|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!