Since following the Stella Prize more closely, and finding so many amazing reads via the lists, I have set myself a long-term goal of making my way through all of the books that have been longlisted for the prize.
Helpfully, Aussie booktuber Ely of Earl Grey Books has created #StellaProject to do this, and she is hosting monthly group reads on Goodreads where you can join in with the discussion threads for the chosen title each month.
The Prize has been running since 2013, and each year 12 books are longlisted, with six books then being shortlisted before one winner is announced. The books covered traverse fiction and non-fiction, so there is a really great mix of content that will appeal to all sorts of readers.
I don’t tend to use Goodreads discussions but will be using #StellaProject on my written and video reviews to track my progress. I also want to regularly check in on here to share links to all of those reviews in case any of the books on the Prize backlist appeal to you. Of the books listed, I had read 14 of those, here they are listed (chronologically), with links to my review for each:
I’d love to know whether you have discovered a favorite read from the backlist, or have any in particular that you’d recommend I get to as a priority? I’m currently reading Hope Farm by Peggy Frew so that will be the next on this list that you’ll hear from me about!