Thursday, June 19, 2008

Book Awards II Challenge

Michelle at 1MoreChapter is hosting the Book Awards Challenge again! I read some great books for this challenge last year and more award winners since ;>0.

This years challenge starts August 1st and runs through June 1st. The rules are slightly different from last year. This year's goal is to:

Read 10 books that represent a minimum of 5 different awards.

Here is the list I'm planning to read with a list of alternates just in case ;>).

  1. Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky (Prix Renaudot)
  2. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon (Pulitzer 2001)
  3. Atonement by Ian McEwan (2002 National Book Critics Circle Award)
  4. In America by Susan Sontag (National Book Award 2000)
  5. The Echo Maker by Richard Powers (National Book Award 2006)
  6. Travels with Charley: In Search of America by John Steinbeck (1962 Nobel Prize winner)
  7. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman (1995 Carnegie Metal)
  8. The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood (1987 Arthur C. Clarke Award)
  9. The Road by Cormac McCarthy (James Tait Black Memorial Prize 2006 and Pulitzer Prize 2007)
  10. American Gods by Neil Gaiman (2001 Bram Stoker Award)
  1. The World According to Garp by John Irving (National Book Award, 1980)
  2. Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss (2004 British Book Award)
  3. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke (World Fantasy Award 2005 and Hugo Award 2005)
  4. Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro (2006 Alex Award)
  5. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz (Pulitzer Prize 2008)
  6. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (1985 Nebula Award)
  7. Darwin's Radio by Greg Bear (Nebula Award 2000)
  8. Holes by Louis Sachar (Newbery 1999)
  9. Bad Monkeys by Matt Ruff (2008 Alex Award)
  10. The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz (2008 Alex Award)


1 comment:

Liz said...

I recently read your post about Irène Némirovsky and wanted to let you know about an exciting new exhibition about her life, work, and legacy that will open on September 2, 2008 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage —A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City. Woman of Letters: Irène Némirovsky and Suite Française, which will run through the middle of March, will include powerful rare artifacts — the actual handwritten manuscript for Suite Française, the valise in which it was found, and many personal papers and family photos. The majority of these documents and artifacts have never been outside of France. For fans of her work, this exhibition is an opportunity to really “get to know” Irene. And for those who can’t visit, there will be a special website that will live on the Museum’s site
The Museum will host several public programs over the course of the exhibition’s run that will put Némirovsky’s work and life into historical and literary context. Book clubs and groups are invited to the Museum for tours and discussions in the exhibition’s adjacent Salon (by appointment). It is the Museum’s hope that the exhibit will engage visitors and promote dialogue about this extraordinary writer and the complex time in which she lived and died. Please visit our website at for up-to-date information about upcoming public programs or to join our e-bulletin list.

Thanks for sharing this info with your readers. Let me know if you need any more.