Tag: Women’s Prize

Review: Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

I had mixed feelings about this book, which was on this year’s Women’s Prize longlist. I’m interested in stories about struggling relationships, so the idea of this book that tells the story of a divorcing couple from both perspectives was an interesting one. But… Continue Reading “Review: Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner”

Reading the Women’s Prize 2020 Nominees

Every year I put a lot of Women’s Prize nominees on my TBR list. Early in the calendar year, the Women’s Prize announces its longlist of 16 books. These are books written by women and published in the previous year. They must be written… Continue Reading “Reading the Women’s Prize 2020 Nominees”

Review: The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo

I enjoyed and appreciated this character-driven family drama by Claire Lombardo.  I read it for my book club, which didn’t end up happening last month, and that was actually good because I never would have finished in time.  It’s a long one — but… Continue Reading “Review: The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo”

Looking Forward to the 2020 Women’s Prize Longlist

My favorite book list of the year is The Women’s Prize longlist, which will be announced March 3.  These are sixteen novels that are in the running to win the Prize, and I get a lot of great reads from this list (though I’m… Continue Reading “Looking Forward to the 2020 Women’s Prize Longlist”

Reading the 2019 Women’s Prize Longlist

Every year I read as much of the Women’s Prize longlist as I can.  Not for any challenge, but just because it’s a great source of reading material and one that continues to get more diverse.  It doesn’t matter much to me who makes… Continue Reading “Reading the 2019 Women’s Prize Longlist”

Review: Normal People by Sally Rooney

I loved the way this book begins, because I identified very much with Marianne, one of its two narrators.  Marianne and Connell are two teens in a small town in Ireland.  Marianne is smart, independent, and proud, but has no friends at school.  Connell… Continue Reading “Review: Normal People by Sally Rooney”

My Spring TBR and Recent Award Lists

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is ten books on our Spring TBR list. I have three ARCs, and I’m particularly excited to read Sally Rooney: Trust Exercise by Susan Choi Normal People by Sally Rooney The Farm by… Continue Reading “My Spring TBR and Recent Award Lists”

Review: The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar

I loved this book, set in 18th century England, about a lonely merchant who comes upon a mermaid that changes his life.  Gowar’s debut novel is one of those rare books you can’t possibly categorize – is it historical fiction, fantasy, romance, or just… Continue Reading “Review: The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar”

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Note: The Book Stop is on vacation! This post was written in advance, which means I won’t be responding to comments. But thanks for reading. Wow. If I had to pick a favorite book of the year, so far, this would be it. Everything… Continue Reading “Burial Rites by Hannah Kent”

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

This was not just a long novel, it’s a BIG one.  Big ideas, big characters, and a story you’ll be thinking about long after you read the book.  The Goldfinch starts with a 13 year old boy, Theo, losing his beloved mother in a… Continue Reading “The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt”

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