2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist

© 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction

The shortlist for the 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction was announced a few days ago.  This year’s shortlist is made up of authors who have never been nominated for the prize before , with authors such as Susanna Clarke, Yaa Gyasi and Patricia Lockwood. The annual award that looks for an “outstanding, ambitious, original” novel by a woman features several stories about “lives you haven’t read about before”, said chair of judges Bernardine Evaristo, the Booker prize-winning novelist.1

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2020 Highland Book Prize Shortlist

The Highland Book Prize announced the 4 titles that have been selected for the 2020 longlist. Established in 2017, this literary prize celebrates the finest published work that recognizes the rich talent, landscape and cultural diversity of the Highlands.

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2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction Longlist

© 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction

The longlist for the 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction was announced a few weeks back.  This year’s longlist honors both new and well-established writers and a range of genres and themes, from family to rural poverty and isolation. The novels also range from different global settings, from South London to Deep South, from Ghana to Hong Kong,

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Book Review: The Museum Murder by Katie Gayle

Format: Paperback

Pages: 242 pages

Published: March 29, 2021

Publisher: Bookouture

Genre: Mystery & Thriller, Cozy Mystery

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately: March 29

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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Books to Read From the Emerald Isle

On this St. Patrick’s Day, we may not be able to celebrate with other people or visit the great country, full of heritage and culture. But with a pint of Guiness (or Irish Breakfast tea would be my personal preference), you can visit Ireland from the comfort of your favorite reading chair by reading these amazing books by Irish authors:

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately: March 13

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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Great Nonfiction Books by Women: International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day, a day we recognize and appreciate all the great accomplishments women have done for the world. This year, the campaign focuses on the initiatives that challenge inequality, goes against stereotypes and call out bias and help build a more inclusive world. This powerful sentiment is supported by the message #ChooseToChallenge. To help us step up to this important challenge, here are some great book recommendations that will help readers learn, understand and create a more gender equal world:

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately: February 19

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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Recent Romantic Reads for Valentine’s Day

Are you looking for a romantic read to entertain you this Valentine’s Day? Ranging from meet cutes to historical regencies, you will definitely get in the mood on this loving day with these great books!

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