2021 Booker Prize Shortlist Announced as Ishiguro is Out

The shortlist for the 2021 Booker Prize has been announced. The list was chosen of 158 titles published in the UK and Ireland between October 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021

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If You Like Sally Rooney, Then Try These Readalikes!

Don’t know what to read after finishing the most buzzworthy book of the Fall season, Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney? Don’t worry, Sally Rooney fans! Here are some perfect readalikes that will quench your appetite for compelling and thought-provoking literary fiction!

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Books to Get Out of the UK and Ireland: September 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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Winner of the 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction

The winner of the 2021 Women’s Fiction Prize was announced this evening in the UK. The recipient of the award receives a “Bessie”, limited bronze figurine, and a £30,000 cash prize.

And the winner is…

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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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What I’ve Been Reading Lately: September 3

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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Book Review: Madam by Phoebe Wynne

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 352 pages

Published: May 18, 2021

Publisher: Scribner

Genre: Mystery & Thriller, Gothic, Feminism

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Cover Reveal of “Bloomsbury Girls” by Natalie Jenner

Great News! International bestselling author of the heartwarming debut, The Jane Austen Society, Natalie Jenner, returns with what is set be another compelling novel. Bloomsbury Girls, a book that will center around a bookstore in the 1950s by three women who are determined to make a change.

I am here to reveal the cover image of Jenner’s next novel, which is set to be released on May 17. 2022. So without further ado, here is the cover reveal of Bloomsbury Girls!

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Book Review: Mirrorland by Carole Johnstone

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 320 pages

Published: April 20, 2021

Publisher: Scribner

Genre: Mystery & Thriller, Suspenseful

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LeVar Burton to Host TV Special Featuring Library of Congress National Book Festival on PBS

LeVar Burton will host the special “Open a Book, Open the World: The Library of Congress National Book Festival” will premiere Sept. 12 on PBS. Photo credit: Robyn Von Swank

Celebrate the National Book Festival with Levar Burton!

Television viewers will get to see an inspiring introduction to the 2021 Library of Congress National Book Festival, airing on PBS. It will include an exciting lineup of authors, poets and writers in a one-hour special airing this September.

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