Schools work hard to educate our children, but when it comes to reading do they try too hard? Is trying to force students to enjoy classic novels contributing to the 33% of high school graduates and 42% of college students who never read another book?
Beginning in 1996, following a year when not a single female author was shortlisted for the Booker prize, the 2018 Women's Prize for Fiction was created to combat biases towards women in the literary community. The 16 books on the longlist were chosen based on which best exemplified excellence, originality and accessibility.
One of our bonus book authors this month is Amanda Washington, author of the Mariani Crime Family. You don't want to miss this series. Amanda does an incredible job of taking us into the life of a crime family. You experience the pressures, the love they have for each other, and just how far they will go to stay on top.