Top Four Man Bookers’ Read

Currently I am reading my second and the third book from this years Man Bookers Longlist. After reading Exit West by Moshin Hamid, I am reading Ali Smith’s Autumn and Zadie Smith’s Swing Time-both books written by one of the best women writers of the modern era.  One of the reasons that I love to following the Bookers is that I get exposed to the best of modern writing and sometimes books that don’t eventually win the prize end up becoming more memorable.

I have complied a list of books which are longlisted in past but have not won the prize but are great read :

  1. His bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet 

My favorite book from last years’long list, His bloody project is the historical fiction based in a Scottish village where author narrates the story of the triple murder accuse. <Full Review>

2. Hot Milk by Deborah Levy- 

Book Cover of Hot Milk

Mother and daughter duo come in a Spanish fishing village to find a cure for the senior’s strange disease. Sofia is very modern and wonderfully written character. This book was also shortlisted last year. <Full Review>

3. How to be Both by Ali Smith

Ali Smith’s How to be both

My favorite book from 2014’s longlist, Ali Smith’s How to be both was a very intelligent piece of art. She managed to narrate 2 stories which are completely different in plot and era but still there are things in common. <Full Review> 

4. The Fishermen 

The first book from Nigeria that I have read

Not the easiest of the read but The Fishermen takes you to the place you have not gone before. Not a book for every mood though. <Full post> 


I will love to know what do you think about these books.


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29 Comments Add yours

  1. MyBookJacket says:

    I’ve only read His Bloody a project and found it really interesting. But I’m yet to read any from this years list. I’m dying to read Fishermen though.

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  2. Also I will recommend you “Hot Milk” from the list above.


  3. Ishita says:

    Your favorite is my favorite! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. That made my day 🙂

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  4. Neha says:

    Wow! That’s a great list. I haven’t read any of these, but after reading your review, will try and get some


    1. Thank you Neha . I am glad you found the list useful . Cheers

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  5. I havent read any of these! I like your idea of follower the booker recommendations as a great way to read some good literature 🙂 will check out the list!


    1. I am glad you liked the list 🙂


  6. rashimital says:

    I haven’t read any of the above-mentioned books, yet. So, all are added to the bucket list. I’ve just finished reading Ghachar Ghochar and started with Neil Gaiman’s Fragile Things. So, will pick one from here after the current read. Cheers!


    1. Would love to know your views on Fragile things. Thank you 🙂


  7. pythoroshan says:

    I honestly haven’t read any of this. Would love to know which ones you d recommend I start with

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    1. I will highly recommend you “His Bloody Project “- its a great read 🙂


  8. I also have a habit of reading as much as Man Booker long list names aa I can.
    Your favourite is my favorite too

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    1. Wow.. that makes two of us 🙂


  9. anindya0909 says:

    Most of the times we tend to miss these lists. Thanks for sharing this.


  10. This is a lot of intresting rrading material.Would love to do this folloeing the Booker List .Lets see.Thanks for sharing.


  11. This is a lot of intresting reading material.Would love to do this following the Booker List .Lets see.Thanks for sharing.


  12. His Bloody Project was already on my list… added 3 more to the list. Wonderful summaries of some really awesome books I must say.


    1. Thank you for the comment. I am sure you will enjoy these books 🙂


  13. ladynimue says:

    I am only recently starting to read the prize winners. Mostly I read indian fiction or thrillers. This was a good list. Adding to my TBR.


    1. Thank you – there are very few trollers in bookers list but still they are interesting reads


  14. aseemrastogi2 says:

    I guess I haven’t read too many of the Booker prize winners. But your list sounds interesting and makes me want to pick these up at the earliest :D.


    1. Thank you – I am glad you enjoyed the post


  15. Alok Singhal says:

    I am not much of a book reader, but your approach sounds good. Hope others who read found them worth reading.


    1. Thank you Alok for stopping by 😊

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  16. sushmitamalakar says:

    I know my next reads now! 🙂


    1. Great- will look forward to hear your views on the book 🙂


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