Wednesday, May 21, 2008

CHALLENGE: Book Award Challenge II


Rules:

  1. Read 10 award winners from August 1, 2008 through June 1, 2009.
  2. You must have at least FIVE different awards in your ten titles.
  3. Overlaps with other challenges are permitted.
  4. You don't have to post your choices right away, and your list can change at any time.
  5. 'Award winners' is loosely defined; make the challenge fit your needs, keeping in mind Rule #2.
  6. SIGN UP using Mr. Linky here.
  7. Have fun reading!

I'm in! I did really well on this last year, and I like the idea of the 5 different awards.

Awards I'll look into include, listed with books I already own:


Man Booker
1998 Amsterdam by Ian McEwan (1% well read)
1996 Last Orders by Graham Swift (Book to Movies)


Pulitzer
1925 So Big by Edna Ferber (decades)
1995 The Stone Diaries by Shields (2nd Canadian Challenge)

Newbery
1955 The Wheel on the School by Merdert DeJong
1992 Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (books to movie)
1996 The View from Saturday by EL Konisburg (2nds challenge)

Giller
2000 Mercy Among the Children by David Adams Richards (2nd Canadian Challenge)

Hugo
1970 The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K Le Guin
1987 Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card (also Nebula Award)

Bram Stoker
2006 Lisey's Story by Stephen King

Royal Society Prize
2000 The Elegant Universe, Brian Greene (Science Reading Challenge)

IMPAC Dublin
2007 Out Stealing Horses, Per Petterson (What an Animal!)

Orange Prize
2008 The Road Home, Rose Tremain (Orange January)

Full lists to be completed later.

1 comment:

Susan said...

hmm, somehow I had missed this challenge....dang it, i thought that I had done joining! but this looks fun! *sigh* see you in the challenge!!! and i like your awards you picked, what a fun grouping...