Reading projects

Booker project :

I have decided to undertake the Booker project – reading the Booker prize winners starting from 1993 . Once I have finished reading a Booker winner , I will post a review in this blog .

Considering that all these books would have been reviewed quite frequently by old – timers in blogging , I guess they will be discussion posts dissecting the themes and the plot aspects . . .  I would try to do my best considering that discussion posts would require the reader to be more  attentive to the nuances and aspects of story – telling . . .

Wish me luck with my project . . . If you are interested , you can join me in the challenge . It would be interesting to read your take on the aspects . . .

Here ‘ s a list of all the winners from 1993   :

Paddy Clark Ha ha ha – Roddy Doyle ( 1993)

How Late  It Was , How Late – James Kelman (1994)

The Ghost Road – Pat Barker (1995)

Last Orders – Graham Swift (1996)

The God Of Small Things ** – Arundhati Roy (1997)

Amsterdam – Ian McEwan (1998)

Disgrace – J M Coatzee (1999)

The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood (2000)

True History Of The Kelly Gang  – Peter Carey (2001)

Life Of Pi – Yann Martel (2002)

Vernon God Little – DBC Pierre (2003)

The Line Of Beauty – Alan Hollinghurst (2004)

The Sea – John Banwell (2005)

The Inheritance Of Loss ** – Kiran Desai (2006)

The Gathering – Anne Enright (2007)

The White Tiger  – Arvind Adiga (2008)

Wolf Hall – Hillary Mantel (2009)

The Finkler Question – Howard Jacobson (2010)

The Sense Of An Ending – Julian Barnes (2011)

Bring Up The Bodies – Hillary Mantel (2012)

The Luminaries – Eleanor Catton (2013)

The Narrow Road to the Deep North – Richard Flanagan (2014)

A Brief History of Seven Killings – Marlon James (2015)

The Sellout – Paul Beatty (2016)

Lincoln in the Bardo – George Saunders (2017)

Milkman ** – Anna Burns (2018)

The Testament – Margaret Atwood (2019)

Girl , Woman , Other – Bernardine Evaristo (2019)

** Have already read these titles . . . Still , I wouldn ‘ t mind re – reading them  . . .

And if you are wondering why this list has to start from 1993 , here ‘ s the answer if you have not guessed it – I wanted to read all the books at-least starting with my birth year as a first step before tackling older winners . . .