I thought I would never finish this challenge, but after looking over my 'books read' list, it turned out I'd already completed it! How's that for a nice surprise? :-) I originally wanted each book to have won a separate type of prize, but clearly I was thinking crazy.
The challenge was hosted by 3M and ran from 1 August 2008 to 1 June 2009. We had to read 10 books which won at least 5 different awards.
Here are the ten I ended up reading - and what I planned to read all those months ago.
The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi - won the Alex Award in 2004. Alex Awards are given to adult books that appeal to young adults. I think I'll have to explore their lists of winners!
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood - won the Man Booker Prize in 2000.
Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee - won the Man Booker Prize in 1999.
Amsterdam by Ian McEwan - won the Man Booker Prize in 1998.
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy - won the Man Booker Prize in 1997.
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card - won the Hugo Award in 1986.
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry - won the Newbery Award in 1990.
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle - won the Newbery Award in 1963.
On Beauty by Zadie Smith - won the Orange Prize in 2006.
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami - won the World Fantasy Award on 2006.
I can honestly say that I enjoyed most of these. I guess they won awards for a reason!
Thanks to 3M for hosting - I hope you do it again! :-)