Monday, May 19, 2008

CHALLENGE: Book Award Challenge, update


Since July 1, I've read the following award winning books or Nobel winning authors:
The Giller Prize
2006 Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures -Vincent Lam

Orange Prize
2005 We Need to Talk About Kevin - Lionel Shriver
Pulitzer
1981 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
1999 The Hours by Michael Cunningham
2007 The Road - Cormac McCarthy
Man Booker
1983 Life and Times of Michael K by JM Coetzee
1985 The Bone People - Keri Hulme
1989 The Remains of the Day by Kazou Ishiguro
1997 The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
2000 The Blind Assassin - Maragaret Atwood
2007 The Gathering by Anne Enright

Nobel Winners
2006 Other Colors by Orhan Pamuk
1983 Life and Times of Michael K - JM Coetzee

Newbery
1961 Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
1968 From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler by EL Konisburg
1990 Number the Stars - Lois Lowry
1991 Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
2004 The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
NBCC
1993 A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J Gaines
2002 Atonement by Ian McEwen
Hugo, Nebula
1986 Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

Edgar
1997 The Chatham School Affair - Thomas H Cook

Golden Dagger
2005 Silence of the Grave by Arnaldur Indridason

IMPAC Dublin
2004 This Blinding Absence of Light by Tahar Ben Jelloun

I enjoyed this challenge, and liked looking into the different awards, since there are a lot out there. My favorite books would have been The Bone People and The Tale of Depereaux, perfect since I read a majority of Booker and Newbery winners. I get to pick two because I read 23 books! I am pleased with the overall quality of the books I read, and that I managed to read from a variety of book awards. There are more books to read and more awards to discover; luckily, I believe 3m is planning another edition.

7 comments:

Suey said...

Wow.. you did great with this challenge. I started out great, but then have been sidetracked by so many other things that I haven't been able to keep on it. My plan is to still read my list, even though the challenge is widing down.

Jill said...

You kicked some major booty with this challenge - congratulations!

Bookfool said...

Wow, you tackled quite a few for this challenge. Congratulations! I love The Tale of Despereaux, too. But, I'm never quite sure how to spell that name.

raidergirl3 said...

thanks gals! Sometimes I picked a book I wanted to read and then realized it had won an award.

Trish said...

23 books!! That is fantastic! I'm still working on the last two from my original list. I really enjoyed The Bone People as well.

3M said...

Great job! We read a lot of the same books, didn't we?

I loved Tale of Despereaux as well.

raidergirl3 said...

trish - The Bone People was such a different book than I usually like, but it sucked me in completely.
I wanted to read the books I had originally listed, since they were ones I owned. That's why my list got so long, I kept reading other books instead, and A Lesson Before Dying, the first book on my list, was still sitting there.

3m - I copy you all the time! I read your great reviews and then I want to read the book too. Plus, bookawrds group means we read a lot the same.

We (my mom and daughter and me) did a book club on Despereuax. We ate little crackers and had tea in my daughter's play tea set, and talked about the book.