2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist

© 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction

The shortlist for the 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction was announced a few days ago.  This year’s shortlist is made up of authors who have never been nominated for the prize before , with authors such as Susanna Clarke, Yaa Gyasi and Patricia Lockwood. The annual award that looks for an “outstanding, ambitious, original” novel by a woman features several stories about “lives you haven’t read about before”, said chair of judges Bernardine Evaristo, the Booker prize-winning novelist.1

Here are the books listed:

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World Book Night at 10

Today is World Book Night, an annual celebration of books and reading on that occurs on April 23, presented by The Reading Agency. This event brings people from all backgrounds together for one important reason – to inspire others to read more. 2021 marks the 10th Anniversary of this celebration with a special “Books That Make You Smile” theme. There is also a specially produced book “Stories That Make You Smile” that is free to download. It includes bestselling authors such as Katie Fforde, Dorothy Koomson, Vaseem Khan and many more.

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2020 Highland Book Prize Shortlist

The Highland Book Prize announced the 4 titles that have been selected for the 2020 longlist. Established in 2017, this literary prize celebrates the finest published work that recognizes the rich talent, landscape and cultural diversity of the Highlands.

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2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction Longlist

© 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction

The longlist for the 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction was announced a few weeks back.  This year’s longlist honors both new and well-established writers and a range of genres and themes, from family to rural poverty and isolation. The novels also range from different global settings, from South London to Deep South, from Ghana to Hong Kong,

Here are the books listed:

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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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Happy World Book Day!

Happy World Book Day!

World Book Day is a heavily promoted book celebration in the UK and Ireland. Designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, this celebration is immersed with activities that are extensive and very exciting, all in for the love of books and reading. Encouraging young children to dress up as their favorite characters, discount vouchers to use on books, and contests and competitions are just the many activities that surround this amazing event. 

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately: February 5

Welcome to What I’ve Been Reading Lately, a feature where I’ll be giving short reviews of what I’m currently reading:

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately: January 19

Welcome to What I’ve Been Reading Lately, a feature where I’ll be giving short reviews of what I’m currently reading:

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