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message 1: by Taylor (last edited Jul 23, 2014 08:55AM) (new)

Taylor (seffietay) http://www.themanbookerprize.com/news...

Looks like a boys club this year :(

Just 3 women have made the list; Karen Joy Fowler, Ali Smith and Siri Hustvedt.

I'm interested in checking out their works! Perhaps before the year is out they can be group selections?

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

The Blazing World

How To Be Both


message 2: by Kat (new)

Kat | 145 comments I already have the first two, though I haven't read either. I'm particularly interested in THE BLAZING WORLD because it's supposed to show how tough it is for women in the art world.


message 3: by Nicole (new)

Nicole Maybe one of those should be our next group read ;)


message 4: by Alexa (new)

Alexa (AlexaNC) | 1256 comments Mod
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves is absolutely positively wonderful!!! (But seriously, don't read any descriptions/book jackets/reviews ahead of time. Way too many I've seen give away a key spoiler!) If the other two are only half as good I'm eager to read them!


message 5: by Kat (new)

Kat | 145 comments That's the other one I've already bought, though I've already forgotten the blurb I read. So I'm in if it's our pick!


message 6: by Alexa (new)

Alexa (AlexaNC) | 1256 comments Mod
Great! So we've already got three nominations for our next read!


message 7: by Lorraine (new)

Lorraine Duvall | 3 comments Also, I only see books from Amazon. Is there a venue for independently distributed books?


message 8: by Kat (new)

Kat | 145 comments I think all these titles will be available in independent bookstores. I certainly didn't buy either of the ones I have from Amazon.

I'll be away in Sept. and not able to participate, so I'm hoping the titles that interest me will be picked for Oct. or after.


message 9: by Nicole (new)

Nicole Well not all the booker prize nominees have been published yet, which is why some are up on amazon for preorder but not available elsewhere.


message 10: by Kat (new)

Kat | 145 comments Kat wrote: "I think all these titles will be available in independent bookstores. I certainly didn't buy either of the ones I have from Amazon.

I'll be away in Sept. and not able to participate, so I'm hoping..."


Not that any decisions should be made around a single reader's schedule!


message 11: by Taylor (new)

Taylor (seffietay) Hehe Kat I'm sure we can hold off for a short time so you can participate too! Lots of other books to keep us busy!


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