Are you ready for Orange July 2012?

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It’s that time of year again – time to celebrate phenomenal fiction! Orange July is here!

What’s Orange July?

Orange July (and its sister month, January) are biannual events where people around the world commit to read at least one Orange Prize for Fiction winner or nominee. That’s it – just one book!

There are hundreds of books to choose from. Click on these links below to see eligible books:

List of Orange Prize winners

List of Orange Prize shortlisted books

List of Orange Prize longlisted books

You can also learn more about Orange books on the Orange Prize Project. This blog contains readers’ reviews of Orange Prize winners and nominees. And while you’re there, consider posting your own reviews to the blog!

And if you blog about Orange July 2012, please use the shiny new Orange July 2012 badge – posted on the top right of this blog post. Thanks for your help in spreading the word!

Orange July 2012 Giveaways

As part of the Orange July festivities, I will be hosting giveaways on my blog throughout July. I have more than 20 books to give away, including the entire 2012 short list! Giveaways will be open to everyone – no matter where you live – and you can enter to win more than once. I will post the giveaway books and rules/tips on a later blog post – be sure to subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss this big announcement!

June 24, 2012 UPDATE: Here’s the link to my blog post that lists the 2012 Orange July Giveaways!

Facebook and LibraryThing

Enhance your Orange July experience by participating on our Facebook page and LibraryThing group. While this is not a requirement for Orange July, most participants have fun discussing books and getting to know each other through these sites.

How do I sign up for Orange July 2012?

For this Orange July, I am requesting all participants sign up using the Mr. Linky widget below. Click on the Mr. Linky graphic to add your name and link. Feel free to link to your blog, LibraryThing or Goodreads profile, Facebook profile, Twitter account, etc. It can  take a few minutes for your name to appear – don’t despair!

(This is my first time using Mr. Linky, so fingers crossed that it works! LOL!)

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46 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ally
    Jun 02, 2012 @ 23:11:35

    I was looking forward to this and I kept one book especially for July: Ann Patchett’s Bel Canto. It’s going to be just this book because I will also go on holiday mid July :)

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  2. jennycolvin
    Jun 02, 2012 @ 23:14:51

    I have books set aside that I didn’t get to in January, and I might try for the three on this year’s shortlist that I didn’t get to.

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  3. Vasilly
    Jun 03, 2012 @ 00:59:02

    Count me in! My list is ready!

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  4. Bonnie
    Jun 03, 2012 @ 04:03:41

    I’m looking forward to it too and have a few books already planned. The Bone People, Night Watch, and The Magician’s Assistant.

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  5. Martine Frampton
    Jun 03, 2012 @ 14:25:58

    I have Home by Marilyn Robinson and The Help by Kathryn Stockett on my TBR pile but might search out one for the earlier years as well. Orange list is always my favourite reading. Looking down the ‘long list’ list I realise how many I have read not knowing they had been listed, though I have a copy of The Accidental by Ali Smith that claims on the front cover to have won it:-)

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  6. Jayme@Beachreader
    Jun 03, 2012 @ 19:59:19

    I hav several books that I have put aside for “Orange in July” Home, A Crime in the Neighborhood, The Hundred Secret Senses, and Purple Hibiscus – which I won in “Orange January” – thank you very much. I’m not sure if I wil get to all of them, but we’ll see.

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  7. Dawn Webb
    Jun 03, 2012 @ 22:36:47

    Happy to be here!!!

    Reply

  8. The Ramblings of a Demented Mind
    Jun 04, 2012 @ 10:26:29

    I’m planning to read The Song of Achilles and The Memory of Love! And maybe more! :-)

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  9. rainpebble/belva
    Jun 04, 2012 @ 18:27:20

    Jill, can you please remove my first entry? Couldn’t figure it out. Thank you.
    My reading plans for Orange July include the remaining winners I have not yet read. The Road Home, The Idea of Perfection and of course The Song of Achilles and hopefully a few more.
    Just want to add that I loved Purple Hisbucus.

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  10. Genny Tunbridge
    Jun 04, 2012 @ 19:26:11

    Count me in! Two that I hope to read in July are Home and Half of a Yellow Sun.

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  11. Barbara Atkins Carlucci
    Jun 05, 2012 @ 04:26:37

    I’m planning to read The Song of Achilles and The Road Home and more if possible!

    Reply

  12. Jen @ The Well Read Fish
    Jun 06, 2012 @ 05:47:21

    Fugitive Pieces, here I come!

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  13. buriedinprint
    Jun 06, 2012 @ 23:22:05

    Originally I was planning to read from the 2012 longlist, but now I’m thinking, oh, choose another letter of the alphabet (it was “S” for Orange January), or pick a year (the early years always intrigue me), or aim for the winners or shortlisted books…*sigh* I don’t know. But something!

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  14. rainpebble/belva
    Jun 07, 2012 @ 20:44:41

    My very favorite Orange was the first winner in 1996. A Spell of Winter by Helen Dunmore. Sometimes the older ones tell the better story…………..but sometimes not. Good luck picking your reads. Whatever you choose I hope it/they are wonderful

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  17. Misha
    Jun 24, 2012 @ 21:07:17

    Signed up! I am looking forward to this.

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  18. Lisa Miller
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 04:02:28

    I’ve just signed up – thank you for organising this! I plan to read the 2012 winner Song of Achilles.

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  19. Ifi Williams
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 16:48:30

    What a generous giveaway. A good excuse for me to finally read Night Circus.

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  23. Kim
    Jul 08, 2012 @ 19:25:49

    Orange July, Yay! I cant believe it’s the 8th of July already! Must check what was left unread on my January list.

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  24. readrunknitdrink
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 04:16:09

    I love a challenge…and an intriguing book list. I’m in!

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  25. neer
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 14:40:29

    I got to know about this event today only. It’s an interesting event and am participating in it. Here’s my blog post:

    http://inkquilletc.blogspot.in/2012/07/event-orange-july-2012.html

    I have also started following your blog.

    Reply

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