Women’s Prize for Fiction SQUAD Presents: Book Bloggers Take Over the 2020 Longlist

Hello readers!

As you might have seen already this week, Callum, Emily, Hannah, Marija, Rachel, Sarah, Steph and I got together after ranting more or less forever about the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2020 Longlist (underwhelming) and came up with a whole new list of what books we think would have made a far more exciting list!

Obviously this is based on our personal tastes, some books we’re really excited for and some we really loved and thought were truly powerful reads. We followed the same rules as the original prize, so that this list is quite comparable to what the WP could have been, if we’d been the judges (hint, hint). This is just for fun and was decided quite spontaneously, so obviously the list isn’t perfect and neither is this all very serious. We all love the Women’s Prize for Fiction and love finding new books every year with it!

The squad has some posts talking about our longlist:

Emily: 2020 Women’s Prize Take 2: Blogger Edition

Callum: What If? | Women’s Prize [Squad] Longlist

Sarah: The 2020 Women’s Prize Squad Longlist

They’re all fantastic and really, you should follow all of us and see what happens! Maybe we’ll have some flops, for sure we won’t love all of them, but AT LEAST there’s no Greek retelling this year and maybe only a limited amount of books about how motherhood sucks! Instead, we got murder, dark academia and even YA, which is really exciting for me.

If you wanna follow us on Twitter while we read and talk about the longlist, you can use #womensprizesquad.

bunny mona awad the body lies jo baker ninth house leigh bardugo

The Fire Starters Jen Carson ducks newburyport lucy ellmann actress anne enright

girl woman other bernardine evaristo my name is monster katie hale the mercies kiran millwood hargrave

the man who saw everything deborah levy disappearing earth julia phillips my dark vanessa kate elizabeth russel

  • The Man Who Saw Everything by Deborah Levy / Goodreads / Review
  • Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips / Goodreads
  • My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell / Goodreads / Review

call down the hawk maggie stiefvater supper club lara williams the bass rock evie wyld

frankissstein jeanette winterson

  • Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson / Goodreads

I have read and reviewed 5/16, and have another 6 already as physical copies! Can you tell I’m excited to read them? We would love if you guys checked out these books, let us know which you’re rooting for, which you’ve read and if you’ll be reading any of the other books we’ve longlisted!

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