January 11, 2009

Book Awards Reading Challenge

The Book Awards Challenge is to simply read 10 award-winning books between August 1, 2008 and June 1, 2009. (Yes, I am behind on signing up, but that's okay.) There must be at least 5 different awards in your 10 titles. The list of eligible books are at the original challenge post. Here are probable selections for the challenge:

1. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway (1953 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)
2. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (2006 Alex Award)
3. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult (2005 Alex Award)
4. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy (1997 Man Booker Prize)
5. The Color Purple by Alice Walker (1983 National Book Award)
6. Atonement by Ian McEwan (2002 NBCC Award)
7. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz (2007 NBCC Award)
8. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster (1924 James Tait Black Memorial Prize)
9. The Mango Tree by Ronald McKie (1974 Miles Franklin Literary Award)
10. Life of Pi by Yann Martel (2002 Man Booker Prize)
11. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (2007 Michael L. Printz Award)
12. Possession by A.S. Byatt (1990 Man Booker Prize)
13. Say You're One of Them by Uwem Akpan (2009 Commonwealth Writer's Prize, Africa)
14. Beloved by Toni Morrison (1987 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)


  1. This is an extremely challenging challenge! Sounds fabulous :)

  2. Hi Rebecca. I've given you 3 awards! If you like them you can pick them up off my page :)

  3. I hope you enjoy The God of Small Things--it is tough to get into, but it was one of my favorites last year. You've got a really great list here!


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