Posted by: Lisa Hill | June 7, 2009

Kimbofo’s meme: Books shortlisted for the Booker Prize 1969-2008

Kimbofo’s meme at Reading Matters asks how many books on the Booker Shortlist between 1969 and 2008 have her readers read?

101, for me!  (I used to belong to the Booker Prize group, and I have signed up for The Complete Booker – see the menu above for the Challenges page).

Booker Shortlist Books I’ve read (1968-2008)

(with links to my reviews here on ANZ LitLovers and at The Complete Booker).

  1. A Bend in the River – V.S. Naipaul 1979
  2. A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry 1996
  3. A Fraction of the Whole – Steve Toltz 2008
  4. A Long Long Way – Sebastian Barry 2005
  5. Amsterdam – Ian McEwan 1998  Winner
  6. Arthur & George – Julian Barnes 2005
  7. Astonishing Splashes of Colour – Clare Morrall 2003
  8. Atonement – Ian McEwan 2001
  9. Black Dogs – Ian McEwan 1992
  10. Brick Lane – Monica Ali 2003
  11. Chatterton – Peter Ackroyd 1987
  12. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell 2004
  13. Dirt Music – Tim Winton 2002
  14. Disgrace – J.M. Coetzee 1999  Winner
  15. Empire of the Sun – J.G. Ballard 1984
  16. England England – Julian Barnes 1998
  17. English Passengers – Matthew Kneale 2000
  18. Eva Trout – Elizabeth Bowen 1970
  19. Family Matters – Rohinton Mistry 2002
  20. Fasting, Feasting – Anita Desai 1999
  21. Fingersmith – Sarah Waters 2002
  22. Flaubert’s Parrot – Julian Barnes 1984
  23. Good Behaviour – Molly Keane 1981
  24. Headlong – Michael Frayn 1999
  25. Heat and Dust – Ruth Prawer Jhabvala 1975  Winner
  26. Hotel du Lac – Anita Brookner 1984  Winner
  27. Hotel World – Ali Smith 2001
  28. Illywhacker – Peter Carey 1985
  29. In a Free State – V.S. Naipaul 1971  Winner
  30. Last Orders – Graham Swift 1996  Winner
  31. Life and Times of Michael K. – J.M. Coetzee 1983  Winner
  32. Life of Pi – Yann Martel 2002  Winner
  33. Master Georgie – Beryl Bainbridge 1998
  34. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie 1981  Winner
  35. Mister Pip – Lloyd Jones 2007
  36. Moon Tiger – Penelope Lively 1987  Winner
  37. Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro 2005
  38. Nice Work – David Lodge 1988
  39. Notes on a Scandal – Zoe Heller 2003
  40. number9dream – David Mitchell 2001
  41. On Beauty – Zadie Smith 2005
  42. On Chesil Beach – Ian McEwan 2007
  43. Oryx and Crake – Margaret Atwood 2003
  44. Oscar and Lucinda – Peter Carey 1988  Winner
  45. Oxygen – Andrew Miller 2001
  46. Paddy Clarke, Ha Ha Ha – Roddy Doyle 1993  Winner
  47. Possession – A.S. Byatt 1990  Winner
  48. Praxis – Fay Weldon 1979
  49. Quarantine – Jim Crace 1997
  50. Remembering Babylon – David Malouf 1993
  51. Restoration – Rose Tremain 1989
  52. Rites of Passage – Wlliam Golding 1980  Winner
  53. Schindler’s Ark – Thomas Keneally 1982  Winner
  54. Sea of Poppies Amitav Ghosh
  55. Small World – David Lodge 1984
  56. Solomon Gursky Was Here – Mordecai Richler 1990
  57. Something to Answer For – P.H. Newby 1969  Winner – yes, the very first one, and scarce as hen’s teeth!
  58. Staying On – Paul Scott 1977  Winner
  59. Such a Long Journey – Rohinton Mistry 1991
  60. The Blackwater Lightship – Colm Tóibín 1999
  61. The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood 2000  Winner
  62. The Bone People – Keri Hulme 1985  Winner
  63. The Book and the Brotherhood – Iris Murdoch 1987
  64. The Bookshop – Penelope Fitzgerald 1978
  65. The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith – Thomas Keneally 1972
  66. The Children of Dynmouth – William Trevor 1976
  67. The Clothes on Their Backs – Linda Grant 2008
  68. The Dark Room – Rachel Seiffert 2001
  69. The Electric Michelangelo – Sarah Hall 2004
  70. The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje 1992  Winner
  71. The Folding Star – Alan Hollinghurst 1994
  72. The Ghost Road – Pat Barker 1995  Winner
  73. The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy 1997  Winner
  74. The Good Doctor – Damon Galgut 2003
  75. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood 1986
  76. The Inheritance of Loss – Kiran Desai 2006  Winner
  77. The Keepers of Truth – Michael Collins 2000
  78. The Line of Beauty – Alan Hollinghurst 2004 winner
  79. The Map of Love – Adhaf Soueif 1999
  80. The Master – Colm Tóibín 2004
  81. The Nice and the Good – Iris Murdoch 1969
  82. The Night Watch – Sarah Waters 2006
  83. The Orchard on Fire – Shena Mckay 1996
  84. The Reluctant Fundamentalist – Moshin Hamid 2007
  85. The Remains of the Day Kazuo Ishiguro 1989  Winner
  86. The Riders – Tim Winton 1995
  87. The Satanic Verses – Salman Rushdie 1988
  88. The Sea – John Banville 2005  Winner
  89. The Sea, The Sea – Iris Murdoch 1978  Winner
  90. The Secret Scripture – Sebastian Barry 2008
  91. The Secret River – Kate Grenville 2006
  92. The Siege of Krishnapur – J.G. Farrell 1973  Winner
  93. The Stone Diaries – Carol Shields 1993
  94. The Story of Lucy Gault William Trevor 2002
  95. The Underground Man – Mick Jackson 1997
  96. The White Tiger  – Aravind Adiga 2008 Winner
  97. Unless Carol Shields 2002
  98. Vernon God Little DBC Pierre 2003  Winner
  99. Waterland – Graham Swift 1983
  100. What’s Bred in the Bone – Robertson Davies 1986
  101. When We Were Orphans – Kazuo Ishiguro 2000

For the full list, and to join the meme, see Reading Matters.


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