book trad magazine, The Bookseller, in partnership with the Hay Festival.
I was disappointed to not see the titles, All the Bad Apples, The Burning and The Exact Opposite of Okay but that does not escape the fact of the amazing nominations that we have here. I can’t wait to read all of them!
March is Women’s History Month and though most of us are stuck at home, that shouldn’t stop us from celebrating the strength and endurance that women bring to society. And reading great books is a great way to do that! So here are some YA book selections about fierce female characters by strong female (with some male) authors. Continue reading “Fierce Reads for Women’s History Month”
Valentines Day…Black History Month…Leap Year…for a short month, we have a lot to celebrate within it! So why not let’s pile it on more with these sizzling new releases that are coming your way: