Monday Musings | The BAILEYS Women’s Prize for Fiction Longlist 2015

Baileys Prize Long List 2015

[Photo courtesy of The Baileys Prize/Twitter]

Just as I was wondering what I should muse about tonight, I saw this tweet in my Twitter feed:

Perfect timing! (And so exciting!) Here is the full list:

I’m actually very excited about this list. There are so many great books on it! I’ve read some of the books listed (click the hyperlinks for my reviews) and there are some that I’ve been wanting to read for a while (see italicized titles). I hope I’ll be able to read a few titles before the winner is announced!

Have you read any of these titles? Are you happy with the list or did a favourite book get left out? Is there a title that I should go read right now?

13 thoughts on “Monday Musings | The BAILEYS Women’s Prize for Fiction Longlist 2015

  1. Lianne @ says:

    I was quite excited when I heard that the list was released earlier this evening/midnight over in the UK! (whoo-hoo, the slow start to book award season, haha). It looks like a fantastic list, though to be honest I’ve only read one from it :3 (Station Eleven–amazing read) Hopefully I’ll get around to one or two on the list before the shortlist is announced? *wishful thinking*

    • Karen @ One More Page... says:

      I know! As much as I’d like to say that I’ll read all of these before the short list is announced, I know deep in my heart that there’s no way that’s going to happen. I really do need to read Station Eleven soon though!!

  2. ebookclassics says:

    Aah, I’ve only read Station Eleven. I need to get on this and read more of these great books. Out of the list, who do you think you will try to read next?

  3. The Cue Card says:

    Looks like a great list. I need to read these. Our book club this month is going to read Heather O’Neill’s book, which it appears you really liked, hooray. I wonder if the Bailey’s prize will come down to Sarah Waters vs. Emily St. John Mandel’s book. hmm

  4. ruthie says:

    I was quite underwhelmed! Where’s My Puny Sorrows? The Miniaturist? The Enchanted? Most of these books have “meh” reviews and ratings. Liked O’Neill book and Station Eleven, of the rest only Dear Thief and The shore are of interest. None of them are their author’s best works…sorry I can’t join the happy party!

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