The 2010 Battle of the Prizes, British Version, ends today, on January 31, 2011. The 2011 challenge starts February 1.
This challenge pitted winners of the English Man Booker Prize against winners of the Scottish James Tait Black Memorial Prize in a British Version of the Battle of the Prizes.
Thanks to everyone who participated! I hope you sign up for the 2011 challenge. I'll get that post up tomorrow.
Participants could read three books or four -- either one Booker winner, one Black winner, and one that won both prizes; or two Booker and two Black winners.
In theory, the idea was to compare the prizes and the winners, but in practice (at least for me), the point was to read, and hopefully enjoy, three or four books and then scratch them off my lists.
Rose City Reader
Musings (The first to complete the challenge -- congratulations!)
Oh, So Many Manias . . .
Books in the City
J.G. at Hotchpot Cafe (read her wrap up post here)
If any one else has reviews still to do, no problem. Just give me a link in a comment here and I will add it.
The rest of the reviews, in order of submission, were:
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel on chaotic compendiums
G by John Berger on Musings
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro on Birdie's Nest
Without My Cloak by Kate O'Brien on Musings
The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry here on Rose City Reader
Something to Answer For by P. H. Newby on Musings
The Sea, the Sea by Iris Murdoch here on Rose City Reader
Personality by Andrew O'Hagan on Hotchpot Cafe
Last Orders by Graham Swift on Hotchpot Cafe
Staying On by Paul Scott on Hotchpot Cafe
The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen on Books in the City
G by John Berger here on Rose City Reader