Books – 2018

Note Late last year, I discovered that the first Pulitzer Prize for fiction was awarded in 1918. To celebrate the centennial of the prize, and also just because, I’ve decided to read all of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novels. Not in any particular order, though. And yeah, it’ll take me a few years…

Elena Glasgow – In This Our Life (PP 1942)

Michael Chabon – The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay (PP 2001)

John Boyne – The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (ugh. NOT recommended. Beggars belief AND trivializes the Holocaust FFS.)

J. D. Salinger – Nine Stories

Andrea Barrett – Ship Fever

Stephen King – On Writing

Tara Westover – Educated

Edna Ferber – So Big (PP 1924)

Colson Whitehead – The Underground Railroad (PP 2017)

Viet Thanh Nguyen – The Sympathizer (PP 2016)

Elizabeth Strout – Olive Kitteridge (PP 2009)

Cormac McCarthy – No Country for Old Men

(May: Started The Name of the Rose. Despite the best of intentions and rave reviews from friends, couldn’t get through it.)

David Sedaris – Calypso

David Rakoff – Don’t Get Too Comfortable

Donna Tartt – The Goldfinch (PP 2014)

Jennifer Egan – A Visit from the Goon Squad (PP 2011)

Paul Harding – Tinkers (PP 2010)

Geraldine Brooks – March (PP 2006) – fantastically good, harrowing, riveting.

William Kennedy – Ironweed

Mackenzi Lee – The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy

David Rakoff – Half Empty

Hans Mattsson – Truth Seeking

Adam Johnson – The Orphan Master’s Son (PP 2013)

Kurt Vonnegut – Slapstick