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The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

The Mercies is one of those haunting reads that had tears rolling down my face and will stay with me for a long time to come. This book first came to my attention on the longlist for the Jhalek Prize and I was not disappointed. What I learned from The Mercies: A reminder that weContinue reading “The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave”

Tolkien Reading Day

Today is Tolkien Reading Day! Tolkien Reading Day is held on the 25th of March each year – the date on which the Ring was destroyed, completing Frodo’s quest and vanquishing Sauron. It has been organised by the Tolkien Society since 2003 to encourage fans to celebrate and promote the life and works of J.R.R. TolkienContinue reading “Tolkien Reading Day”

The CILIP Carnegie Medal & Kate Greenaway Medal Shortlists 2021

This week see’s the exciting announcements of the shortlists for both of these prestigious awards. The CILIP Carnegie Medal is awarded annually to a children’s book author whose writing creates an outstanding reading experience. It was established in 1936 in memory of the Scottish-born philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919). The Kate Greenaway Medal, established in 1955,Continue reading “The CILIP Carnegie Medal & Kate Greenaway Medal Shortlists 2021”

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