Thursday, March 05, 2009

Book Awards Challenge - Finished

This challenge runs from August 1, 2008 through June 1, 2009, but I managed to fnished a little early. The challenge is hosted by 3M and it includes reading ten award-winning books. I just noticed that she has a list of eligible awards and I may have some that aren't on that list. Drat. But I read twelve so maybe that will count for something. Here's the books I read with their award and my rating. (5 is the highest score I give)

The Changeling by Zilpha Keathley Snyder (Christopher Medal) Rated 4.75

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler by E L Konigsburg (Newbery) Rated 5
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (Alex Award) Rated 3.75
The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly (Alex) Rated 4.25
The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney (Costa Award) Rated 4.5
The Borrowers by Mary Norton (Carnegie Award) Rated 4
The God of Animals by Aryn Kyle (Spur) Rated 3.5
Peace Like a River by Leif Enger (Alex Award) Rated 5
The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Gouge (Carnegie) Rated 3.5
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (Whitbread) Rated 4.25
Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card (Hugo/Nebula) Rated 4.5
Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse (Newbery) Rated 4
The Temptations of Big Bear by Rudy Wiebe (Governor General) DNF

I feel bad that I couldn't get into Big Bear, but most of the others were really good books. I can easily see myself re-reading Peace, Speaker, and Mrs. Frankweiler. I'm glad I entered this challenge and finished it. Thanks to 3M for sponsoring it.


  1. Congrats! I have The Tenderness of Wolves and Peace Like a River still on my TBR list. Grrr I need more time! :)

  2. Don't ever watch the movie of Mrs. Frankweiler. Gee, I've only read two from that list. There are several you listed that I want to read.