Thursday, December 26, 2019

Monthly Book Award Challenge at GirlXOXO

The GirlXOXO blog is hosting several challenges that are monthly specific.  For each of the challenges you must meet the criteria in the specified Month.   There is a Monthly Keyword challenge, a Monthly Motif challenge and a Monthly Book Award challenge.  These each require a bit more planning than any of my other challenges since you need to actually read the book in the month of the challenge. 


This final challenge is the most difficult to plan for and required the most research.  This challenge along with my book club is the one that is most responsible for setting a reading schedule for certain books.

The idea is to read a book in a month that won an award given in that month.  The site has references to look up the different awards and the social group is quite helpful on directing each other for suggestions of awards in a given month.

 Here are my plans:

Jan-  The Polar Express by Chris  Van Allsburg  winner of the 1986 Caldecott Medal Award

Feb -  Lab Girl by Hope Jahren winner of AAAS Subaru Science Award 2017  3/5/20

Mar-  Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson  won an Audie 3/31/20

Apr- Shell Game by Sara Paretsky for winning Edgar Awards 2019 4/29/20

May-  Death Al Dente winner of Agatha Awards 2013 5/11/20

Jun-  All Systems Red by Martha Wells 6/30/20   Locus Award  for Best Novella 2018

Jul-  The Shadow Year winner of Shirley Jackson Award in 2008

Aug-  Ms Marvel Vol 1  by G Willow Wilson  8/9/20  winner of Hugo in 2015

Sep-  Vox by Christina Dalcher  9/27/20 winner of Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award

Oct-  The Boys in the Boat   By Daniel James Brown  winner Booker Award

Nov-  Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine  winner of Specsavers National Book Awards UK

Dec-  Goodreads Winner 2019
  • Red White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston 12/24/20

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