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2017 Man Booker Shortlist: Lincoln in the Bardo

Over the next month, our panel will be giving their thoughts on each of the nominated shortlist books. We’ll tell you briefly what we think of the book, the reasons we think it might win, and the reasons why it might not win. First up is Lincoln in the Bardo, a book that our entire panel managed to read. Keep reading to see what we think about whether it will be our 2017 Man Booker winner. Read more

Gradle Bird by J.C. Sasser

Looking for a good Southern Gothic novel that’s perfect for the summer? I just finished a book that might be the perfect addition to your summer reading list: Gradle Bird by J.C. Sasser. Keep reading to find out why.  Read more

2016 Man Booker Longlist Predictions

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The 2016 Man Booker Longlist will be released on July 27. This year, we will be hosting our own panel of judges for the Man Booker nominees. Book Worm and I along with our three contributors (see our about page) will be reading and reviewing the Man Booker longlist books. At each stage of the award (longlist, shortlist, and winner announcement) we will be making our predictions. We’ll also be reading and reviewing all the books as a panel so stay tuned for regular Man Booker reviews. Keep reading to find out which books we are predicting will make the longlist this year. Scroll to the bottom to vote for who you think has the best predictions list. Read more

The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee

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I’ve been a bit of a slacker when it comes to this book. I received a galley a while ago (although to be fair I received it after the publication date) and have only just gotten around to reading it. Here’s what I thought… Read more

2015 Man Booker Longlist: Did You Ever Have a Family Bill Clegg


Several months ago, Book Worm and I tried to make our way through the 2015 Man Booker Longlist books. Book Worm finished Did You Ever Have a Family a while ago and has been patiently waiting on me so we could post a joint review. Now I’m done. Find out what we both thought about his book and let us know what you thought. Read more