as part of my ongoing 35 things to do before i turn 35, i have decided to read all of the man booker award winners from my lifetime in the order that they were published. it’s a way for me to diversify the books that i read, and it also gives me a little challenge for myself. i figure if i mix one booker winner in between my other reads, i should be able to knock this one out, or at least come pretty darn close.
here is my list:
- life & times of michael k, by jm coetzee.
- hotel du lac, by anita brookner.
- the bone people, by keri hulme.
- the old devils, by kingsley amis.
- moon tiger, by penelope lively.
- oscar and lucinda, by peter carey.
- the remains of the day, by kazuo ishiguro.
- possession: a romance, by as byatt.
- the famished road, by ben okri.
- the english patient, by michael ondaatje + sacred hunger, by barry unsworth.
- paddy clarke ha ha ha, by roddy doyle.
- how late it was, how late, by james kelman.
- the ghost road, by pat barker.
- last orders, by graham swift.
- the god of small things, by arundhati roy.
- amsterdam, by ian mcewan.
- disgrace, by jm coetzee.
- the blind assassin, by margaret atwood.
- true history of the kelly gang, by peter carey.
- life of pi, by yann martel.
- vernon god little, by dbc pierre.
- the line of beauty, by alan hollinghurst.
- the sea, by john banville.
- the inheritance of loss, by kiran desai.
- the gathering, by anne enright.
- the white tiger, by aravind adiga.
- wolf hall, by hilary mantel.
- the finkler question, by howard jacobson.
- the sense of an ending, by julian barnes.
- bring up the bodies, by hilary mantel.
- the luminaries, by eleanor catton.
- the narrow road to the deep north, by richard flanagan.
as you can see, i’ve got my work cut out for me. i have previously read life of pi and the inheritance of loss, and while i wasn’t crazy about the first i loved the second. i’ll make a decision when i come to them if i feel like re-reading them.
keep checking back to see how i am progressing!