Laura (laura0218) wrote,
Laura
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The Complete Booker

I've taken on a long-term challenge called The Complete Booker, to read all the winners of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction.  There is no time limit!  A few years ago I got hooked on the Booker and read several Booker nominees and winners.  This year I've only read one Booker winner, and I'd like to increase the "Booker Quotient" in my reading plan.  

So to start , here's my list of books read and ones I'd already identified as "planned reads," because I have them on hand. Later in the year I'll set a personal goal for 2008.

Books I've Read (with links to reviews where available):
2006 - The Inheritance of Loss (Desai)
2005 - The Sea (Banville)
2002 - Life of Pi (Martel) 
2001 - True History of the Kelly Gang (Carey) (completed 10/31/2007)
2000 - The Blind Assassin (Atwood)
1998 - Amsterdam: A Novel (McEwan)
1997 - The God of Small Things (Roy)
1992 - The English Patient (Ondaatje)
1984 - Hotel du Lac (Brookner)  (completed 9/22/2007)
1977 - Staying on (Scott) 
1975 - Heat and Dust (Jhabvala)  (completed 8/29/2007)

Soon to be Read (because they're already on my shelves!)
2004 - The Line of Beauty (Hollinghurst)
1988 - Oscar and Lucinda (Carey)
1985 - The Bone People (Hulme) 
1981 - Midnight's Children (Rushdie)
1978 - The Sea, the Sea (Murdoch)

 

Tags: 2007 year of reading, challenge, complete booker
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