Next up, Kate and Darran (@ShinraAlpha) are sharing their thoughts on Concentric by William Sutcliffe (Bloomsbury Kids), in the run-up to the YA Book Prize 2016. Join us as we talk about the whole shortlist, before our round-up post on the Waterstones blog. (more…)
In a marathon episode, Rob and Kate settle in to discuss what they thought of the samples they read from the Man Booker Prize longlist 2015, in addition to the two novels they’ve read in full – A Little Life and A Spool of Blue Thread.
A great way to keep up with recommendations for great reads is to look at the books coming up in prize shortlists; I thought I’d take a look at the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Awards for some ideas of great young adult reads, and fantastic illustrated stories too. (more…)