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2018 Man Booker Short list predictions


Our shadow panel of 6 judges managed to collectively read all 13 books. We rated all the books on the following criteria: 1) writing quality; 2) originality; 3) character development; 4) plot development; and 5) enjoyment.  Based on our collective ratings we came up with a group shortlist. Keep reading to find out how each book was ranked and which books we predict will make the list. The shortlist will be announced tomorrow.  Read more

2018 Man Booker: Longlist thoughts

We’ve reached the end of our longlist reviews and are ready to make our shortlist predictions! Before we make our predictions we’d like to share some of our favorites and least favorites. Similar to last year, each of our panelists responded to a list of 20 questions about the longlist books. We asked about favorite writing, favorite plot, best title, favorite cover, and more. Keep reading to see what each judge selected as their top books for various categories.  Read more

2018 Man Booker Longlist: Normal People

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The final book for our shadow panel is Normal People by Sally Rooney. Three of our judges read this book. Later tonight we’ll post our overall thoughts about the entire long list and tomorrow morning we’ll post our shortlist predictions. Here are our reviews for Normal People. Read more

2018 Man Booker Longlist: Everything Under

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Next up for our panel is another book that only Book Worm and I managed to read this before the shortlist announcement: Everything Under by Daisy Johnson. Read more

2018 Man Booker Longlist: Milkman

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Next up, Milkman by Anna Burns. Most of our panel managed to read this longlisted book. Once again we are pretty split on the book. Here are our reviews. Read more

2018 Man Booker Longlist: Snap

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Next up is Snap by Belinda Bauer. Five of our panelists read this book. Here are our reviews… Read more

2018 Man Booker Longlist: The Water Cure

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Up next for our shadow panel is The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh. Five of our panelists read this book. Here are our reviews. Read more

2018 Man Booker Longlist: The Overstory

Next up for our Shadow Panel is The Overstory by American novelist Richard Powers. Five of our panelists read this book. We’re off to a rough start with longest books this year. Will this book break the trend? Here are our reviews… Read more

2018 Man Booker Longlist: The Mars Room

Next up for our Man Booker shadow panel is The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner.

Five of our panelists read this book and we were all pretty split. Two of us liked it, two of us didn’t, and one fell in the middle. Here are our reviews. Read more

Man Booker Longlist: Sabrina

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And we are officially off and running with our Man Booker shadow panel reviews. First up is Sabrina, the first graphic novel ever nominated for the prize. Over the next month we’ll be posting reviews for each of the Man Booker longlist books. We hope you join us in reading the books and make sure to comment with your thoughts about each book

Four of our panelists read this book. Here are our reviews. Read more