Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Book Awards Reading Challenge

I couldn't pass up this reading challenge, hosted by 3M@3AM. The idea is to read any 12 award-winning books between July 1, 2007 and June 3o, 2008. You can read the complete rules here, along with some suggestions.

Here is my preliminary list, of which many were on my TBR pile already:
1. Walk Two Moons - Sharon Creech (1995 Newberry)
2. The Sea, The Sea - Iris Murdoch (1978 Booker) finished 20 May 2008
3. March - Geraldine Brooks (2006 Pulitzer) finished 24 January 2008
4. To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee (1961 Pulitzer) finished 13 August 2007
5. Links - Nuruddin Farah (1998 Neustadt) - finished 9 January 2008
6. The Giver - Lois Lowry (1994 Newberry) - finished 24 October 2007
7. The Hours - Michael Cunningham (1999 PEN/Faulkner; Pulitzer) - finished 19 September 2007
8. The Optimist's Daughter - Eudora Welty (1973 Pulitzer) - finished 15 July 2007
9. Esperanza Rising - Pam Munoz Ryan (2002 Pura Belpre) - finished 9 December 2007
10. Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell - Susanna Clarke (2005 Hugo) - finished 17 October 2007
11. Sarah, Plain and Tall - Patricia MacLachlan (1986 Newbery) - finished 28 January 2008
12. The Road - Cormac McCarthy (2007 Pulitzer) finished 4 February 2008

Extras/Alternates:
1. Sophie's Choice - William Styron (1980 National Book Award)
2. Paladin of Souls - Lois McMaster Bujold (Nebula)
3. Parable of the Talents - Octavia Butler (Nebula)
4. Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides (2003 Pulitzer)

5. The Bluest Eye - Toni Morrison (1993 Nobel) finished 12 February 2008
6. The Book Thief - Markus Zusak (2007 Printz; 2006 National Jewish Book Award) finished 25 February 2008

4 comments:

Laura said...

I like your choices! Of course that's probably because about half of them are the same as mine!

I look forward to your reviews and comparing notes.

MyUtopia said...

What a great list. I am going this one too.

iliana said...

Oh goodness, I probably didn't need to know about this new challenge! ha,ha.. Lots of books on your list that I want to read too. Good luck with it.

Lotus Reads said...

What an impressive list of books and I know you will do them great justice. I look forward to your reviews. That's a very striking button btw!