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Book Awards II Reading Challenge

3M is hosting the Book Award II Reading Challenge, coming off a successful first year of award-winning reading. This year's version is slightly different. We must read 10 books in 10 months, and at least five different awards must be represented. This challenge starts on August 1, 2008 and ends June 1, 2009. Come join the fun!

My selections

Alex Award
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks (2002)

Bellwether Prize for Fiction
Mudbound by Hillary Jordan (review)

Book Sense Book of the Year
Peace Like A River by Leif Enger (Adult Fiction 2002) (review)

Bram Stoker Award
Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill (2007 First Novel) (review)

Commonwealth Writer's Prize
The Secret River by Kate Grenville (2006 Best Book) (review)

Costa Award
The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney (Book of the Year 2006)  (review)

Man Booker Prize
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje (1992) (review)
Possession by A.S. Byatt (1990) (review)
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro (1989) (review)

Orange Prize
The Road Home by Rose Tremain (2008) (review)
Small Island by Andrea Levy (2004) (review)
We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver (review)

Pulitzer Prize
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon (2001)
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri (2000) (review)
Shipping News by Annie Proulx (1994)
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry (1986)
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (1981)
The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty (1973)
All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren (1947)



( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 2nd, 2008 06:09 am (UTC)
I joined this challenge also but haven't done my list yet.

Your really in for a treat with:
The Secret River by Kate Grenville (I believe it also won the Orange Prize)and Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!
Aug. 30th, 2008 05:35 pm (UTC)
just signed up!
I just signed up for this challenge this week and can't wait to get started. You have some great books on your list!
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