YA Book Prize 2020 Shortlist

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Credit: The Bookseller

This past week, the YA Book Prize announced the 2020 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.

I was disappointed to not see the titles, All the Bad Apples, The Burning and The Exact Opposite of Okay but that does not escape the fact of the amazing nominations that we have here. I can’t wait to read all of them!

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Fierce Reads for Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month and though most of us are stuck at home, that shouldn’t stop us from celebrating the strength and endurance that women bring to society. And reading great books is a great way to do that! So here are some YA book selections about fierce female characters by strong female (with some male) authors. Continue reading “Fierce Reads for Women’s History Month”

Books to Read This Month: March Edition

It is already the third month of the year…how far are you in your 2020 reading goal? Do you feel like you are in a reading slump? Don’t fret book lovers! I am here to tell you that you can still have an amazing reading year. And “spring cleaning” is the perfect time to start afresh! Let these following new releases be your perfect new start: Continue reading “Books to Read This Month: March Edition”

Books to Read This Month: February Edition

Valentines Day…Black History Month…Leap Year…for a short month, we have a lot to celebrate within it! So why not let’s pile it on more with these sizzling new releases that are coming your way:

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Books of 2019: Authors That Ruled My Reading List

Over the 200 books I have read in 2019 (I’m still shocked that I read that much), I came across amazing authors where their writing styles and compelling storytelling had me engrossed and wishing that the book never end. When you meet an author that gives you that feeling, they have just become your new favorite author! It might be too soon for some since I only read one book, but I am going to take a leap of faith and keep a lookout for the following authors in 2020:

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Books to Read This Month: November Edition

Now is the time to be thankful…for great reading! The year might be coming to end soon but that doesn’t timing of reading great books slows down and this month is no different from the rest! From mauling big cats to mythological gods, these books will have you rushing through your Thanksgiving dinner just so you can get through one more chapter…

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Trick or Treat…Give Me Somthing Good to Read

Halloween is just around the corner…instead of asking for candy, why not “sweeten” your holiday with some good creepy reads? I have great book recommendations that will thrill you, chill you and keep you until the early hours of the morning. Your Halloween is not complete without a spooky read! Continue reading “Trick or Treat…Give Me Somthing Good to Read”

2019 Shortlist for Foyles Books of the Year

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Credit: Foyles.co.uk

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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