This week’s topic:
A Pulitzer Prize winner
I’m glad to say I’ve read all three since there are a bunch of books on my shelves that I haven’t yet read. Also, I don’t pay much attention to prize-winning books or strive to read them unless an author I enjoy is nominated.
I read Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence in college for an American lit. class. I liked it but at the time, I thought it was a little boring. However, I think it was sometime around then (or maybe a year later) that Gossip Girl had an episode based on this book. It helped to make me to appreciate and understand the novel a little more.
Beloved by Toni Morrison I read on my own. I first attempted it in middle school, shortly after watching the movie but I was too scared to follow through. I finally got around to reading it in college, I think (or maybe a year out of college), and enjoyed the story. It wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be.
I read The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz for a Caribbean lit. class in college and enjoyed the story immensely. I didn’t expect that to happen since I didn’t like most of the books I read for the class. I need to give this one a reread. My memory of it is fading.
What Pulitzer Prize winners have you read?
How this meme works:
- Take a “shelfie” (a picture of your bookshelf). Preferably literal, but e-shelves work too.
- Write something on the day’s prompt.
- Give the blurb and the cover of the book (and what you thought of it if you’ve read it).
- Link back to Victoria’s post.