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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Books to Read This Month: February Edition

February might be the shortest month but that doesn’t mean you won’t have enough time to enjoy great reads! From hip-hop to a thrilling mystery in the Scottish Highlands, this month brings great new releases that will make February the most entertaining month, instead of the shortest month, of the year:

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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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Book Review: A Christmas Party by Georgette Heyer

Format: Paperback

Pages: 396 pages

Published: May 1, 2010 (First published 1941)

Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark

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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”

Great Holiday Reads

All your shopping and cooking is done, now it is time to wind down, sit in your comfiest chair and snuggle up with a good book. And there is no better way to celebrate the holiday season with an intriguing holiday read (besides The Christmas Carol). Some will warm your heart and others will chill you to the bone. Either way, these books will keep you entertained through the holiday season:

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

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 512 pages

Published: February 8, 2018

Publisher: Raven Books

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Book Review: An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena

Format: Paperback

Pages: 304 pages

Published: August 7, 2018

Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books

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Book Review: Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie

Format: Paperback

Pages: 336 pages

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

Publisher: Harper

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