The Bailey’s Reader

In an attempt to increase my intake of both good contemporary fiction and read more female authors, I’ve set a goal of reading the entire 2015 Bailey’s Prize longlist before the end of this year.  The full list is below — links to my reviews will go live as they are published.

Outline by Rachel Cusk (Faber and Faber) – British

Crooked Heart by Lissa Evans (Doubleday) – British

Aren’t We Sisters? by Patricia Ferguson (Penguin) – British

I Am China by Xiaolu Guo (Chatto & Windus) – Chinese/ British

Dear Thief by Samantha Harvey (Jonathan Cape) – British

Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey (Viking) – British READ

Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel (Picado) – Canadian CURRENTLY READING

The Offering by Grace McCleen (Sceptre) – British

The Country of Ice Cream Star by Sandra Newman (Chatto & Windus) – British/American

The Girl Who Was Saturday Night by Heather O’Neill (Quercus) – Canadian READ & REVIEWED

The Bees by Laline Paull (Fourth Estate) – British

The Table of Less Valued Knights by Marie Phillips (Jonathan Cape) – British

The Walk Home by Rachel Seiffert (Virago) – British

A God in Every Stone by Kamila Shamsie (Bloomsbury) – Pakistani/British

How to be Both by Ali Smith (Hamish Hamilton) – British  READ & REVIEWED

The Shore by Sara Taylor (William Heinemann) – American

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler (Chatto & Windus) – American

The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters (Virago) – British READ & REVIEWED

After Before by Jemma Wayne (Legend Press) – British

The Life of a Banana by PP Wong (Legend Press) – British


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