Sunday, January 10, 2010

Book Awards IV Challenge

I have played along with the Book Awards Challenge the past couple of years and since it helps remind me to read the books that have been judged the best of the best for any given year, I will be joining in again this year. This year we are being asked to read 10 books from 10 different awards. Should be interesting indeed! The remainder of the list I've been using the past couple of years should be able to fulfill this but I might just mosey on around the internet and see what all I have on my shelves that can be added to my potential list. ;-) As it is, here's what I know I have to choose from:

2006 Dublin IMPAC Colm Toibin The Master
2000 Dublin IMPAC Nicola Barker Wide Open
1998 Newbery Karen Hesse Out of the Dust
2002 Newbery Linda Sue Park A Single Shard
1988 NBCC Bharati Mukherjee The Middleman and Other Stories
1995 NBCC Stanley Elkin Mrs. Ted Bliss
2003 NBCC & 2004 Pulitzer & 2005 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Edward P. Jones The Known World
1977 National Book Award The Spectator Bird by Wallace Stegner
1980 National Book Award Birdy (1st Novel Award) by William Wharton
1984 National Book Award Victory Over Japan by Ellen Gilchrist
1989 National Book Award Spartina by John Casey
1991 National Book Award Mating by Norman Rush
1978 Booker The Sea, the Sea by Iris Murdoch
1996 Booker Last Orders by Graham Swift
1985 Pulitzer Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie
1997 Pulitzer Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer by Stephen Millhauser
2001 Pulitzer The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay - Michael Chabon
2005 ABA Award (nonfiction) Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson
2002 National Outdoor Book Awards Rowing to Latitude by Jill Fredston
1974 Guardian Fiction Prize The Bottle Factory Outing by Beryl Bainbridge
2000 Orange Prize for Fiction When I Lived in Modern Times by Linda Grant
1996 LA Times Book Prize & 1995 Giller Prize A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
2002 LA Times Book Prize for First Fiction Prague by Arthur Phillips
2001 Kiriyama Prize for Nonfiction River Town by Peter Hessler
2002 Kiriyama Prize for Fiction Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry
2005 Giller Prize The Time In Between by David Bergen
2001 Giller Prize Clara Callan by Richard B. Wright
2000 Whitbread English Passengers by Matthew Kneale
1999 Whitbread Music and Silence by Rose Tremain
1976 Whitbread The Children of Dynmouth by William Trevor
1986 Betty Trask Award Anita and Me by Meera Syal
2003 Booksense Non-Fiction Book of the Year Alexandra Fuller Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight
1959 Strega Prize Guiseppe di Lampedusa The Leopard
2008 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award Jhumpa Lahiri Unaccustomed Earth


  1. I can recommend Colm Toibin's the Master - he is one of my favorite Irish authors. Also, I read Rohinton Mistry's A Fine Balance and really liked it. His other book, Family Matters is on my TBR and I may do it for the South Asian Authors Challenge.

    Enjoy the challenge!

  2. A lot of interesting looking books on the list. I have A Single Shard on my TBR list but haven't acquired it thus far.


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