Thursday, March 19, 2009

I've read one!

After realising that I hadn't read any of the longlisted novels for the Miles Franklin award, I was a little concerned about the upcoming longlists for other awards, like The Orange Prize and The Booker Prize. With The Orange Prize Longlist announced yesterday, my curiosity is sated, and I have actually read one (The Lost Dog by Michelle de Kretser)! Haven't heard of some of the others, but never mind, but Girl in a Blue Dress was already on my TBR list!

Debra Adelaide - The Household Guide to Dying

Gaynor Arnold - Girl in a Blue Dress

Lissa Evans - Their Finest Hour and a Half

Bernardine Evaristo - Blonde Roots

Ellen Feldman - Scottsboro

Laura Fish - Strange Music

V.V. Ganeshananthan - Love Marriage

Allegra Goodman - Intuition

Samantha Harvey - The Wilderness

Samantha Hunt - The Invention of Everything Else

Michelle de Kretser - The Lost Dog

Deirdre Madden - Molly Fox’s Birthday

Toni Morrison - A Mercy

Gina Ochsner - The Russian Dreambook of Colour and Flight

Marilynne Robinson - Home

Preeta Samarasan - Evening is the Whole Day

Kamila Shamsie - Burnt Shadows

Curtis Sittenfeld - American Wife

Miriam Toews - The Flying Troutmans

Ann Weisgarber - The Personal History of Rachel DuPree


  1. I was getting a little worried as I was reading that list because most I hadn't even heard of, let alone read! I have Girl in a Blue Dress on my wish list, too. But, I have read one of them. Yay! The Flying Troutmans. Miriam Toews is a good writer!

    I requested the first book from The Keys to the Kingdom series last night. I know I don't need another series on the go, but I have wanted to read that one for a while!

  2. I have some of these on my wish list and some I actually do own but as usual, I've yet to read any. Why is that I'm always so behind on awards list nominees!

  3. Hi Marg, just wanted to let you know I have just nominated you to receive the “When Life Gives You Lemons” blog award, on my Margo Treehugger Blog.

  4. Thanks Margo!

    I don't know the answer to that question Iliana, but if you figure it out could you please let me know what you came up with as it is likey that my reasons will be similar!

    Kailana, it's not a bad series. I am looking forward to getting to Sabriel etc once I finish ths series.

  5. The Orange Prize Winners is one of the lists I follow on Rose City Reader. I just posted the lists of winners here.

    As with all my Must Read lists, I am happy to add links to progress posts for anyone also working through this list. Just leave a comment on my post with the link address and I will add it.



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