Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Book Awards Challenge List!

Well, I really need to post my book list for the Book Award Challenge! It starts July 1st! Hard to believe it is almost July!! I'm really looking forward to these two challenges. For this one, I actually pulled every book out of my book shelf. So, I was going to read them anyway, what a better time than now! There was even a Harry Potter on the list, and I really need to read it before the 7th one comes out!! I did get one of the "extra" or alternates from PBS, and one is on my wishlist, so no money was even spent!!!

1. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince JK Rowling
(2006 British Book Awards) - FINISHED
2. Life of Pi Yann Martel
(2002 Man Booker Prize)
3. Vernon God Little DBC Pierre
(2003 Man Booker Prize)
4. Atonement Ian Mc Ewan
(2002 Nat. book Critics Award) - FINISHED
5. Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha Roddy Doyle
(1993 Man Booker Award) - FINISHED
6. Independent People Halldor Laxness
(1955 Nobel Prize)
7. In The Heart Of The Sea Nathaniel Philbrick
(2000 National Book Award - Non Fiction)
8. Half A Life VS Naipaul
(2001 Nobel Prize)
9. Interpreter of Maladies Jhumpa Lahiri
(2000 Pulitzer Prize)*
10. Siddhartha Herman Hesse
(1955 Nobel Prize)
11. Kaddish For A Child Not Born Imre Kertesz
(2002 Nobel Prize)
12. Vera Stacy Schiff
(2000 Pulitzer Prize - Biography)

* is a reread because it is one of my FAVORITE books and I have been meaning to reread it, so.....

This list will be cross posted on the Book Award Challenge website.

More later.......

Alternate List
(updated 7/24/07)

Maisie Dobbs Jaqueline Winspear - FINISHED
(2003 Agatha Award - First Novel)
Akhenaten: Dweller in Truth - Naguib Mahfouz
(1988 Nobel Prize) - FINISHED
Popcorn Ben Elton
(1996 Golden Dagger Award)

1 comment:

1morechapter said...

Welcome to this challenge!

Also just wanted you to know that we'll be reading Independent People at the Books in Translation yahoo group if you're interested in joining us.