Next Wednesday, the 2021 winner of the Booker Prize will be announced in a ceremony at the BBC Radio Theatre. And - as a first for yours truly - I have read every single title on the shortlist before a winner has been announced.
I came up with the idea to read every book this year because I would often come across YouTubers sharing their thoughts on the longlists/shortlists from Booker Prizes of the past. I thought it would be cool to do something similar here on the blog, but to do so from a betting perspective.
Once I knew the shortlist, I went to work on my goal to read all the books before November 2nd to allow me to publish a post on the morning of the ceremony. As you can see, considering this post is going out on October 26th, I completed my task way ahead of schedule.
The titles are in the order I read them.
The Fortune Men by Nadifa Mohamed