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I’ve followed the Booker Prize for several years now, and started The Complete Booker to encourage others to join me in reading works by these great authors. I read 4 Booker winners in 2007, so I’ll begin 2008 having read 11 of the 41 winners. Not that I need any motivation, but I’m also going to participate in Dewey’s Man Booker Challenge!

Before the year is out, I’d like to read at least 6 Booker winners, including:
Complete List of Booker Winners Read (with links to reviews where available):
2007 - The Gathering (Enright) 
2006 - The Inheritance of Loss (Desai)
2005 - The Sea (Banville)
2004 - The Line of Beauty (Hollinghurst)
2002 - Life of Pi (Martel)
2001 - True History of the Kelly Gang (Carey)
2000 - The Blind Assassin (Atwood)
1998 - Amsterdam: A Novel (McEwan)
1997 - The God of Small Things (Roy)
1996 - Last Orders (Swift)
1992 - The English Patient (Ondaatje)
1992 - Sacred Hunger (Unsworth)  
1990 - Possession: A Romance (Byatt)
1988 - Oscar and Lucinda (Carey)
1985 - The Bone People (Hulme)
1984 - Hotel du Lac (Brookner) 
1981 - Midnight's Children (Rushdie)
1978 - The Sea, the Sea (Murdoch)
1977 - Staying on (Scott)
1975 - Heat and Dust (Jhabvala)
1974 - The Conservationist (Gordimer)
1971 - In a Free State (Naipaul)


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Dec. 13th, 2007 01:53 am (UTC)
As always, I will be curious to read your reviews, especially on the Murdoch book!
Nov. 9th, 2008 11:33 pm (UTC)
So you're the Laura of The Complete Booker. It takes me a while to put names and blogs together sometimes. lol I've just signed up to do this one. I love reading the shortlisted ones too.
Nov. 9th, 2008 11:39 pm (UTC)
That last commenter was me, sorry. My Complete Booker post is here: http://freshinkbooks.blogspot.com/2008/11/complete-booker-reading-challenge.html

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