Monday, November 23, 2009

Book Awards III Challenge Complete

I've recently finished a couple of reading challenges. One of those was the Book Awards III Challenge hosted by Michelle of 1 More Chapter.

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:

  1. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (2009 Newbery Award)
  2. Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer (1998 Alex Award)
  3. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (2008 Boeke Prize & 2009 Galaxy British Book Award)
  4. The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman (2001 Whitbread Book of the Year award)
  5. 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.

1 comment:

Hank Phillippi Ryan said...

Oh! Thank you! What a treat to see this. I'm so honored..and so delighted. Keep in touch, okay?

With endless gratitude...