Sunday, June 1, 2008

And because I can never stop at just one....





I'm going to join this one as well. All I have to do is experience 42 science fiction items - books, movies, tv episodes, short stories, etc. by the end of 2009. This one will be a breeze, as Battlestar Galactica is going to be ending sometime around then, and each episode counts as 1 entry! This one is going to be right up my alley.




And while I am at it..




I am going to join this one too. (See, I knew as soon as I did one the floodgates would open.) For this challenge I have to pick 10 award winners to read over 10 months, from at least 5 different award categories. I don't have to have my final list yet, so here are the current list of possibilities:


Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson (Arthur C. Clarke)
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie (Man Booker) - finished 4/23/09, rated 6/10
An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro (Costa/Whitbread)
The In-Between World of Vikram Lal by M.G. Vassanji (Giller)
Mercy Among the Children by David Adams Richards (Giller)
The Tin Flute by Gabrielle Roy (Governor General)
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke (Hugo)
This Blinding Absence of Light by Taher Ben Jelloun (IMPAC Dublin)
The Known World by Edward P. Jones (IMPAC Dublin)
Sacred Country by Rose Tremain (James Tait Black)
The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai (NBCC)
Atonement by Ian McEwan (NBCC)
Doomsday Book by Connie Willis (Hugo and Nebula)
Half of a Yellow Sun by Adichie (Orange)
The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate Summerscale (Samuel Johnson prize) finished 8/12/08
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (Newbery) - finished 2/16/09, rated 9/10
Infinity in the Palm of Her Hand by Gioconda Belli (Biblioteca Breve) finished 3/19/09, rated 7/10

3 comments:

bethany said...

I'm going to do the award challenge too...I need to figure out what my books will be. I work better if I don't set myself to a strict list though, as then I just want to get out of the list and read whatever is NOT on the list!!! silly I know.

Your books look great for the challenges, good luck to you! Have a great week!

karenvanuska said...

I reviewed the newest Jeanette Winterson book, The Stone Gods -- it could definitely count as a sci-fi book. It was weird, but a very quick read. Ursula LeGuin has a new sci-fi book out that I bought but haven't read yet -- Lavinia. I've heard excellent things about it. Have fun!

Elizabeth said...

Bethany - that's one of my worries. I always want to read the books I'm NOT supposed to read more than the ones I am - that's why I'm giving myself a little leeway.

Karen - I am REALLY excited about the Ursula LeGuin book. I think it sounds terrific.