Book Awards 3 Reading Challenge


Hosted by 3M at One More Chapter

Guidelines: Read 5 books from 5 different awards

Timeframe: July 1 – December 1 2009

This was a challenge that I wanted to join when I started blogging but was a bit late for the last one. I was really excited to see the next Book Awards challenge come up. At the moment I’m not aiming to read all the winners of any particular award just a cross section and to bear the various awards in mind when choosing books to read… So this is perfect…

My plan is to start with some well known awards and choose one book from each of the following: (but of course I will probably change my mind….)

Orange Prize for Fiction

1997 – Anne Michaels, Fugitive Pieces
2004 – Andrea Levy, Small Island
2008 – Rose Tremain, The Road Home

Booker Prize

1975 – Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Heat and Dust
1978 – Iris Murdoch, The Sea, the Sea
1985 – Kerri Hulme, The Bone People
1992 – Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient
1998 – Ian McEwan, Amsterdam
2007 – Anne Enright, The Gathering
2009 – Winner

Pulitzer Prize

1953 – Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea
1973 – Eudora Welty, The Optimist’s Daughter
1988 – Toni Morrison, Beloved
1994 – E Annie Proulx, The Shipping News
2006 – Geraldine Brooks, March

Commonwealth Writers Prize

2005 – Andrea Levy, Small Island
2008 – Lawrence Hill, The Book of Negroes
2009 – Christos Tsiolkas, The Slap

Nobel Prize Winners in Literature

1929 – Thomas Mann
1946 – Herman Hesse
1953 – Winston Churchill
1954 – Ernest Hemingway
1955 – Halldor Laxness
1993 – Toni Morrison
2006 – Orphan Pamuk
2007 – Doris Lessing


2 responses to “Book Awards 3 Reading Challenge

  1. Welcome to the challenge, Tracey!

  2. 3m – thank you. I can’t wait for it to start so I can read my first book!

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