Could this be the start of Booker season? I really hope so. Last year I was very wrong with my hopes and dreams for On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous.
Apeirogon: A Novel – Colum McCann
Published: February 25, 2020
Reviewed by: Nicole
No total left field picks this year … Nicole’s strategy backfired and I’m completely gutted to see that On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous didn’t make the list.
Kevin Barry (Ireland) – Night Boat to Tangier (Canongate Books)
Oyinkan Braithwaite (UK/Nigeria) – My Sister, The Serial Killer (Atlantic Books)
Lucy Ellmann (USA/UK) – Ducks, Newburyport (Galley Beggar Press)
Bernardine Evaristo (UK) – Girl, Woman, Other (Hamish Hamilton)
Deborah Levy (UK) – The Man Who Saw Everything (Hamish Hamilton)
Valeria Luiselli (Mexico/Italy) – Lost Children Archive (4th Estate)
Chigozie Obioma (Nigeria) – An Orchestra of Minorities (Little Brown)
Max Porter (UK) – Lanny (Faber & Faber)
Salman Rushdie (UK/India) – Quichotte (Jonathan Cape)
Elif Shafak (UK/Turkey) – 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World (Viking)
Jeanette Winterson (UK) – Frankissstein (Jonathan Cape)
Our panel collectively read all 13 nominated books and most of us read all, or almost all of the shortlisted books. Over the past several months we have posted our reviews, rankings, and thoughts of all the books. Keep reading to see which book we think will take home the prize. Read more
Next up for our shadow panel is Warlight by Michael Ondaatje who just this year won the Golden Man Booker for The English Patient. All of us read this book. Once again, our panel is pretty split on this longlisted book. For the record, Andrew is wrong (I’ll try to argue why in the comment section). Here are our reviews… Read more
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Our contributor, Nicole is back with a beer-book pairing. Check it out…
Published in: 2017
Reviewed by: Nicole
Find it here: The Resurrection of Joan Ashby
I got an email from Goodreads, but they said it was from A.M. Homes telling me I needed to read this book. I love her, so I listened. I knew it was a marketing ploy, but A.M. Homes!