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1 - The Promise

Damon Galgut - Europa Editions

A modern saga that could only have come from South Africa, written in gorgeous prose by the Booker Prize-shortlisted author Damon Galgut. Haunted by an unmet promise, the Swart family loses touch after the death of their matriarch. Adrift, the lives of the three siblings move separately...
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2 - Shuggie Bain

Douglas Stuart


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3 - Girl, Woman, Other

Bernardine Evaristo - Hamish Hamilton

Teeming with life and crackling with energy - a love song to modern Britain, to black womanhood, to the ever-changing heart of LondonGirl, Woman, Other follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters. Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their...
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4 - Milkman: A Novel

Anna Burns - Faber & Faber

Set in an un-named city but with an astonishing, breath-shorteningly palpable sense of time and place Milkman is a tale of gossip and hearsay, silence and deliberate deafness. The story of inaction with enormous consequences and decisions that are never made, but for which people are judged...
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5 - Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel

George Saunders - Random House

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZEThe "devastatingly moving" (People) first novel from the author of Tenth of December: a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln,...
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6 - The Sellout: A Novel

Paul Beatty - Farrar

Winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award in FictionNamed one of the best books of 2015 by The New York Times Book Review and the Wall Street JournalA biting satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme...
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7 - The Vegetarian

Kang Han - Hogarth

WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE * "[Han] Kang viscerally explores the limits of what a human brain and body can endure, and the strange beauty that can be found in even the most extreme forms of renunciation." - Entertainment Weekly "Ferocious." - The New York...
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8 - A Brief History of Seven Killings

Marlon James - HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Winner, The Man Booker Prize, 2015On December 3, 1976, just before the Jamaican general election and two days before Bob Marley was to play the Smile Jamaica Concert, gunmen stormed his house, machine guns blazing. The attack nearly killed the Reggae superstar, his wife, and his manager,...
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9 - The narrow road to the deep north

Richard Flanagan - Alfred K. Knopf

Winner of the Man Booker Prize"Nothing since Cormac McCarthys The Road has...
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10 - The Luminaries: A Novel

Eleanor Catton - Little, Brown and Company

The bestselling, Man Booker Prize-winning novel hailed as "a true achievement. Catton has built a lively parody of a 19th-century novel, and in so doing created a novel for the 21st, something utterly new. The pages fly."--New York Times Book ReviewIt is 1866, and Walter Moody...
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11 - Bring Up the Bodies

Hilary Mantel - Henry Holt and Co.; First Edition edition

Winner of the 2012 Man Booker PrizeWinner of the 2012 Costa Book of the Year AwardThe sequel to Hilary Mantel's 2009 Man Booker Prize winner and New York Times bestseller, Wolf Hall delves into the heart of Tudor history with the downfall of Anne BoleynThough he battled for seven years...
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12 - The Sense of an Ending

Julian Barnes - Knopf

Winner of the 2011 Man Booker PrizeBy an acclaimed writer at the height of his powers, The Sense of an Ending extends a streak of extraordinary books that began with the best-selling Arthur George and continued with Nothing to Be Frightened Of and, most recently, Pulse. This intense new novel...
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13 - The Finkler Question

Howard Jacobson - Bloomsbury; First U.S. Hardcover Edition edition

He should have seen it coming. His life had been one mishap after another. So he should have been prepared for this one... Julian Treslove, a professionally unspectacular former BBC radio producer, and Sam Finkler, a popular Jewish philosopher, writer and television personality, are old school...
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14 - Wolf Hall

Hilary Mantel - Henry Holt and Co.

In the ruthless arena of King Henry VIII's court, only one man dares to gamble his life to win the king's favor and ascend to the heights of political powerEngland in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war....
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15 - The White Tiger: A Novel

Aravind Adiga - Free Press

Born in a village in the dark heart of India, the son of a rickshaw puller, Balram is taken out of school and put to work in a teashop. As he crushes coal and wipes tables, he nurses a dream of escape. His big chance comes when a rich landlord hires him as a chauffeur for his son, daughter-in-law,...
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16 - The Gathering

Anne Enright - Black Cat; Edition Unstated edition

Anne Enright is a dazzling writer of international stature and one of Ireland’s most singular voices. Now she delivers The Gathering, a moving, evocative portrait of a large Irish family and a shot of fresh blood into the Irish literary tradition, combining the lyricism of the old with...
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17 - The Inheritance of Loss

Kiran Desai - Grove Press; Reprint edition

In a crumbling, isolated house at the foot of Mount Kanchenjunga in the Himalayas lives an embittered judge who wants only to retire in peace, when his orphaned granddaughter, Sai, arrives on his doorstep. The judge’s cook watches over her distractedly, for his thoughts are often...
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18 - The Sea

John Banville - Knopf

The author of The Untouchable ("contemporary fiction gets no better than this" - Patrick McGrath, The New York Times Book Review) now gives us a luminous novel about love, loss, and the unpredictable power of memory.The narrator is Max Morden, a middle-aged Irishman who, soon...
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19 - The Line of Beauty

Alan Hollinghurst - Bloomsbury USA

In the summer of 1983, twenty-year-old Nick Guest moves into an attic room in the Notting Hill home of the Feddens: conservative Member of Parliament Gerald, his wealthy wife Rachel, and their two children, Toby-whom Nick had idolized at Oxford-and Catherine, highly critical of her family's...
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20 - Vernon God Little

Tanya Ronder - Nick Hern Books

Vernon Little is fifteen years old and lives with his mother in Martirio, a flea-bitten Texan town. His best friend just massacred sixteen of their classmates before killing himself. The town wants vengeance and turns its sights on Vernon. A darkly riotous, superbly fast-talking adventure,...
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21 - Life of Pi

Yann Martel - Alexandria Library

Winner of the 2002 Man Booker Prize for FictionPi Patel is an unusual boy. The son of a zookeeper, he has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior, a fervent love of stories, and practices not only his native Hinduism, but also Christianity and Islam. When Pi is sixteen, his family...
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22 - True History of the Kelly Gang

Peter Carey - Knopf

Out of nineteenth-century Australia rides a hero of his people and a man for all nations, in this masterpiece by the Booker Prize-winning author of Oscar and Lucinda and Jack Maggs. Exhilarating, hilarious, panoramic, and immediately engrossing, it is alsoat a distance of many thousand...
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23 - The Blind Assassin

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood takes the art of storytelling to new heights in a dazzling new novel that unfolds layer by astonishing layer and concludes in a brilliant and wonderfully satisfying twist.For the past twenty-five years, Margaret Atwood has written works of striking originality and imagination....
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