Monday, August 20, 2007

raidergirl3 intro and progress

Glad to be here, sharing the madness and good books. I like that this list is shorter than the Pulitzer, but you know, the Giller list is even shorter!
Here's my official, periodically updated list of Bookers I've read:

  • 2008 The White Tiger Aravind Adiga 4 stars
  • 2007 The Gathering - Anne Enright 4 stars
  • 2002 The Life of Pi read in 2004 and loved it 5 stars
  • 2000 The Blind Assassin reviewed here 3 stars
  • 1997 The God of Small Things reviewed here 4 stars
  • 1996 Last Orders - Graham Swift 3.5 stars
  • 1993 Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha read in the 1990s ?
  • 1989 The Remains of the Day - Kazou Ishiguru 4.5 stars
  • 1985 The Bone People reviewed here 5 stars
  • 1984 Hotel du Lac - Anita Brookner 4 stars
  • 1983 The Life and Times of Michael K - JM Coetzee 2.5 stars
  • I found a big old list of Bookers I'd like to read and the next ones that top the list, also periodically updated, are:

  • 2004 The Line of Beauty - Hollinghurst
  • 2001 True History of the Kelly Gang - Peter Carey
  • 1998 Amsterdam - McEwan


  1. Thanks for joining the challenge! I'm looking forward to reading Booker winners with you. I agree this year's long list is good for the TBR pile, regardless of which one wins.

    As for the Giller, I'll stick with Booker since I am currently at 0% complete for Giller but 20% for Booker!!

  2. I've read 3/14 of the Gillers (that's 20%), and A Good House and A Fine Balance are two of my favorite books of all time. I also have Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures waiting to be read.
    It's probably because I'm Canadian.