I loved the Book Awards Challenge so much, that I had no hesitation in signing up for this one. I think it is very appropriate to sign up on the day I finished the Book Awards Challenge II.
The Book Awards III Challenge is slightly different to the previous award challenges. First of all, it will only last for 5 months, from July 1 through December 1, 2009. That is because Book Awards 4 will be from February 1 through December 1, 2010.
The challenge is to read: 5 books from 5 different awards
This itself is too easy for me, so I’m going to try to make it more difficult by seeking out some of the lesser known awards, and banning myself from including Bookers, Pulitzers or Orange Prize winners in this challenge.
My plans so far are:
1. The Long Goodbye – Raymond Chandler (Edgar, 1955)
2. The Secret Scripture – Sebastian Barry (Costa, 2009)
3. The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman (Newberry, 2009)
4. Sabbath’s Theatre – Philip Roth (National Book Award, 1995)
5. TBD – any suggestions?
Can you recommend any award winning books from the more obscure prizes?
Or forgotten winners from the more well known ones?
Wish me luck!