Booker Long List Announced

The Booker long list was released today. I think I'm supposed to remind Denise not to read them....

Here they are for your reading pleasure:

  • Aravind Adiga              The White Tiger

  • Gaynor Arnold             Girl in a Blue Dress

  • Sebastian Barry           The Secret Scripture

  • John Berger                 From A to X

  • Michelle de Kretser      The Lost Dog

  • Amitav Ghosh              Sea of Poppies

  • Linda Grant                 The Clothes on Their Backs

  • Mohammed Hanif         A Case of Exploding Mangoes

  • Philip Hensher             The Northern Clemency

  • Joseph O'Neill              Netherland

  • Salman Rushdie          The Enchantress of Florence

  • Tom Rob Smith            Child 44

  • Steve Toltz                   A Fraction of the Whole

I never read the Booker books. I'll never do a Booker challenge. But...I am finding myself tempted by The Clothes on Their Backs. I've added it to my library request list but they only have three copies on order so I'll be waiting a good long while methinks.

Speaking of the request list, it seems that I have an awful lot of books for which I'm #11-15 in line. I have a horrible feeling that I'm going to get swamped with books.