Banned Books Week: Top 10 Challenged Books of 2021

Fight for your right to read! This week is Banned Books Week, a week-long annual celebration that celebrates the freedom to read. Everyday, books are challenged and banned for their content, just because there is a chance that it might offend someone. So that is why the book community -librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and book loversContinue reading “Banned Books Week: Top 10 Challenged Books of 2021”

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 BritishContinue reading “Books to Get Out of the UK and Ireland: September Edition”

Best Books of 2022…So Far: Picture Books

It’s that time of year again! Welcome to another round of the Best Books of the Year so Far, where halfway through the year, I name the titles I read that I feel are the best of 2022. Just like last year, I will be listing the books by different genre and format. So stay tuned everyContinue reading “Best Books of 2022…So Far: Picture Books”

Books to Get Out of the UK and Ireland: August 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 BritishContinue reading “Books to Get Out of the UK and Ireland: August Edition”

The Diverse Book Awards 2022 Longlist

The 2022 longlist of The Diverse Book Awards were announced today and there are a great selection of diverse reads for you to read! I had the privilege of being one of the judges (in the children’s category) to select the longlist and I am so excited to share this list with you.

The Bronx is Writing: Bronx Writers To Read for Bronx Week

May 5-May 15 is Bronx Week, the celebration of the culture and heritage of what makes this borough of New York City truly great. It’s always great to celebrate my home borough but instead of highlighting the great institutions that come out of the Bronx, but also wanted to take the time uplift the BronxContinue reading “The Bronx is Writing: Bronx Writers To Read for Bronx Week”

Books to Read for Arab American Heritage Month

April is not only National Poetry Month but also Arab American Heritage Month, celebrating the Arab American Heritage and culture and paying tribute to the continuous contributions of Arab Americans and Arabic-speaking Americans. One of the many contributions that Arab Americans have made is in the literary world. Many wonderfully written books by Arab American authors, but IContinue reading “Books to Read for Arab American Heritage Month”

Quote of the Day – February 12, 2022

Shortlist for the 2022 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize

Here is the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize shortlist for 2022. This annual prize’s shortlist is always chosen by Waterstones’ booksellers and strives to commit to championing the best and newest talent in children’s writing and illustration today. Make sure to check this space to see the winner of this illustrious prize! Now here are the nominees:

Books to Read This Month: February Edition

Welcome to February! Doesn’t it seem like January just flew by? This month might be a short month but February is packed with so many new releases that it hard to keep track! A popular mystery waiting to be uncovered, a powerful and award-winning poetry collection, an apartment with distrustful neighbors…your February will be “booked”Continue reading “Books to Read This Month: February Edition”