5×5: Five Amazing Authors for Black History Month

5×5: Five Amazing Authors for Black History Month

Book Culture

Five authors. Five questions. As Black History Month draws to a close this week, we are back with a very special installment of 5×5. I got to speak with some amazing authors of color across all different kinds of genres, to hear their thoughts on publishing, inspiration, and how best to commemorate February’s BHM. We have some incredible insight from Megan Giddings and Maisy Card, both of whom have highly-anticipated novels (Lakewood and These Ghosts Are Family) set for release next month. Joining them we have Sean XLG Mitchell, author of Make America Hate Again and hip-hop activist, Tenesha L. …

You’ll Swoon for this Audible Original Romance

You’ll Swoon for this Audible Original Romance

Valentine’s Day may have been and gone, but love is still very much in the air for Audible listeners. Yesterday, Audible released an exclusive of New York Times Bestselling author A.L. James’ novel Catch Me When I Fall.   Image via audible   Performed by Jason Clarke and Virginia Rose, Catch Me When I Fall follows Royce and Emily after a night of passion that looks set to change everything. Emily fronts a country rock band that Royce desperately needs to sign to his record label. With his family at risk, his night with Emily may be one of his biggest mistakes. …

First Look: Malorie Blackman’s Noughts and Crosses

First Look: Malorie Blackman’s Noughts and Crosses

Pop Culture

It’s FINALLY happening. BBC have released the first trailer for their TV adaption of Malorie Blackman’s dytopian series Noughts and Crosses. I first read these novels (arguably too young but who’s counting) back in 2009 and have been waiting years for an adaptation to finally make it to the screen. The time is now and it looks like the BBC are really hitting the nail on the head with this one. The books are punchy, exciting and emotional and the trailer portrays a show that looks to be shaping up accordingly. Take a look!     Noughts and Crosses is …

You Don’t Want To Miss Audible’s Top BHM Picks

You Don’t Want To Miss Audible’s Top BHM Picks

As I should hope you’re all aware by now; February is Black History Month. It’s an international celebration of African-American leaders and artists, and Audible have some top titles to mark the occasion. Abby, Audible editor, says that Audible has chosen to “highlight luminaries who’ve taken the lead in shaping change and movement”. With activism as a core subject, here’s what they’ve picked:   Staff picks The team at Audible have chosen Michelle Obama’s Becoming as a staff favorite, alongside Such a Fun Age and The Skin I’m In. These were chosen for a myriad of very valid reasons, but one thing they share …

Bookstr’s Week in Review ICYMI

Bookstr’s Week in Review ICYMI

Hello (book)lovers. Happy Valentine’s Day! Take a break from all the romantic pressure today and catch up on what we’ve been up to at Bookstr this week. No chocolate covered strawberries needed. If you are celebrating though, this weekend is your last chance to enter our giveaway for 50+ romance novels. FIFTY. PLUS. They can all be yours. All you have to do is enter here.                                         five by five Speaking of romance. We’ve just launched Five by Five, an article …