That’s right folks. I am in for the reading challenge, and I got a whopper of books to read. So far only 22 books listed, and I will need to add 3 more. I like historical fictions from different countries and time periods. If you know of any and recommend them, that would be super!
Based off of the Insatiable Booksluts reading challenge, I have collected a list of books I am going to read. They are from a variety of award winners, genres, and countries. I couldn’t decide which one to do, so I am combining the Award Winning Reading Challenge with the damn fine Global Domination books. So what the heck are these and what do they look like??
Go to the sites (highlighted above) and take your pick. Best thing ever: there is no time limit and you get to pick what you read. So from the many books out there I will be visiting my local library very soon. I also have quite a few already, but just have not read them yet. (Thanks to the Friends of the Seattle Library book sale- two of my favorite times of the year 😉 )
Based on that, this is the combination of book themes I will be choosing from:
Since I have troubles reading a lot of horror, then I will compromise with some books that aren’t so scary, but are scary in their own ways by award winning novelists. (Example: I have NEVER read an Anne Rice book or Stephen King book. My hubby tells me I am totally missing out, eh… we will wait and see).
Last, but certainly NOT least.
You may be scratching your head wondering, “What are these categories?” I could tell ya, but I won’t pilfer the categories from theBooksluts. You are free to go check these interesting categories out on their site. Go ahead. Do it. I will wait. :p
So, without a do, these are the books I am going to try and tackle but not in the order listed. Gotta mix it up a little. 😉
Nobel Prize winners in Literature:
The Sweetest Dream by Doris Lessing.
Song of Solomon or Beloved by Toni Morrison (I know, I have both of these books, was even supposed to read one in college and somehow I haven’t read either. Lame, but I am about to correct this!!)
Get a Life by writer Nadine Gordimer.
Pulitzer Prize winners:
Tinkers by Paul Harding.
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
The Known World by Edward P. Jones.
National Book Award Winners:
Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson
The Echo Maker by Richard Powers
The Man Booker Prizes:
The Gathering by Anne Enright
Schindler’s Ark by Thomas Keneally 1982
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy 1997
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
The March by E. L. Doctorow
Everyman by Philip Roth
Hugo Award for Best Novel (Sci-fi)
Anne McCaffrey Dragonquest 1972
Nebula Award: 1966
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes.
Bram Stoker Award:
The Green Mile by Stephen King 1996
The Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice 1988
Top 100 Crime Novels (American list 1995):
The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
Neustadt Laureates Prizes-
The Serpent and the Rope (1960) by Raja Rao
Global Domination Picks ( a lot of the other books cross over with this one as well):
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
Good Harbor by Anita Diamant
New Additions to the list:
The Lemon Tree by Sandy Tolan
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
Tenor of Love by Mary Di Michele
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kinsolver
The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
The Naming by Alison Croggon
Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell.