June 04, 2007

A New Challenge

As the Once Upon a Time Challenge comes to a close, I am in the mood for another reading challenge. 3M@3AM is hosting the Book Awards Reading Challenge. It sounds very interesting and doable, especially if combined with the Newbery Challenge. You can participate on your blog or you can contribute to the Book Awards Reading Challenge blog, where you will find the rules, the lists of award winning titles and the lists of the contributors. I look forward to lots of good reading this year.
I compiled my list from books I already own, mostly. Here is my tentative list, in no particular order:
  1. Beloved by Toni Morrison-Pulitzer
  2. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee-Pulitzer
  3. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway-Pulitzer
  4. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck-Pulitzer
  5. The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnar Rawlings-Pulitzer
  6. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell-Pulitzer
  7. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck-Pulitzer
  8. The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder-Pulitzer
  9. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton-Pulitzer
  10. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje-Booker
  11. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro-Booker
  12. The Complete Stories by Flannery O'Connor-National
  13. Beowulf by Seamus Heaney-Costa/Whitbread
  14. On Beauty by Zadie Smith-Orange
  15. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke-Hugo

Plus the Newbery Challenge books I have yet to read:

  1. Shen of the Sea by Arthur Bowie Crisman
  2. Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray
  3. The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli
  4. The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare

I'd say I have my work cut out for me as I am also reading through the poetry list from The Well-Educated Mind and I am attempting to read ahead of the kiddos for next years school year. I'd better get started.


3M said...

Hi there! About your reviews question: You may post a review of any award-winning book that you have read after the challenge starts (July 1st). You can change or add to your list at any time.

If you have read the book previously, you may post the title of the book with a link to your review or with your rating after the title. Don't put a full review of BC (Before Challenge) reads. A link to the review or your rating is fine, though. Use the label "BC Reads" for previously read books.

Hope that answers your question!

Petunia said...

Thanks. It does.