Thursday, March 15, 2012

HRO's 100 Oranges

This is the list of 100 books I plan to read for the "Fill in the Gaps: 100 Books Project." All of the titles are taken from the Orange Prize for Fiction lists. (Thus the reason I'm calling it 100 Oranges.)

About the abbreviations: W=Winner; SL=Shortlist; LL=Longlist; NW=New Writers Award

MY 100 ORANGES

  1. 26a by Diana Evans (2005 NW/W)
  2. Afterwards by Rachel Seiffert (2005 LL)
  3. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood (1997 SL)
  4. Annabel by Kathleen Winters (2011 SL)
  5. Arlington Park by Rachel Cusk (2007 SL)
  6. The Autograph Man by Zadie Smith (2003 SL)
  7. The Birth of Love by Joanna Kavenna (2009 LL)
  8. Black Mamba Boy by Nadifa Mohamed (2010 LL)
  9. Blonde Roots by Bernadine Evaristo (2009 LL)
  10. The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan (2001 LL)
  11. The Book of Colour by Julia Blackburn (1996 SL)
  12. The Book of Fires by Jane Borodale (2010 NW/SL)
  13. The Boy Next Door by Irene Sabatini (2010 NW/W)
  14. Buddha Da by Anne Donovan (2003 SL)
  15. Case Histories by Kate Atkinson (2005 LL)
  16. The Colour by Rose Tremain (2004 SL)
  17. The Dancers Dancing by Eilis Ni Dhuibhne (2000 SL)
  18. The Dark Room by Rachel Seiffert (2002 LL)
  19. Disobedience by Naomi Alderman (2006 LL; 2006 NW/W)
  20. The Dream Life of Sukhanov by Olga Grushin (2006 NW/SL)
  21. The End of Mr. Y by Scarlett Thomas (2008 LL)
  22. An Equal Stillness by Francesca Kay (2009 NW/W)
  23. Evening is the Whole Day by Preeta Samarasan (2009 LL)
  24. The Falls by Joyce Carol Oates (2005 LL)
  25. Fasting, Feasting by Anita Desai (2000 LL)
  26. Fingersmith by Sarah Waters (2002 SL)
  27. Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris (2002 LL)
  28. The Flying Troutmans by Miriam Toews (2009 LL)
  29. Fox Girl by Nora Okja Keller (2003 LL)
  30. Fred and Edie by Jill Dawson (2001 SL)
  31. Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels (1997 W)
  32. Gilgamesh by Joan London (2004 LL)
  33. Girl in a Blue Dress by Gaynor Arnold (2009 LL)
  34. Gut Symmetries by Jeannette Winterson (1997 LL)
  35. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Adichie (2007 W)
  36. Heliogoland by Shena Mackay (2003 SL)
  37. Hen’s Teeth by Manda Scott (1997 SL)
  38. The Hiding Place by Trezza Azzopardi (2001 LL)
  39. Homestead by Rosina Lippi (2001 SL)
  40. Hotel World by Ali Smith (2001 SL)
  41. House of Orphans by Helen Dunmore (2006 LL)
  42. The Hunter by Julia Leigh (2000 LL)
  43. I Was Amelia Earhart by Jane Mendelsohn (1997 SL)
  44. Ice Road by Gillian Slovo (2004 SL)
  45. The Idea of Perfection by Kate Grenville (2001 W)
  46. If I Told You Once by Judith Budnitz (2000 SL)
  47. Inglorious by Joanna Kavenna (2008 NW/W)
  48. Island - Jane Rogers (2000 LL)
  49. Island of Wings by Karin Altenberg (2012 LL)
  50. Jamrach's Menagerie by Carol Birch (2011 LL)
  51. La Cucina by Lily Prior (2002 LL)
  52. Larry’s Party by Carol Shields (1998 W)
  53. The Last Samurai by Helen DeWitt (2001 LL)
  54. The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters (2010 LL)
  55. The Lizard Cage by Karen Connely (2007 NW/W)
  56. Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O’Neill (2008 SL)
  57. The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna (2011 SL)
  58. Miles from Nowhere by Nami Mun (2009 NW/SL)
  59. Molly Fox’s Birthday by Deirdre Madden (2009 SL)
  60. Mother of Pearl by Mary Morissy (1996 LL)
  61. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (2012 LL)
  62. The Night Watch by Sarah Waters (2006 SL)
  63. The Observations by Jane Harris (2007 SL)
  64. On Beauty by Zadie Smith (2006 W)
  65. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (2004 SL)
  66. The Outcast by Sadie Jones (2008 SL)
  67. Painter of Silence by Georgina Harding (2012 LL)
  68. The Personal History of Rachel Dupree by Ann Weisgarber (2009 LL; 2009 NW/SL)
  69. Poppy Shakespeare by Clare Allen (2007 LL; 2007 NW/SL)
  70. Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Adichie (2004 SL)
  71. The Remedy by Michelle Lovric (2005 LL)
  72. The Road Home by Rose Tremain (2008 W)
  73. The Road to Wanting by Wendy Law-Yone (2011 LL)
  74. Scottsboro by Ellen Feldman (2009 SL)
  75. The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue (2012 LL)
  76. A Short History of Tractors in Ukranian by Marina Lewycka (2005 SL)
  77. The Siege by Helen Dunmore (2002 SL)
  78. Small Island by Andrea Levy (2004 W)
  79. So I Am Glad by A.L. Kennedy (1996 LL)
  80. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (2012 LL)
  81. Sorry by Gail Jones (2008 LL)
  82. A Spell of Winter by Helen Dunmore (1996 W)
  83. The Submission by Amy Waldman (2012 LL)
  84. Swamplandia! by Karen Russell (2011 LL)
  85. This is How by M.J. Hyland (2010 LL)
  86. Tides of War by Stella Tillyard (2012 LL)
  87. The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht (2011 W)
  88. The Translation of the Bones by Francesca Kay (2012 LL)
  89. Twisted Heart by Rebecca Gowers (2010 LL)
  90. Unless by Carol Shields (2003 SL)
  91. The Vintners Luck by Elizabeth Knox (1999 LL)
  92. A Visit from Voltaire by Dinah Lee Kung (2004 LL)
  93. War Crimes for the Home by Liz Jensen (2003 LL)
  94. We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver (2005 W)
  95. What Was Lost by Catherine O’Flynn (2007 LL)
  96. When I Lived in Modern Times by Linda Grant (2000 W)
  97. White Ghost Girls by Alice Greenway (2006 LL)
  98. White Teeth by Zadie Smith (2000 SL)
  99. The Wilderness by Samantha Harvey (2009 SL)
  100. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (2010 SL)

Start date: March 15, 2012

1 comments:

Shellie Nunn said...

Hi HRO -
Welcome! What an interesting list and cute name.

I have recently read two of the books on your list. So I am looking forward to your reviews and thoughts.