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