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 Goodreads Choice Awards Nominees

It’s that time of year again! The voting round of the 2020 Goodreads Choice Awards has begun. This annual event, in its 12th year, is the only major book awards chosen by readers. The opening round ends on November 8. The semifinal round runs from November 10 – 15, the final round runs from November 17 – 30 and the winners are announced on December 8.

I won’t be listing all the nominees but here are some categories that may be of high interest to some readers. I’ll also mark the ones that will definitely get my vote!

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Christie at 130: Great Agatha Christie Reads to Start With

Happy birthday to the Queen of Mystery! Today marks the 130th birthday anniversary of the great mystery writer, Agatha Christie. My love for Christie’s talent to web a good mystery is a recent discovery and the only I regret I have is that I didn’t discover her sooner! Her ability to create a good mystery and have you hooked from beginning to end is a feat that not every author can achieve.

Are you looking for a Christie novel but you don’t know which one to start with? Christie wrote 74 novels, 16 plays and 28 short story collections, so it may be hard to figure out which book to start. Here are some great book recs that will have you love Christie as mush as I do:

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Find Your Inner Thrill: YA Mysteries for the Mystery Lover

Are you looking for those thrills and chills that would excite your summer? You may be stuck inside this summer but you can still have those thrills for this season. And mystery books are a great way to do that! However, instead of trying out the same old mystery authors, why not try out a new genre? The YA genre has spun great mystery tales that are perfect for the dedicated mystery lover. Get ready for suspense and excitement because these recommendations will knock your socks off:

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2020 British Book Award Winners

Like other book events this year, the ceremony for the 2020 British Book Awards was moved online and today they released the winners of the literary award. And what an impressive list winners they are!

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10 Long Books for QuaranREADING

Are you looking for long reads to satisfy your reading thirsts during your quarantine? Here are 10 book recommendations that have the great possibility to make your lockdown a lot quicker…and easier:

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Literary Hugs: 10 Classics That Will Give You The Hug You Need

Are you need of a hug? It may not be the same but why not take a “literary” hug? Reading can provide comfort to anyone, particularly in stressful times. We may not be able to have that human interaction that we yearn for, but there some books that will give you that heartwarming distraction. So if you are looking for that perfect book that will leave you warm all over, here are 10 classics that you should immediately get started on:

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