Top 5: Books Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize I Want to Read

The Man Booker Prize is a literary prize awarded each year to the best original novel written in the English language. Now, I think that sounds pretty damn great, so I went on their website and found tons of books I want to read. Here are five of those who were longlisted for the prize.

The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie

A european traveler arrives at the court of the Grand Mughal, and tells a tale of how he is the lost princess' child. The story becomes the obsession of the entire court; the story of a young enchantress who tries to command her own destiny in a mans world.

Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith 

Set in the Soviet Union in 1953. Leo Demidov is assigned to investigate the death of a child, and this takes him on the journey of his life.

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell

In 1799, Jacob de Zoet arrived on the tiny island of Dejima, a trading post otherwise closed off to the outside world. Here, he gets to know a local translator and meets a rare woman. But betrayal is in their midst, and the consequences will be far-reaching.

Philida by Andre Brink 

The year is 1832. Philida is the mother of four children, their father being the son of her master. When rumours circulate about the liberation of slaves, Philida decides to risk it all for her freedom.

Almost English by Charlotte Mendelson

A part of a Hungarian family, sixteen year old Marina feels imprisoned by her family's expectations and their fierce unEnglish pride. She knows she must escape, but the place she runs to makes her feel even more like an outsider. 

If any of you have read any of these, let me know what you think of them!


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