The story so far…

Found a blog site today which sets challenges to read a certain number of the Booker prize winners each year. It’s been running for a few years already so has an impressive amount of commentary on various titles.  It’s a little daunting to see how much progress some people have made towards reading all the prize winners. I counted today and my total comes to a fairly low score – eight. And that includes some that I read many years ago.  I should finish The Elected Member tonight and will be on a long international flight at the weekend which will give me a good few hours of reading time. By this time next month maybe I’ll be in be into the heady heights of double digits……

To date here are the ones I’ve read

Blind Assassin – Margaret Attwood

Remains of the Day – Ishiguru

Staying On – Paul Scott

The Sense of an Ending – Barnes

Schindlers List – Keneally

Amsterdam – McEwan

Ghost Road – Pat Barker

Hotel du Lac – Brookner

Now Reading

The Elected Member – Rubens

Next on the list

Something to Answer For – Newby  (if it arrives in time. if not, it will be In a Free State by Naipaul)

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About BookerTalk

What do you need to know about me? 1. I'm from Wales which is one of the countries in the UK and must never be confused with England. 2. My life has always revolved around the written and spoken word. I worked as a journalist for nine years then in international corporate communications 3. My tastes in books are eclectic. I love realism and hate science fiction and science fantasy. 4. I am trying to broaden my reading horizons geographically by reading more books in translation

Posted on February 19, 2012, in Book Reviews and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Hello, thanks for joining the site. And your blog looks great! I look forward to following your Booker reading.

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