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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Fiction Books for Mental Health Awareness Month

The conversation around mental health does not end on June 1. Having an open and honest discussion around this important topic is much needed, especially when we want to break the stigma and hide the assumptions surrounding the topic. Dealing with mental health issues of my own, I tend to gravitate towards books that discuss it painfully but in a beautiful that will start ignite conversations.

So if you are looking for those books that help you examine mental health beyond, here is a great starter pack:

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Quote of the Day – May 8, 2020

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“Being brave isn’t the same as being okay,”
― Candice Carty-Williams, Queenie

Quote of the Day – February 18, 2020

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“The road to recovery is not linear. It’s not straight. It’s a bumpy path, with lots of twists and turns. But you’re on the right track.”
― Candice Carty-Williams, Queenie

2019 Shortlist for Foyles Books of the Year

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2019 is about to close and booksellers and literary awards alike are picking their book picks that really stood out for them this year.The first batch is just trickling in: Foyles Books of the Year.

Foyles has just released their shortlist of the best books of the year in the categseries of Fiction, Non Fiction and Children & YA and if you follow my blog, you’ll notice that there are a couple of my personal favorites:

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More Than Just Romance: Books About Women Finding Themselves

Are you tired of reading books that involve women finding the elusive “the one”? When I was a teen, I was constantly bombarded by books that characterized women needing to find a guy in order for their lives to be whole and complete. In this ever-changing society, books in the publishing world have started to reflect the independence and resilience of women. And thankfully, I have recently read great books that hit the mark: Continue reading “More Than Just Romance: Books About Women Finding Themselves”

Book Review: Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 320 pages

Published: March 19, 2019

Publisher: Orion Pulishing

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