Support Local by Shopping Local

It always important to support local/independent bookstores anytime of the year, but in the year of financial challenges caused by 2020 Pandemic, indie bookstores need our help more than ever. And one great way to show your support shop locally when you are getting a head start on your holiday shopping, that way you are investing in your community and ensuring a future that is filled with books.

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Book Review: Delivered by Sylvia Hehir

Format: Paperback

Pages: 180 pages

Published: November 28, 2020

Publisher: Garmoran Publishing

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

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The Diverse Book Awards Looking For Judges

The Diverse Book Awards, a literary award created by the Author School, is looking for judges to help determine the best books of 2021 that help promote diverse voices that are published in the UK.

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately: November 22

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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Ripped From the Headlines: Fiction Books Inspired By True Stories

Reading nonfiction books about real events is a great way to know about what is happening (and has happened) in the world but did you know that you receive that same reflection from reading fiction novels?

Lately, authors have been inspired by current events and write stories that will be more realistic to their readers. They don’t only convey authenticity but the real emotional impact these current events have, which makes them more entertaining reads. So if your looking for more realism in your TBR shelf, you can go wrong with these book recommendations:

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2020 Shortlist for Waterstones Book of the Year

Waterstones, the UK Bookseller, released their yearly shortlist of this year’s best books of the year. The shortlist and award is selected by booksellers.

If you are not looking to add more books to add to your TBR shelf, then reading this shortlist is highly unadvisable, you ‘ll have a hard time tearing your eyes away from these interesting blurbs:

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Quote of the Day – November 6, 2020

From The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy

Books You Should Get Out Of the UK and Ireland: November 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 titles!

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Books to Read This Month: November Edition

Now is the time to be thankful…for great books! We are almost at the end of this very long and draining year but we have still have a batch of exciting titles that will help you get through this month at least. Instead of diving in the turkey, sink your teeth in these amazing releases of the month:

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2020 Goodreads Choice Awards Nominees

It’s that time of year again! The voting round of the 2020 Goodreads Choice Awards has begun. This annual event, in its 12th year, is the only major book awards chosen by readers. The opening round ends on November 8. The semifinal round runs from November 10 – 15, the final round runs from November 17 – 30 and the winners are announced on December 8.

I won’t be listing all the nominees but here are some categories that may be of high interest to some readers. I’ll also mark the ones that will definitely get my vote!

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