With just over a month left until the Book Awards II Challenge starts, I decided to go through the lists of award winners and see which awards had books I already owned (and could therefore complete the challenge without spending any money or relying on finding what I need at the library). And I was able to narrow the list down to ten books pretty quickly. Some of the books I’ve selected overlap awards, so I picked one category for them. And my top ten are as follows:

1. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (Alex Award)
2. The Sea by John Banville (Booker Prize)
3. Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee (Commonwealth Writer’s Prize)
4. Saturday by Ian McEwan (James Tait Black Memorial Prize)
5. The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx (National Book Award)
6. Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri (PEN/ Hemingway Award)
7. Looking for Alaska by John Green (Printz Award)
8. American Pastoral by Philip Roth (Pulitzer Prize)
9. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood (Booker Prize)
10. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro (Booker Prize)

I have some alternates in mind in case any of these books don’t work out.

Curious about the challenge? The rules are here, and my original post is here.