Yeah. I know what day it is.
But today. . . I'm thinking ORANGE.
As in the Orange Prize for Fiction.
The Orange Prize for Fiction is an annual UK book award honoring fiction written by women. The award is presented for excellence, originality, and accessibility in women's writing throughout the world. Yesterday, they announced the "long list" of nominees. I've only read one of the twenty books on the list. . . but you can be sure I'll be checking out the rest of the titles soon!
My to-read list grows ever-longer. . .
(Note: I love that the Orange Prize for Fiction "long list" is announced during March -- Women's History Month. Historically, it was such a challenge for women to become recognized as authors. They wrote secretly, changed their names, struggled to be heard. . . and, ultimately, forged a path. Of all the book awards out there, the Orange Prize will always be my favorite!)