2021 Booker Prize Shortlist Announced as Ishiguro is Out

The shortlist for the 2021 Booker Prize has been announced. The list was chosen of 158 titles published in the UK and Ireland between October 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021

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If You Like Sally Rooney, Then Try These Readalikes!

Don’t know what to read after finishing the most buzzworthy book of the Fall season, Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney? Don’t worry, Sally Rooney fans! Here are some perfect readalikes that will quench your appetite for compelling and thought-provoking literary fiction!

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Book Review: Normal People by Sally Rooney

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 273 pages

Published: April 16, 2019

Publisher: Hogarth Press

Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction, Romance

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20 Years Later: Books to Commemorate September 11

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. I have hard time believing that it happened two decades ago, when on bright sunny morning, a city and a world were changed forever. Today brings sadness and pain but like a phoenix, the world rised out of the ashes and continue to rebuild through strength, hope and unity. And although we still are dealing with the aftermath of 9/11, what we have felt and learned from that day will remain.

There are so many stories out there that reflect the events and the aftermath of 9/11. To keep the memory of that day alive, it is important to read the powerful historical accounts and inspirational stories of that horrid day. For the 20 years, here are 20 book recommendations that help commemorate September 11 and make us remember to never forget:

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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 British and Irish titles!

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately: September 3

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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2021 Booker Prize Longlist Announced

The longlist for the 2021 Booker Prize has been announced. The list was chosen of 158 titles published in the UK and Ireland between October 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021

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#ClassicSummer: Great Classic Novels to Tackle This Summer

If you are an avid reader of my blog, you know by now that I am lover of the classics. Just something about returning back to beginning of literature is just so thrilling to me. While being aware of the social times the classics were written and some of its references may be outdated but that doesn’t stop it from being relevant and a necessity to read.

Make Summer 2021 a #ClassicSummer and use this time to dive in the classics that have been gathering dusts on your bookshelf. Don’t know where to start? Below I recommend some titles that I feel will make you rethink classics altogether:

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Asian & Asian American Voices: Great Reads to Celebrate the Heritage

Reading about different cultures other than our own is a great way to not only educate ourselves but creates empathy and understanding in our daily lives. Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month is honored in May and Asian & Asian American voices are always important to highlight but it is needed now more than ever due to discrimination and racism that is targeted towards this ethnicity recently.

So #StandUpForAAPI by learning in the best possible way…through amazing reads that highlight powerful Asian voices and I picked some great books that will be enjoyed by readers of all ages (but I also made sure to divide it to three different age groups). Start loving one another by learning about one another:

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