I've now read around 450 of the proposals, so only another 150 to go. At this stage, it's looking like the shortlist will consist of around 140 possible books... Your patience is greatly appreciated. Once we've got the shortlist finalized, we'll send an email to all those who *didn't* make the cut, and then we'll post the remainining contenders on here. I suspect it'll be another couple of weeks.
In the meantime, if you like sunshine, you ought to love this:
My wife was given one for Christmas, and it's really a splendid thing. Sunlight, in a jar. Sunshine on a rainy day. And so on.