Announcing the Longlist for the 2019 Booker Prize

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Credit: The Booker Prize

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 of 2019: Favorite Reads So Far (YA Genre)

As I have mentioned in my previous post, I am on a book committee this year that is in the process of selecting the best YA books of the year for teens, a genre I am not a big fan of. However, as I am reading through these books, I am learning more about my reading tastes. It is not the general YA genre I have a distaste for, it is YA books published by US authors. I have realized that I have a preference for YA books published by UK authors, or more generally, foreign authors. They add something different and unique that goes beyond the generic brand and writing style that is usually accompanied with YA books. Continue reading “Books of 2019: Favorite Reads So Far (YA Genre)”

Books to Read This Month: August Edition

As August start to begin, that means summer is soon coming to a close. But don’t fret! There is still time to hit your favorite beach or park and bask in the sun while reading your favorite summer read! And you definitely can’t go wrong with these new releases:

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Book Review: Hope Is Our Only Wing by Rutendo Tavengerwei

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 216 pages

Published: Spetember 10, 2019

Publisher: Soho Teen

Genre: Young Adult, Fiction & Literature, Contempoary Continue reading “Book Review: Hope Is Our Only Wing by Rutendo Tavengerwei”

Books to Read This Month: May Edition

May flowers are blooming and new books are just buzzing in the air! As the weather warms up and the air becomes more pleasant, now is the time to find your favorite bench and bask in the enjoyment of spring reading! And you can’t go wrong with the amazing following books:

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Book Review: Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 449 pages

Published: March 5, 2019

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Genre: Young Adult, Fiction & Literature, Science Fiction, Romance Continue reading “Book Review: Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds”

Problems of an Overworked Librarian #97

When you are on a “Best Books of the Year” committee and your desk keeps piling up with new books…

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Cover Revealed For JoJo Moyes’ Upcoming Novel

Jojo Moyes, the bestselling author of Me Before You, will return to bookstores this fall with a new historical novel. And yesterday, Goodreads  gave readers an exclusive look at what the book cover of her latest book, The Giver of Stars: Continue reading “Cover Revealed For JoJo Moyes’ Upcoming Novel”

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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Longlist for Man Book International Prize 2019 Released

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Credit: Man Booker Prize

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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