Monday, September 17, 2007

The Book Awards Reading Challenge

Join this challenge?

Heck yeah! And thanks to Nancy, NP.

Since I'm a die-hard reader anyway, I might as well shoot for some quality, right? I have an Excel spreadsheet of books I've read and books I want to read and I thought this would be a great way to whittle that list down a bit.

My plan is to start with books I own. Since I got a late start--and--I did read Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (Pulitzer, 2003) in July--I'll count that as book one. Last night, I started Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier (National Book Award, 1997) and in the queue are the following:

WOW! That takes up 9 of the 12 books without even leaving the comfort of home and I haven't really dug into the bottom shelves of the bookcase! The Sonoma County Library and Barnes and Noble are gonna miss me!!!


Juliann in WA said...

YOur book list looks great. I have been working on this challenge for a few months too.

Susan said...

What a nicely varied list! Mine will all be fiction, if I do this! =)

Diane said...

Just visiting from a link on Tonya's site. I read Cold Mountain last year and loved it. Open it to any page and you'll find pure poetry.

Sharon said...

Thanks Jan for the book awards challenge. I've just joined it AND the paperback book swap club. I think I am going to make the rule that it has to be one that I haven't read before. As I read through the list, I realize that Ive read quite of few of the Pullitzers without even realizing it!