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The Longlist For The Baileys Women’s Prize For Fiction 2015 Is Out And Means One Thing…I Have More Books To Read!


Well I suck at book list award predictions, obviously. The only book I predicted for the Baileys Women’s Prize For Fiction 2015 was Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. But hey, it was fun!

I read The Bees by Laline Paull, have The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters on my shelf and returned How to be Both by Ali Smith to the library before reading it.

Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey and A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler are both on my TBR list, and I walk past The Country of Ice Cream Star by Sandra Newman everyday at work and always glance at it.

But the others? Sadly, I haven’t heard of them and now wonder why. I know there are soo many books out there that will never cross my path but with all the time I spend online looking at publisher’s catalogs, reading book reviews from excellent blogger sites and working at a library, what’s the deal? I guess I can just look at this in a positive light and be pleased that I now have new women authors to familiarize myself with and more books to possibly add to my TBR list. Each title on this page will link you to Goodreads in case you find one interesting to read.

The Life of a Banana – P.P. Wong

After Before – Jemma Wayne

Outline – Rachel Cusk

Aren’t We Sisters? – Patricia Ferguson

A God In Every Stone – Kamila Shamsie

The Girl Who Was Saturday Night – Heather O’Neill

The Table Of Less Valued Knights – Marie Phillips

The Offering – Grace McCleen

I Am China – Xiaolu Guo

Crooked Heart – Lissa Evans

Dear Thief – Samantha Harvey

The Shore – Sara Taylor

The Walk Home – Rachel Seiffert

A shortlist of six will be announced on April 13th if you would like to read a few more before then. Me? 18 in 5 weeks just isn’t going to happen. 🙂

Help me fellow readers and bloggers…have you read any of these?

And if so, which ones would you recommend?




6 thoughts on “The Longlist For The Baileys Women’s Prize For Fiction 2015 Is Out And Means One Thing…I Have More Books To Read!

  1. Me too, sucks at predicting which book would win an award. And from the list, I’ve only read Station Eleven (it was my favorite from 2014 reads). But the list, however, always succeed in making me expecting something. I think I’m going to put some title from the longlist to my tbr piles -after reviewing the synopsis, of course.

    • At least we both have new titles to look into! 🙂 I read your profile and I also enjoy reading middle-grade books! Sometimes I review them on the blog, maybe once a month or so. Thanks for stopping by!

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