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The Booker 2020 Long List has arrived

We are super pumped to be reading ….(a bunch of books we didn’t predict!)

The New Wilderness by Diane Cook (US) (US Pub date August 11)
This Mournable Body by Tsitsi Dangarembga (Zimbabwe) (Amazon pub date says 2018)
Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi (US) (don’t see a US pub date)
Who They Was by Gabriel Krauze (UK) (UK pub date September 3)
The Mirror and The Light by Hilary Mantel (UK)
Apeirogon by Colum McCann (Ireland-US)
The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste (Ethiopia-US)
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid (US)
Real Life by Brandon Taylor (US)
Redhead by The Side of the Road by Anne Tyler (US)
Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart (Scotland-US)
Love and Other Thought Experiments by Sophie Ward (UK)
How Much of These Hills is Gold by C Pam Zhang (US)

 

I had a feeling this year was going to to be a lot of left field choices, and that’s why I cheated when creating my list.  (I “borrowed” Jen’s prediction for The Shadow King… thanks Jen … Nicole)

3 of us got 3 predictions correct.  Jen, Nicole and Tracy, but if you count my “big name that shouldn’t be there” which was either going to be Jack or Mirror, I technically got 4.  I almost put Mournable Body on my list, but Amazon misled me about pub date.

BookWorm, Suzie, Anita and Lisa all predicted two.

None of us predicted:

  1. Burnt Sugar
  2. Who They Was
  3. Real Life
  4. Redhead
  5. Love and Other Thought Experiments

More to come!

 

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