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Women’s Prize 2021 Reviews #2: No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood

Goodreads blurb: As this urgent, genre-defying book opens, a woman who has recently been elevated to prominence for her social media posts travels around the world to meet her adoring fans. She is overwhelmed by navigating the new language and etiquette of what she terms "the portal," where she grapples with an unshakable conviction that a… Continue reading Women’s Prize 2021 Reviews #2: No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood

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Women’s Prize 2021 Reviews #1: Luster by Raven Leilani

Goodreads blurb: Luster sees a young black woman figuring her way into life as an artist and into love in this darkly comic novel. She meets Eric, a digital archivist with a family in New Jersey, including an autopsist wife who has agreed to an open marriage. In this world of contemporary sexual manners and racial… Continue reading Women’s Prize 2021 Reviews #1: Luster by Raven Leilani

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Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021 Longlist Reactions & Feelings

I can't believe that Women's Prize season is upon us again so soon. Feels like we just wrapped up 2020 prize cycle and we're already back. Time continues to be a JOKE. Anyways, I made no plans to read the longlist this year after not having fun with it last year (you can check out… Continue reading Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021 Longlist Reactions & Feelings

2019 releases · women's prize for fiction

Women’s Prize Reviews #8: How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee

"My body kept time and I watched it as if observing a strange life form." How We Disappeared was one of the books on the longlist I categorized as very low priority, because I am entirely not a historical fiction person, especially when the book is focused on World War II. I just have a… Continue reading Women’s Prize Reviews #8: How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee

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Women’s Prize for Fiction 2020: A Brief Shortlist Reaction

No one is surprised. I know, I know, it's another Women's Prize post and you all are bored, but I like doing these, PLUS I try to be funny at all times (and fail almost always), so hopefully, everyone gets something out of it. As I mentioned in my previous post where I talked about… Continue reading Women’s Prize for Fiction 2020: A Brief Shortlist Reaction

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Women’s Prize for Fiction 2020: Longlist Update & Shortlist Predictions

We love uneducated predictions.  Welcome back to the Women's Prize for Fiction central, aka my blog. I know that for the past two months, I have been focusing on just this prize and reading the longlist, but it really has been all that I have read. And it was a lot of fun, in general,… Continue reading Women’s Prize for Fiction 2020: Longlist Update & Shortlist Predictions

2019 releases · women's prize for fiction

Women’s Prize Reviews #7: Girl by Edna O’Brien

Girl was one book on the list that I was a bit wary to get into. First of all, it follows the perspective of one of the schoolgirls that was kidnapped by Boko Haram, and that felt like a super heavy topic to deal with. However, that would not have been such a concern for… Continue reading Women’s Prize Reviews #7: Girl by Edna O’Brien

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Women’s Prize Reviews #6: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

I've always wanted to read an Ann Patchett novel so I was excited to see a book by her on the list. However, when I saw that The Dutch House was a historical fiction (or it was set just post second World War) and my excitement dropped. Historicals almost never work for me, so I… Continue reading Women’s Prize Reviews #6: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

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Women’s Prize Reviews #5: A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes

A Thousand Ships was definitely one of the most exciting books from the Women's Prize longlist for me personally. I know that Circe and The Silence of the Girls were huge last year, so I can see why A Thousand Ships sailed a bit under the radar because it's once again, a feminist retelling of… Continue reading Women’s Prize Reviews #5: A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes

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Women’s Prize Reviews #4: Actress by Anne Enright

Actress was one of the books of the list that I was the least interested to read, simply because it's not my kind of book - it's both focused on a celebrity AND a historical fiction, which are two of my most disliked things to read about. But I started it and was really enjoying… Continue reading Women’s Prize Reviews #4: Actress by Anne Enright

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Women’s Prize Reviews #3: Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

Is it possible that my Women's Prize longlist experience curse is broken? Stay tuned, but I did finally like a book after a rough 2-star start. Red at the Bone was one I was moderately interested in reading and a book I usually overlooked, but I am happy to report that it was really good.… Continue reading Women’s Prize Reviews #3: Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

2020 releases · women's prize for fiction

Women’s Prize Reviews #2: Weather by Jenny Offill

We continue on with our Women's Prize journey with another book I wanted to love so desperately but did not - Weather by Jenny Offill. I was actually really looking forward to this one for a while. I've wanted to read Jenny Offill for ages and Weather sounded like something I would enjoy. This is… Continue reading Women’s Prize Reviews #2: Weather by Jenny Offill