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Book Awards Reading Challenge (July 2007-June 2008)



Michelle (aka 3M) over at 1MoreChapter is sponsoring the Book Awards Reading Challenge, to read any 12 award-winning books from July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  Eligible books include the Pulitzer, Booker, Newbery, National Book Award, etc. prize lists.  This is one I simply cannot resist; I am prone to using the prize lists for TBR ideas anyway.  And Michelle is graciously allowing overlap with other challenges, and I don't have to choose all my books before the start of the challenge, and there are prizes!  How could I refuse?  

My List (with links to LibraryThing) 
  1. Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison - National Book Award 1953 (completed 7/9/2007 - review)
  2. The Optimist's Daughter, by Eudora Welty - Pulitzer 1973 (completed 8/10/2007 - review)
  3. The Road, by Cormac McCarthy - Pulitzer 2007 (completed 9/2/2007 - review)
  4. East of Eden, by John Steinbeck - Nobel Prize author, 1962 (completed 10/6/2007 - review)
  5. Interpreter of Maladies, by Jhumpa Lahiri - Pulitzer 2000 (completed 10/11/2007 - review)
  6. The Tenderness of Wolves, by Stef Penney - Costa/Whitbread 2006 (completed 11/9/2007 - review)
  7. The Giver, by Lois Lowry - Newbery 1994 (completed 12/15/2007 - review)
  8. March, by Geraldine Brooks - Pulitzer 2006 (completed 1/22/2008 - review)
  9. The Sea, The Sea, by Iris Murdoch - Booker 1978 (completed 2/21/2008 - review)
  10. The Bone People, by Keri Hulme - Booker 1985  (completed 3/30/2008 - review)
  11. The Gathering, by Anne Enright - Booker 2007 (completed 4/2/2008 - review)
  12. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,  by Junot Díaz - Pulitzer 2008 (DNF 5/9/2008 - review)
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