Yes! We are hosting a Reading Challenge from January-December 2012. I am inviting you all to sign up for the Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge that shall begin from January until December 2012.
We are not restricting this to children’s and YA book awards. We are also not restricting this to books that have received recognition for 2012 – you can include books that have won an award for any year. We also welcome entries on adult literature such as books that won the Man Booker Prize, Man Asian Literary Prize, the Pulitzer, and other recognition of exceptionality in literary works. This is also not restricted to international awards, local/regional award giving bodies would likewise be honored.
If you want to have a complete list of children’s and YA book awards from different parts of the globe, click here to be taken to a comprehensive list prepared by the UCalgary. Library Quine from Loons and Quines has also provided us an updated version from the web site of the Book Trust (UK) which provides links to newer UK awards. For the Carnegie and Kate Greenway Awards, you may want to check out this website for a more updated archive. The Scottish Book Trust lists Scottish awards here. Many thanks to Library Quine for all these links.
Other examples would include the Newbery and Caldecott Honor/Medal from the United States, the Pura Belpre, Coretta Scott King Award, Jane Addams Children’s Book Award, Michael J. Printz Award, Cybils Awards among others.
Here are the detailed guidelines for your participation
- The Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge would run from 1 January 2012 to 30 December 2012.
- There are four levels of participation:
- Level 1 (10 books or less) – Bronze Medal
- Level 2 (11-25 books) – Silver Medal
- Level 3 (26-35 Books) - Gold Medal
- Level 4 (over 35 books) - Platinum Award
- Picture books, YA lit, adult literature – are all welcome as long as they have received an award or recognition – it does not matter what year they won the award.
- We know that you must be participating in a number of reading challenges, so you’re more than welcome to have your reviewed books overlap with other reading challenges you will be joining for 2012 (we’d probably do the same thing).
- You would have to write your reviews of what you have read for the challenge. We would be creating a page where you can put the links up for your reviews (watch out for this). While we appreciate your linking reviews for anything written before 2012, they would not be eligible for prizes.
- No, you do not need a blog to participate. Goodreads, Shelfari members are welcome to join – a weblink that leads us to your post should be enough.
- Monthly book prizes await!
- How do you sign up? Sign up here if you wish to join in our challenge and the url of your post (not your website) which announces your intention to join in this Reading Challenge – and the level you are aiming for. Feel free to grab these cutesie buttons that Iphigene has created for our challenge and post it in your blog.
We are also grateful to Pansing Books for donating the first set of books to be awarded between January-June 2012. Here are our book prizes for the first six months:
Wolves by Emily Gravett – Winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Nestlé Children’s Book Prize Bronze Award in 2005 - awarded to Zoe of Playing By the Book for the month of January.
The City & The City by China Mieville - 2010 Hugo Award for Best Novel, World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in 2010, and the 2010 Arthur C. Clarke Award.
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes – winner of The Man Booker Prize, 2011.
The Curious Incident of the dog in the night-time by Mark Haddon - 2003 Whitbread Book of the Year award
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan - 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction and the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
A Wrinkle in Time, 50th Anniversary Edition by Madeleine L’Engle – Winner of Newbery Medal, 1963; American Library Association Notable Children’s Books
There will be one winner chosen each month through random.org. This reading challenge is open internationally.
What are you waiting for? Sign up now. Remember to write down the url of your post (not your website) which announces your intention to join in this Reading Challenge – and the level you are aiming for. Lezzjoinus!
Our Book Prize Sponsor from January-June 2012
Here is a description of Pansing Books:
Pansing Books division is one of the largest independent distributors in Singapore, Malaysia and the region. We are dedicated to bringing our customers the books that readers want in the fastest possible time.
Besides working with numerous local publishers, Pansing represents some of the biggest and most respected brand names in English language publishing from the UK, US and Australia. The products range from interactive novelty products, picture books, coffee-table and trade publications to reference, education and ELT books.