Book Awards Challenge II


The challenge is hosted by Michelle at and the details are:

Book Awards II Rules and Signup

  1. Read 10 award winners from August 1, 2008 through June 1, 2009.
  2. You must have at least FIVE different awards in your ten titles.
  3. Overlaps with other challenges are permitted.
  4. You don’t have to post your choices right away, and your list can change at any time.
  5. ‘Award winners’ is loosely defined; make the challenge fit your needs, keeping in mind Rule #2.

Books read:

  1. White Noise by Don DeLillo (National Book Award for Fiction 1985)

The books listed below are those I initially picked to chose from (I can’t think I’ll read all of them):

Agatha Award
Birds of a Feather, Jacqueline Winspear – one I don’t own, but I’ve read others in the series.

Alex Awards
The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly

Booker Prize
The Gathering by Anne Enright
The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje

British Book Awards
Wild Swans by Jung Chang – another one I don’t own, but have wondered about reading.

The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney

Edgar Ward
Resurrection Men by Ian Rankin

Gold Dagger Award
Black And Blue by Ian Rankin
The Honourable Schoolboy  by John le Carre

James Tait Black Memorial Prize
Persephone by Jenny Joseph,  – I don’t own this either. In fact I’ve never come across it before, but it sounds good.

Pulitzer Prize
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Nobel Prize Winners
Rudyard Kipling – I don’t own any of his books – yet.
Gabriel García Márquez
Orhan Pamuk