PULITZER PRIZE WINNING BOOKS I HAVE READ
Personally I think the Pulitzer Prize tends to be a very poor judge of whether a book is worth reading or not. (I haven't looked into how they are chosen, so I don't know why that is.) A much longer list would be "Pulitzer Prize Winning Books I've THOUGHT About Reading."
- •GONE WITH THE WIND // Margaret MitchellOne of my ride or die faves. Very readable, has an amazing plot and amazing characters that are flawed but still likable. Truly a modern epic. Its only downfall is racism 😒
- •THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA // Ernest HemingwayI read this for 11th grade English. It was readable, but I didn't really get it or particularly like it. Spoiler: he catches a big fish and then he dies. Overall, pretty meh.
- •TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD // Harper LeeProbably the one book most deserving of honors. I've read this 3 or 4 times and I plan to keep on reading it until I die.
- •THE ROAD // Cormac McCarthyThis is written in an interesting style, and with the plot, this was enough to engage 15 year old me. I remember really liking it when I read it, but I've basically never thought about it since.
- •ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE // Anthony DoerrI just finished reading this and I don't get why people like it. I mean, sure, it's a fine book, but one to talk about at all, let alone sing its praises? Not really.
- •Make your own list telling me your thoughts on Pulitzer Prize winning books that you've read!I obviously haven't read that many so maybe I've just gotten a poor sampling and should adjust my opinion on whether it's a noteworthy distinction!