What We're Reading – February 2019

Black Country by Liz Berry and 40 Rules of Love by Elif ShafakAfter a wonderful trip to Berlin for the British Council Literature Seminar at the end of January, I am reading Liz Berry’s Black Country. Liz’s reading at the Literature Seminar was one of the highlights of the weekend and I’m really enjoying revisiting the poems she read so beautifully, on the page. Liz writes using Black Country dialect which bubbles through her work unexpectedly and delightfully. I’m also reading (appropriately for Valentine’s Day) 40 Rules for Love by Elif Shafak. Having seen her speak many times and been inspired by her erudition, I’m really excited to read this, the first of her books that I’ve got my hands on.Harriet Williams, Literature Programme Coordinator The Silent Striker by Pete Kalu I really enjoyed reading The Silent Striker by Pete Kalu, the second in the Striker series of young adult books published by Hope Road. Marcus is the star of the school football team, but he finds himself getting into trouble at school. He’s also navigating having a girlfriend for the first time, and he discovers that he has hearing loss. Pete Kalu writes a wonderful portrayal of Marcus’s experience of deafness, and of the complex mixture of emotions that teenagers go through. Insidious Intent by Val McDermid It was a real treat to settle down with this page-turner by Val McDermid. DCI Carol Jordan and psychological profiler Tony Hill are on the hunt for a killer who picks up his victims at weddings.... Continue reading at 'British Council global'

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10 books to read in February

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What We're Reading – February 2020

Sensible Footwear: A Girl’s Guide by Kate CharlesworthMy favourite place to be is partway through a book that I have just realised is becoming an all-time favourite. This month, it happened with Kate Charlesworth’s graphic memoir, Sensible Footwear: A Girl’s Guide, a political history of gay... Continue reading at British Council global

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The 10 books to read in February

You’ve already broken your resolution to read more in 2020? It’s not too late to turn things around. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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PW Staff Picks: The Best Books We Read in 2019

Though we've named our best books of 2019, we all have our personal favorites, and not all of them are from 2019. These are the best books we read this year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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PW’s Most-Read Comics Stories of 2019

The enormous popularity of Dav Pilkey’s Dog Man graphic novel series, trends in the changing U.S. comics and graphic novel retail landscape, and the growing popularity of manga and anime-influenced Japanese light novels, were among PW’s most-read stories about comics in 2019. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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What to read in 2020 based on the books you loved in 2019

Sally Rooney and Elizabeth Gilbert may not have new books coming out just yet, but we have some worthy alternatives. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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The Most-Read Book Reviews of 2019

Of the thousands of book reviews we published this year, these are the 10 most-read reviews of books that published in 2019. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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PW’s 10 Most-Read Religion Stories of 2019

The deaths of Brian Hampton and Rachel Held Evans, books undergoing big-screen adaptations, and LifeWay’s closure are some of PW’s top religion stories of 2019. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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What We're Reading – December 2019

Text Me When You Get Home: the Evolution and Triumph of Modern Female Friendship by Kayleen SchaeferIt’s a non-fiction book about the change in perspective around female friendship over the last few years, featuring interviews with a huge range of people including Judy Blume. The book looks at... Continue reading at British Council global

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What We're Reading – October 2019

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine EvaristoSince studying Lara as a student, I have been a fan of Bernardine Evaristo’s work, and am delighted to see her win the Booker Prize this year. Girl, Woman, Other follows the lives of twelve black characters with different backgrounds and experiences, most... Continue reading at British Council global

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What we're reading August 2019

Lowborn by Kerry HudsonKerry Hudson is best known for her award-winning fiction. Her first book, Tony Hogan Bought Me An Ice-cream Float Before He Stole My Ma, won the Scottish First Book Award and earned her a place on the Granta Best of Young British Novelists list. Her latest book, Lowborn,... Continue reading at British Council global

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Documentary Looks For Most Beautiful Bookstore and How To Read More: Critical Linking, July 9, 2019

Awesome daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web. Continue reading at Book Riot

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50 Must-Read Crime Titles from July and August 2019

This list of summer 2019 crime books is sponsored by Amazon Publishing. Robert Dugoni is the New York Times bestselling author of ... Continue reading at Book Riot

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Read the Titles That Inspired the Summer 2019 Anime Season

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Quiz: What Buzzy 2019 Book Should You Read?

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'How to Raise a Reader' coauthors Pamela Paul and Maria Russo will discuss their book during today’s eponymous panel moderated by Jane Pauley, TV journalist and host of 'CBS Sunday Morning.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BookExpo's Librarians' Lounge 2019: Sweet Summer Reads, Courtesy of Penguin Random House Adult Library Marketing

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What We're Reading – April 2019

Her Body and Other Parties, by Carmen Maria Machado I've absolutely loved this collection of short stories, which floats between the weird and the queer, passing horror, black comedy and feminism along the way. Doubles and others are especially important: a wife enters her wife’s dream when they... Continue reading at British Council global

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