I also took this approach when looking for audiobooks that interested me. My motivation was to just find good books, not read all the winners, but your system seems like a good way to try a variety. You might also consult the Nebula Award for Best Novel
list. I *highly* recommend Speed of Dark
, Flowers for Algernon
, and Arthur C. Clark's Rama series. The Red Mars
series is interesting and realistic, though I've only read the first book. There's also this book called Ender's Game
that I've heard is pretty ok.
I didn't really get To say nothing of the dog
, American Gods
, or Paladin of Souls
, and I stalled in Hyperion
I need to read more Vonnegut and Asimov; I may join you in your Hugo quest.