Hangin’ with Mr. Booker Prize Shortlisted Novels of 2022

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”

  1. 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.

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