Booker International 2022 Our Shortlist Predictions
Which books do we think will make the cut?
Our highly scientific ranking system predicts that these books will make the short list:
Elena Knows 18.25
Books of Jacob 18.25
Tomb of Sand 16.25
Happy Stories, Mostly 16
BookWorm’s Predictions: Well I only managed to read 5 and a half books from the longlist so my predictions are likely to be wrong but here goes:
Books of Jacob
More Than I Love My Life
Tomb of Sand
Tracy’s Predictions: In no particular order:
Cursed Bunny: I really hope this collection of stories makes the shortlist- I loved it.
Elena Knows: Another one that was brilliantly written. I want to be as spunky as Elena when I grow up.
Heaven: A sad, hard look at growing up, but well worth the read.
Paradais: A scathing look at toxic masculinity, and I was riveted to it.
More Than I Love My Life: A moving generational story that was handled deftly.
Tomb of Sand- one of the chunkier books has to be there
Rachel’s Predictions: Here are my predictions for the shortlist – four I thoroughly enjoyed, one that I don’t understand the appeal of, and one that I’m yet to read:
The Books of Jacob
Cursed BunnyElena Knows
A New Name
Phenotypes Tomb of Sand
I’ll be over the moon if Love in the Big City replaces A New Name – but I just don’t think it’s Bookerish enough!
Which books do you think will make the shortlist? Let us know