More Than Just Romance: Books About Women Finding Themselves

Are you tired of reading books that involve women finding the elusive “the one”? When I was a teen, I was constantly bombarded by books that characterized women needing to find a guy in order for their lives to be whole and complete. In this ever-changing society, books in the publishing world have started to reflect the independence and resilience of women. And thankfully, I have recently read great books that hit the mark: Continue reading “More Than Just Romance: Books About Women Finding Themselves”

Longlist for Man Book International Prize 2019 Released

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The Man Booker International Prize has just announced the 13 books that have been longlisted for the prestigious prize. The prize gives recognition to literary works that were translated to English and publish in the UK. It is different from its equivalent, the Man Booker Prize, where that award recognizes books originally written in English and published in the UK. The award comes with a cash prize of £50,000 ($71,000) that split equally between the author and the translator.

The winner will be announced on May 21 at a ceremony held at a dinner at the Roundhouse in London.

The nominees are:

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Books To Read This Month: March Edition

From the rocking sixties to hidden treasures, here are some great March new releases that will have you charmed while you patiently wait for the breath of spring:

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One Book, One New York Finalists Are All Women

The BuzzFeed Book Club has partnered with the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment  to launch this year’s One Book, One New York, a citywide campaign that gets the entire city to read the same book. Throughout the month of April, starting April 1, New Yorkers can vote for which favorite book they would love the entire city to read this summer. And this year, they all happen to be female writers! What a great way to kick off Women’s History Month. The winning book will be announced in May.

Here are the finalists: Continue reading “One Book, One New York Finalists Are All Women”

Longlist for 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction Announced

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Credit: Evening Standard

 

The longlist for the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction was announced today.  This year’s longlist contains books that are from both new and well-established authors that span from a range of genres, including seven debut novels.

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Category Winners of the 2018 Costa Book Awards

The category winners for the 2018 Costa Book Awards have just been announced. The Costa Book Awards is one the UK’s most prestigious literary prizes that recognizes great books throughout the year, written by authors based in the UK and Ireland.

I enjoy this book award since the books that are picked, either shortlisted or the winners, are always good book choices and great reads to add to your TBR shelf. The coveted Costa Book of the Year 2018 will be announced on January 29.

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Books to Read This Month: January Edition

It’s a brand new year…and that a new year of brand new books! From fairy monarchs to sci-fi adventures, this month is starting to turn out to be a great start to another intriguing reading year!

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Great Holiday Reads

All your shopping and cooking is done, now it is time to wind down, sit in your comfiest chair and snuggle up with a good book. And there is no better way to celebrate the holiday season with an intriguing holiday read (besides The Christmas Carol). Some will warm your heart and others will chill you to the bone. Either way, these books will keep you entertained through the holiday season:

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Gift Books for the Book Lover in Your Life

The bookworm in your life will be happy with an interesting book as a holiday gift. But trying to find that special book that will wow them can be a hard task. Don’t fret! With 14 shopping days left, there is still time to find that amazing book to give to your favorite bookworm! Continue reading “Gift Books for the Book Lover in Your Life”

Announcing the Winners of the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards

After a month-long of voting, the moment has finally arrived! Here are the winners of the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards: Continue reading “Announcing the Winners of the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards”