In the meantime, you can see our shortlist of books at http://mainereaderschoiceaward.org/the-2013-shortlist/. I've made great progress. I've completed three of the books (Canada, Harold Fry's Unlikely Pilgrimage, and Gone Girl.) I am just about finished with Beautiful Ruins. I'm well into The Lifeboat and Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk. I've started Yellow Birds. To say that I'm enjoying this is an understatement. How do I like the books? Well, it's hard to say. Each book, so far, has something to recommend it being on our shortlist. But, overall, nothing has really jumped out at me. I'll begin posting reviews shortly.
Why don't you read along with me?