Author Talk with Stuart Turton

This Tuesday, July 19 at 3 PM, my Dueling Detectives partner, Adena and I will be hosting another mystery author talk with bestselling thriller writer, Stuart Turton, author of The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle and The Devil and the Dark Water, personal favorites of this blog!

Author Talk with Joseph Knox

Another author talk makes dos! On Tuesday, April 19 at 3 PM, my Dueling Detectives partner, Adena and I will be hosting another mystery author talk with bestselling thriller writer, Joseph Knox, author of True Crime Story, a Cup of Tea’s favorite book of 2021!

Author Talk with Kat Leyh

Gear up for another author talk! For this one in April, I will be collaborating with my friend and librarian Whitney Davidson-Rhodes as she will be in conversation with comic book writer and artist, Kat Leyh, co-writer and cover artist of the bestselling series, Lumberjanes, but also of Snapdragon and Thirsty Mermaids.

2021 Highland Book Prize Shortlist

The Highland Book Prize announced the 4 titles that have been selected for the 2021 shortlist. Established in 2017, this literary prize celebrates the finest published work that recognizes the rich talent, landscape and cultural diversity of the Highlands.

Nadine Matheson Talk Now Online

Didn’t manage to make the special Dueling Detectives author talk I conducted with Nadine Matheson? Don’t worry! The full discussion is now online. Adena and I had so much fun talking with Nadine about her debut mystery, The Jigsaw Man! Watch Below!

2022 Women’s Prize for Fiction Longlist

The longlist for the 2022 Women’s Prize for Fiction was announced on International Women’s Day.  This year’s longlist honors both debut and acclaimed writers and a range of genres and themes, which span the globe in settings, from Trinidad, Cyprus and a dystopian England, to Cape Cod, Buchenwald, and Vietnam. Here are the books listed:

Book Review: Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar

Format: Hardcover Pages: 352 pages Published:  May 25, 2021 (UK: May 27, 2021) Publisher: Page Street Kids (UK: Hodder Children’s Books) Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary, LGBTQIA+

Joseph Elliott Talk Now Online

Didn’t manage to make the author talk I conducted with Joseph Elliott? Don’t worry! The full discussion is now online. I had so much fun talking with Joseph and about the wonderful series he has created! If you have ventured into the wonderful world of the Isle of Skye, the joys and laughs that JosephContinue reading “Joseph Elliott Talk Now Online”

Cup of Tea’s 2022 Reading Challenge

It’s the first day of the year and that means the first day of a reading challenge! Try Cup of Tea’s Reading Challenge 2022 that will not only introduce you to new books and genres but help you tackle your TBR pile. Just like last year, I created the challenge on StoryGraph, where you canContinue reading “Cup of Tea’s 2022 Reading Challenge”

Cup of Tea’s Best Books of 2021: Fiction, Poetry and Other Nonfiction Books

Welcome to the Cup of Tea’s Best Books of the Year, where I list the best of the best books I read this year.