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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Atwood and Evaristo Share 2019 Booker Prize

Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo were both named as joint winners of the 2019 Booker Prize this evening in London. Continue reading “Atwood and Evaristo Share 2019 Booker Prize”

Books to Read This Month: September Edition

Fall is just around the corner…and there are exciting highly anticipated new releases that will make you excited for the cooling weather! And this month is perfect to make use of your library card (or sign up for a new one) because of National Libray Card Sign-Up Month.  From highly sought out sequel to an upcoming romance from a popular author, September will be one busy month from book lovers:

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Announcing the Longlist for the 2019 Booker Prize

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The Booker Prize announced the longlisted books for the 2019 Booker Prize. The award was changed from “Man Booker” to “Booker” due to the Man Group withdrawing their sponsorship last year. Continue reading “Announcing the Longlist for the 2019 Booker Prize”

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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National Writing Day: Let’s Start Writing!

Today is National Writing Day! Here are some great quotes that will push you to pick up that pen and start writing: Continue reading “National Writing Day: Let’s Start Writing!”

Watch Trailer of the Second Season of “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Hulu released its first trailer for the upcoming second season of its hit original show, The Handmaid’s Tale,  starring Eilsabeth Moss and Joseph Fiennes. The show returns on April 25. Continue reading “Watch Trailer of the Second Season of “The Handmaid’s Tale””

Top Ten Tuesdays: Ten Best Banned/Challenged Books

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week’s theme is:

Ten Books That Feature Characters ____________: Examples: Ten books that feature black main characters, characters who hold interesting jobs, characters who have a mental illness, characters that are adopted, characters that play sports, etc, etc. Can’t wait to see what you all come up with!

Instead of doing this theme, I thought, to commemorate the celebration of Banned Books Week, I’ll list the top ten best banned/challenged books that everyone should read. Reading is such an amazing privilege. Let us not tarnish it by censoring our freedom to read:

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Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Reason why it was banned/challenged: In 2010, Wesley Scroggins, an associate professor at Missouri State University, refer to book as “soft porn” and should be removed from the school curriculum.

 

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