My Ranking for the Booker Shortlist 2016


Oh my poor neglected blog.

My MacBook recently kicked the bucket (RIP) and I don’t have the money (or the inclination) to drop $3000 on a new one. In consequence, my blog has suffered. But not my reading! I recently finished His Bloody Project which means I’ve completed the Booker Shortlist for 2016. See below for my ranking:

6. Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeline Thien

5. His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet

4. Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh

3. All That Man Is by David Szalay

2. Hot Milk by Deborah Levy

1. The Sellout by Paul Beatty

I wholeheartedly agree with the panel’s decision to award Beatty the prize – what an amazing entry for the first American winner.

I know this isn’t exactly topical but I wanted to share my thoughts and see what others thought of the shortlist as a whole. Please comment below! Agree with me, disagree with me, share recipes for Portuguese tarts, etc.

5 thoughts on “My Ranking for the Booker Shortlist 2016

  1. The thing I’m glad about is that THE SELLOUT had so much hype around it by the time I read it and yet it still exceeded my expectations. Such a unique, fantastic book.


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