Are you finding it hard to snuggle up and read a book this month? Since most of us are either in the second round of lockdown or are freely available to more around, but not in the way like it was before, people may have a difficult time concentrating on a novel. On top of that, the cold weather may put a damper on your reading endeavours.
Well, don’t fret! If you want to get back into the reading spirit, here are ten engaging reads that will not only have you forget about what is going on outside, it will warm your body and soul with their heartwarming nature and compelling storytelling:Continue reading “10 Books to Help Beat the January Blues”
Summer 2020 is not turning out to be what we expected but that doesn’t mean our own summer adventures, even if has to be indoors! Books and reading can take you on many different journeys and adventures, all in the comfort from your reading chair.Continue reading “Summer Reads For An “Indoor” Summer: Adult Fiction”
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!Continue reading “2020 British Book Award Winners”
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:
“Being brave isn’t the same as being okay,”
“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.”
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:
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:
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: