As July is now upon us (already, the sneaky thing) we are half way through the year and that of course means roughly halfway through all the books that we will read in 2012. I like to use this time to take stock of what I have read so far (my top ten of the year so far will appear on Saturday) and what I might want to make sure I read over the next sixth months.
The thing is I am now throwing myself into reading the submissions for The Green Carnation Prize which I think deserves a lovely picture of all the judges when we met a few weeks ago for the first time…
Anyway, all these submissions (and there are a lot) means that until the end of August my reading will be limited. Here I need your advice… Should I review the books that are submitted on here, because after all my opinion is only one in five and I am not the chair this year so I could easily be out voted etc, etc? I would like to review what I am reading as I read but maybe if I don’t announce they are submissions that is ok? Or should I not mention these and just review some of the books (which will probably be short literary novellas, old gems and crime capers/thrillers) I read in between instead?
So could I please have your advice on the situation? Oh, and could you tell me what some of your favourite reads have been this year so far, just because I am nosey. Thanks.