YA Book Prize 2020 Shortlist

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Credit: The Bookseller

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!

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Books to Read This Month: January Edition

New Year…New Books! Here are some great new releases that will keep you warm and entertained for this upcoming chilly month. Get a head start on your 2020 Reading Challenge! Continue reading “Books to Read This Month: January Edition”

Books to Read This Month: December Edition

The end of the year has finally come upon us! It feels like 2019 just started. Let’s end the year with a bang with some great new releases! From highly anticapted sequels to historical romances, you will have your Christmas shopping list complete, for friends and family and for yourself:

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Book Review: The Corset by Laura Purcell

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 392 pages

Published: September 20, 2018

Publisher:  Raven Books

Genre: Fiction & Literature, Historical Fiction, Horror, Mystery Continue reading “Book Review: The Corset by Laura Purcell”

Book Review: A Christmas Party by Georgette Heyer

Format: Paperback

Pages: 396 pages

Published: May 1, 2010 (First published 1941)

Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark

Genre:  Fiction & Literature, Mystery & Thriller, Historical Fiction Continue reading “Book Review: A Christmas Party by Georgette Heyer”

Book Review: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 512 pages

Published: February 8, 2018

Publisher: Raven Books

Genre:  Fiction & Literature, Mystery & Thriller Continue reading “Book Review: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton”

Book Review: An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena

Format: Paperback

Pages: 304 pages

Published: August 7, 2018

Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books

Genre:  Fiction & Literature, Mystery & Thrillers Continue reading “Book Review: An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena”

Book Review: Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie

Format: Paperback

Pages: 336 pages

Published: September 3, 2001 (first published November 1969)

Publisher: Harper

Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Fiction & Literature Continue reading “Book Review: Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie”

Book Review: Fire in the Thatch by E.C.R. Lorac

Format: Paperback

Pages: 240 pages

Published: February 10, 2018 (January 1st 1946)

Publisher: The British Library

Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Fiction & Literature Continue reading “Book Review: Fire in the Thatch by E.C.R. Lorac”