I admit that I’ve not read any of the 13 novels – a few of which have not actually been released to the public yet. From the short summaries I’ve read, it seems like there are a couple with romance themes, a few family-themed novels, a couple of art-related stories, 1 about music, a couple about identity, and one historical fiction (maybe?).
Of the 13, the one that caught my attention was The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan. It seems like a romance with a historical / cultural backdrop. It’s too early to tell, but it seems like a strong contender for the prize.
The other titles that I would be interested in reading are To Rise Again at a Decent Hour (Joshua Ferris), We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves (Karen Joy Fowler), J (Howard Jacobson), Ofeo (Richard Power), and The History of Rain (Niall Williams). The Lives of Others (Neel Mukherjee) seems a bit intriguing, and of course there’s David Mitchell’s The Bone Clocks, but I’m a bit hesitant to read a novel written by David Mitchell.
So, which of these have you read and which are your favorites / predictions?