Book Review: SHOUT by Laurie Halse Anderson

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 304 pages

Published: March 12, 2019

Publisher: Viking Books

Genre: Young Adult, Nonfiction, Poetry, Biographies & Memoirs

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Book Review: I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life by Anne Bogel

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 160 pages

Published: September 4, 2018

Publisher: Baker Books

Genre:  Nonfiction, Autobiography & Memoirs Continue reading “Book Review: I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life by Anne Bogel”

Book Review: The Library Book by Susan Orlean

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 318 pages

Published: October 16, 2018

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Genre:  Nonfiction, History Continue reading “Book Review: The Library Book by Susan Orlean”

Announcing the Winners of the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards

After a month-long of voting, the moment has finally arrived! Here are the winners of the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards: Continue reading “Announcing the Winners of the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards”

Book Review: Quiet: The Power of the Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 333 pages

Published: January 24, 2012

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group

Genre: Nonfiction, Self-Help Continue reading “Book Review: Quiet: The Power of the Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain”

Book Review: Camp Austen: My Life as an Accidental Jane Austen Superfan

Format: Paperback

Pages: 176 pages

Published: March 6, 2018

Publisher: Farrar Straus and Giroux

Genre: Nonfiction, Writing, Biographies & Memoirs Continue reading “Book Review: Camp Austen: My Life as an Accidental Jane Austen Superfan”

Books To Help Discuss Mental Health

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As Mental Health Awareness Month comes to a close, let us not stop this important discussion. Mental Illness is a topic that needs to be discussed more in society and although this month makes us aware about our daily mental health, it also alerts us about the everyday struggles that most people go through. Mental illness may be a difficult subject for most to approach, however, here are some great book selections, for various age groups, that will help get this much-needed conversation started:

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Book Review: March Book 1-3 by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin & Nate Powell

Format: Paperback

Pages: Book 1 (128 pages), Book 2 (192 pages), Book 3 (246 pages)

Published: Book 1 (August 13, 2013), Book 2 (January 13, 2015), Book 3 (August 2, 2016)

Publisher: Top Shelf Productions

Genre: Nonfiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Graphic Novels Continue reading “Book Review: March Book 1-3 by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin & Nate Powell”

Expand Your Horizons: Great Diverse Books To Read

During Black History Month, we are not only encouraged to celebrate the history and accomplishments of  black people but to read most of their inspirational writings. However, we should also take the time to celebrate the diversity of our culture and society. And there are no better depictions of diversity than the ones illustrated in literature. So if you are looking to “diverse” your TBR shelf, you can’t go wrong with these books:  Continue reading “Expand Your Horizons: Great Diverse Books To Read”

Great Books to Cozy Up to the Rest of the Winter

Winter reading is a hobby that I feel gets constantly overlooked.

I feel I do more of my reading during the winter. You don’t go out as much during the winter months. The days are shorter, the weather is colder…our natural instinct is to hibernate. And what better way to spend the cold winter nights with a hot cup of tea, a fire, a blanket, and a book with hundred of pages?

Well, don’t fret book lovers. Our favorite pastime is a great way to beat away those winter blues. These books will not only make the dreary winter more exciting but give you a chance to start on your reading challengeContinue reading “Great Books to Cozy Up to the Rest of the Winter”