2003

Our first — and shortest — year, 2003 would nevertheless turn out to be a memorable one. The Quiet American sits in the top 10 in our Top-Rated Titles overall, and If On a Winter’s Night a Traveller topping our ‘Least Favourite Title’ chart as part of our 10 Lovely Years celebration, ensuring we would continue to talk about these titles indefinitely.

Rating Table 2003

Title Rating Owner
1 The Quiet American by Graham Greene 3.50 EmmaT
2 Brick Lane by Monica Ali 2.74 EmmaJ
3 The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold 2.13 Baljit
4 If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino 1.52 DKB
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho 1.52 Kay

The Full Choices

Books we read in 2003 include:

December – Baljit

  • The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

October – DKB

  • If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino

September – EmmaJ

  • Brick Lane by Monica Ali

August – Kay

  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

July – EmmaT

  • The Quiet American by Graham Greene