The Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist comes out this week! More precisely, this Thursday, the 28th. I have my prediction post ready to go and will use the few days until then to finish reading the books that I picked up from the longlist and hopefully aim to read the entire shortlist until the winner is announced. I predict there will be 2 books on the shortlist that I haven’t read yet! If that is the case, it is perfectly reasonable to add 2 books to my TBR for the sake of completing the shortlist. There are a few books I have my eyes on and would be VERY glad for an excuse to get them soon (more precisely, I would like to read Consent by Annabel Lyon, Nothing But Blue Sky by Kathleen MacMahon and How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones – especially this last one!).
ALSO Asian Readathon is starting quite soon! I am quite excited and need to come up with a TBR. Will anyone be participating? Every year I suffer because I am in a constant state of “don’t buy more books” but also I try to fulfill all the prompts and it’s a difficult task with only the books I own. We’ll see!
Weekly Wrap Up
The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao by Martha Batalha / audiobook / 4 stars
I had such a great time reading this. I love the kind of book that tells a story through the eyes of many different characters and weave all their narrations together into one rich, vivid story. I found the translation very well-done.
The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse / ebook galley / 2 stars
Oh gosh, I did not like this one very much. I am not sure I will be posting a review here, but I did post it on Goodreads, so you can check it out there.
Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters / physical copy/ 4 stars
I really enjoyed this one! It’s so lively and interesting (and yes, quite dramatic) and I really liked the writing.
Broken (in the best possible way) by Jenny Lawson / audiobook / currently reading
I knew I was going to pick up the next Jenny Lawson book the moment I knew there was one. This is available on Scribd and I’m already loving it. I adored Furiously Happy – it made such a huge difference in my life during a time when I needed to learn to be able to make fun of my mental illness. It helped me a lot. I enjoyed Let’s Pretend This Never Happened but not nearly as much – so I’m curious to see where this one will lend.
Piranesi by Susanna Clarke / physical copy/ probably currently reading
I haven’t started this yet (I’m writing this post a day before it goes live) but I will probably pick this up on Monday. I’d like to at least start it before the shortlist comes out! It’s the only book in this list that I am picking up with an expectation to give it 5 stars, as it sounds right up my alley.