Monday, June 30, 2008

Book Awards Challenge Wrap-Up

Today is the last day of 3M's Book Awards Reading Challenge. The goal was to read 12 award-winning books from June 2007 through June 2008. Here's what I read:
Pulitzer Prize Winners
1. Driving Miss Daisy - Alfred Uhry (1988 for Drama)
2. Wit: a play - Margaret Edson (1999 for Drama)
3. Dinner with Friends - Donald Margulies (2000 for Drama)
4. Time and Materials - Robert Hass (2008 for Poetry)
5. Proof- David Auburn (2001 for Poetry)
6. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee (1961 Fiction)
7. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck (1962 recipient for the Nobel)
8. New and Selected Poems - Mary Oliver (1992 National Book Award)
9. The Invention of Hugo Cabret -Brian Selznick (2007 Caldecott)
10. The Tale of Desperaux - Kate DiCamillo (2004 Newbery)
11. American Born Chinese - Gene Luen Yang (2007 Printz prize)
12. Fables Vol. 1: Legends in Exile - Bill Willingham (2003 Eisner)
13. Fables Vol. 4: March of the Wooden Soldiers- Bill Willingham (2005 Eisner)
14. The End of the Alphabet - CS Richardson (2008 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book for Canada and Carribean Region)
Technically numbers 12 and 13 don't count because the Eisner award doesn't count, but the award might be included for the second annual Book Awards Challenge that starts in August.
I think every book I read became a new favorite except Oliver's New and Selected Poems. I love Oliver's poetry, but just wasn't in the right frame of mind when I was reading it. I think most of the books that I read left me so speechless. I have to give all of them 5 out of 5 ratings. I hope whoever reads this post will pick one of these books to read. You won't be disappointed.


Laura said...

Congratulations on finishing another challenge! How great to have read 13 excellent books!

jessi said...

I'm doing the Book Awards II challenge, and I didn't even think about the Eisner Awards! I may have to do some rearranging... Didn't you love Fables? That's one of my favorite comic book series. :)

N.Vasillis said...

I love Fables. It's such a page-turner.

Care said...

OK, this post link is going to be added to my Recommendations page. Thank you, Care