Thursday, October 4, 2007

Andrea's Progress

It has taken me about two years to read these Pulitzers:

The Road
The Known World
Empire Falls
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
Interpreter of Maladies
The Hours
American Pastoral
The Stone Diaries
The Shipping News
A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain
A Thousand Acres
The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love
Breathing Lessons
A Summons to Memphis
Lonesome Dove
Foreign Affairs
The Color Purple
A Confederacy of Dunces
Elbow Room
Humboldt's Gift
The Killer Angels
The Optimist's Daughter
Angle of Repose
House Made of Dawn
The Confessions of Nat Turner
The Fixer
The Reivers
The Edge of Sadness
To Kill A Mockingbiord
Advise and Consent
The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters
A Death in the Family
The Old Man and the Sea
The Caine Mutiny
The Way Wet
Guard of Honor
All the King's Men
A Bell for Adano
Grapes of Wrath
The Yearling
The Late George Apley
Gone wit the Wind
The Good Earth
Laughing Boy
Scarlet Sister Mary
The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Early Autumn
So Big
Alice Adams
The Age of Innocence

My goal is to complete the list by the end of 2008. It is my first reading project, and although there were some slow reads in this list, the majority are very good. It especially heartens me to pick up an older, obscure book that is long forgotten in the literary world. I scoff at the NY Times Best Seller List!


3M said...

Wow, Andrea, that's phenomenal!

cj said...

I agree! What an inspiration!


Rebecca said...

It's so encouraging to see that you have read so many! Way to go.