Book Awards IV, Bring It On!

Book Awards IV
1 January – 1 November 2010
10 months. 10 awards.

Do I dare say, “Bring it on!” ? I do!

Books read:

  1. Waiting by Ha Jin (finished 01/10, rating 5/5)
    1999 National Book Award for Fiction
    2000 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
    Finalist of 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
  2. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes (finished 01/10, rating 5/5)
    1966 Nebula Award for Best Novel
  3. Skim by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki (finished 02/10, rating 4.5/5)
    2008 Ignatz Award for Best Graphic Novel
  4. The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas (finished 03/10, rating 4/5)
    2009 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Overall Best Book
    2009 ABIA (Australian Book Industry Awards) Book of the Year
  5. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck (finished 03/10, rating 4.5/5)
    1932 Pulitzer Prize
    1938 Nobel Prize for Literature (the author for body of work)
  6. The Rabbits by John Marsden and Shaun Tan (finished 03/10, rating 4/5)
    1999 Children’s Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year
    1999 Spectrum Gold Award for Book Illustration
    1999 Aurealis Conveners’ Award for Excellence
  7. Pride of Baghdad by Brian K. Vaughan and Niko Henrichon (finished 04/10, rating 5/5)
    2006 IGN Best Original Graphic Novel
  8. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry (finished 04/20, rating 5/5)
    1996 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Overall Best Book
    1995 Giller Prize
    Shortlisted for 1996 Booker Prize
  9. The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter (finished 04/10, rating 4/5)
    1979 Cheltenham Prize for Literature
  10. Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan (finished 05/10, rating 4/5)
    2009 World Fantasy Award (Novel)
    2009 Honor Book: Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature
  11. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (finished 06/10, rating 4.5/5)
    1961 Pulitzer Prize

Reviews Jan/Feb

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