25/25

it’s the 25th anniversary of The Women’s Prize aka The Orange Prize. i’ve listed the winners below. i resolve to read each of these books over the next 6 months and track the greatness. i could use the inspiration TBH.

in reality, i’ve read only 4 of the books listed below and my memory is hazy, so i’ll re-read those, too.

it’s a study in titles. i’ll try to pay attention.

  • A SPELL OF WINTER (Dunmore)
  • FUGITIVE PIECES (Michaels)
  • LARRY’S PARTY (Shields)
  • A CRIME IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD (Berne)
  • WHEN I LIVED IN MODERN TIMES (Grant)
  • THE IDEA OF PERFECTION (Grenville)
  • BEL CANTO (Patchett)
  • PROPERTY (Martin)
  • SMALL ISLAND (Levy)
  • WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN (Shriver)
  • ON BEAUTY (Smith)
  • HALF OF A YELLOW SUN (Adichie)
  • THE ROAD HOME (Tremain)
  • HOME (Robinson)
  • THE LACUNA (Kingsolver)
  • THE TIGER’S WIFE (Tea Obrecht)
  • THE SONG OF ACHILLES (Miller)
  • MAY WE BE FORGIVEN (Homes)
  • A GIRL IS A HALF-FORMED THING (McBride)
  • HOW TO BE BOTH (Smith)
  • THE GLORIOUS HERESIES (McInerney)
  • THE POWER (Alderman)
  • HOME FIRE (Shamsie)
  • AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE (Jones)
  • HAMNET (O-FARRELL)