Monday, June 1, 2009

Book Awards II

Dates: August 1st, 2008 through June 1st, 2009

Host: 3M

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The challenge (put simply): Read 10 award winners. Must encompass winners from at least 5 different awards.

My list of possibles:

*The Calcutta Chromosome by Amitav Ghosh (Arthur C. Clarke Award 1997)

*Lisey's Story by Stephen King (Bram Stoker Award 2006)

*lost boy, lost girl by Peter Straub (Bram Stoker Award 2003)

*Bag of Bones by Stephen King (Bram Stoker Award 1998)

*Fax From Sarajevo by Joe Kubert (Eisner Award: Best Graphic Album 1997)

*A Gathering Light by Jennifer Donnelly (Carnegie Medal 2003)

*The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett (Carnegie Medal 2001)

*The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (Costa/Whitbread 2003 and Alex Award 2004)

*Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card (Hugo Award 1987 and Nebula Award 1986)

*The Road by Cormac McCarthy (James Tait Black Memorial Prize 2006 and Pulitzer Prize 2007)

*Darwin's Radio by Greg Bear (Nebula Award 2000)

*Dune by Frank Herbert (Nebula Award 1965 and Hugo Award 1966)

*The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin (Newbery Award 1979)

*The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare (Newbery Award 1959)

*The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo (Christopher Award 2007)

*American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang (Printz Award 2007)

*Looking for Alaska by John Green (Printz Award 2006)

*How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff (Printz Award 2005)

*The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara (Pulitzer Prize 1975)

*All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren (Pulitzer Prize 1947)

*A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson (Royal Society Prize 2004)

*Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke (World Fantasy Award 2005 and Hugo Award 2005)

*The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly (Alex Awards 2007)

*The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (Alex Awards 2007)

*Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman (Alex Awards 2006)

*Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (Alex Awards 2006)

*The Class Castle by Jeannette Walls (Alex Awards 2006)

*Rats: Observations on the History & Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants by Robert Sullivan (Alex Awards 2005)

*The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (Alex Award 2004)

*Crow Lake by Mary Lawson (Alex Award 2003)

*Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich (Alex Award 2002)

*Stardust by Neil Gaiman (Alex Award 2000)

*The Book of Chameleons by Jose Eduardo Agualusa (Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2007)

*The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright (Pulitzer Prize 2007)

*What Was Lost by Catherine O'Flynn (Costa First Novel Award 2007)


Trish said...

Well, that's definitely enough books to join a few times over! :) Great list!

Kristi said...

Great list!!

I already had The Road on my list. And I've already read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and The Westing Game (both of which were wonderful).

I'm in the middle of A Short History of Nearly Everything right now and I'm absolutely loving this book. This one will make my best of 2008 books, for sure. If at all possible, try to get your hands on one of the special illustrated editions. It's a little more pricey (unless you're lucky enough to have a library that has it), but it's totally worth it!

From your list, I've added lost boy, lost girl; Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell; The Calcutta Chromosome; and Darwin's Radio (which sounds absolutely fabulous). Thanks for bringing these to my attention. Happy reading!

tinylittlelibrarian said...

I'm thinking of doing Jonathan Strange, too. It's a HUGE book but has stunning reviews and 2 awards, so it must be worth it.

Looking for Alaska is a great book, hope you enjoy it.

Becky said...

It looks like we have at least a few books in common :)