Ten Books On My Spring TBR
The Baileys Women’s Prize longlist was announced last week. And it turns out that I’ve read four of the books on it (Kate Atkinson’s A God in Ruins; Cynthia Bond’s Ruby; Attica Locke’s Pleasantville; Hanya Yanagihara: A Little Life). Of course I had to add the rest to my TBR list. And the Man Booker International longlist was also announced recently. I’ve only read Han Kang’s The Vegetarian so all of the rest are on my TBR list!
Shirley Barrett: Rush Oh!
Geraldine Brooks: The Secret Chord
Becky Chambers: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
Jackie Copleton: A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding
Rachel Elliott: Whispers Through a Megaphone
Anne Enright: The Green Road
Petina Gappah: The Book of Memory
Vesna Goldsworthy: Gorsky
Clio Gray: The Anatomist’s Dream
Melissa Harrison: At Hawthorn Time
Lisa McInerney: The Glorious Heresies
Elizabeth McKenzie: The Portable Veblen
Sara Nović: Girl at War
Julia Rochester: The House at the Edge of the World
Hannah Rothschild: The Improbability of Love
Elizabeth Strout: My Name is Lucy Barton (I own this one!)
Man Booker International
The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante (Italy), translated by Ann Goldstein
The Vegetarian by Han Kang (South Korea), translated by Deborah Smith
Mend the Living by Maylis de Kerangal (France), translated by Jessica Moore
Man Tiger by Eka Kurniawan (Indonesia), translated by Labodalih Sembiring
The Four Books by Yan Lianke (China), translated by Carlos Rojas
Tram 83 by Fiston Mwanza Mujila (Democratic Republic of Congo/Austria), translated by Roland Glasser
A Cup of Rage by Raduan Nassar (Brazil), translated by Stefan Tobler
Ladivine by Marie NDiaye (France), translated by Jordan Stump
Death by Water by Kenzaburō Ōe (Japan), translated by Deborah Boliner Boem
White Hunger by Aki Ollikainen (Finland), translated by Emily Jeremiah & Fleur Jeremiah
A Strangeness in My Mind by Orhan Pamuk (Turkey), translated by Ekin Oklap
A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler (Austria), translated by Charlotte Collins
Have you read any of these? What would you recommend?
You have done much better than me. I have only read Girl at War, though I already own a few others. I’m most looking forward to reading Rush Oh!, The Book of Memory, and Tram 83.
I liked The Secret Chord, but I was blown away by Girl at War. I think it was one of my favorites last year.
That seems to be a favourite with many!
The Elizabeth Strout and Whire Mischief. I can wholeheartedly recommend. The Enrught was OK in parts. Girl at War I abandoned early.
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How interesting as I’ve only heard raves about Girl at War
I hope you enjoy the Ferrante. They are lovely books (I’m holding off buying the 3rd so I have something to look forward to – I can’t remember the last time I did that.)
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Oh I love Ferrante’s works and kind of want to go back to the first book and see how the characters have changed.
I have not read any of these and had never heard of most of them! I do recognize author names, though. I am just behind the times on the bookish world…
Wonderful list! I haven’t read any of these.
Gosh, I haven’t read nearly enough of these. Only The Vegetarian, in fact. I have lots of the Bailey’s Prize books on my want list. I just listened to the latest episode of The Readers where Simon and Eric worked through and talked about all of the titles. They’re going to try to read them all in the next four weeks or so, which is crazy but fun to listen to! lol
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