Cup of Tea’s 2022 Reading Challenge

It’s the first day of the year and that means the first day of a reading challenge! Try Cup of Tea’s Reading Challenge 2022 that will not only introduce you to new books and genres but help you tackle your TBR pile. Just like last year, I created the challenge on StoryGraph, where you can view the challenge prompts and add books that will help you complete the challenge!

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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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#ClassicSummer: Great Classic Novels to Tackle This Summer

If you are an avid reader of my blog, you know by now that I am lover of the classics. Just something about returning back to beginning of literature is just so thrilling to me. While being aware of the social times the classics were written and some of its references may be outdated but that doesn’t stop it from being relevant and a necessity to read.

Make Summer 2021 a #ClassicSummer and use this time to dive in the classics that have been gathering dusts on your bookshelf. Don’t know where to start? Below I recommend some titles that I feel will make you rethink classics altogether:

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Introducing StoryGraph and 2021 Reading Challenges!

Calling all book lovers! Are you tired of using Goodreads or want to receive more accurate data on your reading habits? Then let me introduce you to a website that is a like a dream come true for us: StoryGraph.

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YA Book Prize 2020 Shortlist

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Credit: The Bookseller

This past week, the YA Book Prize announced the 2020 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.

I was disappointed to not see the titles, All the Bad Apples, The Burning and The Exact Opposite of Okay but that does not escape the fact of the amazing nominations that we have here. I can’t wait to read all of them!

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Book Review: All The Bad Apples by Moïra Fowley-Doyle

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 320 pages

Published: August 27, 2019

Publisher: Kathy Dawson Books

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Books to Read This Month: September Edition

Fall is just around the corner…and there are exciting highly anticipated new releases that will make you excited for the cooling weather! And this month is perfect to make use of your library card (or sign up for a new one) because of National Libray Card Sign-Up Month.  From highly sought out sequel to an upcoming romance from a popular author, September will be one busy month from book lovers:

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Books of 2019: Favorite Reads So Far (YA Genre)

As I have mentioned in my previous post, I am on a book committee this year that is in the process of selecting the best YA books of the year for teens, a genre I am not a big fan of. However, as I am reading through these books, I am learning more about my reading tastes. It is not the general YA genre I have a distaste for, it is YA books published by US authors. I have realized that I have a preference for YA books published by UK authors, or more generally, foreign authors. They add something different and unique that goes beyond the generic brand and writing style that is usually accompanied with YA books. Continue reading “Books of 2019: Favorite Reads So Far (YA Genre)”

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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Longlist for Man Book International Prize 2019 Released

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Credit: Man Booker Prize

The Man Booker International Prize has just announced the 13 books that have been longlisted for the prestigious prize. The prize gives recognition to literary works that were translated to English and publish in the UK. It is different from its equivalent, the Man Booker Prize, where that award recognizes books originally written in English and published in the UK. The award comes with a cash prize of £50,000 ($71,000) that split equally between the author and the translator.

The winner will be announced on May 21 at a ceremony held at a dinner at the Roundhouse in London.

The nominees are:

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