Announcing the Longlist for the 2019 Booker Prize

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The Booker Prize announced the longlisted books for the 2019 Booker Prize. The award was changed from “Man Booker” to “Booker” due to the Man Group withdrawing their sponsorship last year. Continue reading “Announcing the Longlist for the 2019 Booker Prize”

Books to Read This Month: April Edition

April showers bring…an abundance of new releases! From a fantasy about books to a historical fashion emporium, here are some April new releases that will have you enjoy being stuck inside with this wet, spring weather:

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Winners of the 2019 Waterstone Children’s Book Prize

The UK bookseller, Waterstones, has just announced the 2019 winners of their Children’s Book Prize. Celebrating their 15th anniversary this year, this award, which is chosen by Waterstones’ booksellers, honors emerging writers of exceptional talent and are blooming in the children’s writing industry.

Here are the winners:

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2018 Costa Book of the Year Is…

The 2018 Costa Book of the Year winner was announced today. And the winner is …

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Book Review: I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life by Anne Bogel

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 160 pages

Published: September 4, 2018

Publisher: Baker Books

Genre:  Nonfiction, Autobiography & Memoirs Continue reading “Book Review: I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life by Anne Bogel”

Book Review: The Library Book by Susan Orlean

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 318 pages

Published: October 16, 2018

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

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Book Review: Milkman by Anna Burns

Format: Paperback

Pages: 360 pages

Published: December 11, 2018

Publisher: Graywolf Press

Genre:  Fiction & Literature, Literary Fiction
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Book Review: Becoming by Michelle Obama

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 396 pages

Published: November 13, 2018

Publisher: Crown Publishing

Genre:  Nonfiction, Autobiography, Biography & Memoirs
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Category Winners of the 2018 Costa Book Awards

The category winners for the 2018 Costa Book Awards have just been announced. The Costa Book Awards is one the UK’s most prestigious literary prizes that recognizes great books throughout the year, written by authors based in the UK and Ireland.

I enjoy this book award since the books that are picked, either shortlisted or the winners, are always good book choices and great reads to add to your TBR shelf. The coveted Costa Book of the Year 2018 will be announced on January 29.

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Friday Debate: Favorite Books of the Year

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Welcome to Friday Debate, a feature on cup of tea with that book, please, where every Friday a question will be posted that tantalize the brain and expands our horizons. For this week’s question:  Continue reading “Friday Debate: Favorite Books of the Year”