The Costa Book Awards’s shortlist has generated significant comment on how out of the 20 nominated authors – 14 are women. Amazing.
Here are the books that pique my interest and are firmly on the December TBR pile:
- The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry. Having won the Waterstones Book of the Year earlier this week and gathering dust on my TBR pile this is my next read.
- Let Them Eat Chaos by Kate Tempest. I saw Kate perform this as spoken word in Croatia in August. I am seeing her perform it again at the Roundhouse however, reading it and listening to it are two different things – I want to connect with it personally. So that is on the pile.
- The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain. I have heard such amazing things about this book. The questions around the difference between friendship and love and commitment and neutrality are interesting concepts which I hear Rose Tremain has poised beautifully.
So there are my picks! Below is a picture of the full shortlist – are you planning on reading any of them? Or have you read any of them already? If you recommend any of the other books – let me know!