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The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction – the Shortlist and Predictions!

The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction – the Shortlist and Predictions!

The 2017 winner of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction is less than 24 hours from being announced!

The six novels on the shortlist are each very different from one another and have each generated much discussion in the bookish community.

After reading five of the six books, there is one that stands well and truly above the rest for me and is my favourite for the win. Whether my favourite will take out the prize is difficult to predict, as my opinion appears to be quite different to the judges – I was disappointingly underwhelmed by a number of the books on this shortlist.

Read on for a summary of my thoughts and feelings about each of the six books, along with my predictions! The books are listed in the order in which I read them.

Five Books With Memorable Mums, for Mother’s Day!

Five Books With Memorable Mums, for Mother’s Day!

It’s Mother’s Day! Let’s celebrate by shining a light on some of the more memorable mums I have read recently! Who are your most memorable fictional mothers?

Reading Wrap-Up: December 2016!

Reading Wrap-Up: December 2016!

The Spy tells the story of Mata Hari, born in the Netherlands in 1876, married to a Dutch Colonial Army Captain in the Dutch East Indies at…

Reading Wrap-Up: November 2016!

Reading Wrap-Up: November 2016!

Autumn, by Ali Smith, is a stunning novel, the first in a quartet following the seasons, that is a quiet but powerful meditation on ageing, memories, family, society…

Hi! I'm Julia, a lifelong reader, an aspiring writer, medical doctor, and now book blogger, from Queensland, Australia! Go to 'About Read and Live Well' to learn more!

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