The Book Awards III Challenge ends December 1, 2009. The challenge was to read 5 books that had won 5 different awards. Here are the books I read to complete the challenge:
- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (2009 Newbery Award)
- Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer (1998 Alex Award)
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (2008 Boeke Prize & 2009 Galaxy British Book Award)
- The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman (2001 Whitbread Book of the Year award)
- Prime Time by Hank Phillippi Ryan (2007 Agatha Award for best first novel)
Favorite book of the challenge: Prime Time by Hank Phillippi Ryan - great start to a new-to-me series.
Least favorite book of the challenge: The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman - I was just so over this series by the time I got to this book. I think this is the reason I don't read more SF/fantasy type books, by the umpteenth battle or newly-found world I just don't care anymore.
New authors discovered in this challenge: Stieg Larsson and Hank Phillippi Ryan were both new to me and I'll read more work from both authors.
What I learned: While I enjoy some SF/fantasy books (The Graveyard book was excellent) I much prefer reading mysteries with an occasional ghost, witch, or other paranormal element thrown in there.
Thanks for hosting the challenge, Michelle! I enjoyed picking and reading books for it.