Laura's Before-Challenge Reads

When I lived in England, I often turned to the Booker Prize lists for my TBR and for new-to-me authors. So, as an adult, I've read more Booker winners than any other prize (and in addition to the list below, I've read 13 from Booker shortlists!). I also like Pulitzer winners ... and Costa/Whitbread ... and Newbery ... this challenge is for me!!


  1. Inheritance of Loss (this is the only one I read this year)
  2. God of Small Things
  3. Blind Assassin
  4. Life of Pi
  5. The Sea
  6. Amsterdam
  7. The English Patient
  8. Staying On

  1. Grapes of Wrath
  2. To Kill a Mockingbird
  3. Middlesex
  4. Beloved
  5. The Stone Diaries


  1. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime
  2. The Amber Spyglass
  3. English Passengers

Newbery (I'm dating myself with this list!):

  1. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
  2. Sounder
  3. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E.Frankweiler
  4. Up a Road Slowly
  5. A Wrinkle in Time
  6. Island of the Blue Dolphins
  7. The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  8. Caddie Woodlawn