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The Orange Prize is my favorite award after the Booker Prize.  In 2008, my Orange Prize Project goal was to read 4 winners or shortlisted works, and I read 5In 2009 my goal is 8.  I plan to complete the winners list, including the 2009 winner.  Jill at The Magic Lasso will continue her tradition of sponsoring "Orange January" and "Orange July," two months devoted to reading from the Orange Prize list.  I'll be doing most, if not all, of my Orange reading during those two months.
 



Orange Prize Winners Read in 2009
(Books will be listed as completed)
2008 - The Road Home (Tremain) 
2003 - Property (Martin)
2000 - When I lived in Modern Times (Grant)
1999 - A Crime in the Neighborhood (Berne)
1998 - Larry's Party (Shields)
2009 - Home (Robinson)
1997 - Fugitive Pieces (Michaels)
1996 - A Spell of Winter (Dunmore)

Orange Prize Shortlist Books Read in 2009 (Books will be listed as completed)
1998 - The Ventriloquist's Tale (Melville)
2005 - A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian (Lewycka)

Complete List of Orange Prize Fiction Winners & Shortlists Read
(with links to reviews where available):

2009 - Home (Robinson)

2008 - The Road Home (Tremain)

2007 -
Half of a Yellow Sun (Adichie)
Shortlist:
2006 - On Beauty (Smith)
Shortlist:
  • The History of Love (Krauss) 
2005 - We Need to Talk About Kevin (Shriver)
Shortlist:

2004 - Small Island (Levy) 
Shortlist:
2003 - Property (Martin)
Shortlist:
  • Unless (Shields)
2002 - Bel Canto (Patchett)
Shortlist:
2001 - The Idea of Perfection (Grenville)
Shortlist:
  • The Blind Assassin (Atwood)
Shortlist:
  • White Teeth (Smith)
Shortlist:
  • The Poisonwood Bible (Kingsolver)
  • Paradise (Morrison)
1998 - Larry's Party (Shields)
Shortlist:
1997 - Fugitive Pieces (Michaels)

1996
-
A Spell of Winter (Dunmore)
Shortlist:
  • The Hundred Secret Senses (Tan)
  • Ladder of Years (Tyler)

Comments

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mrstreme
Dec. 27th, 2008 12:06 pm (UTC)
Great year of reading! I read all of your perpetual challenge wrap-ups and you kicked butt! =) I need to write a post with my results - it was a good Orange and Booker year for me. Pulitzers fell to the wayside, unfortunately.

Glad you're doing the Orange months with us!
ext_127693
Dec. 27th, 2008 02:40 pm (UTC)
I love the Orange Prize nominees, I want to read all of them eventually. I read 7 this tear, including those on the longlist too. You did really well this year.I'm so glad you liked The Idea of Perfection as much as I did. The Secret River is quite as good if you want more by her, I love her writing. I've just posted my Orange Project progress report too.
Sandra
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