Saturday, July 2, 2011

Orange July 2011-Event

July 1-31, 2011

The Magic Lasso is hosting Orange in July.  She writes:

What is Orange July?

Orange July is a personal reading challenge. You make the rules. The only requirement is to read at least one book that has won or been nominated for the Orange Prize for Fiction. Some participants read just one book; others devote the whole month to reading Orange books. Some people write reviews; others do not. It’s up to you on how you want to celebrate Orange July.

Is there a list of Orange Prize books?

Rest assured, if you’ve never focused on the Orange Prize before, you’re in for a treat. There are hundreds of books to choose from by many great female authors, including Margaret Atwood, Barbara Kingsolver, Zadie Smith, Amy Tan and Anne Tyler. Here are some links to help you out:
Orange Prize Winners
Orange Prize Short List
Orange Prize Long List
Orange July prizes!
Throughout July, I will be hosting book giveaways. A complete list of books will be posted as we get closer to July, but here are a few titles to whet your appetite:
The Siege by Helen Dunmore
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
The Summer Without Men by Siri Hustvedt
The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht
….and more!

To join, go to Orange in July.