Here's what I hope to read this month:
The Award Winners
- The Sentimenalists by Joanna Skibsruf (winner of the 2010 Giller Prize - the lovely folks at interlibrary loan just put this one in my hands, and I can't wait to read it!)
- Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon (winner of the 2010 National Book Award for Fiction)
- The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson (winner of the 2010 Booker Prize)
- A Spell of Winter by Helen Dunmore (winner of the 1996 Orange Prize)
- Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels (1997 Orange Prize winner - I'm reading all the winners)
The Award Finalists
- In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin (2010 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction finalist)
- Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (2010 Orange Prize shortlist)
- Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey (2010 Booker Prize shortlist and National Book Award Finalist)
- I Hotel by Karen Tei Yamashita (2010 National Book Award finalist)
- The Warden by Anthony Trollope (for the Classics Circuit)
- A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (yes, I know the story, but I've never actually read it!)
Eleven books? I sure hope so, but three of them are chunksters, and I am a fickle reader. I'm sure a few books will find a way to sneak ahead of these. First up: A Spell of Winter (so seasonally appropriate!
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