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My Challenges (perpetual)

100 SHOTS OF SHORT
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CHECKIN’ OFF THE CHEKHOV
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THE COMPLETE BOOKER
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MARTEL-HARPER CHALLENGE
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MODERN LIBRARY'S 100 BEST NOVELS

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NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS
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THE PULITZER PROJECT
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TAMMY'S BEYOND BOOKS CHALLENGE

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New Yorker: 0/36
New York Review of Books: 0/20
Vogue: 1/16
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Friday, June 27, 2008

Book Awards Challenge completed!

The challenge was to read any 12 award-winning books from July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008. I challenged myself to read 17 books -- I didn't make that, but I did finish 14 of them. I'm carrying over two of the unread books to the Books Awards II Challenge, and the third unread book is going to remain unread -- it's just WAY too long (should have looked at it before I put it on the list).

I'm still working on getting reviews written for books I've finished, but the ones I've reviewed have a link:

1. Beloved by Toni Morrison

2. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

3. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

4. East of Eden by John Steinbeck

5. Empire Falls by Richard Russo

6. Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J. Ellis

7. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

8. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

9. The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington

10. Possession: A Romance by A.S. Byatt

11. The Red Lily by Anatole France

12. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

13. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris

14. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson


Did not read:

Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 by Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (reading in Book Awards II)

Life of Pi by Yann Martel (reading in Book Awards II)

3 comments:

N.Vasillis said...

I hope you liked East of Eden. It's one of my favorites. Good luck on the Read-a-thon and have fun!

Care said...

great list! good job.

Keep reading! I'm cheering and hosting a mini-challenge for the read-a-thon.

Tammy said...

I ended up loving East of Eden.

Thanks to both for the reading encouragement!