Baileys Prize, Books, Reviews

Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo #bookreview #BaileysPrize

Stay with Me deals with the marriage of Akin and Yejide, in Nigeria, who are struggling to have a child of their own and after unsuccessful attempts and huge societal pressure, bring in a new wife. This is how the novel opens. While the characters aren’t always likeable, they are written remarkably well. Yejide seeps… Continue reading Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo #bookreview #BaileysPrize

2017, Baileys Prize, Bookish, Books, Next, Reviews

The Dark Circle by Linda Grant #bookreview #BaileysPrize

The Dark Circle is a compelling read. It tells us the story of twin siblings Lenny and Miriam Lynskey, who are diagnosed with tuberculosis and shuttled to a sanitarium in Kent where they are subject to idle days and wondering if they'll fall victim to a diseases that's traditionally fatal. The year is 1949 and the… Continue reading The Dark Circle by Linda Grant #bookreview #BaileysPrize

2017, Baileys Prize, Bookish, Books, Reading, Reviews

Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien #bookreview #BaileysPrize

I did not expect to adore this book as much as I do. When reading the blurb it sounded interesting and I thought it would be a good read, if not slightly too political for me, but oh! How wrong I was! This is a lyrical and fairy-tale like novel that mixes fact and fable… Continue reading Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien #bookreview #BaileysPrize

2017, Baileys Prize, Books, Reading, Reviews

The Power by Naomi Alderman #bookreview #BaileysPrize

The Power! What a book. I'd been told by countless people that this was one to look out for and was not surprised that it made the Baileys shortlist.  Dealing with themes such as gender, sexism, oppression, equality and religion it really does make a fascinating read. What makes it event more interesting is the frame… Continue reading The Power by Naomi Alderman #bookreview #BaileysPrize

2017, Baileys Prize, Bookish, Books, Libraries, Reading, Reviews

The Sport of Kings by C.E Morgan #bookreview #BaileysPrize

  Of all the books on the #BaileysPrize shortlist this year, this one lends itself to be described most suitably as an "epic". A family saga that follows the Forges through three generations. Linked into the main character of Henry Forge are horses and not just any horses, thoroughbred horses, racing horses. Henry becomes obsessed… Continue reading The Sport of Kings by C.E Morgan #bookreview #BaileysPrize

2017, Baileys Prize, Books, Reading

The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction

I love everything about the Bailey's Prize. I love that fact that it celebrates women. I love the fact that is celebrates contemporary fiction. I love the fact the Kate Mosse is so involved and is so lovely. I love the great judging panels that are organised every year. But, above all I love the… Continue reading The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction

2017, Baileys Prize, Books, Reading

The Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction

I love everything about the Bailey's Prize. I love that fact that it celebrates women. I love the fact that is celebrates contemporary fiction. I love the fact the Kate Mosse is so involved and is so lovely. I love the great judging panels that are organised every year. But, above all I love the… Continue reading The Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction