2021 Goodreads Choice Awards Nominees

It’s that time of year again! The voting round of the 2021 Goodreads Choice Awards has begun. This annual event, in its 12th year, is the only major book awards chosen by readers.

This year marks a couple of changes for the annual award. This year there is no write-in option (which I am sad about since I really liked that option). There is now only two rounds of voting instead of three. The opening round ends this evening, November 28 and the final round runs from November 30- December 5. The winners are announced on December 9.

I won’t be listing all the nominees but here are some categories that may be of high interest to some readers. I’ll also mark the ones that will definitely get my vote!

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New Releases for Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, a month-long celebration to pay tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans. It is vital to recognize Indigenous voices all year round, but this critical time of the year to acknowledge the actual historical accounts and legacy of Native Americans and not rely on fantasy and stereotypes.

The good thing is that with the increased need for diverse books, we have seen an increase of books written by minority authors and what better way to learn about a cultural heritage than written by an author of that said culture? So in honor of this month, I am highlighting newly released books by indigenous authors that will not only entertain you but give you more insight and enlightenment in your everyday reading life:

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Two Great Author Talks To Watch Online!

Missed the author talks that I presented recently? Well, the recordings of these great events can now be watched online! Watch as my friend and co-worker (and also a contributor to this blog) Whitney is in conversation with the bestselling authors, Tony Fleecs and Trish Forstner and watch as I am in conversating with YA bestselling author, Claire McFall!

Watch Below!

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Books to Read This Month: November Edition

Can you believe it that we have reached the second to last month of 2021? If you feel that 2021 is dragging on, don’t worry…you are not the only one. But as we slowly wait for 2021 to turn into 2022, why not by your time with these great new releases? We have a new legal thriller from a debut author, a romance that will make Jane Austen proud, a graphic novel from an award-winning artist that tackles a tragic part of history and so much more exciting books! These new releases will definitely make you thankful at this time…well, for this month at least:

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Book Review: Crushing by Sophie Burrows

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 160 pages

Published: January 11, 2022 (UK Publication: November 4, 2021)

Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers (David Fickling Books )

Genre: Graphic Novels, Romance

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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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Spooky Reads: October 10, 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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Author Talk with Comic Authors Tony Fleecs and Trish Forstner

Are you a fan of comic books and of compelling and haunting stories? Then you don’t want to miss this author talk with Tony Fleecs and Trish Forstner, authors of the newly released comic book: Stray Dogs!

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Books to Read This Month: October Edition

Are you looking for spooky reads for the Halloween season? Why not start with the new releases that are hitting the shelves during this haunting month? We have new books to exciting ghostly tales from bestselling writers to a Greek YA retelling makes its way to the US shores. Spook reads not your thing? Don’t worry! There are some great contemporary fiction on this list that will not leave you left out and excited for the fall reading that has graced us:

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately: October 2

Welcome to What I’ve Been Reading Lately, a feature where I’ll be giving short reviews of what I’m currently reading:

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