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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Deals & Offers on Books & Reading

Books and reading are the perfect remedies to help ease stress and anxiety and bring people together, even at a time when they have to be apart. If you are looking for ways to bring books into your life without breaking the “social distancing” parameters, here are some new deals that are being offered to the public in this time of crisis:

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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: January Edition

New Year…New Books! Here are some great new releases that will keep you warm and entertained for this upcoming chilly month. Get a head start on your 2020 Reading Challenge! Continue reading “Books to Read This Month: January Edition”

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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Quote of the Day – December 17, 2019

23281612“Midnight, and the clock strikes. It is Christmas Day, the werewolves birthday, the door of the solstice still wide enough open to let them all slink through.”

The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter

Quote of the Day – December 4, 2019

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It struck him that how you spent Christmas was a message to the world about where you were in life.

– Nick Hornby, About a Boy