May 06, 2008

Book Awards Reading Challenge COMPLETED!



I've watched everyone else post their wrap up but then I realized that I too have completed this challenge. I didn't stick with my original list but I did read 12 award winners since July 2007. I enjoyed all of the books for various reasons; some for the writing, some because they made me think, some were just plain inspiring. Here is my list, in order of favorite on down:

Atonement

To Kill a Mockingbird

Beowulf

Carry On, Mr. Bowditch

The Bronze Bow

In the Heart of the Sea

The Age of Innocence

The Old Man and the Sea

Shen of the Sea

Adam of the Road

The Complete Stories of Flannery O'Connor

Love in the Time of Cholera

6 comments:

3m said...

Congrats, Petunia!!!

Trish said...

Yay!!! I still have 2 books left and for some reason I feel like this challenge has been heavy baggage. It must feel great to be finished! :)

Petunia said...

You too 3M.

Trish-it felt that way to me at times too. I am grateful that I could count the Newbery's that I read for the Newbery Challenge. That was a big help.

Carrie K said...

Congratulations! That's an impressive list, although I'm not familiar with all the books. (And I always find that peculiar, as if I should know all books. Which, yes, clearly I think I should. ;)

Petunia said...

Carrie-I feel the same way quite often. I have so many lists of good books, great books, kids books, etc., that it seems that I should be familiar with every book ever made. It's humbling when I see how wrong I am.

Julie said...

My favorites on your list are:
To Kill a Mockingbird
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch
&
The Bronze Bow

I wish I could find time to read as much as you do. Your reviews are wonderful! Thanks for taking time to write about what you read.

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