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

Book Review: See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

Longlisted for the Women’s Prize 2018, See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt is a book easily devoured in a weekend.  Based on the true story of the notorious killings of Andrew and Abby Borden this chilling retelling of the murder doesn’t just tell you about what may have happened – it slaps you…… Continue reading Book Review: See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

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Book Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Longlisted for the Women’s Prize 2018 and the Desmond Elliott Prize 2018 and winner of the Costa First Novel Book Award 2017, Eleanor Oliphant is a book you NEED to read. This book received plenty of hype last year and that seems to be continuing.  That amount of fanfare put me off the book at…… Continue reading Book Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

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Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018 – Longlist

This must be the first time ever since I have not read any of the books longlisted for the Women’s Prize! Since the longlist was announced some weeks ago I have abandoned the TBR pile (ouch!) and switched to the longlist and it has not disappointed.  Four books down and I am nervously picking up…… Continue reading Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018 – Longlist

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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

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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

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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