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

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

2019 releases · women's prize for fiction

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

2019 releases · women's prize for fiction

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

2020 releases · women's prize for fiction

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

2019 releases · women's prize for fiction

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

2019 releases · women's prize for fiction

Women’s Prize Reviews #1: Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Who would have thought that I would actually stick with it and finish a book of the Women's Prize for Fiction 2020 longlist? Not me! But here we are. I decided to start my journey with Queenie, because it's one of the only ones on the longlist that I previously owned and that I was… Continue reading Women’s Prize Reviews #1: Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams