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The Booker Prizes – Shortlist

Gasp. Shudder. No Apeirogon or Love and Other Thought Experiments?

Have you read any of these? What are your thoughts?

I guess I should feel grateful that The Mirror and the Light didn’t make the list.

The Booker Prize 2020 – Our shortlist predictions

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Booker Longlist – The Mirror and the Light – Hilary Mantel

Book Thirteen  – reviewed by panelists Tracy, Susie and Lisa. 

Hilary Mantel was born near Manchester, England and has lived in Botswana and Saudi Arabia  Read more

Booker Longlist – Who They Was – Gabriel Krauze

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Book Twelve – reviewed by panelists Book Worm, Susie and Nicole.

Gabriel Krauze grew up in London in a Polish family.   Read more

Booker Longlist – Love and Other Thought Experiments – Sophie Ward

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Book Eleven – reviewed by panelists Book Worm, Tracy, Nicole, rated by Lisa and Susie.

Sophie Ward  was born and raised in London Read more

Booker Longlist – This Mournable Body – Tsitsi Dangarembga

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Book Nine – reviewed by panelists Book Worm, Anita and Tracy.

Tsitsi Dangarembga was born and raised in Zimbabwe.  Read more

Booker Longlist – Real Life – Brandon Taylor

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

Brandon Taylor  is an American author who was raised in rural Alabama.   Read more

Booker Longlist – The Shadow King – Maaza Mengiste

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Book Ten – reviewed by panelists Tracy, BookWorm and Susie.

Maaza Mengiste  was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, but moved to Kenya at the age of four.  She attended school in New York.   Read more

Booker Longlist – Burnt Sugar – Avni Doshi

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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

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

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