Book Review: Ferryman by Claire McFall

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 320 pages

Published:  October 12, 2021

Publisher: Walker Books US

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Fantasy, Adventure

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CILIP Carnegie Medal 2022 Nominations

The nominations for the 2022 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals for writing and illustration have been released. The CILIP Carnegie Medal is awarded to a book written in English for children and young people that “creates an outstanding reading experience through writing”. The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal honors “a book that creates an outstanding reading experience through illustration”.

This year, 148 books were nominated, 76 books for the Carneige Medal and 72 for the Kate Greenaway Medal. The longlist will be announced on February 16, 2022, the shortlist on March 16, 2022 and the winners on June 16, 2022.

This list is represents the quintessential saying, “so many books, so little time.” All of these books look so good and thankfully, most of them are already on my TBR shelf, so I am on the right track! Here are some of the titles that have the high honor of getting to the nomination stage:

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Spooky Reads: October 15, 2021

Welcome to Spooky Reads Friday, where every Friday in the month of October, I will be giving you scary selection book recommendations that will make your weekend reading more fulfilling…and scary 🎃. Check out these haunting book recs…if you dare…

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Winner of the 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction

The winner of the 2021 Women’s Fiction Prize was announced this evening in the UK. The recipient of the award receives a “Bessie”, limited bronze figurine, and a £30,000 cash prize.

And the winner is…

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Books to Read This Month: August Edition

Can you believe that it is August already? The amount of time you spend at the beach may be winding down, but the joy of reading engaging and compelling books is just heating up! These August releases promises to deliver the wide range of genres that are suitable for those readers who just want to taste of everything. From a cookbook with a taste of the Scottish Highlands to a in-depth story of this century’s most musical family, get ready to dive into books that will make you forget that summer is coming to an end in the first place!

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Books to Read This Month: July Edition

Get your beach bag ready! It’s the beginning of the month and that means new releases! Here are some new releases that you definitely want to have in your beach bag this summer. From a terrfiing plane ride to a California romance, these exciting new releases will keep you entertained (and cool) during this exciting summer!

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Books to Read This Month: June Edition

Read with PRIDE in June! We finally made it halfway through 2021! Along with June being Pride Month, recognition of Juneteenth, Caribbean American Heritage Month, Audiobook Month and African-American Music Appreciation Month (did I get it all?), June is also the perfect time to start making your list of reads for your 2021 summer reading! This may be the summer we get to actually go outside but that doesn’t mean the time we spend outside shouldn’t involve reading as well. And this month, we have a slew of new releases that will entertain you both inside and outside. Check out these new books that range from beautiful poetry to realistic contemporary fiction:

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Noteworthy Manga for the Spring

Hi again everyone! Joe Pascullo here once again penning a guest piece on my friend Tabrizia’s blog. And today our focus is going to be on some noteworthy manga that’ve debuted here in the States in 2021 (so far). On my podcast Manga Monthly, I booktalk all of the new titles that are making their English-language debut, and I’ve set aside a diverse group of 2021 manga that I’d love to thrust into the spotlight here today. Let’s dive in!

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Read in One: Best Book Series Perfect for Binge Reading

Are you looking to do something this weekend but are tired of watching Netflix or Disney Plus? Why not try something different and binge a book series instead of a TV show? If you are looking to get hooked onto a book series instead of a TV series, here are some exciting and fascinating series recommendations that will leave readers wondering where their weekend has gone when they reach the last page:

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