Book Review: Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 352 pages

Published:  May 25, 2021 (UK: May 27, 2021)

Publisher: Page Street Kids (UK: Hodder Children’s Books)

Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary, LGBTQIA+

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The Best Books to Look Out For in 2022

Are you looking for more reasons to be excited about 2022, other than just wanting to be done with 2021? Then check the list of exciting new books being released next year! The pandemic may have pushed back some releases into 2022 but that just just gives us more of a reason to read more books. So get ready TBR journal or list ready, because you want to make sure to jot down these exciting new releases!

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Cup of Tea’s Best Books of 2021: Manga and Graphic Novels

Welcome to the Cup of Tea’s Best Books of the Year, where I list the best of the best books I read this year.

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Book Review: Ferryman by Claire McFall

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 320 pages

Published:  October 12, 2021

Publisher: Walker Books US

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Fantasy, Adventure

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New Releases for Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, a month-long celebration to pay tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans. It is vital to recognize Indigenous voices all year round, but this critical time of the year to acknowledge the actual historical accounts and legacy of Native Americans and not rely on fantasy and stereotypes.

The good thing is that with the increased need for diverse books, we have seen an increase of books written by minority authors and what better way to learn about a cultural heritage than written by an author of that said culture? So in honor of this month, I am highlighting newly released books by indigenous authors that will not only entertain you but give you more insight and enlightenment in your everyday reading life:

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Banned Books Week: Top 10 Challenged Books of 2020

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 2020. Make sure to read these books in defiance:

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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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Winners of the 2021 Waterstone Children’s Book Prize

The UK bookseller, Waterstones, has just announced the 2021 winners of their Children’s Book Prize. This award, which is chosen by Waterstones’ booksellers, honors emerging writers of exceptional talent and are blooming in the children’s writing industry.

Here are the winners:

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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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