I have no shortage of books to read. I probably own over a thousand books (some physical, some eBooks) that I have yet to read. Which makes me wonder why I keep finding ways to add to my reading list!
Last week I decided it would be a fun thing to do to read all 6 of the 2022 Booker Prize shortlisted novels. Not familiar with the Booker Prize? It is one of those fancy literary prizes of which the long, short, and winner lists often cause a stir in bookish circles.
It seems like a good way to find a list of books that were of (most likely) high quality and books that I wouldn’t normally of picked myself. I feel like I often get into reading ruts, and this is a good way to jolt myself out of it… and dare I say challenge myself with some books that might be a little more experimental than those I normally read.
I’ll update this post with links to my reviews of the books as I read them. The short list is:
- Glory by NoViolet Bulawayo
- The Trees by Percival Everett
- Treacle Walker by Alan Garner
- The Seven Moons of Maali Almedia by Shehan Karunatilaka
- Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan
- Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout
One response to “Hangin’ with Mr. Booker Prize Shortlisted Novels of 2022”
This is an admirable goal, seems like a great way to energize your reading routine. I for one will be very interested in your thoughts on both the method and on the individual books.