I am joining the Awards Challenge.
*Read 10 award winners from August 1, 2008 through June 1, 2009.
*You must have at least FIVE different awards in your ten titles.
*Overlaps with other challenges are permitted.
*You don't have to post your choices right away, and your list can change at any time.
*'Award winners' is loosely defined; make the challenge fit your needs, keeping in mind Rule #2.
*SIGN UP using Mr. Linky.
*Have fun reading!
1. The Higher Power of Lucky - Susan Patron (Newburry)
2. The Host - Stephanie Meyers (Book Sense Pick May 2008)
3. Getting Rid of Mathew - Jane Fallon (Book Sense Pick August 2007)
4. The Chili Queen - Sandra Dallas (Spur Award)
5. Thirteenth Tale – Diane Setterfield (Alex)
1. Book Sense Picks
In researching the award winners I found a lot that I wanted to read. Here are some of my options. I am not sure which ones I am going to read, but here are my options:
Meg Rosoff – How I live Now (Printz)
The White Darkness – Geraldine McCaughrean (2008 Printz)
A Step From Heaven- An Na (2001 Natioanl Book
The God of Animals, by Aryn Kyle (2008 Alex Awards)
Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chronical: Day One – Patrick Rothfuss (2008 Alex Awards)
Thirtheenth Tale – Diane Setterfield (2007 Alex Award)
The Floor of the Sky – Pamela Carter joern (2007 Alex Award)
As Simple as Snow – Gregory Galloway (2007 Alex Award) 5 Stars
Never let me go - Kazuo Ishiguro (2007 Alex Award)
2007 Meg Rosoff, Just in Case, Penguin (Carnegie Medal)
2003 Shirley Hazzard The Great Fire (National Book Award)
1987 The Falling Woman by Pat Murphy (Nebula Award)
2002 Bel Canto – Patchett (Orange Prize) (PEN/Faulkner Award)
2006 - Cormac McCarthy, The Road (James Tait Black Memorial)
2004 Marilynne Robinson Gilead (National Book Critics Circle)
2003 Edward P. Jones The Known World (National Book Critics Circle)
1996 Gina Berriault Women in Their Beds (Short Stories - National Book Critics Circle)
1981 Marilynne Robinson for Housekeeping (PEN/Hemingway Award)
1977 Darcy O'Brien for A Way of Life, Like Any Other (PEN/Hemmingway Award)
2007 Joshua Ferris for Then We Came to the End (PEN/Hemmingway Award)
2003 Jennifer Haigh for Mrs. Kimble (PEN/Hemmingway Award)
2008 Kate Christensen, The Great Man (PEN/Faulkner Award)
1999 Antelope Wife by Louise Erdrich (World Fantasy Award)
2006 - The Virgin of Small Plains by Nancy Pickard (Agatha Awards)
2003 - Letter From Home by Carolyn Hart (Agatha Awards)
1998 - Butchers Hill by Laura Lippman (Agatha Awards)
1995 - If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him by Sharyn McCrumb (Agatha Awards)1994 - She Walks These Hills by Sharyn McCrumb (Agatha Awards)
1991 - I.O.U. by Nancy Pickard (Agatha Awards)
1990 - Bum Steer by Nancy Pickard (Agatha Awards)
Interpreter of Maladies – Jhumpa Lahiri (Pulizer)
Kira Kira – Cynthia Kadohota (Newbery)
Hattie Big Sky-Kirby Larson (Newbery)
Time Lottery – Nancy Moser (Christy Award 2003)
Where Mercy Flows – Karen Harter (Christy)
Heavy Silence – Nicole Mazzarella (Christy)
The Mending String – Cliff Coon (Christy)
Welcome to Fred – Brad Whittington (Christy)
A Place Called Wiregrass – Michael Morris (Christy)
Ezekiel’s Shadow – David Long (Christy)
Passing by Samaria – Sharon Ewell Foster (Christy)
The Bretheren – Beverly Lewis (Christy Series Winners)
The Road Home – Vanessa Del Fabbro (Christy Series Winners)
Secrets – Kristen Heitzmann (Christy)
True Honor – Dee Henderson (Christy)
The Guardian – Dee Henderson (Christy)
A Touch of Betrayal – Catherine Palmer (Christy)
Whispers from Yesterday – Robin Lee Hatcher (Christy)
Unashamed – Fancine Rivers (Christy)
The Meeting Place – Janette Oke & T Davis Bunn (Christy)
I have enough books for a couple of years of Award Challenges!! :)