Friday, June 1, 2007

Awards Challenge: Sign Me Up!

I can't believe I'm doing ANOTHER challenge. This makes three for me, which, I know, is nothing compared to what some of you other book crazies do! But, they really are quite fun, aren't they?

This challenge is all about reading stuff that has won an award of some kind. Hosted by 3M and all the details found here.

I made up the list for this challenge using only books I already have (except two and one is on the way from PBS!)

So here's my list for THIS challenge (which I'll also put on the sidebar soon):

1. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood (Booker 2000)
2. Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner (Pulitzer 1972)
3. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon (Pulitzer 2001)
4. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro (Booker 1989)
5. Possession: A Romance by A. S. Byatt (Booker 1990)
6. The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx (National Book Award 1993, Pulitzer 1994)
7. All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy (National Book AND NBCC both in 1992)
8. The March by E.L. Doctorow (NBCC and Pen/Faulkner both in 2006)
9. The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley (Newbery 1985)
10. Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse (Newbery 1998)
11. The Twenty-one Ballons by William Pène du Bois (Newbery 1948)
12. Miracles on Maple Hill by Viginia Sorenson (Newbery 1957)
1. The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman (Newbery 1987)
2. Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor (Newbery 1977)
3. The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox (Newbery 1974)
4. Lindbergh by A. Scott Berg (Pulitzer/Biography 1999)
5. March by Geraldine Brooks (Pulitzer 2006)
Wow! I can't wait to get started!


  1. I am seriously considering being sneaky and just listing all the award-winning from my OTHER challenges for this one! Because I agree with you -- challenges are so much fun.

  2. Suey, I so loved 'Kavalier & Clay' and I don't know anyone else who has read it. I'm really excited that this challenge is giving so many people the opportunity to pick that one up. I hope you love it.

  3. Oh! Oh! I just noticed that one of your alternates is one of my VERY FAVORITES! March, by Geraldine Brooks.

    Kookiejar, K&C has been on my TBR pile for so long! I should get started on it this summer just to give you someone else to talk about it with.

  4. Hi! Glad you found me via the Blogroll Game! This challenge looks too fun to pass up. I have Kavalier and Clay and Possession on my nightstand and haven't picked them up yet. What a good idea to choose books you already have...kind of make it a 'from the stacks' challenge, too. I might have to join this one as well.

  5. You know, Suey, some of these may qualify for the next West of Mars reading challenge -- I'm looking to promote hidden treasures; Books that never made the best-seller list but should. March might qualify.

    I need to read K&C, too.

    Thanks for visiting; I hope you'll come back more often!

  6. I'm joining in too! Just haven't picked my books yet. There are SO MANY out there to choose from. Looks like you picked some good ones!



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