Wednesday, June 6, 2007

BookAwardsChallenge

After 4 days of deliberation, I have finally made my list. I have a couple of favorites I'm going to reread. It's been a while. And there are two I enjoyed as a child I want to reread. It's been a looong whiiile. I followed the Yahoo Pulitzer_literature link and picked up a couple there. I got one from my ClassicClub list. There are two from my Book of Great Books. I wandered around the house and found a couple I already own. And finally, I picked the Pulitzer Prize winning books by 5 Nobel Prize winning authors. There was another eligible for this particular criteria but it's too soon to reread "The Old Man and the Sea."

Booker
1.) The Remains of the Day---Kazuo Ishiguro---1989

National Bood Award
2.) Cold Mountain---Charles Frazier---1997

Newbery Medal
3.) Up a Road Slowly---Irene Hunt---1967
4.) From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler---E L Konisburg---1968

Nobel Author W/ Pulitzer
5.) Sinclair Lewis 1930---Arrowsmith 1926
6.) Pearl S Buck 1938---The Good Earth 1932
7.) John Steinbeck 1962---The Grapes of Wrath 1940
8.) Saul Bellow 1976---Humbolt's Gift 1976
9.) Toni Morrison 1993---Beloved 1988

Pulitzer
10.) The Executioner's Song---Norman Mailer---1980
11.) Lonesome Dove---Larry McMurty---1986
12.) The Road---Cormac McCarthy---2007
13.) To Kill a Mockingbird---Harper Lee---1961
14.) Gone With the Wind---Margaret Mitchell---1937
15.) The Known World---Edward P Jones---2004
16.) Gilead---Marilynne Robinson---2005
17.) Middlesex---Jeffrey Eugenides---2003

7 comments:

Camille said...

I loved loved loved The Known World. And I met the author two years ago at a writing conference, and he is the most unassuming, humble person you'll ever meet. Awesome choice!

Camille said...

Oh yeah, and I also really loved Lonesome Dove. I totally didn't expect to like a western book but it's fabulous.

Dewey said...

Seventeen! You're impressive! I stuck with the bare minimum of 12. If I happen to read an award-winning book during the year, I'll sneak it on my list as an afterthought. ;)

Stephanie said...

I STILL haven't picked my books. I do love Ishiguro though. I may add that one to the list. Gone With the Wind and To Kill a Mockingbird are fantastic.

I'd rather stick needles in my eyes than read Gilead though!! It is one of the few books I Did Not Finish last year. I was bored to TEARS!! Funny, though. Some people love it!

Nymeth said...

What a great list! I don't think I will be able to resist joining this challenge for much longer.

I see you picked Middlesex. It's easily one of my top 3 all-time favourite books.

3M said...

Hi Kimmie! I sent you an invite on the 6th. Maybe it went to your junk/bulk email folder? I re-sent you another one, so just follow the link and then you'll be able to post just like on your own blog.

Welcome to the challenge!

Trish said...

I have a few of these on my list and have read a few (I loved Cold Mountain and Gone with the Wind). Like Stephanie, it was such a chore to get through Gilead! I've been wanting to read The Road, but I think it'll have to wait!