20 Years Later: Books to Commemorate September 11

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. I have hard time believing that it happened two decades ago, when on bright sunny morning, a city and a world were changed forever. Today brings sadness and pain but like a phoenix, the world rised out of the ashes and continue to rebuildContinue reading “20 Years Later: Books to Commemorate September 11”

Celebrating Ramadan: Own Voices Books for This Religious Holiday

Ramadan, the holy ninth of the Islamic calendar, began this week and Muslims around the world will observe with charitable deeds, daily fasting and special prayers. There ‘s not much I know about this religious holiday and or about Muslim/Islamic culture altogether. But I am trying to educate myself by reading about books so IContinue reading “Celebrating Ramadan: Own Voices Books for This Religious Holiday”

Feel-Good Fiction For Spring Reading

You need to escape from the world right now? You may not be able to travel as much but reading uplifting stories that will warm your heart and put a spring in your step. Just the ticket to jumpstart your spring reading. So here are some favorite feel-good tales that will definitely bring that necessaryContinue reading “Feel-Good Fiction For Spring Reading”

Manga Recommendations for Halloween!

Hello again everybody! It’s Joe Pascullo here, back with another guest writing spot on my pal Tabrizia’s blog. Halloween is just around the corner. And though we may not be able to celebrate it with trick or treating and costume parades as we once were, it’s not all bad! Horror manga has shown no signsContinue reading “Manga Recommendations for Halloween!”

Banned Books to Read During Banned Books Week

The last week in September marks Banned Books Week, a week long even that celebrated the freedom to read whatever you want, created by the American Library Association (ALA). It takes the time to highlight historic occasions at attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. Take a look at the 10 most banned/challenged booksContinue reading “Banned Books to Read During Banned Books Week”

Featured Author Interview: Lucy Cuthew

I had the great opportunity to ask the author, Lucy Cuthew, a couple of questions about her work and her YA debut novel, Blood Moon, a great novel in verse about periods, sex and online shaming. This was one of the most innovative and compelling YA novels I have read in a long time andContinue reading “Featured Author Interview: Lucy Cuthew”

Book Review: Blood Moon by Lucy Cuthew

Format: Hardcover Pages: 340 pages Published: September 1, 2020 Publisher: Walker Books US Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Romance, Contemporary

Book Review: Deleted by Sylvia Heir

Format: Paperback Pages: 198 pages Published: May 28, 2020 Publisher: Garmoran Publishing Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Mystery

Book Review: The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton

Format: Hardcover Pages: 448 pages Published: October 1, 2020 (UK), October 6, 2020 (US) Publisher: Raven Books (UK), Sourcebooks Landmark (US) Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Historical Fiction

Book Review: Here is the Beehive by Sarah Crossan

Format: Hardcover Pages: 288 pages Published: August 20, 2020 (UK), November 17, 2020 (US) Publisher: Bloomsbury Circus (UK), Little, Brown and Company Genre: Fiction, Contemporary, Poetry