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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Fierce Reads for Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month and though most of us are stuck at home, that shouldn’t stop us from celebrating the strength and endurance that women bring to society. And reading great books is a great way to do that! So here are some YA book selections about fierce female characters by strong female (with some male) authors. Continue reading “Fierce Reads for Women’s History Month”

Quote of the Day – March 19, 2020

“I’m beginning to wonder that if, when we call a woman crazy, we should take a look at the man by her side, and guess at what he has done to drive her to insanity”

The Surface Breaks, Louise O’Neill

Femal Irish Authors Making Their Mark

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The Cliffs of Moher

Today is St. Patrick’s Day and unfortunately, not a lot of people will be able to partake in any festivities this year. But that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate the great things that this rich and vibrant country has to offer in the comfort of your own home. And reading is the best way to do it!

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Books to Read This Month: March Edition

It is already the third month of the year…how far are you in your 2020 reading goal? Do you feel like you are in a reading slump? Don’t fret book lovers! I am here to tell you that you can still have an amazing reading year. And “spring cleaning” is the perfect time to start afresh! Let these following new releases be your perfect new start: Continue reading “Books to Read This Month: March Edition”

Books to Read This Month: February Edition

Valentines Day…Black History Month…Leap Year…for a short month, we have a lot to celebrate within it! So why not let’s pile it on more with these sizzling new releases that are coming your way:

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Books of 2019: Authors That Ruled My Reading List

Over the 200 books I have read in 2019 (I’m still shocked that I read that much), I came across amazing authors where their writing styles and compelling storytelling had me engrossed and wishing that the book never end. When you meet an author that gives you that feeling, they have just become your new favorite author! It might be too soon for some since I only read one book, but I am going to take a leap of faith and keep a lookout for the following authors in 2020:

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Books to Read This Month: December Edition

The end of the year has finally come upon us! It feels like 2019 just started. Let’s end the year with a bang with some great new releases! From highly anticapted sequels to historical romances, you will have your Christmas shopping list complete, for friends and family and for yourself:

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Books to Read This Month: November Edition

Now is the time to be thankful…for great reading! The year might be coming to end soon but that doesn’t timing of reading great books slows down and this month is no different from the rest! From mauling big cats to mythological gods, these books will have you rushing through your Thanksgiving dinner just so you can get through one more chapter…

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