Monday, June 23, 2008

Farm Lane Books - Introduction

Hi! So far I have only read 5 of the Booker prize winners (Oscar and Lucinda, The Life of Pi, Vernon God Little, The Line of Beauty and The Sea) but I've read quite a few of the short listed books. I decided last month that I was going to make the effort to read more of them, as they seem to be consistently good, and many of them are up there in my favourite books. I stumbled across this site while looking for reviews of Oscar and Lucinda (which I finished reading last week). So I am now going to make the effort to read the entire list as soon as possible!

My favourite authors are David Mitchell and Andrew Miller (Ingenious Pain by Andrew Miller is probably my number 1 book, and I recommend it to everyone!) The best Booker winner I have read to date is The Life of Pi.

I already have several of the list in my "to read pile", but I thought I'd start off with an early one, so the next book I am going to read is Elected Member by Bernice Rubens.

I look forward to comparing notes with you all!



  1. Welcome Jackie! I read Oscar and Lucinda recently too ... and while I liked it a lot, I agree with your review. I look forward to hearing more from you!

  2. Never read Andrew Miller. With your recommendation, I now will. Thanks!

  3. Welcome1 I will go and read some of your reviews now. I have Oscar and Lucinda on my TBR shelf, but I confess that I have been putting it off because I was pretty bored by The True History of the Kelly Gang (2001 winner).