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

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 

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

Book Review: Midwinter by Fiona Melrose

One of the three debuts Longlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize For Fiction 2017 Midwinter by Fiona Melrose is perhaps one of the most deeply haunting novels I have read in quite some time. It follows a father and a son (Landyn and Vale – the Midwinters) coping with the death of their wife and mother respectively.…… Continue reading Book Review: Midwinter by Fiona Melrose

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Baileys Women’s Prize For Fiction 2017 Longlist

The eagerly awaited longlist for the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 was released today!  I love reading the longlist making my own thoughts as to what the shortlist will be and then re-reading the shortlist and deciding my own winner – does anyone else do this?  Seeing as it is Women’s History Month you…… Continue reading Baileys Women’s Prize For Fiction 2017 Longlist

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

Book Review: The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney

Winner of this year’s Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction, The Glorious Heresies is – put simply – a glorious read. In the backdrop of post – recession Cork, Ireland – we encounter murder, prostitution, teenage infatuation and child abuse. McInerney sets the scene in her first chapter with “The Dead Man” where we join an…… Continue reading Book Review: The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney

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

Book Review: The Green Road by Anne Enright

If you’re one of those people who is dreading the family reunion that is Christmas Day you need to read this book.  It depicts this hilariously from the stress of preparing the meal just right so everyone is pleased with the bite of the sprouts to sitting around the table trying not to upset one family…… Continue reading Book Review: The Green Road by Anne Enright

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Book Review: Ruby by Cynthia Bond

Shortlisted for the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2016 and one of my favourite books of the year (not just because the name of the book is also my name 😀). There is no way to describe this book without mentioning ‘magical realism’.  This book touches on the supernatural, demons and possession of other worldly…… Continue reading Book Review: Ruby by Cynthia Bond