Friday, January 2, 2009

3M's Progress and Goals for 2009

I've read 5 Bookers each of the past two years, so I decided I'd like to increase that a little and read 6 in 2009. These are the leading contenders:
  • 2009 winner
  • 1999 Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee
  • 1998 Amsterdam: A Novel by Ian McEwan
  • 1990 Possession: A Romance by A. S. Byatt
  • 1989 The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • 1988 Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey
  • 1987 Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively
  • 1979 Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald
  • 1974 The Conservationist by Nadine Gordimer
  • 1973 The Siege of Krishnapur by J. G. Farrell
Progress so far:

Read in 2008:
2008 The White Tiger ****1/2 by Aravind Adiga
2007 The Gathering**** by Anne Enright
2002 Life of Pi**** by Yann Martel
1984 Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner
1983 Life & Times of Michael K**** by J. M. Coetzee

Read in 2007:
2006 - The Inheritance of Loss*** by Kiran Desai
2005 - The Sea** by John Banville
2000 - The Blind Assassin ***1/2 by Margaret Atwood
1997 - The God of Small Things ***1/2 by Arundhati Roy
1985 - The Bone People***1/2 by Keri Hulme

1 comment:

  1. Great list, 3M! I've set a quantitative goal and while I don't have a specific list of books, like you I want to read the 2009 winner and I do have a few titles already on my shelves so that's where I'll start.