The Orange Prize long list was revealed this morning. I tried to predict who would make the list last week and did a terrible job! I successfully predicted only five of the twenty books:
The rest of the long list:
I have only read two books from the list:
….although I did fail to complete Wolf Hall too!
The great news is that there are a lot of books on the list which I haven’t heard of, so I will enjoy finding out a bit more about them. The ones that instantly grab my attention are:
This is How – MJ Hyland (I remember that a lot of people were surprised this wasn’t on the Booker list last year and I nearly read it in 2009 – I then forgot all about it!)
Black Mamba Boy – Nadifa Mohamed (I already have a copy of this one and so look forward to starting it soon)
The Long Song – Andrea Levy (I’m currently reading Small Island and am loving it, so will get to this one at some point)
I need to investigate the rest of the list a bit further. I’m planning to read the entire short list when it is announced, but am not going to rush out to read all these books.
Which ones grab your attention?
Are there any you recommend?