I have very often avoided reading award winning books. I used to think that those were meant for immensely intellectual sort of readers who can find the hidden meaning out of the lines which sometimes make no sense to a common person.I was so wrong.Really , really wrong. When I finished God Of Small Things by Arundhati Roy I realised how prejudiced I had been about the reading choices. So I am plunging head on in to this Book Awards III Reading Challenge.
This Challenge being hosted at Book Awards Reading Challenge last for 5 months, from July 1 through December 1, 2009.
- Read 5 books from 5 different awards during July 1, 2009 through December 1, 2009.
- Overlaps with other challenges are permitted.
- Choices don’t have to be posted right away, and lists may be changed at any time.
- ‘Award winners’ is loosely defined; make the challenge fit your needs.
Here’s my list ( though I might change one or two books depending on what’s available at my library)
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami (World Fantasy Award 2006)
Beloved – Toni Morrison (Pulitzer Prize 1988)
Half Of A Yellow Sun – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Orange Prize 2007)
Kaddish For A Child Not Born – Imre Kertesz (Nobel Prize 2002)
The Calcutta Chromosome by Amitav Ghosh (Arthur C Clarke Award 1997)