What I’ve Been Reading Lately: January 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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Classics That Entered the Public Domain in 2021

Get your 1920s dancing shoes on! On January 1, a batch of classics has entered the public domain. Those who do not know what the public domain means, copyrighted works (books, movies, music, etc.) enter the United States’ public domain after 95 years. This meaning they are freely accessible for the public. 

This also means that there could be different retellings of classic works, tales likeĀ Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. So it will be exciting to see what new creative interpretations people imagine. When they become available, readers will read them for free online on sites, like Project Gutenberg. It may not be on the website right away. Give it some time. It takes a while to transfer to text for online reading.

Here is a list of creative works published/released first in 1925. However, here is a list of some highlights that may catch your eye:

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Books to Get Out of the UK and Ireland: Janaury Edition

Are you looking for your next great read? Why not try out the books from across the pond? Despite from what governments say, books are essential and are needed now, more than ever. So if you are need of a variety and want to read diverse stories, then I suggest you try out some British and Irish titles!

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Cup of Tea’s Best Books of 2020: Adult and Teen Books

You can definitely say 2020 was a year. Although we are definitely eager to forget the chaos and the mayhem that this crazy year has brought us, 2020 is a year that has introduced me to great reads that has brought me so much joy and and really got me through these troubled times.

So from heartbreaking, compelling novels in verse to pirate adventures on the high sea, here are the books that made the best of this crazy year:

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Book Subscriptions for the Book Lover In Your Life

It’s four days to Christmas and nothing can ruin the holiday spirit by trying to scamper and find the best gift for that book lover in your life. A book is the obvious choice but maybe you are having a hard time picking the right book for them. Well, there is a way to take the stress off your shoulders!

Book subscription services are becoming very popular and are a great way for a readers to get a sample of the books that are out there. It allows bookworms a huge amount of choices and a surprise every month. What more can a book lover ask for? So if are trying to figure out that last minute Christmas gift, why not take a look at these book subscription services?

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately: December 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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What I’ve Been Reading Lately: November 22

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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Ripped From the Headlines: Fiction Books Inspired By True Stories

Reading nonfiction books about real events is a great way to know about what is happening (and has happened) in the world but did you know that you receive that same reflection from reading fiction novels?

Lately, authors have been inspired by current events and write stories that will be more realistic to their readers. They don’t only convey authenticity but the real emotional impact these current events have, which makes them more entertaining reads. So if your looking for more realism in your TBR shelf, you can go wrong with these book recommendations:

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2020 Shortlist for Waterstones Book of the Year

Waterstones, the UK Bookseller, released their yearly shortlist of this year’s best books of the year. The shortlist and award is selected by booksellers.

If you are not looking to add more books to add to your TBR shelf, then reading this shortlist is highly unadvisable, you ‘ll have a hard time tearing your eyes away from these interesting blurbs:

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Books You Should Get Out Of the UK and Ireland: November Edition

Are you looking for your next great read? Why not try out the books from across the pond? Despite from what governments say, books are essential and are needed now, more than ever. So if you are need of a variety and want to read diverse stories, then I suggest you try out some British and Irish titles!

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