Monday, August 11, 2008

The Book Awards Challenge

Along with 127 other people (and counting), I've taken up the Book Awards Challenge: To read 10 award-winning books in the next 10 months. My 10 picks:

The Edgar:
Best Novel: The Janissary Tree by Jason Goodwin (2007)
Best First Novel by an American Author: The Faithful Spy by Alex Berenson (2007)
Best Novel: Resurrection Men by Ian Rankin (2004)

CWA Dagger:
New Blood: The Cutting Room by Louise Welsh (2002)

Man Booker:
The Life of Pi by Yann Martel (2002)

Thirty-Three Teeth by Colin Cotterill (2006)

Best First Novel: The Baby Game by Randall Hicks (2006)
Best First Novel: Monkeewrench by P. J. Tracy (2004)

Crazy: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness by Pete Earley (2007)

Best Novel: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke (2005)

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