I may not have been around for the first Book Awards Challenge, but I am here now for the Book Awards II Challenge (hosted by 3M) .
The basic rules: read 10 award winning books in10 months (deadline (June 2009). The list must include winners from at least 5 different awards.
My tentative starter list at this point (again in no particular order and some of these overlap with the 1% challenge list):
1: How Late It Was, How Late by James Kelman (Booker Prize 1994)
2: American Gods by Neil Gaiman (Bram Stoker Award 2001)
3: The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov (Hugo Award 1973)
4: Doomsday Book by Connie Willis (Nebula Award 1992)
5: A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler (Pulitzer Prize 1993)
6: Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner (Pulitzer Prize 1972)
7: Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry (Spur Award 1985)
8: Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami (World Fantasy Award 2006)
9: The Master by Colm Tóibín (IMPAC Dublin 2006)
These are all books that I already have on my shelf. The rest of the list ist yet to be decided.