|image from the Official Website of the Man Booker Prize|
This year, also noted below, I've already read two that appear on the list, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet (which I loved) and The Slap, which I thought was good but not great. That leaves 11 to go:
in my library
Peter Carey Parrot and Olivier in America
Emma Donoghue Room
Andrea Levy The Long Song
Lisa Moore February
Rose Tremain Trespass
on its way:
Damon Galgut In a Strange Room
Tom McCarthy C
Paul Murray Skippy Dies
Left to buy:
Helen Dunmore The Betrayal,
Howard Jacobson The Finkler Question
Alan Warner The Stars in the Bright Sky
The books by Dunmore and Warner are sequels, so I also felt compelled to pick up the earlier ones so that I don't start in the middle of a story somewhere and feel lost. Call me anal, whatever, but I hate that feeling in the back of my head that I might be missing something.
As always, so as not to feel guilty about books I already own and haven't read, I'll be continuing to read through my tbr pile a little at a time. This also helps clear out my brain, which by October tends to be very tired to the point where I just want to read junk afterwards. I'll be posting each book's review as I finish.
wish me luck!