Reading Challenges

January 15, 2008

Book Awards Reading Challenge 2007-2008

Read any 12 award-winning books from July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.

*01)
Kim – Rudyard Kipling (Nobel Prize Winner, 1907)

02) Gitanjali – Rabindranath Tagore (Nobel Prize Winner, 1913)

*03) Arms and the Man – George Bernard Shaw (Nobel Prize Winner, 1925

04) The Good Earth-Pearl S. Buck (Pulitzer,1932/Nobel Prize Winner, 1938)

*05) Siddharth – Hermann Hesse (Nobel Prize Winner, 1946)

*06) Death of a Salesman- Arthur Miller (Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 1949)

*07) The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway (Pulitzer, 1953)

*08) To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee (Pulitzer, 1961)

*09) East of Eden – John Steinbeck (Nobel Prize Winner, 1962)

10) The Moon Is Down – John Steinbeck (Nobel Prize Winner, 1962)

*11) The Pearl – John Steinbeck (Nobel Prize Winner, 1962)

*12) Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie (Booker, 1981)

*13) Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel García Márquez (Nobel Prize Winner, 1982)

*14) Innocent Erendira – Gabriel García Márquez (Nobel Prize Winner, 1982)

15) Such a Long Journey – Rohinton Mistry (Commonwealth, 1992)

16) A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth (Commonwealth, 1994 )

*17) A Thousand Years of Good Prayers-Yiyun Li (PEN/Hemingway Award,Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, 2005)

*18) The Unconsoled – Kazuo Ishiguro (Cheltanham, 1995)

19) The Universe in a Nutshell – Stephen Hawking (Royal Society Prize -Sciences, 2002)

*20) A Short History of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson (Royal Society Prize -Sciences, 2004)

*21) The Inheritance of Loss – Kiran Desai (Booker, 2006)

I would like to read the following if I have enough time.

1)1997 (Booker) The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy

2)2000 (Pulitzer) Interpreter of Maladies – Jhumpa Lahiri

*3)1940 (Pulitzer) The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck

*4)2006 (World Fantasy) Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami

*5)1987 (Arthur C. Clark) The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

6)1987 (Bram Stoker) Swan Song – Robert R. McCammon

* marked books are owned by me.

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