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The Pulitzer Project


The Pulitzer Project
Ongoing Challenge to Read All the Pulitzer Winners

Michelle at 3M has created a new group blog called The Pulitzer Project for those readers who want to challenge themselves to read all the Pulitzer Prize Winners. There is no time limit – which makes this one very doable for me!

I will be tracking my progress here. I’ve included those I’ve read since 2005. I think I may have read some in high school, but since I can’t remember the details of those books I will be re-reading them.

Read in 2005:

The Hours, by Michael Cunningham – won in 1999 (unrated; not reviewed)
The Shipping News, by Annie Proulx – won in 1994 (rated 4/5; not reviewed)
Lonesome Dove, by Larry McMurtry – won in 1986 (rated 5/5; not reviewed)

Read in 2006:

Gilead, by Marilyn Robinson – won in 2005 (rated 2.5/5; not reviewed)
The Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton – won in 1921 (rated 4.75/5; not reviewed)

Read in 2007:

The Road, by Cormac McCarthy – won in 2007 (completed May 17, 2007; rated 5/5; reviewed here)
March, by Geraldine Brooks – won in 2006 (completed April 3, 2007; rated 4/5; reviewed here)
The Color Purple, by Alice Walker – won in 1983 (completed January 12, 2007; rated 4.75/5; reviewed here)
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee – won in 1961 (completed March 21, 2007; rated 5/5; reviewed here)
The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck – won in 1940 (completed January 18, 2007; rated 5/5; reviewed here)
Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides – won in 2003 (completed November 1, 2007; rated 4.5/5; reviewed here)
The Good Earth, by Pearl Buck – won in 1932 (completed November 28, 2007; rated 4.5/5; reviewed here)
The Bridge of San Luis Rey, by Thornton Wilder – won in 1928 (completed December 23, 2007; rated 3/5; reviewed here)

Read in 2008:

So Big, by Edna Ferber – won in 1925 (completed January 17, 2008; rated 5/5; reviewed here)