The Diverse Book Awards 2022 Shortlist

The 2022 shortlist of The Diverse Book Awards were announced yesterday and I am so happy to see some of my personal favorites making the shortlist cut. If you hadn’t have the chance to read these titles, you are definitely missing out!

Banned Books Week: Top 10 Challenged Books of 2021

Fight for your right to read! This week is Banned Books Week, a week-long annual celebration that celebrates the freedom to read. Everyday, books are challenged and banned for their content, just because there is a chance that it might offend someone. So that is why the book community -librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and book loversContinue reading “Banned Books Week: Top 10 Challenged Books of 2021”

Books to Get Out of the UK and Ireland: September 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 BritishContinue reading “Books to Get Out of the UK and Ireland: September Edition”

Books to Read This Month: September Edition

Get ready for your start of the fall season jam-packed with fascinating new releases! There’s a reason why many readers look forward to the fall season. Yes, the brisk weather, the turning leaves and warm wooly sweaters might be a factor but I believe what book lovers love most is the exciting upcoming releases theyContinue reading “Books to Read This Month: September Edition”

Author Talk with Kimberly Jones & Gilly Segal

Get ready for the first author talk of the fall season! Join me and frequent blog contributor, Whitney Davidson-Rhodes will be in conversation with NYT bestselling authors Kimberly Jones & Gilly Segal about their award-winning YA novels, I’m Not Dying With You Tonight and Why We Fly!

Best Books of 2022…So Far: Middle Grade & Young Adult

Welcome to another round of the Best Books of the Year so Far, where halfway through the year, I name the titles I read that I feel are the best of 2022. Just like last year, I will be listing the books by different genre and format. So stay tuned every Thursday throughout the rest of thisContinue reading “Best Books of 2022…So Far: Middle Grade & Young Adult”

Best Books of 2022…So Far: Picture Books

It’s that time of year again! Welcome to another round of the Best Books of the Year so Far, where halfway through the year, I name the titles I read that I feel are the best of 2022. Just like last year, I will be listing the books by different genre and format. So stay tuned everyContinue reading “Best Books of 2022…So Far: Picture Books”

Books to Get Out of the UK and Ireland: August 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 BritishContinue reading “Books to Get Out of the UK and Ireland: August Edition”

Books to Read This Month: August Edition

Can you believe it’s already August? Not too long ago we were trying to think of things to do for the summer and it now looks like fall is creeping ever so closer our way. Although it looks like the fall season is coming closer, it doesn’t stop the last month of Summer 2022 beingContinue reading “Books to Read This Month: August Edition”

The Diverse Book Awards 2022 Longlist

The 2022 longlist of The Diverse Book Awards were announced today and there are a great selection of diverse reads for you to read! I had the privilege of being one of the judges (in the children’s category) to select the longlist and I am so excited to share this list with you.