Bookered or not bookered

 The other day i was on jackie’s site farmlanebooks and read the booker challenge list although i haven’t time this year to take part I’ d thought i d note down the list and which i ve read and which i ve got to read .

bold items read ,italic items on tbr pile .


P H Newby  something to answer for

Barry England  figures in the landscape

Nicholas mosley  impossible object

Iris murdoch the nic and the good

Muriel Sparks the public image

G.M Williams from scenes like these


Bernice Rubens the elected member

A L Barker John Browns body

Elizabeth Bowen Eva Trout

Iris Murdoch Bruno’s dream

William Trevor Mrs Eckdorf in O’Neil hotel

T w wheeler the conjunction

1971 .

V S Naipaul in a free state

Thomas Kilroy the big chapel

Doris Lessing breifing for a descent into hell

Mordecai Richler St Urbain’s horseman

Derek Robinson Goshawk squadron

Elizabeth Taylor Mrs Palfrey at claremont


John Berger G.

Susan Hill the bird of night

Thomas Keneally the chant of Jimmie Blacksmith

David Storey Passmore


J G Farrell the siege of Krishnapur

Beryl Banbridge the dressmaker

Elizabeth Mavor the green equinox

Iris Murdoch the black prince


Nadine Gordimer the conservationist

Stanley Middleton holiday

Kingsley Amis ending up

Beryl Bainbridge the bottle factory opening

C P Snow in their wisdom


Ruth Prawer Jhabvala heat and dust

Thomas Keneally gossip fromthe forest


David Storey saville

Andre Bink an instant in the wind

R C Hutchinson rising

Brian Moore the doctor’s wife

Julian Rathbone king fisher lives

William Trevor  the children of Dynmouth


Paul Scott staying on

Paul Bailey  Peter Smarts confessions

Caroline Blackwood Great Granny Webster

Jenifer Johnson shadows on our skin

Penelope Lively the road to Lichfield

Babara Pym quartet in autumm


Iris Murdoch the sea the sea

Kingsley Amis Jake’s thing

Andre Brink rumours of rain

Penelope Fitzgerald the bookshop

Jane Gardam gods on te rocks

Bernice Rebens a five year sentence


Penelope fitzgerald offshore

Thomas Keneally confederates

V S Naipaul a bend in the river

Julian Rathbone Joseph

Fay Weldon praxis

1980 .

William Golding rites of passage

Anthony Burgess earthly powers

Anita Desai clear light of day

Alice Munro the beggar maid

Julia O’Faolain no country for young men


Salman Rushdie midnights children

Molly Keane good behaviour

Doris Lessing the Sirian experiments

Ian McEwan the comfort of strangers

Ann Schllee Rhine journey

Muriel Spark Loitering With intent

D.M.Thomas the white hotel


Thomas Keneally Schindlers ark

John Arden silence among the weapons

William Boyd an ice cream war

lawrence durrell constance or solitrary pratices

Alice Thomas Ellis the 27th kingdom

Timothy Mo sour sweet


J.M.Cotzee life&times of Michael K

Malcolm Bradbury rates of exchange

John Fuller flying to nowhere

Anita Mason the illusioniust

Salman Rushdie shame

Graham Swift waterlaznd

1984 .

Anita Brookner hotel du lac

J G Ballard empire of the sun

Julian Barnes  Flauberts parrot

Anita Desai in cutody

Penelope Lively according to Mark

David Lodge small world


Keri Hulme the bone people

Peter Carey illywhaker

J L Carr the battle of Pollocks crossing

Doris Lessing the good terrorist

Jan Morris letter to Hav

Iris Murdoch the good apprentice


Kingsley amis the old devils

Magret Attwood the handmaidens tale

Paul Bailey Gabriels Lament

Robertson Davies what’s bred in the bone

Kazuo Ishiguro  an artist of the floating world

Timothy Mo an insular possession


Penelope Lively moon tiger

China Achebe anthills in the savannah

Peter Ackroyd Chatterton

Nina Bawden circles of decit

Brian Moore the colour of blood

Iris Murdoch the book and the brotherhood


Peter Carey Oscar and Lucinda

Bruce Chatwin Utz

Penelope Fitzgerald The beginning of spring

David Lodge nice work

Salman Rushdie the santanic verses

Mariner Warner the lost father


Kauzo Ishiguro the remains of the day

Magert Attwood cat’s eye

John Banville the book of evidence

Sybille Bedford jigaw

James Kelman a disaffection

Rose tremain restoration


A S Byatt possesion  a romance

Beryl Banbridge an awfully big adventure

Penelope fitzgerald the gates of angels

John McGahern amongst women

Brian Moore life of silence

Mordecai richler Solomon Gursky was here


Ben Okri Famished Road

Martin Amis times arrow

Roddy Doyle the van

Rohinton Mistry such a long journey

Timothy Mo the redundacy of courage

William trevor reading turgenev from two lives


michael ondaatje the english patient

Barry Unsworth sacred heart

Christopher Hope serenity house

Patrick McCabe the butcher boy

Ian McEwan black dog

Michele Roberts daughters of the house

1993 .

Roddy Doyle Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

Michael Ignatieff scar tissue

David Malouf remembering babylon

Caryl Phillips  crossing the river

Carol Shields the stone diares


James Kelman how late it was how late

Romesh Guesekera reef

Abdlulrazak Gurnah pardise

Alan Hollinghurst folding star

George Mackay brown beside the ocean of time

Jill Paton Walsh knowledge of angels


Pat Barker ghost road

Justin cartwright in every face i meet

Salman Rushdie the moors last sight

Barry Unsworth Morality play

Tim Winton riders


Graham Swift last orders

Magaret Attwood alias grace

Beryl Banbridge every man for himself

Sezmus Deane reading in the dark

Shena Macksy the orchard on fire

Rohinton Mistry a fine balence


arundhati roy the god of small things

Jim Grace quaratine  

Mick Jackson the underground man

Bernard MacLaverty grace notes

Tim Parks europa

Madelin st John the essence of the thing


Ian McEwan amsterdam

Julian Barnes England ,England

Martin Booth the industry of souls

Patrick McCabe breakfast on pluto

Magnus Mills the restraint of beasts


J.MCotzee disgrace

Anita Desai fasting,feasting

Michael Frayn headlong

Andrew O’Hagan our fathers

Ahdaf Soueif the map of love

Colm Tobin the blackwater lightship


Maragaret Attwood the blind assassin

Trezza Azzopardi the hiding place

Kauzo Ishiguro when we were orphans

michael colins the keepers of truth

Mathew Kneale English passengers

Brain O’Doherty the depostion of father McGreevey


Peter carey the true history of the kelly gang

Ian McEwan attonement

Andrew Miller oxygen

David mitchell number9dream

Rachel Seiffert the dark room

ali smith hotel world


Yann Martel life of pi

Rohinton Mistry family matters

Carol shields unless

William Trevor the story of Lucy Gaunt

Sarah Water fingersmith

Tim Winton dirt music


D.B.C.Piere veron god little

Monica Ali brick lane

Margaret Attwood onyx and crake

Damon Galgut the good doctor

Zoe Heller notes on a scandel

Clare Morrall astonishing Splashes of colour


Alan Hollinghurst the line of beauty

Achmat Dangor bitter fruit

Sarah Hall the electric michelangelo

David Mitchell  cloud atlas

Colm Tobin the master

Gerald woodward i ll go to bed at noon


John Banville the sea

Julian Barnes Arthur and George

Sebastian Barry a long long way

Kazuo Ishiguro never let me go

Ali Smith the accidential

Zadie Smith on beauty


Kiran Desai the inheirtance of loss

Kate Grenville the secret river

M J Hyland carry me down

HishamMatar in the country of men

Edward st Aubyn mothers milk

Sarah Waters nightwatch


Anne Enright the gathering #

nicola Barker darkmans

Mohsin Hamid the reluctant fundamentalist

Ian McEwan on chesil beach

Lloyd Jones mister Pip

Indra Sinha animal’s people


Aravind Adiga the white tiger

Sebastina Barry the secret scripture

Amitav Ghosh sea of popies

Linda Grant the clothes of their back

Philip Hensher the northern clemency

Steve Tolz a fraction of the whole


Hilary Mantel wolf hall

A.S byatt childrens book

J.M.Cotzee summertime

Adam Foulds the quickening maze

Simon Mawer the glass room

Sarah Waters the little stranger

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. farmlanebooks
    Feb 17, 2010 @ 20:22:33

    We seem to have read very different Bookers. With the exception of 2009 almost all our Booker reads are different. Good luck in reading more Bookers – some of them are really good!


    • winstonsdad
      Feb 17, 2010 @ 20:37:14

      yes had noticed that jackie may be male female thing i read a lot of the 90’s ones was golden peroid for booker ,there few people that i should try at some point mo,lively ,fitzgerald ,i mat try and read shortlist again this year


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