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    Book Awards Challenge Before-Challenge List

    Book Awards Reading Challenge

    Yes, I joined yet another reading challenge. It’s become one of my new blogging habits. I really would like to meet more bloggers, and all of us seem to get to know each other better through books since the circle of book bloggers is not too large. So I need to make a list of 12 award winning books to read between July 1, 2007 to July 1, 2008. Before that, I made a list of award winning books I had already read over the years. I’ve been partial to the Pulitzer over they years for some reason. I’ve tagged the awards in the challenge on Lists of Bests under BARC.

    Most of these books I’ve liked. Feel free to ask about any of them.

    Booker Prize:
    The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje (also a Governor General’s Award winner)
    Life of Pi by Yann Martel

    British Book Award:
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
    The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
    Eats, Shoots & Leaves by by Lynne Truss
    Stupid White Men by Michael Moore
    Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding

    Commonwealth Writers Prize:
    Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres

    Costa (Whitbread) Book Awards:
    The Amber Spyglass (HDM Book 3) by Philip Pullman
    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

    Giller Prize:
    Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

    Governor General’s Award:
    The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

    Hugo Award:
    American Gods by Neil Gaiman (also a Nebula)
    Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
    Dune by Frank Herbert (also a Nebula)
    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

    National Book Award:
    Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
    The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx (also Pulitzer)

    Newbery Medal Award:
    Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
    A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
    The High King by Lloyd Alexander
    Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
    The Giver by Lois Lowry
    The Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman
    Holes by Louis Sachar

    Herman Hesse – Siddhartha
    Albert Camus – The Stranger
    John Steinbeck – East of Eden, Grapes of Wrapth, Of Mice and Men
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez – One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love in the Time of Cholera, and couple of others.
    William Golding – Lord of the Flies
    Jose Saramgo – Blindness, The Cave

    The Hours by Michael Cunningham (also a Pulitzer)

    Pulitzer Prize:
    Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
    The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
    Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
    The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
    To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee