Friday, February 17, 2017

Book Passage Literary Prize Book Group

Potpourri of Literary Prizes 2017
with Carol Benet
Book Passage in Corte Madera (details)

This group reads authors that have won literary prizes including the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle.


I decided to join another face-to-face book group. The theme for this one has a focus on literary prize winning books. I am looking forward to experiencing and analyzing these books. And, most of all, discovering why they made it to the prestigious top.


Picks for January to June:

by Ottessa Moshfegh
-Historical, Mystery, Thriller
Pen/Hemingway Award 2016
Amazon | Goodreads | my review

The Vegetarian
by Han Kang
-Literary, Korea
Man Booker International Prize 2016
Powells | Amazon | Goodreads | my review

how to be both
by Ali Smith
-Art, Historical, Literary
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015
Costa Novel Award 2014
Goldsmiths Award 2014
Amazon | Goodreads | my review

by Don DeLillo
-Historical, Literary
Irish Times International Fiction Prize 1989
Amazon | Goodreads | my review

The Sound of Things Falling
by Juan Gabriel Vasquez
-Literary, Historical
International Dublin Literary Award 2014
Amazon | Goodreads | my review

Picks for September to January:

The Land at the End of the World
by António Lobo Antunes
-Literary, Portugal
Amazon | Goodreads

A Manual for Cleaning Women:
Selected Stories
by Lucia Berlin
-Literary, Short Stories
Amazon | Goodreads

A Horse Walks Into a Bar
by David Grossman
-Literary, Israel, Jewish
Booker International Prize
Amazon | Goodreads

The Sellout
by Paul Beatty
-Literary, Humor
Amazon | Goodreads

by Amos Oz
-Literary, Jewish
The Man Booker International Prize 2017 shortlist
Amazon | Goodreads


  1. I wouldn't be any use as part of a book group! I don't read a wide range of genres now, I just stick to my favourites. I hope that you enjoy being part of your new book group and that you get lots out of it. Enjoy!

  2. Being part of a book group sounds like fun! I haven't read any of these books, so I'll definitely have to check them out :) Thanks for sharing, and have a great weekend!

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

  3. This sounds wonderful, hope you learn a lot and share when you have the chance :)
    I've been curious about Eileen - of course mystery/thrillers are one of my favorite genres. And I am only about 1/3 the way thru DeLillo's White Noise (such a strange tale lol) but Libra could be interesting, too.

    Anyhoo, have a wonderful weekend!!

  4. It's good to push yourself out of your comfort zone sometimes. Have fun!


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