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Chelsea.Poole
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I haven‘t posted a #libraryhaul for a few weeks.
300 piece puzzle
2 books for my kids
A science-y book
1 for #eurpoaeditions
2 potential #WomensPrize (?)
1 for trip ideas
1 cookbook

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charl08
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Pickpick

Such a great (grim) read. The author recounts her experiences as a journalist as a government-sanctioned "drug war" in thr Phillipines led to executions of thousands of people by the police and paid killers.

Hoping all the #WomensPrize NF list I pick up will be as compelling.

batsy I just finished this, too. A difficult book but written with such clarity. 4d
squirrelbrain I‘m going to start this one soon…. Along with *all* of the other NF nominees I‘m also reading…🤓 4d
charl08 @batsy @squirrelbrain Following this, I may have put in a completely unrealistic number of requests to the library for NF... 3d
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charl08
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A friend shared this from Erik Karl Anderson's YT predictions for the Women's Prize for Fiction - what do you think?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gY8WmbkutX8

#WomensPrize
#Fiction

JamieArc I like his YouTube videos. I especially watch them during Booker season. 6d
BarbaraBB Super interesting. Some of them don‘t surprise me, some I‘ve never heard of! 6d
Deblovestoread Julia is the one showing up on most prediction lists that I‘ve seen. I am not sure why but I‘m making a list of all predictions I find. Will add these to it. 💜 6d
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charl08 @JamieArc I've only watched a few but he seems like he's enjoying it... 6d
charl08 @BarbaraBB most I've not heard of 😆 6d
charl08 @Deblovestoread who are the top three? I'd love to see a table ranking... 6d
squirrelbrain I think there‘s 3 there that aren‘t already on my prediction list. I‘m keeping a spreadsheet too @Deblovestoread - although not ranking them, just adding to my list… it‘s getting a bit unwieldy now though, at around 105 I think. 6d
charl08 @squirrelbrain @Deblovestoread sounds like my kind of spreadsheets! I do think any overlaps / lack of is interesting, especially with such an international prize. 6d
Ruthiella I love his prediction videos with Anna ! 😃 6d
LeeRHarry @Ruthiella me too - look forward to their videos every year! 😊 5d
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Chelsea.Poole
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SO EXCITED the #womensprize is doing a nonfiction book beginning this year! The longlist was announced today and I‘ve read 2, already had 1 checked out, 2 were on my tbr and the rest seem pretty interesting too!
Anyone else going to read these? I haven‘t seen any posts so far, but also haven‘t scrolled through. How about a tag? #WPNF24

vlwelser I did not care for this. And I didn't realize it was new. I'm probably going to dip into some of the others. 3w
Amor4Libros I‘ve only read and loved 3w
ChaoticMissAdventures I have only read one, these list always make me feel so Unread! Some of these sound super interesting, some not so much, I think I am going to tackle a couple while we wait for the Fiction list on the 5th! I read and loved 3w
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Chelsea.Poole @vlwelser I believe it came out in the US in 2021, so it must have been published in the U.K. within the time frame to be eligible. 3w
Chelsea.Poole @Amor4Libros I‘m really looking forward to that one!! Glad to hear you loved it. 3w
Chelsea.Poole @ChaoticMissAdventures that‘s one of the two I‘ve finished too. Thought provoking! 3w
Hooked_on_books I‘ve read 4: All That She Carried, Eve, Some People Need Killing, and The Dictionary People. All are very good! I‘ll probably end up reading most (but not all) of them, but I‘m not going to try to do so on any timeline. I have put the ones available to me either on my library audio holds list or tagged them on Everand. There‘s some interesting looking books here! 3w
Chelsea.Poole @Hooked_on_books yes there are some interesting looking titles! I‘m about to start 3w
Graywacke I don‘t know that i can read any, but i love the list. I‘m fascinated and _want_ to read them all. I might try to sneak one or two in. 3w
youneverarrived I love that they‘ve started doing this prize! I almost bought Eve the other week so definitely want to read that and Doppelgänger is on my tbr. I read Matrescence recently and rated it five stars ? 2w
Librarybelle I‘ve been eyeing the list…I love that there is now a nonfiction. I‘ve placed a few on hold from the library, but selection is limited. I‘m going to check ebook options through my library‘s digital platform, but I‘m going to read what I can! I actually own a copy of Young Queens, and I have not started it yet, so this might be my big push to start it sooner than later! 2w
Chelsea.Poole @Graywacke @Librarybelle I‘m in the US and there are several that haven‘t been published yet here. When they are I‘ll give them a try! 2w
Chelsea.Poole @youneverarrived I‘m interested in Matrescence but it‘s not available here yet. It‘s one I‘m interested in, so I‘ll look for it when it is available! 2w
TheKidUpstairs I put a bunch on hold yesterday, I'm planning on dipping in and out of the list when I can! 2w
Librarybelle Ah! That‘s why I couldn‘t find all of them. Makes perfect sense now! 😂 2w
Graywacke @Chelsea.Poole Twelve are available now. Four have later US release dates: Intervals by Marianne Brooker-Feb 28 (?); Code Dependent : Living in the Shadow of AI by Madhumita Murgia-june 18; Vulture Capitalism : Corporate Crime, Backdoor Bailouts and the Death of Freedom by Grace Blakeley-March 12; The Britannias : An Island Quest by Alice Albinia-feb 27 2w
Chelsea.Poole @Graywacke thanks for the info! I should have clarified that many aren‘t available on library platforms I have access to at this time, a few due to later publication dates. Others I‘m not sure…maybe later release dates for audio versions etc. 2w
Graywacke @Chelsea.Poole i didn‘t check library‘s, but i did check audio. 😁 Release dates are the same, but four don‘t have audio options on audible (2 are future US releases): Intervals, Shadows at Noon, A Flat Place, The Britannias. (edited) 2w
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thewallflower0707
Demon Copperhead: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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Mehso-so

The plot didn‘t interest me, but everyone kept raving about it and then it won the Women‘s Prize. The narration took a while to get used to, and it‘s quite long. I‘ve also just read two YA novels about foster care & opioid epidemic, so it all felt a bit too much.
Good book, just not a book for me.

#DemonCopperhead #WomensPrize

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BkClubCare
Demon Copperhead: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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Latest book club selection. Esther posing with my audio version. #DogsofLitsy #EstherFest #whpg #GriffDog #WomensPrize #BookClub

dabbe Hello, Enchanting Esther! 🖤🐾🖤 9mo
BkClubCare @dabbe aw, thx. It had been awhile since I featured the pups in a photo shot. 9mo
SamAnne I love the name Esther! 9mo
BkClubCare @SamAnne 😊 Her full name is Esther Isabella Sunshine. The breeder gave her the Esther name - both me and husband have grandmothers with that name. ❤️ So we didn‘t change it. 9mo
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charl08
Demon Copperhead: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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And the winner is... 🏆

#WomensPrize

ChaoticMissAdventures I knew this one would win! It is expertly done. Not my personal favorite, it is 3rd or 4th on my personal list, but craft wise I understand why I won. 9mo
TheKidUpstairs @ChaoticMissAdventures I feel the same way. I was pulling for Trespasses, but can't deny that Kingsolver did deserve this one. Sometimes when the big name wins, it feels more like a prize for the author rather than the particular book (cough cough Atwood cough cough The Testaments). But this one really was an expertly crafted novel, with an excellent blend of substance, style, and heart. 9mo
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charl08
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Tamra Of all strange things, I was dreaming about the prize this morning! 🤪 Black Butterflies is my hope. 9mo
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Leniverse
Fire Rush | Jacqueline Crooks
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The winner of the #WomensPrize will be announced today, and I am hesitant to attempt a prediction. Instead I present my personal top six. Four of them are on the official shortlist, and I'll be happy if either of them win. (Conversely there's a 1/3 chance that the announcement will make me a serious grumpy face 😒) I am, however, rooting slightly more for Fire Rush than for the others. 🔥🎶