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Booker Longlist – Burnt Sugar – Avni Doshi


Book Seven – reviewed by panelists Lisa, Tracy and Nicole

Avni Doshi was born New Jersey and currently lives in Dubai, UAE with her family.  Read more

Read Around the World: The Gambia


August saw us heading off for reading adventures in The Gambia so what did we discover?

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1001 Books Round-Up August 2020



The months winners and losers:

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Booker Longlist – The New Wilderness – Diane Cook


Book Six – reviewed by panelists Book Worm, Nicole, & Tracy and rated by Susie

Diane Cook  lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and children.   Read more

Booker Longlist – How Much of These Hills is Gold – C Pam Zhang


Book Five – reviewed by panelists Nicole, Tracy and Susie and rated by BookWorm.

C Pam Zhang Born in Beijing but mostly an artifact of the United States, C Pam Zhang has lived in thirteen cities across four countries and is still looking for home. 

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Booker International 2020 Our Predictions for Winner


After what feels like an incredibly long wait tomorrow we will learn the winner of the Booker International Prize 2020. Will any of us predict the winner correctly?

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Booker Longlist – Shuggie Bain – Douglas Stuart



Book Four– reviewed by panelists Book Worm, Anita, Nicole and rated by Tracy and Susie

Douglas Stuart was born and raised in Glasgow. After graduating from the Royal College of Art in London, he moved to New York City, where he began a career in fashion design. Shuggie Bain is his first novel. Read more

Booker Longlist – Apeirogon – Colum McCann



Book Three – reviewed by panelists Jen, Tracy, Susie and rated by BookWorm and Nicole

Colum McCann was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland and has since also lived in Japan and the United States.  Read more

Booker International Shortlist 2020: Hurricane Season


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Booker Longlist – Redhead by the Side of the Road – Anne Tyler



Book Two – reviewed by panelists Book Worm, Tracy, Lisa and  rated by Nicole

Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, MN and and grew up in Quaker communities in the southern US.  

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