The Book Awards III Challenge ran from July 1 to December 1, 2009 and the challenge was to read: 5 books from 5 different awards
I thought that was too easy for me, so to make it more difficult I decided to seek out some of the lesser known awards, and ban myself from including Bookers, Pulitzers or Orange Prize winners in this challenge.
I love reading prize winning books, so I found it easy to complete this challenge, despite my personal restrictions.
The books I read were:
The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman (Audio Book) Newbery Medal 2009
Perdido Street Station – China Miéville Arthur C Clarke Award 2001
De Niro’s Game – Rawi Hage International IMPAC Literary Award 2008
Persepolis – Marjane Satrapi (Book and Film) Alex Award 2004
2666 – Roberto Bolaño National Book Critics Circle Award 2008
I enjoyed looking through lists of book prizes and hope to read many more prize winning books next year.
Did you manage to complete the Book Awards Challenge?