Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Booker Challenge

For some time now I've wanted to read the Booker winners. I'm making it official by joining both the Complete Booker project and the Man Booker Challenge.

I have read a grand total of 2 Booker winners:
2000 - The Blind Assassin (Atwood) (read Aug. 2007)
1973 - The Siege of Krishnapur (Farrell) (read June, 2007)

These are the 6 I intend to read for the Challenge which runs from Jan to Dec. 2008
2007 - The Gathering (Enright)
2002 - Life of Pi (Martel)
2001 - True History of the Kelly Gang (Carey)
1997 - The God of Small Things (Roy)
1992 - The English Patient (Ondaatje)
1984 - Hotel Du Lac (Brookner)

For my reference, these are the remaining Bookers:

2006 - The Inheritance of Loss (Desai)
2005 - The Sea (Banville)
2004 - The Line of Beauty (Hollinghurst)
2003 - Vernon God Little (Pierre)
1999 - Disgrace (Coetzee)
1998 - Amsterdam: A Novel (McEwan)
1996 - Last Orders (Swift)
1995 - The Ghost Road (Barker)
1994 - How Late It Was, How Late (Kelman)
1993 - Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha (Doyle)
1992 - Sacred Hunger (Unsworth)
1991 - The Famished Road (Okri)
1990 - Possession: A Romance (Byatt)
1989 - The Remains of the Day (Ishiguro)
1988 - Oscar and Lucinda (Carey)
1987 - Moon Tiger (Lively)
1986 - The Old Devils (Amis)
1985 - The Bone People (Hulme)
1983 - Life & Times of Michael K (Coetzee)
1982 - Schindler's List (Keneally)
1981 - Midnight's Children (Rushdie)
1980 - Rites of Passage (Golding)
1979 - Offshore (Fitzgerald)
1978 - The Sea, the Sea (Murdoch)
1977 - Staying on (Scott)
1976 - Saville (Storey)
1975 - Heat and Dust (Jhabvala)
1974 - The Conservationist (Gordimer)
1972 - G. (Berger)
1971 - In a Free State (Naipaul)
1970 - The Elected Member (Rubens)
1969 - Something to Answer For (Newby)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for joining! Looks like you have a great list.

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