Can't resist a good challenge.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

2011 Battle of the Prizes: British Version

***Challenge ended.***

Dates:
1 February 2011 - 31 January 2012
Host: Rose City Reader

Guidelines:
  • Choose from two reading options:

    Option One:
    Choose three books that you have not read before:

    1) One that won both the Booker and the James Tait Black prizes (see the list of "double-dippers").
    2) One that won the Booker Prize (but not the James Tait Black Prize).
    3) One that won the James Tait Black Prize (but not the Booker).

    Option Two:
    For those who have already read all three of the double-dippers, or otherwise do not want to read one of those three, pick two Booker winners and two James Tait Black winners for a total of four books.

  • Challenge rules:
    1) Read all books between February 1, 2011 and January 31, 2012.
    Books don't have to be chosen ahead of time; and choices can be changed at any time.
    2) Overlap with other challenges is allowed.
    3) Reviews are not necessary, but encouraged. If you do not have a blog, put your reviews or reports in a comment on the announcement post.
✸ I'll probably be choosing Option Two, since I'm not really interested in any of the "double dippers."

See my original post about the challenge here.
See the challenge announcement/sign-up page here.
See the list of Booker winners here.
See the list of James Tait Black winners here.

MY READING LIST:
  1. The Sense of an Ending. Julian Barnes (2011 Man Booker)
  2. Staying On. Paul Scott (1977 Man Booker)
  3. The Children's Book. A.S. Byatt (2009 James Tait Black; reading now)

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