Book Awards II


I didn’t participate last year but ran across this new challenge just recently. The goal is to read 10 books from August 1, 2008 – June 1, 2009. You have to choose from at least five different eligible award lists (ie Pulitzer, Agatha, etc).

Here’s a partial list I will be choosing from:

  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (Alex Awards)
  • The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (Alex Awards)
  • My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult (Alex Awards)
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (Alex Awards)
  • the Curious Incident of Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (Costa/Whitbread)
  • Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier (National Book Award)
  • Atonement by Ian McEwan (National Book Critics’ Circle Award)
  • A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley (Pulitzer Prize)
  • Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes (Nebula Award)

Completed Books in Challenge:

  1. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult (Alex Awards) – SEPTEMBER
  2. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (Alex Awards) – OCTOBER
  3. A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah (Alex Awards) – OCTOBER
  4. B is for Burglar by Sue Grafton (Anthony Awards) – NOVEMBER
  5. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes (Nebula Award) – NOVEMBER
  6. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (Alex Awards) – NOVEMBER
  7. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Hugo Award) – DECEMBER
  8. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey  Niffenegger (Alex Award) – DECEMBER
  9. Stiff by Mary Roach (Alex Award) – DECEMBER
  10. Middlesex (Pulitzer) – JANUARY
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