It’s done, I’ve read them all! Not only do I feel a bit more up to date with what’s going on in the world of literature, I also really enjoyed reading this year’s shortlisted novels. All of them were good. Some of them were great. And The Luminaries was simply amazing.
I absolutely love Whale Rider. It manages to be heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time, without ever getting sappy. Plus, freaking whales!