Sunday, March 22, 2009

Book Awards Reading Challenge Completed


Full details here.

August 1, 2008- June 1, 2009

Read 10 award winning books in 10 months, 5 different awards.

My tbr list with completed books highlighted or linked to reviews:

1.The Well****+ by Elizabeth Jolley (Australia) Miles Franklin Award 1986
2.The White Tiger***** by Aravind Adiga (India) 2008 Booker Prize
3.The Secret Scripture***** by Sebastian Barry (Ireland) 2008 Costa Prize
4.Through Black Spruce***** by Joseph Boyden (Canada) 2008 Giller Prize
5.Mercy Among the Children***** by David Adams Richards (Canada) 2000 Giller Prize
6.The Bird of Night**** by Susan Hill (UK) 1972 Costa Prize
7.Netherland**** by Joseph O'Neill (US) PEN/Faulkner Prize
8.My Father's Paradise***** by Ariel Sabar (US) National Book Critics Circle Award
9.Mudbound***** by Hillary Jordan (US) Bellwhether
10.Kitchen**** by Banana Yoshimoto (Japan) Izumi Kyoka Literary Prize 1988

7 comments:

  1. Congrats of finishing the challenge!

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  2. Of the ten, which is your favorite and why?

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  3. *Susan: That is such a tough question. Five stars for me means a completely satisfying read. Several were that, but if forced to choose I'd have to say Through Black Spruce. This story takes place among Canada's Native community and is so compelling that everyone can relate to it.
    The title in the post is linked to a guest review of it done by another Canadian if it interests you. Thanks for asking.

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  4. Interesting. You seem to agree with the award-givers, for the most part, seeing as you really liked (or were "completely satisfied" by) almost all the books. So my question arises: Do you believe that these books justly deserved the awards they received?

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  5. I'm very impressed - I've pretty much given up on this challenge.

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  6. Congrats on finishing the challenge!

    I'm going to have to look into Through Black Spruce...

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  7. Great job on this challenge - those sound like some really deep books - I was thinking of finishing mine with kids books - but still ran out of time!

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