Minutes ago, the Man Booker Prize Longlist of Books was announced. On my facebook page, I posted a CHALLENGE in the notes section challenging all of my bookish friends that I have on there to read at least ONE book from the list.
Now, I am going to challenge YOU all to do the same.
Here is the list, I have changed the publishers according to Canadian Publishing Houses who have already published the books, and since the Man Booker is a British Reading Prize and they published the list according to the British Publishers, so I am hopefully taking some of the guesswork out for you. I have listed the Canadian Publishers. There are a few that I haven’t been able to find, but, maybe you will be able to find them. If you do, let me know !
Now, I have read I believe 2 of the books on here and have one on my shelf waiting to be read, so are you up for the challenge???
Here is the list –
Peter Carey – Parrot and Oliver in America (Faber and Faber)
Emma Donoghue – Room (HarperCollins Canada) ( I have a copy sitting on my shelf)
Helen Dunmore – The Betrayal (Penguin – Fig Tree)
Damon Galgut – In a Strange Room (McCelland and Stewart)
Howard Jacobson – The Finkler Question (Bloomsbury)
Andrea Levy – The Long Song (Penguin – Hamish Hamilton )
Tom McCarthy – C (Knopf Canada)
David Mitchell – The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet (Knopf Canada)
Lisa Moore- February (House of Anansi) ( Have READ AND ADORED IT)
Paul Murray- Skippy Dies (Penguin – Hamish Hamilton)
Rose Tremain – Trespass (Random House – Chatto & Windus)
Christos Tsiolkas – The Slap (HarperCollins) (Have READ IT)
Alan Warner – The Stars in the Bright Sky (Random House – Vintage)
So, are YOU up for reading at least ONE of these books ??