Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
#womensprize
blurb
Leniverse
The Bread the Devil Knead | Lisa Allen-Agostini
post image

Only a couple of hours until the #WomensPrize for Fiction 2022 is announced. Prediction? Favourites?
I have read 5/6 shortlist books and they were all good and very different reads. With the caveat that I haven't read the Ozeki yet, I think/hope that the winner will be The Bread The Devil Knead. I don't remember when I last hoped that hard for a happy ending for a character!

Oryx I'm hoping for Island, but also loved The Bread and The Sentence. 2w
squirrelbrain Sorrow and Bliss for me, but closely followed by The Bread and The Sentence…. Hedging my bets! 😁 2w
Leniverse @Oryx Those are my top three too, but I think in the order Bread - Sentence - Island. 🤔 2w
jlhammar I'm hoping for Island or Sorrow & Bliss! 2w
Chelsea.Poole I‘m reading Island now…loved Sentence and Circle. Haven‘t read the others, but sounds like I need to read Bread! 2w
28 likes5 comments
blurb
jlhammar
post image

I‘m really hoping one of these is crowned winner later today! Loved them both. #womensprize

squirrelbrain Sorrow and Bliss is my fave, but also wouldn‘t mind The Sentence or Bread… 2w
jlhammar @squirrelbrain I am a huge Louise Erdrich fan and thought The Bread was very good so wouldn't be too sad if either of those won instead. There was a lot to love (for me) about the Ozeki too. Great Circle is the only shortlisted title that didn't really do it for me. Not bad by any means, but I'll be a little disappointed if that wins over the others. 2w
squirrelbrain I didn‘t love the Ozeki but can see that it could win. I liked Great Circle when I read it, but now find it a bit bland compared to the others. 2w
See All 7 Comments
jlhammar @squirrelbrain Wow, I am kind of shocked that Ozeki won! I really liked that book, but didn't think it really had a chance. You just never know! 2w
squirrelbrain I know, it surprised me too! 2w
sarahbarnes I‘m a little surprised by the outcome today! 2w
jlhammar @sarahbarnes Right? I didn‘t see that coming. Good for Ruth though. A Tale for the Time Being is my favorite of hers. 2w
50 likes7 comments
review
jlhammar
The Bread the Devil Knead | Lisa Allen-Agostini
post image
Pickpick

My last from the #womensprize shortlist and it was a good one. As many have warned, this is a difficult and distressing read. Alethea is a great character - endearing and so resilient. Thank goodness Allen-Agostini gives us a little hope at the end.

The judges have a very difficult task this year in selecting the winner (announced June 15). Can‘t wait to see where they land!

blurb
charl08
American Marriage | Tayari Jones
post image

Check out my fancy new pen mug at work...

#WomensPrize

TrishB That‘s amazing 👍🏻 3w
squirrelbrain 💕💕💕 3w
charl08 Almost as good as a book! @squirrelbrain @trishb 2w
78 likes3 comments
blurb
charl08
The Bread the Devil Knead | Lisa Allen-Agostini
post image

Fascinating to hear the author's reaction to the reading.

#WomensPrize #Shortlist

blurb
charl08
Sorrow and Bliss | Meg Mason
post image

Enjoying this book event. #WomensPrize #Shortlist

TrishB Cool 👍🏻 1mo
55 likes1 comment
review
Oryx
post image
Pickpick

Loved this. It's beautiful. So moving, and I learned a lot about the history of Cyprus.

I think it might just nudge ahead to be my favorite from the #womensprize shortlist.

squirrelbrain You said you thought it might be your favourite…I‘m so glad you loved it! 1mo
Oryx @squirrelbrain it is very close between this and 1mo
74 likes2 stack adds2 comments
review
MicheleinPhilly
post image
Pickpick

This one, however, made my heart sing. A deeply affecting portrait of what constitutes a family, those we‘re born into as well as those we choose. I loved it. ❤️

squirrelbrain I loved this one too, unexpectedly as I‘d not heard of it before the #womensprize 1mo
61 likes2 stack adds1 comment
review
Oryx
The Bread the Devil Knead | Lisa Allen-Agostini
post image
Pickpick

Of the 5 #womensprize shortlist books I've read, I think this is the frontrunner for me. I just loved Alethea. Her story is both heartbreaking but hopeful. And I loved that it was in Trinidadian Creole. All the stars.
Also extra love for amazing title and cover.

vivastory I have heard only good things about this one. 1mo
squirrelbrain This is my second favourite after Sorrow and Bliss…. 1mo
79 likes1 stack add2 comments
blurb
jlhammar
The Bread the Devil Knead | Lisa Allen-Agostini
post image

Finally! It has arrived! I‘ve been waiting for this last one from the #womensprize shortlist. Now I just need to get to it before the winner is announced. Sounds kind of heavy, but looking forward to it. #bookmail

sarahbarnes It is heavy. But I loved it. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts. 2mo
Well-ReadNeck ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥 2mo
48 likes1 stack add2 comments