Subtitled: Lu needs to get a grip.
I feel like I’ve been waiting for this challenge my whole life. Rose City Reader is a blogger I have not read until now, but Lezlie over at Books & Border Collies is participating in this challenge and it looks like a blast. I love the Battle of the Books that fellow bloggers are posting about and I am going to hold my own. This is Battle of the Books Regular Rumination style, going back in time to see if the Pulitzer or the National Book Award* is the better judge. I hope Rose City Reader doesn’t mind if I change things up a little. I’m going to read the books she requests, one from each category:
Chose three books that you have not read before:
1) One that won both the Pulitzer and the National;
2) One that won the Pulitzer but not the National; and
3) One that won the National but not the Pulitzer
But I’m also going to pick a year from each decade that the Book Award has been around and I’m going to do a Battle of the Books. Yessssss. It will be amazing.
1) Double dipper: The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Pulitzer: The Keepers of the House by Shirley Ann Grau
National: Herzog by Saul Bellow
Pulitzer:The Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever
National: Going After Cacciato by Tim O’Brien
Pulitzer: Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie
National: White Noise by Don Delillo
Pulitzer: The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
National: Sabbath’s Diner by Philip Roth
Pulitzer: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay By Michael Chabon
National: The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
Be prepared my pretties, because I’m fixin here to get graduated and I’m going to have a whole world of free time to do silly things on my blog, I promise.
*I thought this meant the Man Booker Prize. One day I will tell you about how much I hate the Man Booker Prize. How about right now? They picked The Sea, Life of Pi, and worst of allVernon God Little.