2020 Highland Book Prize Shortlist

The Highland Book Prize announced the 4 titles that have been selected for the 2020 longlist. Established in 2017, this literary prize celebrates the finest published work that recognizes the rich talent, landscape and cultural diversity of the Highlands.

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Books to Get Out of the UK and Ireland: April Edition

Are you looking for your next great read? Why not try out the books from across the pond? Despite from what governments say, books are essential and are needed now, more than ever. So if you are need of a variety and want to read diverse stories, then I suggest you try out some British and Irish titles!

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2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction Longlist

© 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction

The longlist for the 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction was announced a few weeks back.  This year’s longlist honors both new and well-established writers and a range of genres and themes, from family to rural poverty and isolation. The novels also range from different global settings, from South London to Deep South, from Ghana to Hong Kong,

Here are the books listed:

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2021 YA Book Prize Shortlist

This past week, the YA Book Prize announced the 2021 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. These 10 books are in the running to win this year’s overall £2,000 award.

Last year, Meat Market by Juno Dawson took home the 2020 YA Book Prize.

I’m glad to see a lot the books that are on my TBR shelf made this year’s shortlist, so I know I am on a great track to brilliant reading! But that also means I need to get a crack on and start reading these!

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Books to Get Out of the UK and Ireland: March Edition

Are you looking for your next great read? Why not try out the books from across the pond? Despite from what governments say, books are essential and are needed now, more than ever. So if you are need of a variety and want to read diverse stories, then I suggest you try out some British and Irish titles!

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Books to Get Out of the UK and Ireland: February Edition

Are you looking for your next great read? Why not try out the books from across the pond? Despite from what governments say, books are essential and are needed now, more than ever. So if you are need of a variety and want to read diverse stories, then I suggest you try out some British and Irish titles!

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10 Audiobooks for Pleasant Listening…and Great Storytelling

During these troubling times, you as an avid reader are having a hard time picking up a physical book? Why not give audiobooks a try? This format is growing into a popular trend, especially when you are doing the everyday activities like cleaning, exercising and cooking. I personally love to listen to audiobooks when I run/walk and do a puzzle.

The best way to have appreciation for this format is to find audiobooks that give off a pleasant nature but at the same time, give listeners a compelling story that will give them a chance to shut out the outside world. So here are some of my personal recommendations that I definitely think you will enjoy:

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately: January 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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2020 Goodreads Choice Awards Winners

It’s here! Announcing the winners of the 12th Annual Goodreads Choice Awards. According to Goodreads, 5,674,480 votes were cast.

Some of my choices made it through, but there are some winners that I don’t wholeheartedly agree with. However, it does appear to be a well-rounded award list:

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Books to Get Out of the UK and Ireland: December Edition

Are you looking for your next great read? Why not try out the books from across the pond? Despite from what governments say, books are essential and are needed now, more than ever. So if you are need of a variety and want to read diverse stories, then I suggest you try out some British and Irish titles!

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