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 ‘buela. Belonging to Black Hispanic ethnicity — 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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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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8 Tips for Reading Multiple Books at a Time

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One of my resolutions this year was to build the habit of reading multiple books at a time to quickly go through my TBR pile. I love reading books (no surprises there) but reading many books at the same time was not a method that I had adopted previously. However, I am open to experimenting and understanding what my style of reading is and here are my top tips to know before you jump into reading more than one book. ¡Ahí vamos!

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The Diary of a Bookseller

The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Print Length: 315 pages
Format: eBook
Publisher: Profile Books

If you consider yourself a dedicated bibliophile who is interested in how bookshops work—or are a bookseller yourself and want to read another bookseller’s opinion about running a second-hand bookshop in the UK, then voila! You are at the right place reading this post. Author Shaun Bythell narrates his (I have no clue why I assumed it was she, sorry!) experiences of running a second-hand bookshop at Wigtown, Scotland. The Bookshop is the largest second-hand bookshop in Scotland set in its officially designated ‘National Book Town’. Bythell writes in a journal style noting down observations about his customers, the business of bookselling and overall imparts the cosiness of a small bookshop right in your hands to read. 

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