Favorite Book: Interpreter of Maladies, by Jhumpa Lahiri. I don't normally read short stories, but I had read Lahiri's novel, The Namesake, before this challenge. I was completely blown away by Interpreter of Maladies; those stories stuck with me for a long time and I eagerly anticipated and sought out her 2008 collection, Unaccustomed Earth.
Least Favorite Book: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz, which I was unable to finish.
What I learned: At the start, I was new to challenges but I knew I enjoyed reading prize-winners. Well, my participation in this challenge led me to sign up for several long-term projects (The Pulitzer Project, Read the Nobels, and The Orange Prize Project), and even host one myself (The Complete Booker)! I've discovered some great literature and know that I will continue to do so as I work through each project. Thanks 3M/Michelle for hosting such a fun challenge!
- Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison - National Book Award 1953 (completed 7/9/2007 - review)
- The Optimist's Daughter, by Eudora Welty - Pulitzer 1973 (completed 8/10/2007 - review)
- The Road, by Cormac McCarthy - Pulitzer 2007 (completed 9/2/2007 - review)
- East of Eden, by John Steinbeck - Nobel Prize author, 1962 (completed 10/6/2007 - review)
- Interpreter of Maladies, by Jhumpa Lahiri - Pulitzer 2000 (completed 10/11/2007 - review)
- The Tenderness of Wolves, by Stef Penney - Costa/Whitbread 2006 (completed 11/9/2007 - review)
- The Giver, by Lois Lowry - Newbery 1994 (completed 12/15/2007 - review)
- March, by Geraldine Brooks - Pulitzer 2006 (completed 1/22/2008 - review)
- The Sea, The Sea, by Iris Murdoch - Booker 1978 (completed 2/21/2008 - review)
- The Bone People, by Keri Hulme - Booker 1985 (completed 3/30/2008 - review)
- The Gathering, by Anne Enright - Booker 2007 (completed 4/2/2008 - review)
- The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Díaz - Pulitzer 2008 (DNF 5/9/2008 - review)