Tag: pulitzer prize

Reading Ireland Month 2018: Sign Up!

I’ve been on a break from blogging while working on other projects. With writing, I need to focus on one thing at a time or I end up drinking 3x my usual amount of coffee and not sleeping. Stepping away too long makes it…

Review: Breathing Lessons

20 Books of Summer 2017: Book 3 Many people say the most terrifying villain in Harry Potter isn’t the semi-immortal, power-hungry dark lord, but the pink-clad, doily-obsessed Professor Umbridge. She’s petty, meddlesome, and uses her power to harass, threaten, and bully the teachers and…

Review: Gilead

20 Books of Summer 2015: Book 6 I have a policy against reviewing books I don’t finish, but I have a double commitment to comment on Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead. I chose it as part of the summer challenge hosted by Cathy746books, and it’s a…

Review: The Good Earth

Pearl S. Buck’s The Good Earth snagged the Pulitzer in 1932, one year after it was published. While the win is well-deserved (the novel is impossible to put down), The Good Earth is lacking in places. I’m stating up front that I’m rating it…

Review: The Road

If you tend toward a survivalist outlook and dream of the day you can build a bunker stocked with MREs, guns, and ammo… do not read Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. It is in the top five most terrifying books I’ve read and afterwards, though…

Review: To Kill a Mockingbird

As with The Great Gatsby, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, is a better read post high school. Either that, or I underestimated how much writing a paper can suck the joy from reading. (These reviews don’t count.) No surprise this book won the…

Review: A Confederacy of Dunces

Even people who don’t like this book concede it’s well written. John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces was on my reading list for a few years before I picked it up. I knew it had won the Pulitzer (which meant it was either…

Review: Interpreter of Maladies

I’ve gone through a half dozen copies of this book. I keep giving away my copy in a shameless bid to convince the recipient to read the opening story. If they’d like to read further, fine, but I’m not going to stamp my feet…