Book Reviews

Man Booker Prize 2017 – Longlist

It’s here! The ultimate book prize, The Man Booker Prize has just announced its longlist for the coveted 2017 prize. Here is the longlist (with links to book reviews): 4,3,2,1 by Paul Auster Days Without End by Sebastian Barry History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund Exit West by Moshin Hamid Solar Bones by Mike McCormack Reservoir 13…… Continue reading Man Booker Prize 2017 – Longlist

Book Reviews

Book Review: Mirror, Shoulder, Signal by Dorthe Nors

Shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2017 Mirror, Shoulder, Signal is Dorthe Nors’ fifth novel.  Translated from the Danish, this story follows a forty year old woman attempting to take control of her life Nors’ protagonist, Sonja, seems to be reevaluating her life following a break up.  She wants so badly to pass her driving test…… Continue reading Book Review: Mirror, Shoulder, Signal by Dorthe Nors

Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction · Book Reviews

Book Review: The Sport of Kings by C.E. Morgan

Shortlisted for Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 and a finalist in this year’s Pullitzer Prize for Fiction The Sport of Kings is no story to easily gallop your way through (see what I did there?).  This is a story to spend time on.  Read it.  Savour it.  You will either love it or hate it.  I…… Continue reading Book Review: The Sport of Kings by C.E. Morgan

Monthly Wrap Ups

April Wrap Up

Here’s what has been happening on My Booking Great Blog this month! Book Reviews I’ve spent a lot of last month reading the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 Shortlist and the Wellcome Book Prize 2017 Shortlist.  I took the decision not to review all of the books I have read but ones I felt stood out: Longlisted…… Continue reading April Wrap Up

Book Reviews

Book Review: Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo

Get your tissues for this one – you will need them.  Shortlisted for the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 this book is one of the most emotional from the shortlist I have read so far.  It is also the only debut novel which got to the shortlist and for that Adebayo should be commended. ‘I must…… Continue reading Book Review: Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo

Book Events

Book Event: Wellcome Book Prize 2017 Winner Ceremony

First, please can I thank Wellcome Book Prize for the invitation to the winner ceremony and introducing me to some fantastic books this year. The event held at the Wellcome Collection in Euston was introduced and led by the judges Val McDermid (chair), Simon Baron-Cohen, Gemma Cairney, Tim Lewens and Di Speirs. The winner – Mend The Libing…… Continue reading Book Event: Wellcome Book Prize 2017 Winner Ceremony

Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction · Book Reviews

Book Review: The Power by Naomi Alderman 

Shortlisted for Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 The Power by Naomi Alderman is one of the most electrifying reads I have read in a long while. Couched as a history novel, this story takes you through an alternative world – where women have The Power a world where contemplate what a world run by men may…… Continue reading Book Review: The Power by Naomi Alderman