Book Review: Ferryman by Claire McFall

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 320 pages

Published:  October 12, 2021

Publisher: Walker Books US

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Fantasy, Adventure

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Book Review: True Crime Story by Joseph Knox

Format: Paperback

Pages: 320 pages

Published:  December 7, 2021

Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark

Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Crime, Fiction & Literature

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately: November 19

Welcome to What I’ve Been Reading Lately, a feature where I’ll be giving short reviews of what I’m currently reading:

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New Releases for Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, a month-long celebration to pay tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans. It is vital to recognize Indigenous voices all year round, but this critical time of the year to acknowledge the actual historical accounts and legacy of Native Americans and not rely on fantasy and stereotypes.

The good thing is that with the increased need for diverse books, we have seen an increase of books written by minority authors and what better way to learn about a cultural heritage than written by an author of that said culture? So in honor of this month, I am highlighting newly released books by indigenous authors that will not only entertain you but give you more insight and enlightenment in your everyday reading life:

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Two Great Author Talks To Watch Online!

Missed the author talks that I presented recently? Well, the recordings of these great events can now be watched online! Watch as my friend and co-worker (and also a contributor to this blog) Whitney is in conversation with the bestselling authors, Tony Fleecs and Trish Forstner and watch as I am in conversating with YA bestselling author, Claire McFall!

Watch Below!

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Crush Your 2021 Reading Challenge With These Books

The year is fast approaching and if you are like me, you probably noticed that you have only a couple of weeks to reach your 2021 Reading Challenge Goal (I am 45 books behind of my reading goal). Whether you are using Goodreads Reading Challenge, my challenge on the StoryGraph website, or a challenge you set for yourself, don’t worry fellow bookworms! Victory is only in arms reach and can be fully achieved. I have a variety of books that will help you achieve your goal. And the best thing? They are short and so good that you will finish them in a day!

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Books to Read This Month: November Edition

Can you believe it that we have reached the second to last month of 2021? If you feel that 2021 is dragging on, don’t worry…you are not the only one. But as we slowly wait for 2021 to turn into 2022, why not by your time with these great new releases? We have a new legal thriller from a debut author, a romance that will make Jane Austen proud, a graphic novel from an award-winning artist that tackles a tragic part of history and so much more exciting books! These new releases will definitely make you thankful at this time…well, for this month at least:

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2021 Shortlist for Waterstones Book of the Year

Waterstones, the UK Bookseller, released their yearly shortlist of this year’s best books of the year. The shortlist and award is selected by booksellers.

If you are not looking to add more books to add to your TBR shelf, then reading this shortlist is highly unadvisable, you ‘ll have a hard time tearing your eyes away from these interesting blurbs:

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Book Review: Crushing by Sophie Burrows

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 160 pages

Published: January 11, 2022 (UK Publication: November 4, 2021)

Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers (David Fickling Books )

Genre: Graphic Novels, Romance

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National Poetry Day 2021

Today is National Poetry Day! This day is an annual celebration that encourages everyone to enjoy, discover and share poetry. Although it does look a bit better over the horizon, we still need to help provide us with that peacefulness and calmness we often seek after such a huge storm( the storm being the pandemic).

Like last year, I have again come across amazing poetry collections and verse novels that have impacted me. So for today, let us enjoy, discover and share the newly released poetry collections of 2021 that will make you a lover of the genre and appreciate it even more:

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