Quote of the Day – May 20, 2019

The Hate U Give

“Brave doesn’t mean you’re not scared. It means you go on even though you’re scared.”
– THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas

Book Review: On The Come Up by Angie Thomas

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 464 pages

Published: February 5, 2019

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Realistic

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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”

Banned Books Week 2018: Top Challenged Books

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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 lovers alike-come together to celebrate and value of free and open access to information. Everyone has the right to seek and express new ideas, even it turns out to be unpopular to some people.

So, here are the top challenged 10 books of 2017. Make sure to read these books in defiance:

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The Hate U Give Trailer is Released

20th Century Fox released the trailer for the upcoming adaptation of the critically acclaimed bestseller, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.  Continue reading “The Hate U Give Trailer is Released”

The Hate U Give Wins 2018 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize

HateUGive_10-10SnapThe popular YA novel, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, is the Overall Winner of Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2018. The well reviewed novel, which also won the Older Fiction category, was considered to be “remarkable debut seizes the sorrow and hope of the Black Lives Matter movement and creates a story that blazes with injustice and inspiration”.  Continue reading “The Hate U Give Wins 2018 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize”

A Year in Books: 2017

Let’s celebrate another year of reading!

Another long year has gone, but 2017 may be full of strife and hardship, at least we had a lot of  great books to keep us sane through this hectic time. This year, more than ever, was where the importance of reading really shined.

This year of reading was a whole lot better than last year. I really branched out and tried out new authors while still revisiting old ones. So site back and get a pen ready. Because after I list my favorite books of 2017, you’ll be adding them to your own TBR list:

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Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas for Any Book Lover

There are only two shopping days left to get your favorite book lover in your life that special gift. But there is no reason to panic! It might be too late for you to get these gifts in time for Christmas Day, but there is always one foolproof item that is always a hit: a book! Here are some book recommendations that will surely make you the favorite the person this holiday season:  Continue reading “Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas for Any Book Lover”

Book Review: I Am Alfonso Jones by Tony Medina; Illustrated by John Jennings and Stacey Robinson

34099859Format: Paperback

Pages: 168 pages

Published:  2017

Publisher: Tu Books

Genre: Graphic Novels

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