It’s the annual longlist moment. The rules are that any book I read this year is eligible, no matter when it was first published, that the decision is entirely mine, and that the prize is my taking the author(s) to lunch if and when we find ourselves in the same place.
I narrowed it down to 12 for the longlist. In no particular order:
Anthrovision – Gillian Tett. My review here.
Shutdown – Adam Tooze. My Democracy review here.
Home in the World – Amartya Sen. My review here.
Vaxxers – Sarah Gilbert & Catherine Green. My review here.
The Plague Cycle – Charles Kenny. My review here.
Man from the Future – Ananyo Bhattacharya. My review here.
Value(s) – Mark Carney. My FT review here.
What We Owe Each Other: A New Social Contract – Minouche Shafik. My FT review here.
Good Data – Sam Gilbert. My review here.
The Radical Potter – Tristram Hunt. I don’t seem to have reviewed it on the blog but say a bit about it here.
Mountain Tales – Saumya Roy. My review here.
End State – James Plunkett. My review here.
I’ll decide on my top choice next week.