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message 1: by Ilona, Global Moderator (last edited Sep 30, 2017 03:31AM) (new)

Ilona | 3985 comments 4th QUARTER CHALLENGE: LITERARY PRIZES
Duration: October 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017


Who will win the Nobel Prize for the Literature this year? Who will follow Alice Munro, Patrick Modiano, Svetlana Alexievich, and Bob Dylan? Will it be Margaret Atwood, Haruki Murakami, Amos Oz, Karl Ove Knausgård, or someone else?

Join us in a discussion about the next winner!

Of course, there are many other important literary prizes being awarded each year to amazing writers. So let’s read some of their books.

For this challenge you can either:
- read as many winning books as you can from one literary prize;
- or read one book from as many different prizes as possible (e.g. 1 Nobel, 1 Pulitzer, 1 Booker, etc.).

Irene had the idea for this challenge, and Janine will be the leader. Thank you both!


message 2: by Jennifer (last edited Nov 30, 2017 06:46AM) (new)

Jennifer Barstad (maidenoflight) | 316 comments Put me down for 3 please.

1. Georgia Peach book award The Fault in Our Stars
2.ALA Alex award The Thirteenth Tale
3. Pulitzer Prize for Fiction The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao


message 3: by Debra (last edited Nov 28, 2017 10:09PM) (new)


message 4: by Candiss (last edited Dec 20, 2017 05:29PM) (new)

Candiss (tantara) | 996 comments Sign me up for 3, please. I may increase to 4 or 5 down the road.

1. Shirley Jackson Award: Wylding Hall by Elizabeth Hand
2. Nobel laureate: Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
3. Hugo Award (also won Locus Award): The Diamond Age: or, A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer by Neal Stephenson

Read: 2/3

Other possible additions:
- Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, Arthur C. Clarke Award: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
- Edgar Award (also Barry Award, Macavity Award, Anthony Award): In the Woods by Tana French
- Audie Award: My Year of Meats by Ruth Ozeki
- Arab American Book Award, Prix Femina - An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine
- Women's Prize for Fiction: The Power by Naomi Alderman
- Nebula Award: City of Truth by James K. Morrow


message 5: by June (last edited Nov 06, 2017 03:44PM) (new)

June | 195 comments I'll sign up for 5.

Progress: 5/5

✔ 1. Locus Award for Best First Novel: The Night Circus

✔ 2. Governor General's Literary Award(Canada)- The Robber Bride

3. National Book Critics Circle Award for Non-fiction: The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

4. Pulitzer : Gone With the Wind

✔ 5. Cilip Carnegie Medal/Goodreads Choice Award: Salt to the Sea

Extras:
✔ 6. Premio Internacional de Novela Romulo Gallegos One Hundred Years of Solitude
✔ 7. Commonwealth Writers Prize: Summer Lightning and Other Stories


message 6: by Mie (last edited Dec 05, 2017 12:51PM) (new)

Mie | 1897 comments I'm in for 5 :-)

COMPLETE ✔️

✅ British Book Awards - One Day ⭐️⭐️
✅ Edgar - Paper Towns ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
✅ Man Booker - Life of Pi ⭐️⭐️⭐️
✅ Martha - Ilkas arv ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
✅ Barry - The Shadow of the Wind ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


message 7: by Nik (new)

Nik (bleepnik) | 852 comments I'm in for three, please. Thank you. =)


message 8: by Janine (last edited Jan 01, 2018 04:15AM) (new)

Janine | 1075 comments Tracking post!

Participants:

Amanda (msg 16) - 3/3
Amanda (msg 23) - 6/10
Candiss - 2/3
Cindy III - 0/7
Debra - 3/4
Eggp - 8/5
Janet - 5/5
Janine - 6/6
Jennifer - 3/3
June - 5/5

Margie - 4/8
Mie - 5/5
Nik - 0/3
Paula - 1/3
Sam F - 0/5
Sherry - 0/6


Updated to message 55


First to read a book for this challenge: Paula!
First to hit their goal: June
Literary prize winners read: 36 - Costa Book, Edgar, Hugo, FCBG Children's Book, Barry, Will Eisner Comic Industry, Pacific Book Review, Man Booker, British Book of the Year, Pulitzer, Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize, Shirley Jackson, Locus, Governor General's Literary, National Book Critics Circle Award for Non-Fiction, Cilip Carnegie Medal, Davitt, British Book, Book Sense Book of the Year, Boston Globe-Horn, South Carolina, ALA Alex, Georgia Peach, Prix Tour-Apollo, James Tate Black Memorial, Martha, Goodreads Choice, Whitbread, Lambda, Betty Trask, Bram Stoker, National Book, Times Paperback of the Year, Nobel Laureate, American Book, Michael L. Printz, Guardian Fiction.


message 9: by Ilona, Global Moderator (new)

Ilona | 3985 comments Janine wrote: "I'm in for 6. Think I'll be mostly taking from the Hugo Awards and Man Booker Prize but having decided specifics yet.

Happy to lead as well :)"


That would be great Janine, thanks! :)


message 10: by Janine (last edited Sep 30, 2017 06:44AM) (new)

Janine | 1075 comments Ilona wrote: "That would be great Janine, thanks! :)"

Will track in post 8 then. Looking forward to seeing what everyone reads!

This goodreads page might be useful for inspiration:
https://www.goodreads.com/award


message 11: by Nik (new)

Nik (bleepnik) | 852 comments Thank you for the link, Janine! That will be super helpful.


message 12: by Sam F (last edited Oct 28, 2017 08:48AM) (new)

Sam F | 1091 comments I'll try for 5 this quarter too!

1. Night by Elie Wiesel - Nobel Prize wining author

2. Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick - Grand Canyon Reader Award for Grand Canyon Reader Award for Teen Book 1996 (0), Charlotte Award (1998), Soaring Eagle Book Award (1998), The Judy Lopez Memorial Award for Children's Literature Honor (1994)

3. Out by Natsuo Kirino - 日本推理作家協会賞 for Best Novel (1998), このミステリーがすごい! for Best Japanese Mystery Novel of the Year (1998)

4. One for the Money by Janet Evanovich - Dilys Award (1995), CWA New Blood Dagger (1995)

5. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin - Hugo Award for Best Novel (1970), Nebula Award for Best Novel (1969), James Tiptree Jr. Award for Retrospective


message 13: by Eggp (last edited Dec 31, 2017 12:44PM) (new)

Eggp | 376 comments I'll go in for 5, thanks!

Fourth Quarter Challenge, October 01 - December 31
Literary Prizes
Goal: 8/5, 160.00%

01. Edgar Award (2013) - The Last Policeman (Last Policeman, #1) - 12 Oct 2017, 4/5
02. Hugo Award (1962) - Stranger in a Strange Land - 22 Oct 2017, 3/5
03. Pulitzer Prize (1925) - So Big - 27 Oct 2017, 4/5
04. James Tait Black Memorial Prize (2000) - Experience: A Memoir - 21 Nov 2017, 4/5
05. Locus Award (1976) - The Wind's Twelve Quarters - 26 Nov 2017, 3/5
06. Prix Tour-Apollo Award (1989) - The Land of Laughs - 28 Nov 2017, 4/5
07. Guardian Fiction Award (1980) - A Month in the Country - 08 Dec 2017, 4/5
08. Man Booker Prize (2011) - The Sense of an Ending - 12 Dec 2017, 4/5


message 14: by Janine (new)

Janine | 1075 comments Welcome everyone. The fourth quarter of the year has officially started!


message 15: by Sherry (new)

Sherry (lilsherry) | 699 comments I'm in for 6!~


message 16: by Amanda (last edited Dec 30, 2017 02:16PM) (new)

Amanda R (fairyteapot) | 1402 comments Literary Prizes
2017
Q4


1. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke Completed 12/10/17 Rating 3 stars
Hugo Award for Best Novel (2005)
2. Eva Luna by Isabel Allende Completed 22/10/17 Rating 3 stars
American Book Award 1989
3. Looking for Alaska by John Green Completed 22/11/17 Rating 4 stars
Michael L. Printz Award (2006)

3/3

Challenge completed


message 17: by Janet (last edited Dec 18, 2017 04:14PM) (new)

Janet (goodreadscomjanetj) | 784 comments I will go for 5 this quarter. Hopefully, I can up my goal to 6 or 7.

Naughts & Crosses FCBG Children's Book Award.
The Beach Betty Trask Award
The Green Mile Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel
All the King's Men Pulitzer
Burr National Book Award


message 18: by Ilona, Global Moderator (new)

Ilona | 3985 comments It has just been announced that the Nobel prize in Literature will this year be awarded to Kazuo Ishiguro, a British novelist, screenwriter and short story writer. Never Let Me Go is one of his novels that I recommend you all to read :)


message 19: by Janine (last edited Oct 05, 2017 10:34AM) (new)

Janine | 1075 comments Ilona wrote: "It has just been announced that the Nobel prize in Literature will this year be awarded to Kazuo Ishiguro, a British novelist, screenwriter and short story writer. ."

Very happy to hear that! Thanks for sharing, Ilona. I really enjoyed Never Let Me Go, though I have to admit I haven't read anything else of his yet.


message 20: by Paula (last edited Dec 15, 2017 03:04AM) (new)

Paula Bardell-Hedley (gaiabird) | 141 comments I'll have a go for three, please! 2/3

1. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson (06/10/17) - Costa Book Award for Novel 2013
2. Ru by Kim Thúy (14/12/17) - Grand Prix RTL-Lire 2010


message 21: by Janine (new)

Janine | 1075 comments Welcome, and good work on your first book Paula!


message 22: by Paula (new)

Paula Bardell-Hedley (gaiabird) | 141 comments Janine wrote: "Welcome, and good work on your first book Paula!"

Thank you! 😃


message 23: by Amanda (last edited Dec 20, 2017 02:07PM) (new)

Amanda | 526 comments I'll go for 10.

6/10

1. Ghosts (Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards for Best Publication for Kids (ages 9-12) 2017)
2. Big Little Lies (Davitt Award for Best Adult Novel (2015))
3. Fahrenheit 451 (many, but among them: Hugo Award for Best Novel (1954))
4. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Illustrated (British Book Award for Children’s Book of the Year (1998), etc, etc, etc)
5. The Witches (Whitbread Award for Children's Novel (1983))
6. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Indies Choice Book Award for Best Indie Buzz Book (Fiction)(2009) and Times Paperback of the Year)


message 24: by Mie (new)

Mie | 1897 comments Update msg 6: 1/5
✅ Barry - The Shadow of the Wind ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


message 25: by Amanda (new)

Amanda | 526 comments updated message 23
1/10

1. Ghosts (Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards for Best Publication for Kids (ages 9-12) 2017)


message 26: by Janine (new)

Janine | 1075 comments Updated to here. Well done to everyone who's finished a book for this challenge. We have read books from seven different literary awards so far.

My first book: Winter - Pacific Book Review Award for Best Young Adult (2016)


message 27: by Mie (new)

Mie | 1897 comments Update msg 6: 2/5
✅ Man Booker - Life of Pi ⭐️⭐️⭐️


message 28: by Margie (new)

Margie | 693 comments I meant to sign up earlier - hope a late sign-up is OK. I'm aiming for at least 8 different awards.

4/8

1. The Essex Serpent - British Book Award for Book of the Year, 2017
2. Olive Kitteridge - Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2009
3. The Sense of an Ending - Man Booker Prize, 2011
4. Death in Venice - Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize for Michael Henry Heim, 2005


message 29: by Janine (new)

Janine | 1075 comments It's not at all too late to join. Welcome Margie!


message 30: by Mie (new)

Mie | 1897 comments Update msg 6: 3/5
✅ Edgar - Paper Towns ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


message 31: by Candiss (new)

Candiss (tantara) | 996 comments I updated message #4.

Read: 1/3


message 32: by June (new)

June | 195 comments Updated message #5 and have read 5 prize winning books. Will increase my goal to 10.


message 33: by Janine (new)

Janine | 1075 comments Great work June!


message 34: by Amanda (new)

Amanda | 526 comments updated message 23
2/10

2. Big Little Lies (Davitt Award for Best Adult Novel (2015))


message 35: by Mie (new)

Mie | 1897 comments Update msg 6: 4/5
✅ British Book Awards - One Day ⭐️⭐️


message 36: by Cindy III (last edited Nov 18, 2017 05:05PM) (new)

Cindy III | 288 comments 4th Quarter Literary Prizes
Oct. 1-Dec.31, 2017
I'm in for 7 (pulitzer winners)

possible reads:
the return hisham matar
angela's ashes frank mccourt
all the light we cannot see anthony doerr
the sympathizer viet thanh nguyen
the guns of august barbara tuchman
the dead hand david hoffman
guns germs and steel jared diamond
the underground railroad colson whitehead
battle cry of freedom james mcpherson
an army at dawn rick atkinson
black flags joby warrick



message 37: by Amanda (new)

Amanda | 526 comments updated message 23
3/10

3. Fahrenheit 451 (many, but among them: Hugo Award for Best Novel (1954))


message 38: by Janine (last edited Nov 19, 2017 03:59AM) (new)

Janine | 1075 comments Welcome Cindy :)

Good work everybody, we're about half way through this quarter!

I've read my second award winning book: Inkspell which won the Book Sense Book of the Year for Children's Literature in 2006.


message 39: by Amanda (new)

Amanda | 526 comments Updated message 23
4/10

4. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Illustrated (British Book Award for Children’s Book of the Year (1998), etc, etc, etc)


message 40: by Janine (new)

Janine | 1075 comments Two months in, one month to go. Hope it's going well for everyone!

I've made it to 4/6.


message 41: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Barstad (maidenoflight) | 316 comments Update msg 2. FINISHED


message 42: by Janine (new)

Janine | 1075 comments Congrats Jennifer, well done!


message 43: by Eggp (new)

Eggp | 376 comments Done, might squeeze another in next month.
Goal: 6/5, 120.00%


message 44: by Mie (new)

Mie | 1897 comments Mie update msg 6: 5/5 - COMPLETE ✔️
Ilkas arv ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


message 45: by Janine (new)

Janine | 1075 comments Well done Eggp and Mie! Any standout books for you guys?

The Goodreads Choice 2017 winners have been announced, so check that out here for some inspiration if needed. I'm personally thrilled to see The Hate U Give win two awards!


message 46: by Mie (new)

Mie | 1897 comments Thanks, Janine :-)
My favorite Danish author delivered another 5⭐️ book for me - I can’t wait for the last one of this trilogy!!!

I hope it won’t take long for some of this years winners of the Goodreads Choice Award to be translated into Danish - looking forward to reading several of them, but I do prefer reading in my own language ;-)


message 47: by Janine (new)

Janine | 1075 comments Mie wrote: "Thanks, Janine :-)
My favorite Danish author delivered another 5⭐️ book for me - I can’t wait for the last one of this trilogy!!!

I hope it won’t take long for some of this years winners of the Go..."


Nice! I love it when you read further into an author's works and they just keep delivering!

I don't know how often or how long it takes to get books translated into different languages, but winning awards can only make that more likely. Fingers crossed for you!


message 48: by Amanda (new)

Amanda | 526 comments updated message 23
5/10

5. The Witches (Whitbread Award for Children's Novel (1983))


message 49: by Janine (new)

Janine | 1075 comments Just over two weeks left, good luck everybody.

So far between us we've read winners from 28 different literary awards!


message 50: by Janet (new)

Janet (goodreadscomjanetj) | 784 comments I completed the challenge today. See message 17.


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