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Reading the Baileys Women's Prize for fiction shortlist 2017

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Cherrypi Tue 04-Apr-17 07:55:58

The shortlisted books are as follows:

Stay With Me by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀̀
The Power Naomi Alderman
The Dark Circle by Linda Grant
The Sport of Kings by C.E. Morgan
First Love by Gwendoline Riley
Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien

I'm going to try and read them all. Anyone want to join me?

Mum24wife21 Tue 04-Apr-17 11:50:57

Good idea! I've just ordered a couple of them smile

whippetwoman Tue 04-Apr-17 13:09:25

I've got The Power, The Dark Circle and Do Not Say We Have Nothing waiting to be read at home. It's just getting round to reading them that's proving difficult!

IchFliegeNach Tue 04-Apr-17 13:37:15

Oh yes please! Have been set a challenge by a fellow bookie friend to read only female authors for the rest of 2017 so just came in here to see if you would help me compile a list! This is a great start!
Have recently finished 'Do Not Say We Have Nothing' - absolutely loved it. Missed it when I finished and wanted to chat about it. It's pretty intense but breathtakingly beautiful in places.
Will finish my current book and have just ordered 'The Power'.
Anyone else seen this article in the Guardian by the author?

puddock Tue 04-Apr-17 13:40:19

The Power is great. Looking forward to reading the rest...

Cherrypi Tue 04-Apr-17 17:06:56

I have The Power out the library at the moment. Really need to focus and read it. Love the premise. Will check out that article. Thanks.

Cherrypi Wed 05-Apr-17 15:14:06

Got Stay with me from the library today. It's very yellow.

Murine Thu 06-Apr-17 22:36:24

I'm in! I read Do Not Say We Have Nothing a few months ago and finished The Power last week, I thought these were both excellent.
I have The Sport of Kings out from the library at the moment as I really liked the sound of it, I haven't begun yet: I'm a bit daunted by it because it's a huge doorstop of a book!

Cherrypi Wed 19-Apr-17 23:11:29

Enjoying the power. Nicola Sturgeon is reading it too.

Cherrypi Thu 11-May-17 17:33:21

Finished The Power. What a thought provoking book. Was racing through it near the end. I enjoyed the pictures and emails.

Murine Fri 12-May-17 21:49:28

I ended up returning The Sport of Kings unread, there was no way I was getting round to it any time soon sad
I've read The Dark Circle though, and thought it gave a really interesting insight into the treatment of TB in a world prior to the widespread use of antibiotics, and the bonds between siblings and friends having to endure their time in the sanatorium.

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