Here what has been happening on My Booking Great Blog this month!
I’ve read some great books this month! I’ve listed the links to the books below with a short snippet as to why I enjoyed them:
- Paul Auster’s 4,3,2,1 is the longest book I have read so far this year. Was the long read worth it? Sadly not.
- Ahead of the launch of The Good People I raced through Burial Rites by Hannah Kent and devoured every word. I loved it! Why didn’t I jump on the bandwagon earlier?
- Continuing my reading of the Jhalak Prize shortlist children’s novel A Girl of Ink and Stars by Karen Millwood Hargrave was a beautiful read. If you’re looking for a diverse novel – this is it.
- I was lucky enough to receive A Line Made By Walking by Sara Baume as an ARC and wow – I am so glad that book landed on my doorstep. Exceptional second novel from Sara Baume.
I had the great pleasure of interviewing Irenosen Okojie following my review of Speak Gigantular. Her answers to my questions were amazing! This, for me, was a huge thing as it is the first author interview I have done on this blog.
This month, I met Hannah Kent at her launch of The Good People. She discussed her research and what made her want to write her second book. I will be writing a post on that shortly so look out for that!
I also attended a thoroughly enjoyable evening called A Celebration of Female Artistry hosted by Picador and Unit London where celebrated artists and poets discussed and performed pieces inspired by Jessie Burton’s The Muse. Quite simply – it was one of the most original and interesting bookish event I have ever attended. I hope more publishers do this going forward.
Well, our little #febbooksarelit challenge went down a storm with a little over 1,400 posts for the challenge! We have released #marbooksarelit which heavily references women as March is Women’s History Month! If you are on bookstagram – come join us!
There is a lot in the pipeline next month with Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction and Man Booker Prize International Prize longlists being announced together with some other innovative book events. I will be posting quite regularly as a result!
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Thanks for reading – I hope you enjoyed it!