Quote of the Day – March 23, 2021

Feel-Good Fiction For Spring Reading

You need to escape from the world right now? You may not be able to travel as much but reading uplifting stories that will warm your heart and put a spring in your step. Just the ticket to jumpstart your spring reading. So here are some favorite feel-good tales that will definitely bring that necessary smile to your face:

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2021 YA Book Prize Shortlist

This past week, the YA Book Prize announced the 2021 shortlist for the prize. The book prize, launched in 2014, awards a YA title written by an author living in the UK or Ireland. The prize is also run by the book trad magazine, The Bookseller, in partnership with the Hay Festival. These 10 books are in the running to win this year’s overall £2,000 award.

Last year, Meat Market by Juno Dawson took home the 2020 YA Book Prize.

I’m glad to see a lot the books that are on my TBR shelf made this year’s shortlist, so I know I am on a great track to brilliant reading! But that also means I need to get a crack on and start reading these!

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Book Review: Girl A by Abigail Dean

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 352 pages

Published: February 2 2021 (UK: January 21)

Publisher: Viking (US) and HarperFiction (US)

Genre: Mystery & Thriller, Fiction, Literary Fiction

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Book Review: Where Hope Comes From: Poems of Resilience, Healing and Light by Nikita Gill

Format: Hardcover (Paperback US)

Pages: 160 pages

Published: February 18th 2021 (US Release: June 1)

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co. (UK) and Hachette Books (US)

Genre: Poetry, Mental Health

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Book Review: Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard

Format: Paperback

Pages: 322 pages

Published: February 25th 2016

Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books (UK)

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Mental Health, Realistic Fiction

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10 Books to Help Beat the January Blues

Are you finding it hard to snuggle up and read a book this month? Since most of us are either in the second round of lockdown or are freely available to more around, but not in the way like it was before, people may have a difficult time concentrating on a novel. On top of that, the cold weather may put a damper on your reading endeavours.

Well, don’t fret! If you want to get back into the reading spirit, here are ten engaging reads that will not only have you forget about what is going on outside, it will warm your body and soul with their heartwarming nature and compelling storytelling:

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