Books to Read This Month: August Edition

Can you believe that it is August already? The amount of time you spend at the beach may be winding down, but the joy of reading engaging and compelling books is just heating up! These August releases promises to deliver the wide range of genres that are suitable for those readers who just want to taste of everything. From a cookbook with a taste of the Scottish Highlands to a in-depth story of this century’s most musical family, get ready to dive into books that will make you forget that summer is coming to an end in the first place!

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Books to Read This Month: July Edition

Get your beach bag ready! It’s the beginning of the month and that means new releases! Here are some new releases that you definitely want to have in your beach bag this summer. From a terrfiing plane ride to a California romance, these exciting new releases will keep you entertained (and cool) during this exciting summer!

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Books to Read This Month: June Edition

Read with PRIDE in June! We finally made it halfway through 2021! Along with June being Pride Month, recognition of Juneteenth, Caribbean American Heritage Month, Audiobook Month and African-American Music Appreciation Month (did I get it all?), June is also the perfect time to start making your list of reads for your 2021 summer reading! This may be the summer we get to actually go outside but that doesn’t mean the time we spend outside shouldn’t involve reading as well. And this month, we have a slew of new releases that will entertain you both inside and outside. Check out these new books that range from beautiful poetry to realistic contemporary fiction:

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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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Books to Read This Month: May Edition

May is another one of my favorite months. Not only the weather starts turning into that comfortable weather that makes it ideal for walks and sitting in the park. But May is also a great time to start making your reading list for the summer! May always has a great selection of new releases that are perfect for “summer reading” and May 2021 is no different from any other. From World War II stories to time travel middle grade fiction, here are some great new releases that will get you excited for the hot weather:

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Books to Read This Month: April Edition

April showers brings us new books! This month sees exciting new releases from romantic love to enticing thrillers to a graphic novel about great female writers. You will not only be entertained during this usually rainy month but these titles will give you the inspiration to go out in the warmer weather and get a jumpstart on your spring reading. Get a pen and paper ready and make sure to add these titles to you ever growing TBR pile:

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Books to Read This Month: March Edition

Happy Women’s History Month! I love this month in particular because it is not only the start of Spring (which is my favorite season) but you also get a great collection of new releases being published, particularly in the diverse and feminist factor. With a highly engrossing and shocking nonfiction book misogyny to the high anticipated sequel to a bestselling teen mystery, here are some great book recommendations that will help you defrost from the cold winter and jump into the exciting new chapter of spring reading!

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Book Review: Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard

Format: Paperback

Pages: 322 pages

Published: February 25th 2016

Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books (UK)

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Mental Health, Realistic Fiction

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10 Audiobooks for Pleasant Listening…and Great Storytelling

During these troubling times, you as an avid reader are having a hard time picking up a physical book? Why not give audiobooks a try? This format is growing into a popular trend, especially when you are doing the everyday activities like cleaning, exercising and cooking. I personally love to listen to audiobooks when I run/walk and do a puzzle.

The best way to have appreciation for this format is to find audiobooks that give off a pleasant nature but at the same time, give listeners a compelling story that will give them a chance to shut out the outside world. So here are some of my personal recommendations that I definitely think you will enjoy:

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2020 Goodreads Choice Awards Winners

It’s here! Announcing the winners of the 12th Annual Goodreads Choice Awards. According to Goodreads, 5,674,480 votes were cast.

Some of my choices made it through, but there are some winners that I don’t wholeheartedly agree with. However, it does appear to be a well-rounded award list:

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