After 1,500 votes were cast for nearly 150 books the Not the Booker prize shortlist for 2016 has been announced by The Guardian.
Much like the actual Man Booker Prize, I haven’t read any of them. Sigh… Here’s the list:
The Combinations by Louis Armand (Equus)
The Less Than Perfect Legend of Donna Creosote by Dan Micklethwaite (Bluemoose Books)
Walking the Lights by Deborah Andrews (Freight Books)
The Summer That Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel (Scribe)
Chains of Sand by Jemma Wayne (Legend Press)
What Will Remain by Dan Clements (Silvertail)
The Guardian will be posting reviews just-about-weekly, building up to their call for votes on 17 October. The books will be read in reverse alphabetical order starting with Jemma Wayne’s Chains of Sand.
The Guardian has again made a call to arms to be a judge. I intended to enthusiastically participate in the adjudicating until I realised last night that my local library doesn’t have a single one of these. I’m trying to be judicious about my book buying – I’m running out of space for books! – and am therefore a bit reluctant to buy all of these.
So, I’m looking for some recommendations. Which should I buy? And if you have haven’t read any either, which cover do you like best? That’s good enough for me!