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Award Winning Books Reading Challenge 2013

Thank you once again, Iphigene, for these lovely widgets/posters.

Thank you once again, Iphigene, for these lovely widgets/posters.

And yes, we are back! We are once again hosting the Award Winning Books Reading Challenge this 2013. I am inviting you all beautiful people to sign up yet again for the Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge that shall begin from January until December 2013. We have basically the same set of guidelines as last year’s:

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 2013 – 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 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:

  1. The Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge would run from 1 January 2013 to 30 December 2013.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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 2013 (we’d probably do the same thing).
  5. 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 2013, they would not be eligible for prizes.
  6. 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.
  7. Monthly book prizes await courtesy of the very generous Pansing Books!
  8. How do you sign up? Sign up here if you wish to join in our challenge and include the url/link 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.

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Here is a sampler of book prizes that Pansing Books has generously pledged to the monthly winner for the first quarter of the year.

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So what are you waiting for, dear friends, join us!

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90 comments on “Award Winning Books Reading Challenge 2013

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  2. I’ll sign up again this year although I only read 4 award winning books this year. Next year i will purposefully seek AWB! :)

  3. [...] sticking with the Award Winning Book Challenge. I anticipate seeking out one Pulitzer Prize winning book a month, which would put me at Level 2 [...]

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  5. I’m in again, Myra. I read 15 books for the challenge this year, and will again take on the silver level. Thanks for hosting again, and Happy New Year!

  6. I won’t be doing many reading challenges this year, but I have decided to keep this one. I hope to do better this year. Happy New year!

  7. Yay! So glad that you are hosting this again! I had fun in 2012!!

  8. [...] excited about. Speaking of challenges, we have just announced that we are continuing to host the Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge. Do join us and sign up if you are looking for exciting reading challenges with monthly book [...]

  9. Great idea…I’ll be back to sign up for this! Glad to have found your site through the Mother Reader comment challenge.

  10. [...] are a few of the reviews we have done last week. We are also inviting everyone to join our Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge. We hosted the AWB Challenge last year and we are thrilled to be able to host it again. Do sign [...]

  11. Great idea! I’ll be sharing this on my blog and hoping others join in. Will you attend the ALA Youth Media Awards event in Seattle?

  12. [...] signing up for the Award Winning Books Reading Challenge 2013 at http://gatheringbooks.wordpress.com/2012/12/31/award-winning-books-reading-challenge-2013/ I’m going to strive for Level 4 (over 35 books) – Platinum Award. The link will take [...]

  13. [...] are a few of the reviews we have done last week. We are also inviting everyone to join our Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge. We hosted the AWB Challenge last year and we are thrilled to be able to host it again. Do sign [...]

  14. [...] I won this book as part of last year’s Award Winning Book Challenge in October, and decided it was about time to read [...]

  15. [...] anything else, do allow me to invite you all again to the Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge which we are hosting again this year. Do join us and sign up if you are looking for exciting [...]

  16. [...] Reading challenges fulfilled: 11/100 in the Read-a-Latte Challenge (BTW, her site got hacked, so I’ll add the link when she gets a new site up and running), and my first for Award Winning Book Challenge. [...]

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  22. I am interested in signing up. I haven’t done any official challenges- just the ones in my head. I started an IMWAYR blog, where I can review books. Do you have any guidelines for your reviews? I would say I haven’t done very structured reviews so far – just sort of sharing my opinion of books without summarizing them. Thanks!

    • Hi Lee! It would be wonderful if you can sign up for the challenge! :) The reviews don’t have to be structured at all, you can just share your thoughts about the book. It’s absolutely your call if you want to summarize them or not. :) Looking forward to reading your sign-up reading goal.

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  25. [...] are a few of the reviews we have done last week. We are also inviting everyone to join our Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge. We hosted the AWB Challenge last year and we are thrilled to be able to host it again. Do sign [...]

  26. [...] challenges fulfilled: 21/100 in the Read-a-Latte Challenge, and 2/12 in the Award Winning Book Challenge (yeah, I’m a bit behind [...]

  27. [...] challenges fulfilled: 22/100 in the Read-a-Latte Challenge, and 3/12 in the Award Winning Book Challenge and 6/14 in the Nerdy Nonfiction Challenge for [...]

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  29. [...] challenges fulfilled: 23/100 in the Read-a-Latte Challenge, 4/12 in the Award Winning Book Challenge and an A in A-Z Reading Challenge (which takes me to [...]

  30. [...] are a few of the reviews we have done last week. We are also inviting everyone to join our Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge. We hosted the AWB Challenge last year and we are thrilled to be able to host it again. Do sign [...]

  31. [...] but honestly, that’s about all I remembered. I enjoy biography and am participating in a challenge to read award winners this year, so I picked up this volume. At the local library, by the way, it’s shelved with adult [...]

  32. [...] are a few of the reviews we have done last week. We are also inviting everyone to join our Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge. We hosted the AWB Challenge last year and we are thrilled to be able to host it again. Do sign [...]

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  34. [...] are a few of the reviews we have done last week. We are also inviting everyone to join our Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge. We hosted the AWB Challenge last year and we are thrilled to be able to host it again. Do sign [...]

  35. what a great challenge idea! I seem to be stretched too thin with challenges already but I can’t help myself!!!

  36. [...] Reading challenges fulfilled: 34/100 in the Read-a-Latte Challenge, 5/12 in the Award Winning Book Challenge [...]

  37. [...] are a few of the reviews we have done last week. We are also inviting everyone to join our Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge. We hosted the AWB Challenge last year and we are thrilled to be able to host it again. Do sign [...]

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  39. [...] are a few of the reviews we have done last week. We are also inviting everyone to join our Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge. We hosted the AWB Challenge last year and we are thrilled to be able to host it again. Do sign [...]

  40. […] are a few of the reviews we have done last week. We are also inviting everyone to join our Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge. We hosted the AWB Challenge last year and we are thrilled to be able to host it again. Do sign […]

  41. […] are a few of the reviews we have done last week. We are also inviting everyone to join our Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge. We hosted the AWB Challenge last year and we are thrilled to be able to host it again. Do sign […]

  42. […] Reading challenges fulfilled: 40/100 in the Read-a-Latte Challenge, 6/12 in the Award Winning Book Challenge […]

  43. […] are a few of the reviews we have done last week. We are also inviting everyone to join our Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge. We hosted the AWB Challenge last year and we are thrilled to be able to host it again. Do sign […]

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  45. […] are a few of the reviews we have done last week. We are also inviting everyone to join our Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge. We hosted the AWB Challenge last year and we are thrilled to be able to host it again. Do sign […]

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  49. […] are a few of the reviews we have done last week. We are also inviting everyone to join our Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge. We hosted the AWB Challenge last year and we are thrilled to be able to host it again. Do sign […]

  50. […] are a few of the reviews we have done last week. We are also inviting everyone to join our Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge. We hosted the AWB Challenge last year and we are thrilled to be able to host it again. Do sign […]

  51. […] are a few of the reviews we have done last week. We are also inviting everyone to join our Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge. We hosted the AWB Challenge last year and we are thrilled to be able to host it again. Do sign […]

  52. […] are a few of the reviews we have done last week. We are also inviting everyone to join our Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge. We hosted the AWB Challenge last year and we are thrilled to be able to host it again. Do sign […]

  53. […] are a few of the reviews we have done last week. We are also inviting everyone to join our Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge. We hosted the AWB Challenge last year and we are thrilled to be able to host it again. Do sign […]

  54. […] are a few of the reviews we have done last week. We are also inviting everyone to join our Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge. We hosted the AWB Challenge last year and we are thrilled to be able to host it again. Do sign […]

  55. […] Cybils Awards among others. I’m looking forward to participating in this challenge. Visit: http://gatheringbooks.wordpress.com/2012/12/31/award-winning-books-reading-challenge-2013/ If you would like to participate […]

  56. […] challenges fulfilled: 7/12 in the Award Winning Book Challenge , 50/100 in the Read-a-Latte Challenge – half way through! We’ll see if I can make it to […]

  57. […] challenges fulfilled: 8/12 in the Award Winning Book Challenge , 51/100 in the Read-a-Latte Challenge, and a Y in A-Z Reading Challenge (which takes me to […]

  58. […] are a few of the reviews we have done last week. We are also inviting everyone to join our Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge. We hosted the AWB Challenge last year and we are thrilled to be able to host it again. Do sign […]

  59. […] are a few of the reviews we have done last week. We are also inviting everyone to join our Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge. We hosted the AWB Challenge last year and we are thrilled to be able to host it again. Do sign […]

  60. […] are a few of the reviews we have done last week. We are also inviting everyone to join our Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge. We hosted the AWB Challenge last year and we are thrilled to be able to host it again. Do sign […]

  61. […] are a few of the reviews we have done last week. We are also inviting everyone to join our Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge. We hosted the AWB Challenge last year and we are thrilled to be able to host it again. Do sign […]

  62. […] challenges fulfilled: 9/12 in the Award Winning Book Challenge, 60/100 in the Read-a-Latte […]

  63. […] are a few of the reviews we have done last week. We are also inviting everyone to join our Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge. We hosted the AWB Challenge last year and we are thrilled to be able to host it again. Do sign […]

  64. […] Reading challenges fulfilled: 64/100 in the Read-a-Latte Challenge, 10/12 in the Award Winning Book Challenge […]

  65. […] are a few of the reviews we have done last week. We are also inviting everyone to join our Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge. We hosted the AWB Challenge last year and we are thrilled to be able to host it again. Do sign […]

  66. […] are a few of the reviews we have done last week. We are also inviting everyone to join our Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge. We hosted the AWB Challenge last year and we are thrilled to be able to host it again. Do sign […]

  67. […] Reading challenges fulfilled: 74/100 in the Read-a-Latte Challenge, a J in my A-Z Reading Challenge author challenge (3/26), and 11/12 in the Award Winning Book Challenge […]

  68. […] are a few of the reviews we have done last week. We are also inviting everyone to join our Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge. We hosted the AWB Challenge last year and we are thrilled to be able to host it again. Do sign […]

  69. […] from various parts of the globe. In fact, we made a list of this as we are currently hosting the Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge here in GatheringBooks for two years now. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list, but it would […]

  70. […] are a few of the reviews we have done last week. We are also inviting everyone to join our Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge. We hosted the AWB Challenge last year and we are thrilled to be able to host it again. Do sign […]

  71. […] are a few of the reviews we have done last week. We are also inviting everyone to join our Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge. We hosted the AWB Challenge last year and we are thrilled to be able to host it again. Do sign […]

  72. […] are a few of the reviews we have done last week. We are also inviting everyone to join our Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge. We hosted the AWB Challenge last year and we are thrilled to be able to host it again. Do sign […]

  73. […] Reading challenges fulfilled: 81/100 in the Read-a-Latte Challenge, an M in my A-Z Reading Challenge author challenge (10/26), and 12/12 in the Award Winning Book Challenge […]

  74. […] are a few of the reviews we have done last week. We are also inviting everyone to join our Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge. We hosted the AWB Challenge last year and we are thrilled to be able to host it again. Do sign […]

  75. […] are a few of the reviews we have done last week. We are also inviting everyone to join our Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge. We hosted the AWB Challenge last year and we are thrilled to be able to host it again. Do sign […]

  76. This looks like a great challenge! I think it’s a bit late to sign up this year, but I hope you run it again for 2014!

  77. […] are a few of the reviews we have done last week. We are also inviting everyone to join our Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge. We hosted the AWB Challenge last year and we are thrilled to be able to host it again. Do sign […]

  78. […] are a few of the reviews we have done last week. We are also inviting everyone to join our Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge. We hosted the AWB Challenge last year and we are thrilled to be able to host it again. Do sign […]

  79. […] Reading challenges fulfilled: 89/100 in the Read-a-Latte Challenge, an X in my A-Z Reading Challenge author challenge (17/26), and 13/12 in the Award Winning Book Challenge […]

  80. […] Reading challenges fulfilled: 92/100 in the Read-a-Latte Challenge, and 14/12 in the Award Winning Book Challenge […]

  81. […] than 12 award-winning books (14 to be precise) but less than 25, giving me a Silver Medal in the Award Winning Book Challenge hosted by Gathering Books. I only managed 8 Pulitzer Prize winners, so not quite one a month, but […]

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