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Man Booker Prize Challenge


January 1 – December 31, 2008

June 17, 2008 – CHALLENGE COMPLETED!

I finished this challenge tonight with my completion of Atonement which was shortlisted in 2002. I enjoyed all these books – and none got a rating less than 4.0. I will most likely continue reading from the short lists for the Booker Prize in the future. Thanks Dewey for hosting this one!!

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Here is the perfect compliment to Laura’s Complete Booker ChallengeThe Man Booker Challenge, hosted by Dewey, challenges participants to read 6 books from the short, long or winner lists for the Man Booker Prize. Readers can change their lists at any time and overlaps are fine.

So here’s my list (subject to change):

  1. The Reluctant Fundamentalist, by Moshin Hamid – 2007 Shortlist (finished January 11, 2008; rated 4/5; read my review)
  2. The Night Watch, by Sarah Waters – 2006 Shortlist (finished February 12, 2008; rated 4.5/5; read my review)
  3. The Gathering, by Anne Enright – Winner 2007 (finished March 9, 2008; rated 4.5/5; read my review)
  4. Atonement, by Ian McEwan – 2001 Shortlist (finished June 17, 2008; rated 4/5; read my review)
  5. Cat’s Eye, by Margaret Atwood – 1989 Shortlist (finished February 29, 2008; rated 4.5/5; read my review)
  6. Life and Times of Michael K, by J.M. Coetzee – Winner 1983 (finished February 17, 2008; rated 4/5; read my review)

7 Comments

  1. Anonymous Anonymous
    December 7, 2007    

    If you don’t like one of those on your list, you might look at Anita Brookner, who won it for Hotel Du Lac, I think. Gosh, I just think she is so wonderful. Her books are marvels of psychological insight.

  2. Anonymous Anonymous
    December 8, 2007    

    Carolyn Jean, I have Brookner’s book on my wish list to read in 2008 🙂 Thanks for the recommendation!

  3. Anonymous Anonymous
    December 29, 2007    

    I’m happy you’ll be participating! I see some books I’ve really enjoyed on your list.

  4. Anonymous Anonymous
    December 31, 2007    

    Dew: how could I resist?!! I’m looking forward to reading for this challenge – I love the Bookers.

  5. June 19, 2008    

    Congrats on finishing!

  6. dew dew
    June 19, 2008    

    Done already! I think I’ve read one so far. 🙂

  7. June 21, 2008    

    Heather: Thank you!

    Dewey: You sound like me…I’m always behind on my own challenges!!

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