We are in the final stretch with the shortlist announcement coming up soon. Friday we’ll be posting a list of our thoughts reading the list and some of our favorites. Saturday we’ll post our panel’s predictions for the shortlist. Book number 11 for our shadow panel is Serious Sweet by A.L. Kennedy. Three of our judges read this book. Here are our mini reviews and ratings… Read more
We are entering the home stretch for our Man Booker Shadow panel. Next up is Madeline Thein’s book, Do Not Say We Have Nothing. Only two of us read this book, in large part because it was hard to find. Check out what we thought of this nominee… Read more
Next up on our list of Man Booker 2016 longlist books is All That Man is by David Szlay. Three of our judges read this book. Here are our ratings and how it ranks on our list… Read more
Book number nine for our shadow panel is His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet. Three of our judges read this one. Should this book make the shortlist, we’ll repost our reviews with expanded information and any additional reviews from our judges. Check out where this one ranks on our list and let us know what you thought of the book.
Next up on our list our shadow panel reviews: The Many by Wyl Menmuir. All five of our judges read this book. Keep reading to see our mini reviews and ratings. Will this book make the shortlist?
Next up for our Man Booker shadow panel is Hystopia by David Means. This brings us past the half-way point on the list with a little over two weeks left before the shortlist announcement. Four of our judges read this one. Check out what we thought of this nominee. Does it rank in the top half for us? Read more
After a rather polarizing last book, we have moved onto our next longlist book: Work Like Any Other by Virginia Reeves. Three of our panelists read and reviewed this book. Did our judges come to an greater agreement on this book? Keep reading to find out and see where it ranks on our list. Read more
Next up in our 2016 Man Booker Longlist marathon is a book that many of the judges were excited to read: The North Water by Ian McGuire. Turns out that it has been our most polarizing book and one that generated a lot of back discussion between our panel members. Keep reading to find out what our panel of judges thought about the book and let us know with which side you agree most.
Our next book is one that only two of us read: Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh. Should this be one of the books that makes the shortlist, a few of the other judges may read it and we’ll repost with all our reviews. Book Worm and I both read this one. Here are our reviews: Read more
Next up on our list of longlist books is The Sellout By Paul Beatty. This was second of the two books I (Jen) predicted correctly and it is one we all wanted to read. Our panel reviewed the book on the following criteria: 1) writing quality; 2) originality; 3) character development; 4) plot development; and 5) overall enjoyment. We’ve each provided mini-reviews and ratings. Here are our ratings for The Sellout…