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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Books to Read This Month: May Edition

May flowers are blooming and new books are just buzzing in the air! As the weather warms up and the air becomes more pleasant, now is the time to find your favorite bench and bask in the enjoyment of spring reading! And you can’t go wrong with the amazing following books:

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Books to Read This Month: April Edition

April showers bring…an abundance of new releases! From a fantasy about books to a historical fashion emporium, here are some April new releases that will have you enjoy being stuck inside with this wet, spring weather:

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Margaret Atwood Announces The Handmaid Tale’s Sequel

The book world was all abuzz today. Margaret Atwood, author of the popular dystopian novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, announced she will be writing a sequel to the bestselling book, due to be released in September 2019.

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Book Review: We by Yevgeny Zamyatin

Format: Paperback

Pages: 203 pages

Published: September 21, 2006 (First published 1924)

Publisher: Modern Library

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2018 Man Booker Prize Longlist Includes Graphic Novel For First Time

For the very first time, a graphic novel has been added to this year’s longlist for the Man Booker Prize. Sabrina by Nick Drnaso explores the terrifying effect of the 24-hour news after a girl disappeared.  Continue reading “2018 Man Booker Prize Longlist Includes Graphic Novel For First Time”

Little Known Facts About Frankenstein

Frankenstein, most popular novel by Mary Shelley, is considered to be one of the best horror stories written in literature history. But you do you know the history behind this amazing novel? Here are some little know facts about the novel that took hold on our greatest fears: the consequences of playing God. Continue reading “Little Known Facts About Frankenstein”

Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

7439970Format:  Paperback

Pages: 370 pages

Published: 1985

Publisher: Vintage Classics

Genre: Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Science Fiction

 

 

Synopsis:

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She has only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire – neither Offred’s nor that of the two men on which her future hangs.

I am still in awe of what I have just finished. That is how emotionally impacted I was. The Handmaid’s Tale is the first book I ever read by Atwood. It was always on my TBR list and with the recent hype surrounding it, I decided to pick it up and start reading it. Never has there been a novel that was a politically correct story and provided an emotional impact, at the same time. You read this and you will grapple with the many issues that the novel sprouts out. The Handmaid’s Tale opens doors to what most people are afraid to look inside.  Continue reading “Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood”