Sunday, May 19, 2019

Man Booker International Prize Reading Challenge 2019

Man Booker International Prize
Reading Challenge

official site


The short list was announced on April 9 and it got me wanting to give the batch a go. This self-challenge is also a wonderful way to do some arm-chair traveling.

The winner will be announced on May 21.


W I N N E R: Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi


Books on the short list:

Celestial Bodies
by Jokha Alharthi
-Literary, Coming of Age, Oman | Goodreads

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead
by Olga Tokarczuk
-Literary, Mystery, Poland | Goodreads | my review | my rating: 5

The Pine Islands
by Marion Poschmann
-Literary, Germany | Goodreads

The Remainder
by Alia Trabucco Zerán
-Literary, Chile | Goodreads

The Shape of the Ruins
by Juan Gabriel Vásquez
-Literary, Historical, Columbia | Goodreads

The Years
by Annie Ernaux
-Memoir, France | Goodreads | my review: DNF


  1. I've read The Shape of The Ruins! Loved the second half after struggling with the first. That was due to my lack of Colombian history knowledge though.
    I'm excited to spot Celestial Bodies here. It would be my first Oman-authored book for WorldReads so I need to get a copy :-)

  2. Just the fact that it's set in Oman makes me want to read Celestial Bodies. Actually, they all have points that draw me in. Enjoy your mini-challenge! :)


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