With the Fire on High

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Print Length: 400 pages
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Hot Key Books

Emoni Santiago is a teenage mother to a beautiful baby girl named Emma and granddaughter to an amazing β€˜buela. Belonging to Black Hispanic ethnicity β€” from Puerto Rico living in Philly aka Philadelphia, Emoni aspires to be a professional chef. But how does she make her dreams come true?

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Learning during Lockdown

Β© Tatiana Syrikova

Β‘Hola mi amigos! ΒΏCΓ³mo estΓ‘s hoy?

As I finally breathe after my mini victory of ranking first on Amethyst Level in Spanish lessons on Duolingo, I wonder how much has changed since I last wrote a tete-a-tete letter to vent out my feelings of anxiety. But with this β€œnew normal” (I know you are tired of it already), I wonder how others are taking it on with so many changes forced upon us due to the pandemic.

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The Complete MAUS

The Complete MAUS by Art Spiegelman

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Print Length: 296 pages
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin UK

I am so excited! In today’s post, I have pestered my best friend to send in his thoughts about a book which he recently got on his birthday. This is his take on why you should read Mausβ€”a graphic novel by American cartoonist, Art Spiegelman. Now without any further blabbering, let’s dive in!

Trigger Warning: This post discusses holocaust and racism.

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The Authenticity Project

The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Print Length: 416 pages
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Bantam Press

Ever thought how a confession can turn your life around? Especially when you write it in a notebook and hand it over for a stranger to write theirs and pass on? This book is pretty much right when it boasts as the “feel-good book of the year” with flawed but lovable characters. Here is why you should pick this for your next read.

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Heartstopper

Heartstopper: Volume 1

Heartstopper: Volume 2

Heartstopper: Volume 3

Heartstopper by Alice Oseman

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Format: Webcomics
Publisher: Webtoon

Why on earth did I not come across this story before? I am subscribed to 8 webcomics on Webtoon and stumbling upon Heartstopper was purely by chance. I have seen the books on Goodreads and Amazon but never guessed that it was freely available on Webtoon. I started reading and couldn’t stop until I reached the end of Volume 3 within 24 hours. 

Confession – I might’ve read these comics during my office hours (don’t judge me!)

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My Sister, the Serial Killer

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Print Length: 242 pages
Format: eBook
Publisher: Atlantic Books

I honestly did not expect this book would so entertaining! It has murder, dark humour, sarcasm, touches on grim issues but still makes you turn the pages as quickly as possible without losing the way. Let me explain why you should pick this book for your next readβ€”so here we go!

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