For those who don’t know, BBAW is a celebration of books and book bloggers. There are awards, theme days, and all sorts of good stuff going on. I was on course to help out in a big way this year, but soon realized that with my job I wouldn’t have the time to do everything else in my life (and, as I worked nearly 60 hours this week, which is by no means normal but certainly draining, I probably made the right choice). I wasn’t sure if I was going to enter, but then as I was filling out the registration, I figured it wouldn’t hurt.
I had a quick look and historical fiction – amazingly – still comes out on top for the genres I’ve been reading this year. The genre has definitely served me well in the past, so I’m not going to change that this time. I’m submitting the following five reviews for consideration:
- The Mistress of Nothing, Kate Pullinger
- Peony in Love, Lisa See
- The Lieutenant, Kate Grenville
- The Winter Mantle, Elizabeth Chadwick
- Loving Frank, Nancy Horan
I chose a mix of positive and negative. I’m not really holding out too much hope this year, but no point not entering. One thing’s for sure – I can’t wait until September 13th!