The Book Club Review

The Booker Prize 2022

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Episode notes

Our most demanding, but possibly also our favourite episode of the year as we're joined by Chrissy Ryan of Bookbar and journalist Phil Chaffee to discuss and debate this year’s six shortlisted books.

Although we might rail at this much required reading all in one go, the truth is we love tackling the Booker shortlist, which expands our horizons and stretches us as readers like nothing else. So listen in to find out which books we loved, which ones we wished we could have avoided, and which one we think should win the 2022 Booker Prize.


The Trees by Percival Everett 

audiobook read by Bill Andrew Quinn (Tantor Audio)

Oh, William by Elizabeth Strout

Audiobook read by by Kimberly Farr (Penguin Audio)

The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka

Glory by NoViolet Bulawayo 

Audiobook read by Chipo Chung (Penguin Audio)

Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan

Audiobook read by Aiden Kelly (Faber audio)

Treacle Walker by Alan Garner

Audiobook read by Robert Powell (Fourth Estate)

–– Other books mentioned were

Spoons Carpets: An Appreciation by Kit Caless 

Car Park Life by Gareth F. Rees

Erasure by Percival Everett

Percival Everett by Virgil Russell

Open Water by Caleb Azumah-Nelson

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

Lanny by Max Porter

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