Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Time for a Challenge!!!

I joined another reading challenge!!! Since I failed miserably at the last one..... well, life kind of threw me a curve ball there and the last thing I wanted to be doing was reading some serious literature. The best I could muster was a cheesy romance or two!! Lucky for me, the host of this challenge decided to do another, and this one is only TEN books instead of TWELVE. So totally do-able, don't you think???? So look for the occasional book review starting in August!!

Book Awards II Reading Challenge
Click on the link to read more about it and join in!!

The List:
1. The Sparrow - Maria Doria Russell 1998 Arthur C Clarke Award
2. Birds of a Feather - Jacqueline Winspear 2004 Agatha Award
3. Popcorn - Ben Elton 1996 Gold Dagger Award
4. The Amber Spyglass - Philip Pullman 2001 Costa/Whitbread
5. Siddhartha - Herman Hesse 1946 Nobel Prize
6. My Name is Red - Orhan Pamuk 2003 IMPAC Dublin
7. Kaddish for a Child Unborn - Imre Kertesz 2002 Nobel Prize
8. Thomas the Rhymer - Ellen Kushner 1991 World Fantasy Award
9. The Old English Peep Show - Peter Dickinson 1969 Gold Dagger Award
10. The Life of Pi - Yann Martel - 2002 Man Booker Prize

The Substitutes/Back ups/Additions:

1. Voices from the Other World - Naguib Mahfouz 1988 Nobel Prize
2. Vernon God Little - DBC Pierre 2003 Man Booker Prize
3. Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Marquez 1982 Nobel Prize
4. Vera -
Stacy Schiff 2000 Pulitzer Prize (Biography)

I love the fact that you can change your titles at any given time, so who knows what else I will read!!!

1 comment:

Juliann in WA said...

Good list! I read The Sparrow years ago and recently finished Life of Pi. Happy reading.