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Pyre | Perumal Murugan
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sarahbarnes Omg yes 😂😂 2w
Lindy I feel you 😁 2w
MicheleinPhilly 🤣🤣🤣 2w
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LeahBergen 😆😆 2w
Aimeesue 😂😂😂 2w
batsy @LeahBergen @Aimeesue I'll never learn 🙈 2w
rockpools 😂😂 Loads I hadn‘t heard of! Any particular taking your fancy? 2w
batsy @rockpools The tagged book and Mauvignier and Nettel! Merve Emre who was last year's judge and a few others were raving about the Mauvignier so I'm super curious. I've also seen twitter buzz for the underdog in there, Standing Heavy by GauZ. And I have Bricks and Mortar by Clemens Myer (that I've yet to read 🙈) so I also had this one on my radar. 2w
Centique So funny and so true! 2w
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Man Booker Prize | Frederic P Miller, Agnes F Vandome, John McBrewster
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The #InternationalBooker longlist has been announced. I have read none of these… 🤦🏻‍♀️

batsy It's such an interesting list! I'm excited in attempting to read as many as I'm able to access. I've heard good things about The Birthday Party and the Nettel and Hjorth. And I've had Perumal Murugan's other books on my list for so long 🙈 2w
BarbaraBB @batsy I want to read as many as I can too. I am in need of international literature!! 2w
Cinfhen I haven‘t read any of these either and the only title im familiar with is 2w
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Hooked_on_books I basically haven‘t even heard of any of them! 2w
AmyG @Hooked_on_books Ha….same here. 😳 2w
sarahbarnes I haven‘t either! 2w
RowReads1 The Birthday party is the only one that‘s even on my TBR. 2w
Hooked_on_books I should have mentioned yesterday, Maryse Condé is from Guadeloupe, so there‘s a potential #ReadingAmericas2023 read! 2w
BarbaraBB @Hooked_on_books Thanks! Definitely going to read it for the prompt! I thought she was from Mali because of her book 2w
BookwormM Same here 🤣🤣let the fun begin 2w
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Love in the Big City | Sang Young Park
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I‘m really enjoying this short novel of a young gay South Korean man dealing with life, friends, family, relationships…

It started just plain fun, before becoming surprisingly sad/touching. Plus a fair amount of ‘They said/did WHAT?‘

squirrelbrain Sounds great Rachel -is it an #internationalbooker? 12mo
rockpools @squirrelbrain This month EVERYTHING is an International Booker! 12mo
squirrelbrain I thought as much! At least it‘s a good one! 12mo
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Cathythoughts Sounds really good. Stacked 👍❤️ 12mo
BarbaraBB I am enjoythis one too at the moment! 12mo
rockpools @Cathythoughts Yay! Hope you enjoy it. 😊 12mo
rockpools @BarbaraBB It‘s kind of lovely, isn‘t it. But it keeps surprising me! 12mo
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Allah is Not Obliged | Ahmadou Kourouma
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#WeeklyForecast 12/22

I want to read an #InternationalBooker nominated book a week. This week that‘ll be After the Sun. But of course there‘s also #ReadingAfrica2022. I‘m almost finished with the fantastic The Burgess Boys for Somalia. Next will be the tagged one for Liberia. Last but not least my Greek #FoodAndLit choice, a book that I can use for some challenges as well!

BarbaraBB @Cinfhen I am too. I feel like I know these people! 12mo
Cinfhen I‘m SUCH a FAN of Elizabeth Strout 💕💕💕 12mo
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After the Sun | Jonas Eika
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#BookerInternational2022 Book 2

Another short story collection. On the whole I didn‘t mind the stories but honestly can‘t see why this made the Longlist.

Photo is Black Forest gateaux with pistachio ice cream

BarbaraBB This will be my next for the #InternationalBooker. I‘m sorry to hear it was a disappointing read for you. 12mo
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A Long List | Cindy Leaney
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The #InternationalBooker longlist has been announced and I haven‘t read one book of it…. Any suggestions where to start?!

merelybookish Gosh that's an intimidating stack! 😮 13mo
sarahbarnes Wow! I have started The Books of Jacob, but otherwise haven‘t read any of these. Looks like some really intriguing reads in here - I‘ll definitely be adding some of them to my list! 13mo
sarahbarnes I‘ve been wanting to read Heaven for awhile. 13mo
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sarahbarnes This is totally random, but I met David Grossman‘s translator at a party once so it‘s always fun to see her name when he comes out with a new book. 🤓 13mo
vlwelser Heaven is really good. The Books of Jacob is going on my list. Thank you for sharing! 13mo
squirrelbrain Those bottom two look huge! 13mo
batsy This is such an intriguing longlist! 13mo
batsy (I follow Daisy Rockwell on IG and twitter because I love her art and have another book she translated, The Women's Courtyard, on my TBR, so The Tomb of Sand is high on my list!) 13mo
Simona Yes, The Books of Jacob! 😘 (edited) 13mo
BarbaraBB @Simona I ordered it. I can‘t wait any longer! 😘 13mo
Simona It is exhausting, but goooood😁 13mo
BarbaraBB @Simona I bought six more 🤦🏻‍♀️😍 13mo
Simona Supporting bookstores can be good cause😘 13mo
Megabooks Heaven was good but I didn‘t like it as much as Breasts and Eggs (but I loved B&E). 13mo
BarbaraBB @Megabooks I didn‘t love B&E that much but still I think I can‘t go wrong with another Kawakami! 13mo
AnneCecilie I‘m going to start with the ones my library has, Heaven and the Grossman one. They probably have Fosse too, but that‘s the third book in a trilogy and I want to read in the right order. Both Jen Campbell and Eric Carl Anderson have been raving about Elena Knows and Anderson has also raved about Love in the Big City so I might buy those two. 13mo
BarbaraBB @AnneCecilie Thanks! I became a bit out of control and was able to buy six of them for reasonable prices (three of them translated). Most of them are the ones you mention! 13mo
AnneCecilie I try to check my library first before buying books I‘m not sure about. And when they make it to longlists the library will usually get in some of them afterwards. 13mo
BarbaraBB @AnneCecilie You are right of course. I lost it a bit and ordered them impulsively when I couldn‘t sleep last night 😉 13mo
vivastory I am enormously pleased with the list this year!! I have heard a ton of praise for both Cursed Bunny & Elena Knows. 13mo
BarbaraBB I am looking forward to Elena Knows as well. And Love in the Big City. And I think I can no longer avoid the Tokarczuk… 😉 @vivastory 13mo
vivastory I will definitely be tackling the Tokarczuk at some point over the next few months. I will most likely read most of this list by some point. 13mo
BarbaraBB @vivastory Me too, I am very pleased with it! 13mo
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Faces on the Tip of My Tongue | Emmanuelle Pagano
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The #internationalbooker longlist is out! I‘ve loved watching this one unfold over the last few years, so this year I‘m going to actually try and read some (aiming for 4) of them now (rather than 6 years later).

Starting with the tagged - short stories from rural France. Not sure where it‘s going to go, but so far it‘s beautiful- feels almost like Tove Janssen.

Here‘s the list if you need it

rockpools AND this‘ll be my #readingeurope2020 #france 🇫🇷 🎉🎉🎉 3y
Hoopiefoot Enjoy! I always like trying to read a few of the long list too. 3y
rockpools @Hoopiefoot Thanks - you too! So many I hadn‘t heard of this year. 3y
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Celestial Bodies | Johka Alharthi
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#Oman #readingaroundtheword #internationalbooker Like unveiling layers this book is an intricate fictional study of three generations and three relatively contemporary daughters whose lives are molded by a changing world. I was given glimpses of Oman‘s history, Bedouin culture, Arabic poetry and the nature of slavery in Oman until it was outlawed in the 1970‘s. Not an easy straightforward read but a delicious feast.

Simona I was shocked about slavery, I didn‘t have a clue! 4y
Currey Yes, at first I thought I was reading about the 1800‘s because the timeline in this book can be confusing, however when I figured out approx what year it was it was shocking. 4y
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The Shape of the Ruins | Juan Gabriel Vsquez
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Just picked this one up: shortlisted for the #internationalbooker #Booker #prize #Colombia

charl08 And gave up! 4y
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