This is IT… somewhat… we have submitted ALL the suggestions by now. Two more nominated titles in two weeks and then it’s the final sprint: re-reading and re-evaluating and re-thinking.
I spent the last few weeks trying to find titles worthy of suggesting and nominating — and am happy to report that I found two outstanding books that gave me tremendous pleasure to read and made me consider seriously to suggest/nominate. One of them made to my final Suggestion to the chair today. It’s a fresh book that feels very different from all the other books I encountered this year which, at this late in the year after reading so many wonderful books, speaks for its uniqueness and distinguishing quality. I am still unsure, though, whether I will nominate it. Time to agonize again!!!