Books to Read This Month: January Edition

Happy 2022! Welcome to the first Books To Read This Month feature of 2022! We are only couple of days in the new year and some of us might feel that it is already too long and looking like we have to stay inside for a little bit while longer. However, the upcoming books that are gracing the bookshelves give us more of a reason to be excited for January! From espionage thrillers to books about activism and injustice, here are some exciting new releases that will make you excited for isolation and welcome social distancing with open arms:

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Books to Read This Month: December Edition

Welcome to the last Books To Read This Month feature of 2021! We thought we escaped the crazy year of 2020 but 2021 appears to be just as tumultuous and hectic. With the height of the pandemic going up and down, returning back to whatever this new work life is, people (including myself) have had a hard time getting back into reading. But apart from supply chain issues, the craziness of this year has not stop from great books being released each month and the last month of the year is sure to end in style! (Literary wise). So here are the thrillers, the chillers and the powerful reads that will get you to the point when the clock strikes midnight:

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Waterstones 2021 Book of the Year Is…

Waterstones announced their choice for the 2021’s Book of the Year. And the winner is…

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CILIP Carnegie Medal 2022 Nominations

The nominations for the 2022 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals for writing and illustration have been released. The CILIP Carnegie Medal is awarded to a book written in English for children and young people that “creates an outstanding reading experience through writing”. The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal honors “a book that creates an outstanding reading experience through illustration”.

This year, 148 books were nominated, 76 books for the Carneige Medal and 72 for the Kate Greenaway Medal. The longlist will be announced on February 16, 2022, the shortlist on March 16, 2022 and the winners on June 16, 2022.

This list is represents the quintessential saying, “so many books, so little time.” All of these books look so good and thankfully, most of them are already on my TBR shelf, so I am on the right track! Here are some of the titles that have the high honor of getting to the nomination stage:

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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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Waterstones 2020 Book of the Year Is…

Waterstones announced their choice for the 2020’s Book of the Year. And the winner is…

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Best Books of 2020: So Far…

It’s only July? I know most of us wish that 2020 would just end already, but alas that is not the case. We have about 6 months left in the year and as much as I would love to have my life to return to some form of normality, I am using this unusual gift of time to read new 2020 titles and also books that have been on TBR shelf for awhile.

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2019 Shortlist for Foyles Books of the Year

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2019 is about to close and booksellers and literary awards alike are picking their book picks that really stood out for them this year.The first batch is just trickling in: Foyles Books of the Year.

Foyles has just released their shortlist of the best books of the year in the categseries of Fiction, Non Fiction and Children & YA and if you follow my blog, you’ll notice that there are a couple of my personal favorites:

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