Books to Read This Month: September Edition

Fall is just around the corner…and there are exciting highly anticipated new releases that will make you excited for the cooling weather! And this month is perfect to make use of your library card (or sign up for a new one) because of National Libray Card Sign-Up Month.  From highly sought out sequel to an upcoming romance from a popular author, September will be one busy month from book lovers:

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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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Book Review: Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 320 pages

Published: March 19, 2019

Publisher: Orion Pulishing

Genre: Fiction & Literature, Contemporary Continue reading “Book Review: Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams”

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.

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Longlist for 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction Announced

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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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Book Review: Milkman by Anna Burns

Format: Paperback

Pages: 360 pages

Published: December 11, 2018

Publisher: Graywolf Press

Genre:  Fiction & Literature, Literary Fiction
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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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A Year in Books: 2018

And another year of reading passes on by…

2018 turned out to be a great year for books. Not only did I manage to start a book club but I also managed to read books outside my comfort zone, which turned out to be not a bad experience.  Most of the books read this year took me on exciting new adventures while others left me at a dead-end. Unfortunately, I was unable to complete my own reading challenge but that didn’t stop me from not only reaching my reading goal of 70 books, but also reading a diverse collection of books. Overall, my books of 2018 encouraged me to read more and get excited for what my choices will be in 2019. Continue reading “A Year in Books: 2018”

Books to Read This Month: December 2018

It is the most wonderful time of the year! As most people are decorating their houses with holiday cheer, we book lovers have to look forward to the last batch of new releases of 2018. Let’s see what exciting books will make it under our tree this holiday season:

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Waterstones 2018 Book of the Year Is…

Waterstones announced their choice for the 2018’s Book of the Year. And the winner is… Continue reading “Waterstones 2018 Book of the Year Is…”