Another of my favorite challenges is back. This time will be an abbreviated version with slightly different rules.
1. Read 5 books from 5 different awards during July 1, 2009 through December 1, 2009.
2. Overlaps with other challenges are permitted.
3. Choices don't have to be posted right away, and lists may be changed at any time.
4. 'Award winners' is loosely defined; make the challenge fit your needs.
My list of possibilities:
The Color Purple by Alice Walker (winner of both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize)
Elizabeth Costello by J. M. Coetzee (winner of the Nobel Prize)
The Great Fire: A Novel by Shirley Hazzard (winner of the National Book Award)
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Adichie (winner of the Orange Prize)
March by Geraldine Brooks (winner of the Pulitzer Prize)
Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones (winner of both the Alex Award and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize) -- completed 9/25/09
Waiting: A Novel by Ha Jin (winner of both the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulker Award)