Book Awards II Challenge Wrap-Up

Book Awards II Challenge Wrap-Up

Book Awards II Challenge
August 1, 2008 – June 1, 2009

Book Awards II Challenge

Challenge: Read 10 Award-Winning Books (from 5 Different Awards)
Status: 10/10

Amsterdam, by Ian McEwan (Booker)
The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood (Governor General’s)
The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman (Newbery)
Strawberry Girl, Lois Lenski (Newbery)
The Tale of Despereaux, by Kate DiCamillo (Newbery)
We Need To Talk About Kevin, by Lionel Shriver (Orange)
American Born Chinese, by Gene Luen Yang (Printz)
Looking for Alaska, by John Green (Printz)
The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz (Pulitzer)
Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell (Pulitzer)


I thoroughly enjoyed this challenge. I read a lot of great books. There’s probably a four-way tie for my favorite: Amsterdam, Looking for Alaska, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Gone with the Wind. They all got five stars from me. This is the kind of challenge that makes me feel smart. Plus, it really helps me work toward my perpetual challenge goals. And, I read five of the ten books I originally selected! That has to be a record! Look for my Book Awards III post soon! I can’t resist.