The Bronx is Writing: Bronx Writers To Read for Bronx Week

May 5-May 15 is Bronx Week, the celebration of the culture and heritage of what makes this borough of New York City truly great. It’s always great to celebrate my home borough but instead of highlighting the great institutions that come out of the Bronx, but also wanted to take the time uplift the BronxContinue reading “The Bronx is Writing: Bronx Writers To Read for Bronx Week”

Happy Birthday Pride & Prejudice! Recent Retellings & Inspirations to Help You Celebrate

Happy birthday to Pride & Prejudice! On this day, 209 years ago, Jane Austen gifted Pride and Prejudice to the world. Readers, including myself, have enjoyed it for many generations. It’s a memorable story; the witty humor and engaging writing inspired retellings, continuations, and so much more. So what better way than to celebrate this great dayContinue reading “Happy Birthday Pride & Prejudice! Recent Retellings & Inspirations to Help You Celebrate”

Comfort Reads for the Winter Blues

Are you looking for something to beat the typical winter blues? There is something about the cold weather and the daylight being shorter that makes people more down during the months of January-March. So it’s hard to find something that brings people out of that winter funk. Well, I am here to recommend great comfortContinue reading “Comfort Reads for the Winter Blues”

Cup of Tea’s Best Books of 2021: Manga and Graphic Novels

Welcome to the Cup of Tea’s Best Books of the Year, where I list the best of the best books I read this year.

2021 Highland Book Prize Longlist

The Highland Book Prize announced the 12 titles that have been selected for the 2021 longlist. Established in 2017, this literary prize celebrates the finest published work that recognizes the rich talent, landscape and cultural diversity of the Highlands.

20 Years Later: Books to Commemorate September 11

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. I have hard time believing that it happened two decades ago, when on bright sunny morning, a city and a world were changed forever. Today brings sadness and pain but like a phoenix, the world rised out of the ashes and continue to rebuildContinue reading “20 Years Later: Books to Commemorate September 11”

Fiction Books for Mental Health Awareness Month

The conversation around mental health does not end on June 1. Having an open and honest discussion around this important topic is much needed, especially when we want to break the stigma and hide the assumptions surrounding the topic. Dealing with mental health issues of my own, I tend to gravitate towards books that discussContinue reading “Fiction Books for Mental Health Awareness Month”

Your Mental Health Matters: Books Recommendations For Returning to Work

If you are like me, you are most likely returning to a full-time workweek. Working from home is not an option anymore, and the balance between work and life will start to diminish. You feel that this is all happening too fast, and the world is closing in. As we return to what people haveContinue reading “Your Mental Health Matters: Books Recommendations For Returning to Work”

Cup of Tea is on Bookshop.org!

Great news! While you can catch great book recommendations on this blog, you can also find great lists and recs on the Bookshop.org! One of the great things about Bookshop.org is that people who love and read books can curate book lists! So I have created a “bookstore” on Bookshop.org that will definitely meet yourContinue reading “Cup of Tea is on Bookshop.org!”

Must Read Novels in Verse For Your TBR

Poetry can come in different formats. One popular format that is continuing to rise in the genre is novel in verse. Like general poetry, verse novels are musical and provide readers with an emotional experience, just as they would in prose format. It also gives readers a chance to hear various voices, stories, and perspectives,Continue reading “Must Read Novels in Verse For Your TBR”