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 BuzzFeed Book Club has partnered with the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment to launch this year’s One Book, One New York, a citywide campaign that gets the entire city to read the same book. Throughout the month of April, starting April 1, New Yorkers can vote for which favorite book they would love the entire city to read this summer. And this year, they all happen to be female writers! What a great way to kick off Women’s History Month. The winning book will be announced in May.
The longlist for the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction was announced today. This year’s longlist contains books that are from both new and well-established authors that span from a range of genres, including seven debut novels.
All your shopping and cooking is done, now it is time to wind down, sit in your comfiest chair and snuggle up with a good book. And there is no better way to celebrate the holiday season with an intriguing holiday read (besides The Christmas Carol). Some will warm your heart and others will chill you to the bone. Either way, these books will keep you entertained through the holiday season:
Fall is finally here! Autumn, one of my favorite seasons, has finally arrived. And although there are many pleasurable activities you do in the fall, one of my favorites, of course, is reading, preferably outside. There is no better feeling than curling up in a reading chair or a nice bench under a tree with a good book. The right book can either make you have an enjoyable reading season or a dull one. To make sure you have the former, here are some great book selections that go great with the upcoming cooler weather: Continue reading “Books To “Fall” Over”→
Immigration has always been a hot topic. However, these past few days have caused the immigration issue become front and center. If you are like me, the images of migrant children being separated from their parents has not only left me angered and disgusted by these actions, but it has also left me heartbroken and more aware of what is really going on in our society. Continue reading “Immigrant Crisis: Books To Expand Our Point of View”→
As Mental Health Awareness Month comes to a close, let us not stop this important discussion. Mental Illness is a topic that needs to be discussed more in society and although this month makes us aware about our daily mental health, it also alerts us about the everyday struggles that most people go through. Mental illness may be a difficult subject for most to approach, however, here are some great book selections, for various age groups, that will help get this much-needed conversation started: