Books to Read This Month: September Edition

Fall is finally here! Well, the official start of autumn begins in a couple of weeks but the beginning of September is an exciting month! The weather starts dropping to those cooler temperatures, the leaves start changing to those beautiful, vibrant colors and we are hit with exciting new releases that are perfect to jumpstart your fall reading! This month we have a slew of exciting new releases, including the highly anticipated novel by Sally Rooney to a much talked about literary novel by Natasha Brown, these books will definitely get you excited about Fall 2021!

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Waterstones Children’s Book Prize Shortlist 2021

Here is the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize shortlist for 2021. This annual prize’s shortlist is always chosen by Waterstones’ booksellers and strives to commit to championing the best and newest talent in children’s writing and illustration today. Make sure to check back to see the winner of this prize!

Now here are the nominees:

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Books to Read This Month: May Edition

May is another one of my favorite months. Not only the weather starts turning into that comfortable weather that makes it ideal for walks and sitting in the park. But May is also a great time to start making your reading list for the summer! May always has a great selection of new releases that are perfect for “summer reading” and May 2021 is no different from any other. From World War II stories to time travel middle grade fiction, here are some great new releases that will get you excited for the hot weather:

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Asian & Asian American Voices: Great Reads to Celebrate the Heritage

Reading about different cultures other than our own is a great way to not only educate ourselves but creates empathy and understanding in our daily lives. Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month is honored in May and Asian & Asian American voices are always important to highlight but it is needed now more than ever due to discrimination and racism that is targeted towards this ethnicity recently.

So #StandUpForAAPI by learning in the best possible way…through amazing reads that highlight powerful Asian voices and I picked some great books that will be enjoyed by readers of all ages (but I also made sure to divide it to three different age groups). Start loving one another by learning about one another:

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Announcing the 2019 Goodreads Choice Award Winners

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Goodreads announced the 2019 winners of the Goodreads Choice Awards, an annual award that recognizes the best books of the year, chosen by the readers.

Here are some of the winners:

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Read Across America in March!

Today is Dr. Seuss’s birthday, or Read Across America Day! This is an initiative started by the National Education Association (NEA) to share the joys of reading and to promote literacy in younger children. You can say that this is the United States equivalent to the UK’s World Book Day. For book lovers, we already know how important reading is but we need to spark that same passion in the younger audiences. And the only way to do that is to encourage diverse reading. All books are vital. But it is important to give children diverse books to read, books that reflect the world that they live in. So if you plan to read with a child today (or read for yourself, March is National Reading Month) here a couple diverse books that will help you get started:

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