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Booker International Shortlist 2022 – Tomb of Sand

Tomb of Sand

Will this one keep its head above sand?

Tracy’s Thoughts:

Why it could win: When a person is in the mood for this meandering writing style that is very Indian, this is a great option.

Why it might not win: It really needed some editing. Not everyone wants to read several descriptions of the same incident, place, person, etc.

Rachel’s Thoughts: This was an absolute joy to read.

Why it could win: It’s a celebration of language(s) and translation, it’s the first Hindi book to be nominated, it’s funny and moving and opened my eyes to horrors I should have known more about. Plus crows.

Why it might not win: The plot may wander off a little, it could probably be a tiny bit tighter, and it is up against another hugely ambitious historical novel.

BookWorm’s Thoughts: For plain enjoyment this is my favourite on the list.

Why it could win: The use of language is magical, the story is original and it is a lot of fun while still having a serious message.

Why it might not win: It is definitely not bleak enough for Booker.

What do you think is this the one to walk away with the prize?

Booker International Shortlist 2022 – Cursed Bunny

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Is this the Booker Bunny?

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Booker International Shortlist 2022 – Elena Knows

Elena Knows

Do we already know our winner?

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Booker International Short List 2022 – The Books of Jacob

The Books of Jacob

Is this the book to win the Booker?

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After Dark by Jayne Cowie

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After Dark by Jayne Cowie
UK Publication: May 2022
Reviewed by: Book Worm
Rating: [★★★]

This ARC was provided by Random House UK (via NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review.

One word review – Disturbing

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Idol by Louise O’Neill

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Idol by Louise O’Neill
UK Publication: May 2022
Reviewed by: Book Worm
Rating: [★★★★]

This ARC was provided by Random House UK (via NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review.

One word review – Intense

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The Return of Faraz Ali by Aamina Ahmad

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The Return of Faraz Ali by Aamina Ahmad
UK Publication: March 2022
Reviewed by: Book Worm
Rating: [★★★]

This ARC was provided by Hodder and Stoughton via NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review.

The first but surely not the last an author to watch out for!

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1001 Books Round-Up April 2022

This months winners and losers

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