I really enjoyed reading Award winners for the first Book Awards Challenge so when 3M announced that she'd be hosting a second round, I knew I'd be joining again. This time, the goal is to read 10 award-winning books from August 1, 2008 to June 1, 2009. Also, this time we need to have at least five different awards represented in our 10 titles. Last time I read 12 books from 11 different awards so hopefully I'll again have a wide variety.
Here are some of the books that I think I'd like to read for the challenge. Some are from my list for the first challenge, that I didn't get to, and many of them cross-over with other challenges.
Still Life - Louise Penny (Anthony Award – Best First Novel 2007)
Mercy Among the Children - David Adams Richards (Giller Prize 2000)
No Great Mischief - Alistair MacLeod (IMPAC Dublin 2001)
Larry's Party - Carol Shields (Orange Prize 1998)
Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures - Vincent Lam (Giller Prize 2006)
Maus – Art Spiegelman (Pulitzer Prize Special Letters Award 1992)
Mr. Muo’s Traveling Couch – Dai Sijie (Prix Femina 2003)
Perfume – Patrick Süskind (World Fantasy Award 1987)
The Invention of Hugo Cabret – Brian Selznick (Caldecott Medal 2008)
Blindness - José Saramago (Nobel Prize 1998)
Suite française – Irène Némirovsky (Prix Renaudot 2004)
My Name is Red - Orhan Pamuk (IMPAC Dublin 2003, Nobel 2006)
The Visit of the Royal Physician – Per Olov Enquist (Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2003)
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