What We’ve Read

The Booker Tea Reading Group reads award-winning and notable novels that are demographically, geographically, and thematically diverse. Below are most of the titles that we have read since 1997, additionally collected into a downloadable Google spreadsheet by Rosemarie C. of the Washington, DC Chapter. Not surprisingly, a significant number were shortlisted for or awarded The Booker Prize, for which the group is named.

This spreadsheet does not (yet) include the books that we’re currently reading nor does it include the books we’ve discussed in German, which are now included on the German Subgroup page.

TITLEAUTHORCOUNTRY
The AccidentalAli SmithScotland
Alias GraceMargaret AtwoodCanada
Ancestor StonesAminatta FornaUK/West Africa
And She WasCindy DysonUSA
Animal's PeopleIndra SinhaIndia
AnnabelKathleen WinterCanada
Anthills of the SavannahChinua AchebeNigeria
Autobiography of My MotherJamaica KincaidAntigua/US
AusterlitzW.G. SebaldGermany
The Barracks ThiefTobias WolffUSA
The Bear Comes HomeRafi ZaborUSA
The Beautiful Things that Heaven BearsDinaw MengestuEthiopia/USA
The Beginning of SpringPenelope FitzgeraldUK
Bel CantoAnn PatchettUSA
Beneath the Lion’s GazeMaaza MengisteEthiopia
Billy BathgateE.L. DoctorowUSA
Birds Without WingsLouis de BernièresUK
Bitter FruitAchmat DangorSouth Africa
The Blackwater LightshipColm ToibinIreland
Bodega DreamsErnesto QuinonezUSA/Puerto Rico
BoneFae Myenne NgUSA/China
The Bone PeopleKeri HulmeNew Zealand
The Book of SaltMonique TruongVietnam/USA
The Box ManKobo AbeJapan
Breakfast on PlutoPatrick McCabeIreland
Brick LaneMonica AliBangladesh/UK
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar WaoJunot DiazDominican Republic/USA
Bring Up the BodiesHilary MantelUK
The Buddha of SuburbiaHanif Kureishi UK
Burnt ShadowsKamila ShamsiePakistan
Butterfly Burning Yvonne VeraZimbabwe
CanadaRichard FordUSA
CarameloSandra CisnerosUSA
The Cave Jose SaramagoPortugal
The Chaneysville IncidentDavid BradleyUK
Company of LiarsKaren MaitlandUK
Chronicle in StoneIsmail KadareAlbania
A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for LoversXiaolu GuoChina
The ConservationistNadine GordimerSouth Africa
Crossing the RiverCaryl PhillipsSt. Kitts/UK
The Dark Bride: A Novel Laura RestrepoColumbia
Day of the OprichnikVladimir SorokinRussia
The Death of Artemio CruzCarlos FuentesMexico
The Death of VishnuManil SuriIndia/US
DeliriumLaura RestrepoColumbia
Desirable DaughtersBharati MukherjeeIndia/US
The Devotion of Suspect XKeigo HigashinoJapan
The Dew BreakerEdwidge DanticatHaiti
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant Anne TylerUSA
DisgraceJ.M. CoetzeeSouth Africa
DogeatersJessica HagedornUSA
Dogside StoryPatricia GraceNew Zealand
Douglass' WomenJewell Parker RhodesUSA
England, England Julian BarnesUK
The English PatientMichael OndaatjeSri Lanka/Canada
Evening is the Whole DayPreeta SamarasanMalaysia
The Famished RoadBen OkriNigeria
Fasting, FeastingAnita DesaiIndia
FatelessImre KertészHungary
The Feast of the GoatMario Vargas LlosaPeru
The Finkler QuestionHoward JacobsonUK
The Fortress of SolitudeJonathan LethemUSA
The Free WorldDavid BezmozgisLatvia
Gabriela, Clove and CinnamonJorge AmadoBrazil
Get A LifeNadine GordimerSouth Africa
The Ghost RoadPat BarkerUK
The God of Small ThingsArundhati RoyIndia
Going After CacciatoTim O’BrienUSA
A Golden AgeTahmima Anam Bangladesh
A Grain of WheatNgugi Wa Thiong’oKenya
The Ground Beneath Her FeetSalman RushdieUK
Hard RevolutionGeorge PelecanosUSA
The Harmony Silk FactoryTash AwTaipei/Malaysia
The Hero's WalkAnita Rau BadamiIndia
The Hiding PlaceTrezza AzzopardiUK
Hotel du LacAnita BrooknerUK
The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar CuisineAlina BronskyRussia/Germany
How Late It Was, How LateJames KelmanScotland
The Hummingbird's DaughterLuis Alberto UrreaMexico
The Icarus GirlHelen OyeyemiUK, Nigeria
IlustradoMiguel SyjucoPhillippines
The ImperfectionistsTom RachmanCanada
IngloriousJoanna KavennaUK
The Inheritance of LossKiran DesaiUSA
In the Country of MenHisham MatarLibya
IntuitionAllegra GoodmanUSA
The IntuitionistColson WhiteheadUSA
Journey to the End of the MillenniumA.B. YehoshuaIsrael
Jazz Toni MorrisonUSA
Krik, KrakEdwidge DanticatHaiti
Ladies CoupéAnita NairIndia/UK
LandesbühneSiegfried LenzGermany
Last OrdersGraham SwiftUK
The Line of BeautyAlan HollinghurstUK
LinksNuruddin FarahSomalia
Little BeeChris CleaveUK
The Lizard CageKaren ConnellyCanada
Lost in TranslationNicole MonesUSA
Love Like GumboNancy RawlesUSA
The LuminariesEleanor CattonCanada/New Zealand
Mao II Don DeLilloUSA
A Map of HomeRanda JarrarUSA
The Map of LoveAhdaf SoueifEgypt
March: A NovelGeraldine BrooksAustralia/USA
Master GeorgieBeryl BainbridgeUK
Messiah of Stockholm Cynthia OzickUSA
Midnight’s ChildrenSalman RushdieUK
The Ministry of PainDubravka UgrešićCroatia (Yugoslavia)
Mister SandmanBarbara GowdyCanada
The Mixquiahuala LettersAna CastilloMexican/American
Monkey HuntingCristina GarciaUSA/Cuba
The Mystic Masseur V.S. NaipaulTrinidan/UK
NadaCarmen LaforetSpain
Nervous ConditionsTsitsi DangarembgaZimbabwe
Never Let Me GoKazuo IshiguroUK/Japan
The Night CounterAlia YunisUSA
Old FilthJane GardamUK
One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May DoddJim FergusUK
Oryx & CrakeMargaret AtwoodCanada
Paradise of the BlindDuong Thu HuongVietnam
PossessionA.S. ByattUK
PurgeSofi OksanenFinland
Purple HibiscusChimamanda Ngozi AdichieNigeria
The Quest for ChristaTChrista WolfGermany
Red AprilSantiago RoncaglioloPeru
ReefRomesh GuneskeraUK/Sri Lanka
The Remains of the DayKazuo IshiguroUK/Japan
Remembering BabylonDavid MaloufAustralia
Reservation BluesSherman AlexieUSA/Native American
RoomEmma DonoghueIreland
Sacred HungerBarry UnsworthUK
The SalteatersToni Cade BambaraUSA
The Salt LettersChristine BalintAustralia
The Sea, the SeaIris MurdochUK/Ireland
SecretsNuruddin FarahSomalia
The Secret ScriptureSebastian BarryIreland
The Sense of an EndingJulian BarnesUK
Shadow of the WindCarlos Ruiz ZafónSpain
The Shipping NewsE. Annie ProulxUSA
A Short History of Tractors in UkrainianMarina LewyckaUK/Ukraine
The SlapChristos TsiolkasAustralia
Small IslandAndrea LevyUK
Snake CharmerSanjay NigamIndia/USA
Snow Falling on CedarsDavid GutersonUSA
Southern FrontAlejandro MurguiaUSA
Space Between UsThrity UmrigarIndia/USA
SpidertownAbraham Rodriguez, Jr.USA/Puerto Rico
Star of the SeaJoseph O’ConnorIreland
Staying OnPaul ScottUK
Such a Long Journey Rohinton MistryIndia
SugarBernice McFaddenUSA
Sultry MoonMempo GiardinelliArgentina
The Swallows of Kabul Yasmina KhadraAlgeria
The Thief and the DogsNaguib MahfouzEgypt
Thirteen CentsK. Sello DuikerSouth Africa
The Tiger's WifeTéa ObrehtUSA
TinisimaElena PoniatowskaMexico
Tipping the VelvetSarah WatersWales
TrumpetJackie KayScotland
The Tuner of SilencesMia CoutoMozambique
26aDiane EvansUK
Under the FrogTibor FischerUK
Union AtlanticAdam HaslettUSA
The Unquiet EarthDenise GiardinaUSA
VisitationJenny ErpenbeckEast Berlin, Germany
A Visit from the Goon SquadJennifer EganUSA
WaitingHa JinChina
The Wandering FalconJamil AhmadPakistan
Water from the Well Myra McLareyUSA
Ways of DyingZakes MdaSouth Africa
The White TigerAravind AdigaUK
The WildernessSamantha HarveyUK
Wild GingerAnchee MinChina/San Francisco
Wild Seed Octavia ButlerUSA
The Wind-Up Bird ChronicleHaruki MurakamiJapan
Wolf HallHilary MantelUK
Wolf Whistle Lewis NordanUSA
A Woman In JerusalemA.B. YehoshuaIsrael
World’s EndT. Coraghessan BoyleUSA
Yocandra in the Paradise of Nada Zoe ValdesCuba
The Secret RiverKate GrenvilleAustralia