Here’s what has been happening on My Booking Great Blog this month!
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 for the Bailey’s Prize Midwinter by Fiona Melrose was an interesting read. I would for sure recommend this to any one who is or has gone through the loss of a loved one.
- Shortlisted for the Bailey’s Prize The Power by Naomi Alderman is not only my favourite book read in April but also of the shortlist so far. I urge you all to pick this up and read it.
- Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo is also shortlisted for the Bailey’s Prize. A hauntingly emotional debut.
- Shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize this year, I was asked to refresh my review of When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi and participate in the official blog tour. Which I gladly did!
I had the pleasure of attending the Wellcome Book Prize 2017 Winner Ceremony. Congratulations to Maylis de Kerangal for winning with Mend The Living. Following and reading the shortlist is something I am hoping to do year after year. It is a great way of expanding your non-fiction reads!
I am planning on reading the two books of the Bailey’s prize shortlist I haven’t yet read and then onto the Man Booker International Prize shortlist!
Previous wrap ups
Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed it!