I actually finished up with a little time to spare so hopefully I'll be able to add a few extras to the list. Unfortunately, I did not consider keeping my original list completely intact so some of my first intentions have disappeared. Others have not!
1997 The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy 4.2.08 REVIEW
2000 The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood 5.12.08 REVIEW
Gold Dagger Award
1993 Cruel and Unusual by Patricia Cornwell 3.16.08 REVIEW
National Book Award
1990 Sophie's Choice by William Styron
2003 Three Junes by Julia Glass 8.5.07
2006 The Echo Maker by Richard Powers 11. 26.07 REVIEW
2003 Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides 1.26.08 REVIEW
2002 Bel Canto by Patchett 4.30.08 REVIEW
1988 The Book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton
1994 The Giver by Lois Lowry completed REVIEW
Bram Stoker Award
1992 The Blood of the Lamb by Thomas F. Monteleone 2.2.08 REVIEW
World Fantasy Award
1989 Koko by Peter Straub
British Children's Book of the Year
2007 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (John Boyne) 3.20.08 REVIEW
- 3 Irish Book Awards: the Novel of the Year, the People's Choice Book of the Year, and the Children's Book of the Year. It won 2 awards
Panorama Literario Award: Chile
- Best Novel of the Year, Chile 1983
There were three books I originally set out to read and did not. There was Sophie's Choice, which I will still be reading for The Decades Challenge. Koko is the second. I'm still interested in reading it. It is VERY long but still looks very good. I went to pick up the Book of Ruth the other night and after reading the back and some reviews I decided i would rather stick sharp objects in my eyes than read this book. It sounds so depressing and miserable. I have no idea what motivated me to add it to my list the fist time. Probably the fact the I owned it.
My Favorite Books from this Challenge? This is tough there were some really good one. I would have to pick
- Bel Canto
- The Giver
With the Boy in the Striped Pajamas and Flowers for Algernon coming in close behind.
Those I didn't like so much from this Challenge?
- House of the Spirits--I hated it.
I was also disappointed in Middlesex but not nearly the way I hated House of the Spirits.
BOOK AWARDS READING CHALLENGE