Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Complete Booker 2011 Challenge

Another episode in my continuing quest to read all the Man Booker Prize winners. The challenge includes winning, short-listed, and long-listed books, so there are plenty of good ones to choose from. It’s hosted at The Complete Booker and offers different levels of participation, plus a vibrant Booker community with lots of reviews and other resources. Full details are available here.

I’ll be participating at the Pick-a-Mix of Six level, reading 6 winners.

1. The Ghost Road – Pat Barker

2. The True History of the Kelly Gang – Peter Carey

3. Disgrace – J.M. Coetzee

4. Life and Times of Michael K – J.M. Coetzee. I’ve been kind of avoiding Coetzee, and I’m not sure why.

5. Wolf Hall – Hilary Mantel. I subbed this one off the list in December last year, because it is a long book and I was on deadline. I should probably start with it this year!

6. Vernon God Little – D.C.B. Pierre. Another disappearing act from last year, alas. I am not looking forward to it, based on the subject matter (a school shooting), but would like to get it over with.

1 comment:

  1. Great choices, J.G. ! I wish you luck with this year's challenge.


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