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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Fiction Books for Mental Health Awareness Month

The conversation around mental health does not end on June 1. Having an open and honest discussion around this important topic is much needed, especially when we want to break the stigma and hide the assumptions surrounding the topic. Dealing with mental health issues of my own, I tend to gravitate towards books that discuss it painfully but in a beautiful that will start ignite conversations.

So if you are looking for those books that help you examine mental health beyond, here is a great starter pack:

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Quote of the Day – May 8, 2020

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“Being brave isn’t the same as being okay,”
― Candice Carty-Williams, Queenie

Quote of the Day – February 18, 2020

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“The road to recovery is not linear. It’s not straight. It’s a bumpy path, with lots of twists and turns. But you’re on the right track.”
― Candice Carty-Williams, Queenie

Books of 2019: Authors That Ruled My Reading List

Over the 200 books I have read in 2019 (I’m still shocked that I read that much), I came across amazing authors where their writing styles and compelling storytelling had me engrossed and wishing that the book never end. When you meet an author that gives you that feeling, they have just become your new favorite author! It might be too soon for some since I only read one book, but I am going to take a leap of faith and keep a lookout for the following authors in 2020:

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Waterstones Book of the Year 2019 Shortlist

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The bookseller, Waterstones, released their shortlist of the Best Book of 2019 and I am so glad to say that three books that I read this year (and also one of my favorites) has made the list:

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2019 Shortlist for Foyles Books of the Year

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2019 is about to close and booksellers and literary awards alike are picking their book picks that really stood out for them this year.The first batch is just trickling in: Foyles Books of the Year.

Foyles has just released their shortlist of the best books of the year in the categseries of Fiction, Non Fiction and Children & YA and if you follow my blog, you’ll notice that there are a couple of my personal favorites:

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More Than Just Romance: Books About Women Finding Themselves

Are you tired of reading books that involve women finding the elusive “the one”? When I was a teen, I was constantly bombarded by books that characterized women needing to find a guy in order for their lives to be whole and complete. In this ever-changing society, books in the publishing world have started to reflect the independence and resilience of women. And thankfully, I have recently read great books that hit the mark: Continue reading “More Than Just Romance: Books About Women Finding Themselves”

Book Review: Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 320 pages

Published: March 19, 2019

Publisher: Orion Pulishing

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