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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Book Awards II Challenge Wrap Up

Well, the Book Awards II Challenge ends today (or technically tomorrow) and I am going to fall 2 books short of the 10 I said I would read. Original challenge can be found at the Book Awards Reading Challenge blog. I really enjoyed this challenge because it got me to take a look at some books that I probably wouldn't have read otherwise - but that I really enjoyed. The following are the books that I finished:

  1. Never Let Me Go by Kazua Ishiguro (Alex Award)
  2. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (Alex Award)
  3. From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg (Newbery Award)
  4. The Road by Cormac McCarthy (Bookseller's Award)
  5. Holes by Louis Sachar (Newbery Award)
  6. The House on Mango Street by Hannah Cisneros (American Book Awards)
  7. What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman (Quill Award) - Review not yet written
  8. Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright (Newbery Award) - Review not yet written
My favorite book was definitely The Road by Cormac McCarthy. This is supposed to be coming out as a movie (I hope soon) and can't wait to see it!

My least favorite was The House on Mango Street - but only because I am not a fan of short stories.

3 comments:

Sandra said...

You did well. I've read and enjoyed Never Let Me Go, and I own Water for Elephants but haven't got to it yet. I hope the film of The Road lives up to your expectations. This was an easy challenge for me, I usually read award winners anyway. I found some wonderful books. My wrap up post is here:

http://freshinkbooks.blogspot.com/2009/03/book-awards-reading-challenge-completed.html

Teddy Rose said...

You came really close Kristi! I wouldn't have finished if I hadn't read some children's books. LOL. You read some great books! I loved Water for Elephants and really like Never Let Me Go and The Road.

bermudaonion said...

I think you did great. I gave up on this a long time ago. I've decided that challenges aren't for me.

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