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(list of books from BWPFF site):
Rachel Cusk: Outline
Lissa Evans: Crooked Heart
Patricia Ferguson: Aren’t We Sisters?
Xiaolu Guo: I Am China
Samantha Harvey: Dear Thief
Emma Healey: Elizabeth is Missing
Emily St. John Mandel: Station Eleven
Grace McCleen: The Offering
Sandra Newman: The Country of Ice Cream Star
Heather O’Neil: The Girl Who Was Saturday Night
Laline Paull: The Bees
Marie Phillips: The Table of Less Valued Knights
Rachel Seiffert: The Walk Home
Kamila Shamsie: A God in Every Stone
Ali Smith: How to be Both
Sara Taylor: The Shore
Anne Tyler: A Spool of Blue Thread
Sarah Waters: The Paying Guests
Jemma Wayne: After Before
PP Wong: The Life of a Banana
What do you think of the list? Seems like a pretty diverse group of books. I was hoping to see Miriam Toews for her latest novel All My Puny Sorrows and Jill Alexander Essbaum's novel Hausfrau on the list as they were both brilliant reads. And I've heard wonderful things about Hanya Yanagihara's most recent novel A Little Life. But not every book can make the cut, so I guess we will just have to wait and see which author is chosen as the winner of this year's Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. As far as the list goes, I do plan on reading a few of the books on it : Outline, I Am China, Station Eleven, The Country of Ice Cream Star, How to be Both, They Paying Guests, and After Before. What about you? Any favorites on that list? Who do you think will win the prize?
And now, I'm off to watch Shahs of Sunset - I love that show! Talk about DRAMA, DRAMA, DRAMA. Ta for now. Happy reading!!