Don't you just love a longlist full of surprises and this bowl of Oranges may insist on closer inspection in the weeks to come because I seem to be so far off the pace here that I have read precisely two, The London Train and Whatever You Love.
Have given up twice on another, Room.
Gave a spare copy of The Invisible Bridge to a friend and she sat up all night reading it.
Have Jamrach's Menagerie ready to open next
and several others lurking here somewhere...
How about you?
Can someone persuade me why I should try and get past page fifty of Room for a third time?
Any here that should rush to the top of my reading pile?
Leila Aboulela - Lyrics Alley
Carol Birch - Jamrach's Menagerie
Emma Donoghue - Room
Tishani Doshi - The Pleasure Seekers
Louise Doughty - Whatever You Love
Jennifer Egan - A Visit from the Goon Squad
Aminatta Forna - The Memory of Love
Tessa Hadley - The London Train
Emma Henderson - Grace Williams Says it Loud
Samantha Hunt - The Seas
Joanna Kavenna - The Birth of Love
Nicole Krauss - Great House
Wendy Law-Yone - The Road to Wanting
Téa Obreht - The Tiger's Wife
Julie Orringer - The Invisible Bridge
Anne Peile - Repeat it Today with Tears
Karen Russell - Swamplandia!
Lola Shoneyin - The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives
Roma Tearne - The Swimmer
Kathleen Winter - Annabel