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How Many Of These Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novels Have You Read?

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If there were a Pulitzer Prize for reading Pulitzer Prize winners would you be a finalist?

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Via pulitzer.org

  1. Check off the Pulitzer Prize-winning novels that you’ve read!

    1. 1 ✓ “His Family” by Ernest Poole
    2. 2 ✓ “The Magnificent Ambersons” by Booth Tarkington
    3. 3 ✓ “The Age of Innocence” by Edith Wharton
    1. 4 ✓ “Alice Adams” by Booth Tarkington
    2. 5 ✓ “One of Ours” by Willa Cather
    3. 6 ✓ “The Able McLaughlins” by Margaret Wilson
    1. 7 ✓ “So Big” by Edna Ferber
    2. 8 ✓ “Arrowsmith” by Sinclair Lewis (declined prize)
    3. 9 ✓ “Early Autumn” by Louis Bromfield
    1. 10 ✓ “The Bridge of San Luis Rey” by Thornton Wilder
    2. 11 ✓ “Scarlet Sister Mary” by Julia Peterkin
    3. 12 ✓ “Laughing Boy” by Oliver La Farge
    1. 13 ✓ “Years of Grace” by Margaret Ayer Barnes
    2. 14 ✓ “The Good Earth” by Pearl S. Buck
    3. 15 ✓ “The Store” by Thomas Sigismund Stribling
    1. 16 ✓ “Lamb in His Bosom” by Caroline Miller
    2. 17 ✓ “Now in November” by Josephine Winslow Johnson
    3. 18 ✓ “Honey in the Horn” by Harold L. Davis
    1. 19 ✓ “Gone with the Wind” by Margaret Mitchell
    2. 20 ✓ “The Late George Apley” by John Phillips Marquand
    3. 21 ✓ “The Yearling” by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
    1. 22 ✓ “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck
    2. 23 ✓ “In This Our Life” by Ellen Glasgow
    3. 24 ✓ “Dragon’s Teeth” by Upton Sinclair
    1. 25 ✓ “Journey in the Dark” by Martin Flavin
    2. 26 ✓ “A Bell for Adano” by John Hersey
    3. 27 ✓ “All the King’s Men” by Robert Penn Warren
    1. 28 ✓ “Tales of the South Pacific” by James A. Michener
    2. 29 ✓ “Guard of Honor” by James Gould Cozzens
    3. 30 ✓ “The Way West” by A. B. Guthrie, Jr.
    1. 31 ✓ “The Town” by Conrad Richter
    2. 32 ✓ “The Caine Mutiny” by Herman Wouk
    3. 33 ✓ “The Old Man and the Sea” by Ernest Hemingway
    1. 34 ✓ “A Fable” by William Faulkner
    2. 35 ✓ “Andersonville” by MacKinlay Kantor
    3. 36 ✓ “A Death in the Family” by James Agee
    1. 37 ✓ “The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters” by Robert Lewis Taylor
    2. 38 ✓ “Advise and Consent” by Allen Drury
    3. 39 ✓ “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee
    1. 40 ✓ “The Edge of Sadness” by Edwin O’Connor
    2. 41 ✓ “The Reivers” by William Faulkner
    3. 42 ✓ “The Keepers of the House” by Shirley Ann Grau
    1. 43 ✓ “The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter” by Katherine Anne Porter
    2. 44 ✓ “The Fixer” by Bernard Malamud
    3. 45 ✓ “The Confessions of Nat Turner” by William Styron
    1. 46 ✓ “House Made of Dawn” by N. Scott Momaday
    2. 47 ✓ “The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford” by Jean Stafford
    3. 48 ✓ “Angle of Repose” by Wallace Stegner
    1. 49 ✓ “The Optimist’s Daughter” by Eudora Welty
    2. 50 ✓ “The Killer Angels” by Michael Shaara
    3. 51 ✓ “Humboldt’s Gift” by Saul Bellow
    1. 52 ✓ “Elbow Room” by James Alan McPherson
    2. 53 ✓ “The Stories of John Cheever” by John Cheever
    3. 54 ✓ “The Executioner’s Song” by Norman Mailer
    1. 55 ✓ “A Confederacy of Dunces” by John Kennedy Toole
    2. 56 ✓ “Rabbit Is Rich” by John Updike
    3. 57 ✓ “The Color Purple” by Alice Walker
    1. 58 ✓ “Ironweed” by William Kennedy
    2. 59 ✓ “Foreign Affairs” by Alison Lurie
    3. 60 ✓ “Lonesome Dove” by Larry McMurtry
    1. 61 ✓ “A Summons to Memphis” by Peter Taylor
    2. 62 ✓ “Beloved” by Toni Morrison
    3. 63 ✓ “Breathing Lessons” by Anne Tyler
    1. 64 ✓ “The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love” by Oscar Hijuelos
    2. 65 ✓ “Rabbit at Rest” by John Updike
    3. 66 ✓ “A Thousand Acres” by Jane Smiley
    1. 67 ✓ “A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain” by Robert Olen Butler
    2. 68 ✓ “The Shipping News” by E. Annie Proulx
    3. 69 ✓ “The Stone Diaries” by Carol Shields
    1. 70 ✓ “Independence Day” by Richard Ford
    2. 71 ✓ “Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer” by Steven Millhauser
    3. 72 ✓ “American Pastoral” by Philip Roth
    1. 73 ✓ “The Hours” by Michael Cunningham
    2. 74 ✓ “Interpreter of Maladies” by Jhumpa Lahiri
    3. 75 ✓ “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay” by Michael Chabon
    1. 76 ✓ “Empire Falls” by Richard Russo
    2. 77 ✓ “Middlesex” by Jeffrey Eugenides
    3. 78 ✓ “The Known World” by Edward P. Jones
    1. 79 ✓ “Gilead” by Marilynne Robinson
    2. 80 ✓ “March” by Geraldine Brooks
    3. 81 ✓ “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy
    1. 82 ✓ “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” by Junot Díaz
    2. 83 ✓ “Olive Kitteridge” by Elizabeth Strout
    3. 84 ✓ “Tinkers” by Paul Harding
    1. 85 ✓ “A Visit From the Goon Squad” by Jennifer Egan
    2. 86 ✓ “The Orphan Master’s Son” by Adam Johnson
    3. 87 ✓ “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt

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How Many Of These Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novels Have You Read?

  1. OK, so maybe you’re more of a Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction–type of person. That’s fine. Bring this quiz with you the next time you visit your local library to step up your Pulitzer-winning fiction game.

    Via pulitzer.org

  2. Congrats! You have read a good number of these Pulitzer Prize-winning novels. If there were a Pulitzer Prize for reading Pulitzer Prize winners you would definitely be a finalist!

  3. Whoa. You have read a lot these Pulitzer Prize-winning novels. Are you on the Pulitzer Board? If not, maybe you should be? Who do we call about this?

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