Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Orange Prize Reading Challenge

An ongoing project to complete all of the Orange Prize winners.

Hosted by Wendy of Caribou's Mom

Orange Prize Fiction shortlist 2012:

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (Winner)
Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan
The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright   
Painter of Silence by Georgina Harding    
Foreign Bodies by Cynthia Ozick
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

Longlist 2012

I include those from the shortlists and longlists that I have read. All titles completed are highlighted or linked to reviews. I have starred my top recommendations.

2012 - Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan Shortlist
2012 - Gillespie and I by Jane Harris Longlist
2012 - Painter of Silence by Georgina Harding Shortlist
2012 - The Translation of the Bones by Francesca Kay Longlist
2012 - Foreign Bodies by Cynthia Ozick Shortlist
2012 - State of Wonder by Ann Patchett Shortlist
2012 - There but for the by Ali Smith Longlist

2011 - The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives by Lola Shoneyin Longlist*****
2011 - Jamrach's Menagerie by Carol Birch Longlist
2011 - The London Train by Tessa Hadley Longlist

2011 - Room by Emma Donaghue Shortlist****
2011 - Great House by Nicole Krauss Shortlist
2011 - The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver  Winner
2010 - The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters  Shortlist ****  
2010 - The White Woman on the Green Bicycle by Monique Roffey Longlist
2010 - This Is How by M. J. Hyland  Longlist 
2010 - After The Fire, A Still Small Voice+ by Evie Wyld****+ (N Shortlist)

2009 - Molly Fox's Birthday by Deirdre Madden**** Shorlist
2009 - The Wilderness by Samantha Harvey  Shortlist
2009 - The Invention of Everything Else by Samantha Hunt  Shortlist
2009 - A Mercy by Toni Morrison Longlist****
2009 - Home by Marilynne Robinson  Winner*****
2009 - The Lost Dog by Michelle de Krester  Longlist****
2008 - The Road Home by Rose Tremain  Winner****
2008 - The Outcast by Sadie Jones  Shortlist
2008 -
The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff  Shortlist
2008 - The Gathering by Anne Enright  Longlist (F)
2008 - The Clothes on Their Backs by Linda Grant Longlist
2008 - Sorry by Gail Jones  Longlist*****
2008 - The Septembers of Shiraz by Dalia Sofer  Longlist
2007 - The Lizard Cage by Karen Connelly (N)*****
2007 - The Observations by Joanne Harris  Shortlist****
2007 - Alligator by Lisa Moore  Longlist
2007 - What Was Lost by Catherine O'Flynn  Longlist*****
2007 - The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney  Longlist
2007 - The Housekeeper by Melanie Wallace  Longlist
2006 - Disobedience by Naomi Alderman  Winner (N)****
2006 - Gilead by Marilynne Robinson  Longlist*****
2006 - The History of Love by Nicole Kraus  Shortlist*****
2006 -
Dreams of Speaking by Gail Jones Longlist
2005 - The Mysteries of Glass by Sue Gee  Longlist*****
2005 - We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver  Winner*****
2004 - Gilgamesh by Joan London**** Longlist
2003 - Unless by Carol Shields  Shortlist
2003 - What the Birds See (Of a Boy) by Sonya Harnett  Longlist*****
2003 - The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold  Longlist
2003 - What I Loved by Siri Hustvedt*** Longlist

2002 -The Siege by Helen Dunmore Shortlist*****
2002 - Bel Canto by Ann Patchett  Winner*****
2002 - The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk  Longlist
2001 - The Idea of Perfection by Kate Grenville  Winner
2001 - Hotel World by Ali Smith  Shortlist
2001 - The Last Samurai by Helen Dewitt  Longlist*****
2000 - Charming Billy by Alice McDermott  Longlist*****
2000 - Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith by Gina B. Nahai  Longlist
1999 - The Leper's Companions by Julia Blackburn  Shortlist
1998 - The Weight of Water by Anita Shreve  Shortlist*****
1998 - The Underpainter by Jane Urquhart  Longlist
1997 - Fall On Your Knees by Ann-Marie McDonald  Longlist****

1996 - The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald  Longlist

In my stacks waiting trb:

Careless by Deborah Robertson
26a by Diana Evans
Bitter Sweets by Roopa Farooki 2005 Shortlist N
The Falls by Joyce Carol Oates 2005 Longlist
Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
The Book of Colour by Julia Blackburn
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
White Teeth by Zadie Smith
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Paradise by Toni Morrison
The Magician's Assistant by Ann Patchett
Love by Toni Morrison-longlist
Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris
The Orchard by Drusilla Modjeska
Black and Blue by Anna Quindlen

I welcome comments or recommendations on these or any not listed. No spoilers though please. If you've written a review of any Orange Prize nominees, leave me a link. I'd love to read them.

3 comments:

  1. I highly recommend The Poisonwood Bible (which I may have recommended to you at some other point too!).

    Happy Holidays!

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  2. *avisannschild, I have a copy from a boxed lot I got a couple years ago on e-bay. It's time I dusted it off and read it, thank you.

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