Announcing the Longlist for the 2019 Booker Prize

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The Booker Prize announced the longlisted books for the 2019 Booker Prize. The award was changed from “Man Booker” to “Booker” due to the Man Group withdrawing their sponsorship last year. Continue reading “Announcing the Longlist for the 2019 Booker Prize”

Books to Read This Month: April Edition

April showers bring…an abundance of new releases! From a fantasy about books to a historical fashion emporium, here are some April new releases that will have you enjoy being stuck inside with this wet, spring weather:

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Book Review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 531 pages

Published: March 6, 2018

Publisher: Henry Holt Books for Young Readers

Genre: Young Adult, Fiction & Literature, Fantasy Continue reading “Book Review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi”

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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More Than Just Romance: Books About Unity & Tolerance for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is the day of love. But with all the uncertainty, hate and sadness in the world, some people may not be feeling a lot of the love as of late. There needs to be a reminder that there is still hope in the world, as long as we come together and we are tolerant of each other’s differences. And reading is the best way to accomplish that goal.

So if you are looking for something to uplift you that is not a romantic book this Valentine’s Day, here are some great book recommendations that perfectly demonstrate that there is still hope in the world:

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2018 Costa Book of the Year Is…

The 2018 Costa Book of the Year winner was announced today. And the winner is …

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Book Review: I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life by Anne Bogel

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 160 pages

Published: September 4, 2018

Publisher: Baker Books

Genre:  Nonfiction, Autobiography & Memoirs Continue reading “Book Review: I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life by Anne Bogel”

Book Review: The Library Book by Susan Orlean

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 318 pages

Published: October 16, 2018

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Genre:  Nonfiction, History Continue reading “Book Review: The Library Book by Susan Orlean”

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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Book Review: Becoming by Michelle Obama

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 396 pages

Published: November 13, 2018

Publisher: Crown Publishing

Genre:  Nonfiction, Autobiography, Biography & Memoirs
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