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message 1: by Hugh (last edited Dec 12, 2018 02:36AM) (new)

Hugh (bodachliath) | 2998 comments Mod
This is the rankings thread for our year end poll. We have 63 nominated books. If possible, please list all the books you have read in your order of preference, starting with your favourite(s), and ideally just in 1,2,3,...,number of books order. You can also optionally list the ones (up to 5?) that you have not yet read but are most interested in reading. Please avoid general discussion (we can continue to use the nominations thread for that), and preferably use no more than one comment per person.

This time the league table format is still under review, and at least initially there are likely to be several different versions of it!

These are the nominated books:
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (Sam)
The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker (Trevor)
The Only Story by Julian Barnes (Jonathan)
The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao by Martha Batalha (Lark)
The Idiot by Elif Batuman (Ang)
The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne (Doug)
A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne (Doug)
The Great Concert of the Night by Jonathan Buckley (David)
Milkman by Anna Burns (Michele)
Brother by David Chariandy (Sunita)
Gun Love by Jennifer Clement (Carissa)
Kudos by Rachel Cusk (Jen)
Vernon Subutex 1 by Virginie Despentes (Cordelia)
Vernon Subutex 2 by Virginie Despentes (Cordelia, Antonomasia)
French Exit by Patrick deWitt (H Anthony)
In the Distance by Hernan Diaz (Lark)
Belladonna by Daša Drndić (Eric)
Murmur by Will Eaves (Neil)
Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi (Nadine)
The Iliac Crest by Cristina Rivera Garza (June)
The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar (Jonathan)
Sight by Jessie Greengrass (Gumble's Yard)
In Our Mad and Furious City by Guy Gunaratne (Gumble's Yard)
Die, My Love by Ariana Harwicz (Ang)
Remains of Life by Wu He (Eric)
Old Rendering Plant by Wolfgang Hilbig (Paul)
Orchid & the Wasp by Caoilinn Hughes (Sam)
Everything Under by Daisy Johnson (Hugh)
The Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Denis Johnson (Neil)
Anniversaries by Uwe Johnson (Trevor)
The Cemetery in Barnes by Gabriel Josipovici (Hugh)
The White Book by Han Kang (Paul, Val)
River by Esther Kinsky (Val)
The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner (Robert)
Blue Self-Portrait by Noémi Lefebvre (Ang)
Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss (Robert)
Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata (Antonomasia)
Border Districts by Gerald Murnane (Sam)
The Gallows Pole by Benjamin Myers (WndyJW)
The Friend by Sigrid Nunez (Nadine)
Warlight by Michael Ondaatje (Cordelia, Claire)
There There by Tommy Orange (Claire)
Love by Hanne Ørstavik (Carissa)
Lucia by Alex Pheby (Paul)
Mothers by Chris Power (Jonathan)
The Overstory by Richard Powers (Robert, David)
The Long Take by Robin Robertson (Sunita)
Normal People by Sally Rooney (Gumble's Yard)
From a Low and Quiet Sea by Donal Ryan (Val)
All the Names they Used for God by Anjali Sachdeva (David)
Winter by Ali Smith (Jen)
The Maze at Windermere by Gregory Blake Smith (Doug)
We That Are Young by Preti Taneja (WndyJW)
The World is a Narrow Bridge by Aaron Thier (H Anthony)
Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires (Nadine)
Flights by Olga Tokarczuk (Neil, Michele)
Last Stories by William Trevor (Trevor)
Fox by Dubravka Ugrešić (Eric)
The Aviator by Eugene Volodazkin (Lark)
Lacking Character by Curtis White (H Anthony)
Attrib. and other stories by Eley Williams (Hugh)
The Shepherd's Hut by Tim Winton (Jen)
Frontier by Can Xue (Michele)


message 2: by Hugh (last edited Jan 03, 2019 09:50AM) (new)

Hugh (bodachliath) | 2998 comments Mod
Final League Tables

My adjusted weightings, with penalty points for fewer than 5 rankings:

Pos, Book, Average, Adjusted, Count, First Places
1 Milkman by Anna Burns, 6.00, 12.72, 15, 4
2 Old Rendering Plant by Wolfgang Hilbig, 4.71, 15.36, 7, 1
3 Lucia by Alex Pheby, 5.63, 16.23, 8, 1
4 The Cemetery in Barnes by Gabriel Josipovici, 7.92, 18.67, 12, 0
5 We That Are Young by Preti Taneja, 8.75, 19.54, 8, 0
6 Winter by Ali Smith, 7.08, 20.13, 12, 0
7 Frontier by Can Xue, 2.00, 20.76, 3, 1
8 The White Book by Han Kang, 8.27, 21.05, 11, 0
9 Attrib. and other stories by Eley Williams, 9.33, 21.29, 9, 0
10 In the Distance by Hernan Diaz, 8.67, 23.71, 6, 1
11 The Gallows Pole by Benjamin Myers, 13.38, 25.27, 8, 1
12 Murmur by Will Eaves, 10.50, 25.35, 10, 1
13 River by Esther Kinsky, 10.75, 25.38, 4, 1
14 Remains of Life by Wu He, 1.00, 26.80, 1, 1
15 The Shepherd's Hut by Tim Winton, 11.44, 27.76, 9, 1
16 Border Districts by Gerald Murnane, 2.00, 28.33, 1, 0
17 Flights by Olga Tokarczuk, 10.42, 29.71, 12, 0
18 Sight by Jessie Greengrass, 15.00, 30.27, 7, 1
19 Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi, 15.50, 31.04, 8, 1
20 The Long Take by Robin Robertson, 12.00, 31.40, 16, 1
21 Everything Under by Daisy Johnson, 11.69, 32.68, 16, 0
22 The Friend by Sigrid Nunez, 9.50, 32.72, 6, 0
23 In Our Mad and Furious City by Guy Gunaratne, 13.36, 32.79, 14, 1
24 The Aviator by Eugene Volodazkin, 11.20, 33.28, 5, 0
25 The Great Concert of the Night by Jonathan Buckley, 2.00, 33.29, 1, 0
26 Fox by Dubravka Ugrešić, 7.50, 33.48, 2, 0
27 Kudos by Rachel Cusk, 12.75, 34.27, 16, 1
28 The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker, 17.50, 35.68, 6, 0
29 The Overstory by Richard Powers, 13.35, 36.03, 17, 1
30 Blue Self-Portrait by Noémi Lefebvre, 15.13, 36.17, 8, 0
31 The Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Denis Johnson, 13.14, 36.30, 7, 0
32 The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo, 6.00, 36.41, 2, 1
33 The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar, 13.29, 37.12, 7, 0
34 Belladonna by Daša Drndić, 12.00, 37.14, 3, 0
35 The Only Story by Julian Barnes, 15.50, 37.33, 10, 0
36 Die, My Love by Ariana Harwicz, 14.23, 37.59, 13, 0
37 The Maze at Windermere by Gregory Blake Smith, 6.50, 37.75, 2, 0
38 Warlight by Michael Ondaatje, 13.63, 37.76, 16, 0
39 Normal People by Sally Rooney, 15.50, 38.05, 12, 0
40 From a Low and Quiet Sea by Donal Ryan, 14.85, 38.43, 13, 1
41 Vernon Subutex 1 by Virginie Despentes, 19.43, 38.65, 7, 1
42 Orchid & the Wasp by Caoilinn Hughes, 17.25, 38.68, 4, 0
43 There There by Tommy Orange, 12.90, 38.71, 10, 0
44 Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata, 14.00, 38.73, 6, 0
45 The Idiot by Elif Batuman, 17.00, 38.96, 10, 0
46 All the Names they Used for God by Anjali Sachdeva, 3.00, 39.02, 1, 0
47 The Iliac Crest by Cristina Rivera Garza, 6.33, 41.38, 3, 0
48 Love by Hanne Ørstavik, 13.50, 47.72, 2, 0
49 Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss, 16.25, 48.54, 4, 0
50 The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner, 18.80, 49.42, 15, 0
51 French Exit by Patrick deWitt, 16.33, 50.42, 3, 0
52 Vernon Subutex 2 by Virginie Despentes, 14.00, 50.47, 1, 0
53 The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao by Martha Batalha, 5.00, 53.05, 1, 0
54 Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires, 7.50, 53.94, 2, 0
55 Gun Love by Jennifer Clement, 18.25, 56.77, 4, 0
56 Last Stories by William Trevor, 19.00, 61.12, 1, 0
57 Mothers by Chris Power, 11.50, 61.88, 2, 0
58 A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne, 20.00, 61.93, 1, 0
59 Brother by David Chariandy, 11.00, 63.61, 1, 0
60 The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne, 27.50, 78.36, 2, 0

Paul's aggregate system:

Pos, Book, Average, Aggregate, Count, First Places
1 Milkman by Anna Burns, 6.00, 179, 15, 4
2 The Cemetery in Barnes by Gabriel Josipovici, 7.92, 131, 12, 0
3 Lucia by Alex Pheby, 5.63, 126, 8, 1
4 The White Book by Han Kang, 8.27, 108, 11, 0
5 Winter by Ali Smith, 7.08, 101, 12, 0
6 Old Rendering Plant by Wolfgang Hilbig, 4.71, 96, 7, 1
7 We That Are Young by Preti Taneja, 8.75, 89, 8, 0
8 Attrib. and other stories by Eley Williams, 9.33, 88, 9, 0
9 Murmur by Will Eaves, 10.50, 63, 10, 1
10 River by Esther Kinsky, 10.75, 49, 4, 1
11 Frontier by Can Xue, 2.00, 39, 3, 1
12 Flights by Olga Tokarczuk, 10.42, 34, 12, 0
13 The Gallows Pole by Benjamin Myers, 13.38, 25, 8, 1
14 In the Distance by Hernan Diaz, 8.67, 24, 6, 1
15= Border Districts by Gerald Murnane, 2.00, 23, 1, 0
15= The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo, 6.00, 23, 2, 1
17 Fox by Dubravka Ugrešić, 7.50, 20, 2, 0
18 The Maze at Windermere by Gregory Blake Smith, 6.50, 19, 2, 0
19 Remains of Life by Wu He, 1.00, 14, 1, 1
20 Belladonna by Daša Drndić, 12.00, 9, 3, 0
21 The Great Concert of the Night by Jonathan Buckley, 2.00, 8, 1, 0
22 The Iliac Crest by Cristina Rivera Garza, 6.33, 7, 3, 0
23= Vernon Subutex 2 by Virginie Despentes, 14.00, 6, 1, 0
23= All the Names they Used for God by Anjali Sachdeva, 3.00, 6, 1, 0
25= Love by Hanne Ørstavik, 13.50, 4, 2, 0
25= Everything Under by Daisy Johnson, 11.69, 4, 16, 0
27 The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao by Martha Batalha, 5.00, 1, 1, 0
28 Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires, 7.50, 0, 2, 0
29= The Shepherd's Hut by Tim Winton, 11.44, -4, 9, 1
29= Brother by David Chariandy, 11.00, -4, 1, 0
31 Last Stories by William Trevor, 19.00, -5, 1, 0
32= The Long Take by Robin Robertson, 12.00, -6, 16, 1
32= Mothers by Chris Power, 11.50, -6, 2, 0
32= A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne, 20.00, -6, 1, 0
35 The Friend by Sigrid Nunez, 9.50, -8, 6, 0
36 Orchid & the Wasp by Caoilinn Hughes, 17.25, -15, 4, 0
37 Sight by Jessie Greengrass, 15.00, -16, 7, 1
38= Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi, 15.50, -18, 8, 1
38= The Aviator by Eugene Volodazkin, 11.20, -18, 5, 0
40 French Exit by Patrick deWitt, 16.33, -19, 3, 0
41 The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar, 13.29, -22, 7, 0
42 Blue Self-Portrait by Noémi Lefebvre, 15.13, -25, 8, 0
43 The Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Denis Johnson, 13.14, -26, 7, 0
44 The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker, 17.50, -30, 6, 0
45 Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss, 16.25, -32, 4, 0
46 Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata, 14.00, -34, 6, 0
47 There There by Tommy Orange, 12.90, -37, 10, 0
48 In Our Mad and Furious City by Guy Gunaratne, 13.36, -40, 14, 1
49 Kudos by Rachel Cusk, 12.75, -43, 16, 1
50= Die, My Love by Ariana Harwicz, 14.23, -50, 13, 0
50= Gun Love by Jennifer Clement, 18.25, -50, 4, 0
52 The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne, 27.50, -51, 2, 0
53 The Only Story by Julian Barnes, 15.50, -53, 10, 0
54 The Overstory by Richard Powers, 13.35, -64, 17, 1
55 From a Low and Quiet Sea by Donal Ryan, 14.85, -71, 13, 1
56 Vernon Subutex 1 by Virginie Despentes, 19.43, -74, 7, 1
57 The Idiot by Elif Batuman, 17.00, -78, 10, 0
58 Normal People by Sally Rooney, 15.50, -84, 12, 0
59 Warlight by Michael Ondaatje, 13.63, -92, 16, 0
60 The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner, 18.80, -215, 15, 0

No ratings yet:
Anniversaries by Uwe Johnson
The World is a Narrow Bridge by Aaron Thier
Lacking Character by Curtis White

Olympic-style medal table:

Pos,Book, Ratings, Gold, Silver, Bronze, 4th
1 Milkman by Anna Burns, 15, 4, 2, 1, 2
2 In the Distance by Hernan Diaz, 6, 1, 2, 0, 0
3 Frontier by Can Xue, 3, 1, 1, 1, 0
4 Kudos by Rachel Cusk, 16, 1, 1, 1, 0
5 Lucia by Alex Pheby, 8, 1, 1, 0, 3
6 In Our Mad and Furious City by Guy Gunaratne, 14, 1, 1, 0, 0
7 Old Rendering Plant by Wolfgang Hilbig, 7, 1, 0, 1, 2
8 The Gallows Pole by Benjamin Myers, 8, 1, 0, 1, 1
9 The Long Take by Robin Robertson, 16, 1, 0, 1, 0
10 The Overstory by Richard Powers, 17, 1, 0, 1, 0
11 Sight by Jessie Greengrass, 7, 1, 0, 0, 1
12 The Shepherd's Hut by Tim Winton, 9, 1, 0, 0, 1
13 Remains of Life by Wu He, 1, 1, 0, 0, 0
14 The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo, 2, 1, 0, 0, 0
15 River by Esther Kinsky, 4, 1, 0, 0, 0
16 Vernon Subutex 1 by Virginie Despentes, 7, 1, 0, 0, 0
17 Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi, 8, 1, 0, 0, 0
18 Murmur by Will Eaves, 10, 1, 0, 0, 0
19 From a Low and Quiet Sea by Donal Ryan, 13, 1, 0, 0, 0
20 The White Book by Han Kang, 11, 0, 2, 1, 0
21 Winter by Ali Smith, 12, 0, 2, 1, 0
22 Attrib. and other stories by Eley Williams, 9, 0, 2, 0, 0
23 The Idiot by Elif Batuman, 10, 0, 2, 0, 0
24 Flights by Olga Tokarczuk, 12, 0, 1, 1, 2
25 The Cemetery in Barnes by Gabriel Josipovici, 12, 0, 1, 1, 0
26= The Great Concert of the Night by Jonathan Buckley, 1, 0, 1, 0, 0
26= Border Districts by Gerald Murnane, 1, 0, 1, 0, 0
28 Fox by Dubravka Ugrešić, 2, 0, 1, 0, 0
29 The Iliac Crest by Cristina Rivera Garza, 3, 0, 1, 0, 0
30 Warlight by Michael Ondaatje, 16, 0, 1, 0, 0
31 We That Are Young by Preti Taneja, 8, 0, 0, 3, 0
32 The Friend by Sigrid Nunez, 6, 0, 0, 1, 2
33 There There by Tommy Orange, 10, 0, 0, 1, 1
34 The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner, 15, 0, 0, 1, 1
35 All the Names they Used for God by Anjali Sachdeva, 1, 0, 0, 1, 0
36 Belladonna by Daša Drndić, 3, 0, 0, 1, 0
37 Orchid & the Wasp by Caoilinn Hughes, 4, 0, 0, 1, 0
38 Die, My Love by Ariana Harwicz, 13, 0, 0, 1, 0
39 The Aviator by Eugene Volodazkin, 5, 0, 0, 0, 2
40 Everything Under by Daisy Johnson, 16, 0, 0, 0, 2
41 Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata, 6, 0, 0, 0, 1
42 Normal People by Sally Rooney, 12, 0, 0, 0, 1


message 3: by Paul (last edited Dec 12, 2018 12:04AM) (new)

Paul Fulcher (fulcherkim) | 8184 comments 1 Old Rendering Plant, read in 2018, rating 5 stars
2 The White Book, read in 2018, rating 5 stars
3 Flights, read in 2018, rating 5 stars
4 Lucia, read in 2018, rating 5 stars
5 The Cemetery in Barnes, read in 2018, rating 5 stars
6 Milkman, read in 2018, rating 5 stars
7 Winter, read in 2017, rating 5 stars
8 Attrib and other stories, read in 2017, rating 5 stars
9 Kudos, read in 2018, rating 4 stars
10 We That Are Young, read in 2017, rating 4 stars
11 Murmur, read in 2018, rating 4 stars
12 Blue Self Portrait, read in 2017, rating 4 stars
13 Fox, read in 2018, rating 4 stars
14 Belladonna, read in 2018, rating 4 stars
15 Die, My Love, read in 2017, rating 4 stars
16 The Gallows Pole, read in 2017, rating 4 stars
17 Everything Under, read in 2018, rating 4 stars
18 Convenience Store Woman, read in 2018, rating 4 stars
19 River, read in 2018, rating 4 stars
20 A Ladder to the Sky, read in 2018, rating 4 stars
21 The Idiot, read in 2018, rating 4 stars
22 Freshwater, read in 2018, rating 4 stars
23 Ghost Wall, read in 2018, rating 3 stars
24 The Silence of the Girls, read in 2018, rating 3 stars
25 The Overstory, read in 2018, rating 3 stars
26 In our Mad and Furious City, read in 2018, rating 3 stars
27 The Only Story, read in 2018, rating 3 stars
28 There There, read in 2018, rating 2 stars
29 The Mars Room, read in 2018, rating 2 stars
30 The Long Take, read in 2018, rating 2 stars
31 Sight, read in 2018, rating 2 stars
32 Orchid and the Wasp, read in 2018, rating 2 stars
33 Vernon Subutex 1, read in 2018, rating 1 stars


message 4: by Hugh (last edited Dec 18, 2018 02:00AM) (new)

Hugh (bodachliath) | 2998 comments Mod
My rankings (please do not assume that I dislike the books at the lower end of this list!):

1 Milkman (5 stars, read in 2018, My review)
2 Attrib. and other stories (5 stars, read in 2018, My review)
3 Winter (5 stars, read in 2018, My review)
4 Lucia (5 stars, read in 2018, My review)
5 We That Are Young (5 stars, read in 2018, My review)
6 The Cemetery in Barnes (5 stars, read in 2018, My review)
7 Flights (5 stars, read in 2018, My review)
8 Everything Under (5 stars, read in 2018, My review)
9 The Gallows Pole (5 stars, read in 2017, My review)
10 The White Book (5 stars, read in 2018, My review)
11 In Our Mad and Furious City (5 stars, read in 2018, My review)
12 Die, My Love (5 stars, read in 2018, My review)
13 Normal People (4 stars, read in 2018, My review)
14 The Long Take (4 stars, read in 2018, My review)
15 The Overstory (4 stars, read in 2018, My review)
16 From a Low and Quiet Sea (4 stars, read in 2018, My review)
17 Vernon Subutex 1 (4 stars, read in 2018, My review)
18 Murmur (4 stars, read in 2018, My review)
19 Kudos (4 stars, read in 2018, My review)
20 The Aviator (4 stars, read in 2018, My review)
21 The Mars Room (4 stars, read in 2018, My review)
22 Warlight (4 stars, read in 2018, My review)
23 Blue Self-Portrait (3 stars, read in 2018, My review)
24 The Heart's Invisible Furies (3 stars, read in 2018, My review)

and the ones I am keenest to read:
Belladonna
The Silence of the Girls
Vernon Subutex 2
Anniversaries
River


message 5: by Neil (last edited Dec 23, 2018 01:48PM) (new)

Neil | 1822 comments My rankings (there are lots of books I really like near the bottom of this list, so I echo Hugh's comment):

1 Murmur - read twice in 2018 - 5 stars (more if I could)
2 Lucia - read in 2018 - 5 stars (more if I could)
3 The White Book - read in 2018 - 5 stars
4 Flights - read in 2018 - 5 stars
5 Attrib. And Other Stories - read in 2017 - 5 stars
6 River
7 The Overstory - read twice in 2018 - 5 stars
8 The Largesse of the Sea Maiden - read in 2018 - 5 stars
9 The Cemetery in Barnes - read twice in 2018 - 5 stars
10 Everything Under - read in 2018 - 5 stars
11 Winter - read in 2017 - 5 stars
12 The Long Take - read twice in 2018 - 5 stars
13 Milkman - read in 2018 - 5 stars
14 Vernon Subutex 2 - read in 2018 - 5 stars
15 Vernon Subutex 1 - read in 2018 - 5 stars
16 We That Are Young - read in twice 2017 and 2018 - 4 stars
17 The Only Story - read in 2018 - 4 stars
18 Kudos - read twice in 2018 - 4 stars
19 Blue Self-Portrait - read twice in 2017 - 4 stars
20 The Silence of the Girls - read in 2018 - 4 stars
21 In Our Mad and Furious City - read twice in 2018 - 4 stars
22 French Exit - read in 2018 - 4 stars
23 There, There - read in 2018 - 4 stars
24 From A Low and Quiet Sea - read in 2018 - 4 stars
25 Freshwater - read in 2018 - 4 stars
26 Die, My Love - read twice in 2017 - 3 stars
27 The Gallows Pole - read twice in 2017 - 3 stars
28 Sight - read in 2018 - 3 stars
29 Warlight - read in 2018 - 3 stars
30 Normal People - read in 2018 - 3 stars
31 The Heart’s Invisible Furies - read in 2018 - 3 stars
32 The Mars Room - read twice in 2018 - 2 stars
33 The Idiot - read in 2018 - 1 star


message 6: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Pool 1. The Long Take
2. The Cemetery in Barnes
3. The Gallows Pole
4. Lucia
5. The Overstory
6. Orchid & the Wasp
7. In Our Mad and Furious City
8. The Only Story
9. Warlight
10. Sight
11. We That Are Young
12. Mothers
13. Vernon Subutex 1
14. Milkman
15. From a Low and Quiet Sea
16. Die, My Love
17. The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock
18. The Idiot
19. Blue Self-Portrait
20. The Mars Room
21. Flights
22. Attrib. and other stories
23. Everything Under
24. Murmur
25. The White Book
26. Normal People
27. Kudos

and the ones I am keenest to read:
The Silence of the Girls
Vernon Subutex 2
The Shepherd's Hut
The Maze at Windermere
Winter


Gumble's Yard - Golden Reviewer | 5043 comments 1. Lucia
2. Attrib.
3. We That Are Young
4. Milkman
5. Sight
6. The Idiot
7. The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock
8. Murmur
9. Kudos
10. Everything Under
11. The White Book
12. The Cemetery in Barnes
13. Normal People
14. In Our Mad and Furious City
15. Silence of the Girls
16. Die, My Love
17. River
18. Winter
19. There There
20. Warlight
21. The Only Story
22. Ghost Wall
23. Blue Self-Portrait
24. Flights
25. Long Take
26. Shepherd’s Hut
27. The Mars Room
28. Orchid and the Wasp
29. Gallows Pole
30. The Overstory
31. From a Low and Quiet Sea
32. Freshwater
33. Vernon Subutex 1

Realistically not sure I will get round to reading any others (unless they make the Women's Prize shortlist) - given the RoC longlist due soon, various small press subscriptions, the Mookse Madness Tournament where I am to read at leasat 2 per author, plus various new 2019 releases (for example "Turbulence" is already on my TBR list).


message 8: by Lagullande (new)

Lagullande | 42 comments 1. In Our Mad and Furious City by Guy Gunaratne
2. Winter by Ali Smith
3. The Overstory by Richard Powers
4. Sight by Jessie Greengrass
5. The Only Story by Julian Barnes
6. Normal People by Sally Rooney
7. From a Low and Quiet Sea by Donal Ryan
8. The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar
9. Kudos by Rachel Cusk
10. Warlight by Michael Ondaatje


And still planning to read (oh dear, this list is longer):
The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
The Idiot by Elif Batuman
Milkman by Anna Burns
French Exit by Patrick deWitt
Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi
Orchid & the Wasp by Caoilinn Hughes
Everything Under by Daisy Johnson
The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner
The Gallows Pole by Benjamin Myers
Love by Hanne Ørstavik
The Long Take by Robin Robertson
The Maze at Windermere by Gregory Blake Smith
Attrib. and other stories by Eley Williams
The Shepherd's Hut by Tim Winton


message 9: by Michele (last edited Jan 01, 2019 03:11PM) (new)

Michele | 46 comments 1. Milkman
2. Flights
3. Frontier
4. Old Rendering Plant
5. The Aviator
6. Winter
7. Lucia
8. Die my love


message 10: by Antonomasia (last edited Dec 22, 2018 07:55AM) (new)

Antonomasia | 2632 comments 1. Vernon Subutex 1 5*
2= Milkman 4*
2= In Our Mad & Furious City 4*
4. Convenience Store Woman 4*
5. The Long Take 4*
6. The Iliac Crest 3*
7. Ghost Wall 3*
8. Flights 3*
9. Everything Under 3*

WTR
Vernon Subutex 2
Anniversaries
Belladonna
The Gallows Pole
The Overstory
French Exit
Attrib.
Fox
The Aviator
Winter


message 11: by carissa (last edited Dec 29, 2018 05:19PM) (new)

carissa | 98 comments 1-In the Distance by Hernan Diaz
2-Frontier by Can Xue
-1 & 2 are my favorite reads of 2017 and Istill prefer them to anything I’ve read in 2018-
3-Old Rendering Plant by Wolfgang Hilbig
4-The Gallows Pole by Benjamin Myers
5-Blue Self-Portrait by Noémi Lefebvre
6- Murmur by Will Eaves
7-The Overstory by Richard Powers
8-The White Book by Han Kang
9-Winter by Ali Smith
10-Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi
11- The Cemetery in Barnes by Gabriel Josipovici
12-Milkman by Anna Burns
13-Gun Love by Jennifer Clement
14-Love by Hanne Ørstavik
15-Flights by Olga Tokarczuk
16-Die, My Love by Ariana Harwicz
17-Everything Under by Daisy Johnson
18-The Long Take by Robin Robertson
19-Belladonna by Daša Drndić
20-From a Low and Quiet Sea by Donal Ryan
21-Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata
22-Normal People by Sally Rooney
23-The Aviator by Eugene Volodazkin
24-The Shepherd's Hut by Tim Winton
25-Kudos by Rachel Cusk
26-The Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Denis Johnson
27-In Our Mad and Furious City by Guy Gunaratne
28-Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
29-The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner
30-The Idiot by Elif Batuman

Books I Own/Will Read

Border Districts by Gerald Murnane
Lucia by Alex Pheby
The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar
River by Esther Kinsky
Vernon Subutex 1 by Virginie Despentes
Vernon Subutex 2 by Virginie Despentes

Books On My TBR

Anniversaries by Uwe Johnson
Attrib. and other stories by Eley Williams
Fox by Dubravka Ugrešić
The Great Concert of the Night by Jonathan Buckley
The Iliac Crest by Cristina Rivera Garza
The Maze at Windermere by Gregory Blake Smith
The Only Story by Julian Barnes

Books I’ve Abandoned and Will, Mostly Likely, Not Revisit

French Exit by Patrick deWitt
The Friend by Sigrid Nunez
The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne
The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao by Martha Batalha
Sight by Jessie Greengrass
There There by Tommy Orange


message 12: by Eric (last edited Dec 22, 2018 06:37PM) (new)

Eric | 257 comments 1. Remains of Life
2. Fox
3. Belladonna
4. The Shepherd's Hut
5. Winter
6. Old Rendering Plant
7. Warlight
8. Everything Under
9. The Long Take
10. Kudos
11. The Iliac Crest
12. From a Low and Quiet Sea
13. The Overstory
14. Blue Self-Portrait
15. The Mars Room


message 13: by Alysson (new)

Alysson Oliveira | 83 comments 1. Milkman
2. Kudos
3. There there
4. The mars room
5. Warlight
6. Normal people
7. Winter
8. Flights
9. In our mad and furious city
10. In the distance
11. The white book
12. Everything under
13. The only story
14. Convenience store woman
15. Attib. And other stories
16. The cemetery in Barnes
17. The long take
18. From a low and quiet sea
19. We that are Young
20. The overstory


The ones I want to read (these are the ones I have bought and haven’t read yet):
Gun love
Sight
Die, my love die
Rivers
Lucia


message 14: by Maddie (last edited Dec 10, 2018 01:17PM) (new)

Maddie (ashelfofonesown) | 113 comments 1. Sight - read in 2018 - 5 stars
2. The Idiot - read in - 5 stars
3. Milkman - read in 2018 - 5 stars
4. The Friend - read in 2018 - 5 stars
5. Warlight - read in 2018 - 5 stars
6. The Shepherd's Hut - read in 2018 - 5 stars
7. Normal People - read in 2018 - 4 stars
8. The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock - read in 2018 - 4 stars
9. The Long Take - read in 2018 - 4 stars
10. Everything Under - read in 2018 - 3.5 stars
11. The Poet X - read in 2018 - 4 stars
12. Convenience Store Woman - read in 2018 - 4 stars
13. Ghost Wall - read in 2018 - 3.5 stars
14. The Overstory - read in 2018 - 3 stars
15. Kudos - read in 2018 - 3 stars
16. In Our Mad and Furious City - read in 2018 - 2.5 stars
17. Gun Love - read in 2018 (dnf)
18. From a Low and Quiet Sea - read in 2018 - 2 stars
19. The Mars Room - read in 2018 - 1 star

Priority TBR:
- The Silence of the Girls
- A Ladder to the Sky
- In the Distance
- Belladonna
- Freshwater
- Orchid & the Wasp
- The White Book
- There There
- All the Names they Used for God
- Flights


message 15: by lark (last edited Dec 10, 2018 04:37PM) (new)

lark benobi (larkbenobi) | 241 comments All 5 stars, in order of 5-star preference:

1. Frontier by Can Xue
2. In the Distance by Hernan Diaz
3. Die, My Love by Ariana Harwicz
4. The Aviator by Eugene Volodazkin
5. The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao
6. The Overstory by Richard Powers

Just average-great for me, 2-3 stars:

7. The Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Denis Johnson
8. The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner
9. The Friend by Sigrid Nunez
10. There There by Tommy Orange


message 16: by June (last edited Dec 17, 2018 11:19AM) (new)

June | 121 comments 1. Milkman
2. The Iliac Crest
3. The Cemetery at Barnes
4. Everything Under
5. Old Rendering Plant
6. The White Book
7. The Largesse of the Sea Maiden
8. Lucia
9. Kudos
10. Normal People
11. Freshwater
12. There There
13. Murmur
14. In Our Mad and Furious City
15. The Friend
16. Flights
17. The Long Take
18. Die, My Love


message 17: by David (new)

David (goodreadscombooksniffer) | 26 comments 1. The Overstory - 5 stars
2. The Great Concert of the Night - 5 stars
3. All the Names They Used For God - 5 stars
4. Normal People - 5 stars
5. Warlight - 5 stars
6. The Largesse of the Sea Maiden - 4 stars
7. The Shepherd's Hut - 4 stars
8. Winter - 4 stars
9. There There - 4 stars
10. Heads of the Colored People - 4 stars
11. Mothers - 3 stars


message 18: by Ang (new)

Ang | 1685 comments Ranking is difficult as I liked all of these:

1. From a Low and Quiet Sea by Donal Ryan
2. The Idiot by Elif Batuman
3. The Long Take by Robin Robertson
4. Milkman by Anna Burns
5. Murmur by Will Eaves
6. Blue Self-Portrait by Noémi Lefebvre
7. The Cemetery in Barnes by Gabriel Josipovici
8. In Our Mad and Furious City by Guy Gunaratne
9. The Overstory by Richard Powers
10. The Only Story by Julian Barnes
11. Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
12. Die, My Love by Ariana Harwicz
13. Everything Under by Daisy Johnson
14. Kudos by Rachel Cusk

Books I am inspired to read (all of them, really, but to narrow down to 5):

The Maze at Windermere
The Silence of the Girls
In the Distance
Convenience Store Woman
French Exit


message 19: by Val (last edited Dec 30, 2018 02:06AM) (new)

Val | 1016 comments 1) River by Esther Kinsky
2) The White Book by Han Kang
3) We That Are Young by Preti Taneja
4) Old Rendering Plant by Wolfgang Hilbig
5) The Cemetery in Barnes by Gabriel Josipovici
6) From a Low and Quiet Sea by Donal Ryan
7) Winter by Ali Smith
8) Attrib. and other stories by Eley Williams
9) The Long Take by Robin Robertson
10) Murmur by Will Eaves
11) Die, My Love by Ariana Harwicz
12) The Shepherd's Hut by Tim Winton
13) Flights by Olga Tokarczuk
14) In Our Mad and Furious City by Guy Gunaratne
15) Lucia by Alex Pheby
16) Milkman by Anna Burns
17) Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi
18) The Gallows Pole by Benjamin Myers
19) Last Stories by William Trevor
20) The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
21) The Only Story by Julian Barnes
22) Everything Under by Daisy Johnson
23) Kudos by Rachel Cusk
24) Vernon Subutex 1 by Virginie Despentes
25) The Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Denis Johnson
26) Sight by Jessie Greengrass
27) The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar
28) Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
29) The Overstory by Richard Powers
30) The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner
31) Normal People by Sally Rooney
32) The Idiot by Elif Batuman

Already own or have reserved at library:
Belladonna by Daša Drndić (started reading)
Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss
There There by Tommy Orange
The Aviator by Eugene Volodazkin


message 20: by Jen (last edited Dec 12, 2018 03:03AM) (new)

Jen | 110 comments 1. The Shepherd's Hut - 5*
2. Winter - 5*
3. Kudos - 5*
4. The Friend - 5*
5. The Long Take - 5*
6. The White Book - 4*
7. Warlight - 4*
8. Washington Black - 4*
9. Everything Under - 4*
10. There There - 3*
11. The Mars Room - 3*

Most anticipated:
Milkman (just picked up my library copy!)
Freshwater
The Silence of the Girls
The Gallows Pole
The Cemetery in Barnes


message 21: by Hugh (new)

Hugh (bodachliath) | 2998 comments Mod
Jen wrote: "1. The Shepherd's Hut - 5*
2. Winter - 5*
3. Kudos - 5*
4. The Friend - 5*
5. The Long Take - 5*
6. The White Book - 4*
7. Warlight - 4*
8. Washington Black - 4*
9. Everything Under - 4*
10. There..."


Thanks Jen - note that I ignored Washington Black because nobody nominated it, and moved 9 to 11 up a place.


message 22: by Jen (new)

Jen | 110 comments Hugh wrote: "Jen wrote: "1. The Shepherd's Hut - 5*
2. Winter - 5*
3. Kudos - 5*
4. The Friend - 5*
5. The Long Take - 5*
6. The White Book - 4*
7. Warlight - 4*
8. Washington Black - 4*
9. Everything Under - 4..."


Ha! Interesting that I read it into the list - thanks for catching that, Hugh.


message 23: by WndyJW (last edited Dec 13, 2018 07:34PM) (new)

WndyJW | 4301 comments Antonomasia wrote: "Wendy, have you listed those in the same order (alphabetical by author surname) as in the first post, rather than ranking them in order of your own preference?"

I’m an idiot. I didn’t read the directions. They are listed in the order they appear in the list at the top of the page with my starred reviews and I listed 19 books, but wrote 6. 7. 6. 7.
I’ll try again and hopefully 3rd time is the charm.


message 24: by WndyJW (new)

WndyJW | 4301 comments 1, The Gallows Pole 5 stars
2. Milkman 5 stars
3. We that are young 5 stars
4. Everything Under 5 stars
5. The Cemetery in Barnes 5 stars
6. Attrib, and Other Stories 5 stars
7. The White Book 5 stars
8. Die, My Love 5 stars
9. Murmur 5 stars
10. The Old Rendering Plant 4 stars
11. The Long Take 4 stars
12. The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock 3 stars
13. The Only Story 3 stars
14. In the Distance 3 stars
15. Warlight 4 stars
16. From a Low and Quiet Sea 4 stars
17. In Our Mad and Furious City 3 stars
18. Normal People 3 stars
19. The Overstory 3 stars


message 25: by Jacob (new)

Jacob | 3 comments 1. Kudos
2. Warlight
3. The Mars Room
4. Flights
5. The Idiot


message 26: by Sam (new)

Sam | 1530 comments 1.The Poet X
2 Border Districts
3.The Orchid and the Wasp
4 There, There
5. The Maze at Windermere
6. Freshwater
7. The Long Take
8 The Overstory
9. From a Low and Quiet Sea
10. Milkman
11. Kudos
12. Everything Under
13. Love
14. The Cementery in Barnes
16. Warlight
17. Attrib
18. The Sheperd's Hut
19. French Exit
20. Silence of the Girls
21. The Only Story
22. The Idiot
23. The Friend
24. In the Distance
25. Die, My Love
26.The Mars Room
27. Gun Love

Looking to read:
Anniversaries
Flights
Winter
All the Names They Used for God
The Heart's Invisible Furies
Fox
Lucia
Sight
River
Last Stories by William Trevor


message 27: by Nadine (last edited Dec 29, 2018 09:25AM) (new)

Nadine (nadinekc) | 196 comments All but the last 2 were 4-5 stars:

1. Freshwater
2. In the Distance
3. The Friend
4. The Aviator
5. Heads of the Colored People
6. The Shepherd's Hut
7. The Silence of the Girls
8. Maze at Windermere
9. French Exit
10. The Mars Room
11. Brother
12. There There
13. The Largesse of the Sea Maiden
14. The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock
15. Convenience Store Woman
16. The Overstory
17. Gun Love


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