|The Booker Longlist 13 -- it's almost over! Yay!|
In the wee early hours of this morning I finished Damon Galgut's In a Strange Room, and two days ago I finished up The Finkler Question, by Howard Jacobson. So I'm almost finished with the longlist, have one more to go on the shortlist, and plan to celebrate when it's all over with a stack of deliciously mindless horror novels until October 1.
Here's the list so far:
1. C, by Tom McCarthy -- shortlisted
2. In a Strange Room, by Damon Galgut (to be reviewed shortly) --- shortlisted
3. Room, by Emma Donoghue -- shortlisted
4. The Finkler Question, by Howard Jacobson (to be reviewed shortly) -- shortlisted
5. Parrot and Olivier in America, by Peter Carey -- shortlisted
6. Trespass, by Rose Tremain
7. February, by Lisa Moore
8. The Slap, by Christian Tsiolkas
9. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, by David Mitchell
10. Skippy Dies, by Paul Murray -- my favorite of the entire list! I'll repeat my bummedness at it not getting to the shortlist.
11. The Long Song, by Andrea Levy -- shortlisted
Left to go:
12. The Betrayal, by Helen Dunmore
13. The Stars in the Bright Sky, by Alan Warner
--and now, the fun stuff --
|Giveaway of Room, by Emma Donoghue|
In honor of finally getting to the last 3 books on the longlist (which was no simple task, mind you), I'm marking the occasion by giving away a copy of Room, by Emma Donoghue. I will be selecting a winner on September 25th. If you'd like to try for a chance to win, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post with your blog name by September 24th. If you don't have a blog, then please leave a comment and send me an email with your contact info. International entries are welcome. Note: YOU DO NOT HAVE TO SIGN UP AS A FOLLOWER. I enjoy people's comments, and I really like the wonderful people I've "met" since I started this reading journal, but followership is not mandatory just to win a book!