Michelle, at 1morechapter, is hosting the second Book Awards Challenge. I was sorry I missed this challenge last year because I read and enjoy many award-winning books. So I scoured my shelves yesterday and came up with a list of books I already own that will get me started on this new challenge.
Here are the rules:
- Read 10 award winners from August 1, 2008 through June 1, 2009.
- You must have at least FIVE different awards in your ten titles.
- Overlaps with other challenges are permitted.
- You don’t have to post your choices right away, and your list can change at any time.
- ‘Award winners’ is loosely defined; make the challenge fit your needs, keeping in mind Rule #2.
- Have fun reading!
My Possible Reads: (I will add to or substitute books from this list, but these are all books already on my massive TBR list!)
PULITZER: The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Thornton Wilder
PULITZER: The Yearling, Margorie Kinnan Rawlings
HUGO: The Yiddish Policeman’s Union, Michael Chabon
NEBULA: Neuromancer, William Gibson
SASQUATCH: The Ghost’s Grave, Peg Kehret
MYTHOPOEIC finalist: Inkheart, Cornelia Funke
MYTHOPOEIC: Ombria in Shadow, Patricia McKillip
NEWBERY: The Higher Power of Lucky, Susan Patron
EDGAR: Chasing Vermeer, by Blue Balliett
PURA BELPRE: Esperanza Rising, Pam Munoz Ryan
AGATHA: Birds of a Feather, by Jacqueline Winspear
NOBEL: Sons (Good Earth trilogy, Vol.2), Pearl S. Buck
NOBEL: something by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
I love the logo, icon, whatever it is called, for this challenge. I’ll be interested in your reviews. I hadn’t realized The Yearling was nonfiction. There’s a movie – not The Yearling but one where the author is the main character. I’ll have to go look it up. … I did and it is Cross Creek with Mary Steenburgen. It was very good as I recall. I loved the Winspear, and I have Chasing Vermeer and really must read it soon. Oh, and Esperanza Rising was wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. I learned so much and it was a great story.
Nan, I’m sureThe Yearling is fiction — it won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1939. It’s one I’ve wanted to read for years and years, so it’s time. I loved Cross Creek, with Mary Steenburgen!
I didn’t realise that Inkheart had won an award. Now I can add it into my pool of possible books too! 🙂
Tanabata, I was relying on too many notes and lists when I put this list together. In checking back, Inkheart was actually a finalist, not a winner, for the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award. I’ll have to check with Michelle to see if that will be acceptable for this challenge. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
I’ve been looking for a new long term challenge and I think this might be it. Thanks for inspiring me Robin!
Thanks, Cath! You’ve got some great books on your list! I’m looking forward to reading your reviews.
I have been thinking about signing up for this and think I will if it is still open. Will decide my books as I go along as I am already doing so many challenges. Looks like you have some great books picked out.
Thanks, Rhinoa. I realized I have a lot of award-winning books already on my shelves, so I was happy to see that Michelle was going to host a Challenge II. And I think there’s still plenty of time to sign up.