Sunday, January 13, 2008

Man Booker Challenge - raidergirl3

I'd like to make a post that I can link all my reviews to, especially now that this has expanded a bit to include the Man Booker challenge hosted by dewey. This year, I will read 6 books that were either winners or short listed. (I was planning to read 8 for the 888 challenge anyway, so I could see including more short listed books for this challenge.) My list includes:

2007 The Gathering - Anne Enright
2001 The True History of the Kelly Gang
1999 Disgrace - Coetzee
1998 Amsterdam - McEwan
1996 Last Orders - Graham Swift
1992 The English Patient -
1989 The Remains of the Day - Kazou Ishiguru
1984 Hotel du Lac - Anita Brookner
1983 The Life and Times of Michael K - Coetzee

Some others that are from the short list that intrigue me include:

2007 Mister Pip - Lloyd Jones
2006 The Night Watch - Sarah Waters
2006 In the Country of Men - Hisham Matar
2004 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
2003 Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood
2002 Family Matters - Rohinton Mistry
2001 Atonement - Ian McEwan

1 comment:

  1. Hi Raidergirl, several of your choices are on my 2008 list also. I'm looking forward to comparing notes!