Exploring My Bookshelves: My Pulitzer Prize Winners

Exploring My Bookshelves is a weekly meme created by Victoria at Addlepates and Book Nerds and co-hosted with Shannon at For the Love of Words. Visit either blog for the list of topics.

This week’s topic:

A Pulitzer Prize winner

Pulitzer Prize winners

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:
  1. Take a “shelfie” (a picture of your bookshelf). Preferably literal, but e-shelves work too.
  2. Write something on the day’s prompt.
  3. Give the blurb and the cover of the book (and what you thought of it if you’ve read it).
  4. Link back to Victoria’s post.
My bookshelf:
my bookcase

my bookcase

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