With all the hype around the Man Booker longlist announcement and the already great GoodReads group, I'm really wanting to get into an attempt to read my way through the nominees. However, with the length of the list and the other books I'm dying to get to, this is probably a little unrealistic. Heck, I've still got books I'd like to read from last years list (How to Be Both, Us, The Lives of Others). So I've chosen, in order, the few I'd really like to get to, and this will be my reading aim, if not by the time of the shortlist announcement, by the time of the winner.
A Little Life by Hanya Yanigahara- OMG I wanted this book so much. And there was such a long waiting list at the library. So this one, I have purchased. And it is beautiful, and I spend a while staring at it each day. I've heard such fantastic reviews of this one, I can't wait to read it.
A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler- a family drama told in an interesting way- backwards. It sounds rich and emotional, and something that I would love.
The Chimes by Anna Smail- an intriguing and beautiful fantastical tale, in a world in which words have been replaced by music. This concept has really hooked me.
The Illuminations by Andrew O'Hagan- I don't know too much about this one, but I know that is has mixed perspectives, which I always find interesting.