Friday, January 1, 2016

Reading Resolutions 2016

Happy New Year! This year my goal is 12 books from the below list: 3 from Dad, 3 from Kevin, 3 from friends, and 3 that won the Pulitzer Prize.

Three Novels My Dad Loved:
  • Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson (on night table)
  • Gödel, Escher, Bach by Douglas Hofstadter 
  • The Shining Mountain by Peter Boardman 
Three Books Kevin Recommends:
  • Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage (short stories) by Alice Munro (on night table)
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  • The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky 
Three Recommendations from Friends:
  • Bel Canto by Ann Patchett (on night table) - Michele
    • Parable of the Talents by Octavia Butler
    • Animal Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
    • Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
    • Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushde
  • Invisible Circus by Jennifer Egan/ Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy- Jaime
  • Personal History by Katharine Graham- Allison
  • Life and Other Near Death Experiences- Chrissy
  • anything by David McCullough- Sarah B

Three Books That Won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction (highlights are ones I read):
  • 2015) All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • 2014) The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  • 2013) The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson
  • 2012) No award... Finalists: 
    •  Train Dreams by Denis Johnson, Swamplandia! by Karen Russell 
    •  The Pale King by David Foster Wallace 
  • 2011) A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan 
  • 2010) Tinkers by Paul Harding 
  • 2009) Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout 
  • 2008) The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz 
  • 2007) The Road by Cormac McCarthy 
  • 2006) March by Geraldine Brooks 
  • 2005) Gilead by Marilynne Robinson 
  • 2004) The Known World by Edward P. Jones 
  • 2003) Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  • 2002) Empire Falls by Richard Russo 
  • 2001) The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon 
  • 2000) Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • 1999) The Hours by Michael Cunningham (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
  • 1998) American Pastoral by Philip Roth (Houghton Mifflin)
  • 1990) Rabbit At Rest by John Updike
  • 1983) The Color Purple by Alice Walker (Harcourt Brace)
  • 1982) Rabbit Is Rich by John Updike
  • 1979) The Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever
  • 1967) The Fixer by Bernard Malamud
  • 1961) To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • 1953) The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

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