Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Book Awards 3 Challenge


This round of the popular challenge hosted by 3M is shorter, only 5 months. It runs from 1 July to 1 December and requires us to read 5 books that won 5 different awards. For full details, visit the challenge post.

I get intimidated by many of the award winners so this challenge is always really good for me. Here's the list I'll be choosing my 5 from:

Completed: 2/5 as of 25 August 2009

Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier (1997 National Book Award)
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (2009 Newbery Award)
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff (Printz Award)
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout (Pulitzer winner)
Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz (Nobel Prize Prize)
The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry (2009 Costa Award)
The White Tiger by by Aravind Adiga (Man Booker Prize)
The Hours by Michael Cunningham (PEN/Faulkner Award 1999 + Pulitzer Prize 1999)
The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz (2008 Alex Award)
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (2007 Alex Award)
Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card (1986 Nebula Award + 1987 Hugo Award)

3 comments:

Trish said...

Cold Mountain is one of my favorite books--the writing is so beautiful. I hope to read White Tiger soon. Good luck with the challenge!

farmlanebooks said...

I'm planning to read The Secret Scripture and The Graveyard Book for this challenge too. I enjoyed Olive Kitteridge, so I'll be interested to see your thoughts on it. Good Luck!

joanna said...

Trish - I'm looking forward to reading Cold Mountain...

farmlanebooks - oh good, we can compare notes!