A couple years ago I read all the books on the Man Booker Long List before the Short List was announced – there were two I didn’t get to because of availability issues. This year I’d like to catch up on these usually better than average books.
The two books from 2015 were:
Sleeping on Jupiter by Arundati Roy –
The Chimes by Anna Smaiil
I’ve got Roy’s book scheduled for January 15 but The Chimes is still unscheduled.
The 2016 list I decided not to read way ahead on books I knew reading groups were going to choose. Those readings I hope to finish this year.
1/1/17 Paul Beatty (US) – The Sellout (Oneworld) rating 9
12/30/16 A.L. Kennedy (UK) – Serious Sweet (Jonathan Cape) rating 8
J.M. Coetzee (South African-Australian) – The Schooldays of Jesus (Harvill Secker)
Deborah Levy (UK) – Hot Milk (Hamish Hamilton) Sched June
Graeme Macrae Burnet (UK) – His Bloody Project (Contraband) – Sched – Feb
David Means (US) – Hystopia (Faber & Faber)
Wyl Menmuir (UK) –The Many (Salt)
Ottessa Moshfegh (US) – Eileen (Jonathan Cape) Sched Aug
Virginia Reeves (US) – Work Like Any Other (Scribner UK)
Elizabeth Strout (US) – My Name Is Lucy Barton (Viking)
David Szalay (Canada-UK) – All That Man Is (Jonathan Cape) Sched Oct
Madeleine Thien (Canada) – Do Not Say We Have Nothing (Granta Books) Sched Dec