Book Awards Reading Challenge

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To try to find more great authors, I’ve decide to take part in the ‘Book awards reading challenge’



Read 10 award winners from August 1, 2008 through June 1, 2009.

You must have at least FIVE different awards in your ten titles.


The first 6 books I’m going to read are:

1.       The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood (Winner of Booker Prize, 2000) completed 29th October 2008

2.      Out Stealing Horses – Per Petterson (Winner of IMPAC Dublin Prize, 2007) completed 20th November 2008

 3.    The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay – Micheal Chabon (Winner of Pulitzer Prize, 2001) completed 27th November 2008

4.      The Fingersmith – Sarah Waters (Winner of the CWA Ellis Peters Dagger for Historical Crime Fiction) completed 14th December 2008

5.      We Need to Talk About Kevin – Lionel Shriver  (Winner of Orange Prize, 2005) completed 14th January 2009

6.     Blindness – Jose Saramago (Nobel Prize, 1998) completed 5th March 2009

7.     Half of a Yellow Sun – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Winner of Orange Prize, 2007)

8.     The Secret River – Kate Grenville (Winner of Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, 2006) 

9.     Theory of War – John Brady (Winner of Costa/Whitbread Award, 1993) 

10.   Peace Like a River – Leif Enger (Alex Award, 2002) 

I’ll do a bit more research into other prizes, and come up with the remaining book soon.




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  1. 3m says:

    Welcome to the Book Awards Challenge, and thanks also for stopping by my blog. I’m glad you’re enjoying The Invention of Hugo Cabret. As you know, I absolutely loved it!

    Your website looks wonderful, and I’ve added you to my feed reader!

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