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message 1: by Zaz, Mood Minion (new)

Zaz | 1387 comments Mod
We are halfway done with Week 18 and you read a book winner of a Pulitzer price.

This discussion thread is solely for your progress (book discussions go in individual threads).


What did you read this week?

Did you enjoy the book?

Do you think the book deserved an award?

Are your interested in reading another Pulitzer winner?


message 2: by Erica (new)

Erica | 214 comments What did you read this week?

All the Light We Cannot See

Did you enjoy the book?

Very much. I couldn't' put it down. I found it very moving.

Do you think the book deserved an award?

Definitely.

Are your interested in reading another Pulitzer winner?

Eventually I'd like to read all of them!


message 3: by Louise (new)

Louise | 22 comments What did you read this week? The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

Did you enjoy the book? Yes, I surprised myself by really enjoying it. I read it in two mammoth sittings.

Do you think the book deserved an award? I don't know, as I don't know what it was up against, but for me, I really liked it so, sure, why not?

Are your interested in reading another Pulitzer winner? Not in that I would purposely go looking for books that won the prize, but if they sounded interesting I would read them.


message 4: by Michelle, Mod Assistant (last edited May 06, 2015 07:19AM) (new)

Michelle (girlvsbook) | 403 comments Mod
What did you read this week? To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Did you enjoy the book? I enjoyed it a great deal. I have no doubts as to why it is considered one of the greatest American novels ever written.

Do you think the book deserved an award? Absolutely. It's a very moving story with a lot of symbolism.

Are your interested in reading another Pulitzer winner? I struggled to find a book to read from the selection of Pulitzer winners so I doubt I would actively seek to read one just because it was a winning selection. I found from other member's reviews and discussions that All the Light We Cannot See and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay seemed like books I'd enjoy. Funnily enough, those are the two books posted above my post!


message 5: by Zaz, Mood Minion (new)

Zaz | 1387 comments Mod
What did you read this week?
The Snow Child (fairytale background) and The Road (this one is a post-apocalyptic re-read)

Did you enjoy the book?
Yes, great atmosphere for both of them, one was covered with snow, the other with ashes :D
However, the writing in The Road is awkward so it's not the more pleasant thing in the book.

Do you think the book deserved an award?
Yes (but The Road deserved to be edited before the publication. I don't know how they missed this).

Are your interested in reading another Pulitzer winner?
Not particularly a Pullitzer, but I like reading award winners :)


message 6: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) What did you read this week?

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

Did you enjoy the book?

Yes, it was well written, but slow at times.

Do you think the book deserved an award?

Yes

Are your interested in reading another Pulitzer winner?

Yes, I try to keep up with award winners and I am working on reading backlist Pulitzers.


message 7: by Silvia (new)

Silvia Turcios | 304 comments What did you read this week?
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

Did you enjoy the book?
I would rather say I suffered with the book, not because is bad, but because the whole story is so depressing... but I guess suffer with a depressing story is kind of "enjoy" the story :D

Do you think the book deserved an award?
Yes, I have read some plays and never read one with so many details. The author played with different times and places at the same time, that's not so easy in theater. but he gives details on how to show them ... is like a play written by a movie director.

Are your interested in reading another Pulitzer winner? I don't have much experiences with pulitzer winners, I have just read this play and "To kill a Mockingbird" last year, and both have been really good... so, yes, definitely!


message 8: by Andreea (last edited May 21, 2015 02:25PM) (new)

Andreea | 23 comments What did you read this week?
I've read The Old Man and the Sea byErnest Hemingway

Did you enjoy the book?

Yes! It's one of the most beautiful stories I've every read.

Do you think the book deserved an award?
Definetelly, but I can't understand why. It's a book about a fisherman...well...fishing! It's surprising how it can caught your attention, and how beautiful it can be.

Are your interested in reading another Pulitzer winner?
Yes, I wanted to read "To kill a Monkingbird" for that week, but I ended up reading "The old man and the sea", which I don't regret!


message 9: by Ana A (last edited May 26, 2015 02:03AM) (new)

Ana A (anabana_a) | 414 comments What did you read this week?
--Beloved by Toni Morrison, but I'm not done with it yet.

Did you enjoy the book?
--Well, a little, but it's not the type of book that I find myself wanting to read any chance I get.

Do you think the book deserved an award?
--It's definitely interesting and covers a serious topic, so I would say yeah.

Are your interested in reading another Pulitzer winner?
--Yes, but I have to pad my reading of it with easy and fun reads.

[May 26 edit] I'm done and it was amazing after all! Here's my review.


message 10: by Emily (new)

Emily Zaz wrote: "What did you read this week?
The Snow Child (fairytale background) and The Road (this one is a post-apocalyptic re-read)

Did you enjoy the book?
Yes, great atmosphere f..."


I'm pretty sure that the writing style in The Road was intentional, not a result of poor editing. (I'm not saying this because I liked it - I actually really disliked The Road - but just because I think that's the way he chose to write it.)


message 11: by Krysta (new)

Krysta | 115 comments What did you read this week? All the Light We Cannot See

Did you enjoy the book? Yes, the descriptions were amazing.

Do you think the book deserved an award? Absolutely.

Are your interested in reading another Pulitzer winner? Possibly. After looking at the list the play I read was a winner and I liked it.


message 12: by Francesca (last edited Jul 09, 2015 01:33AM) (new)

Francesca | 391 comments What did you read this week? To Kill A Mockingbird.

Did you enjoy the book? Not as much as I'd hoped I would but I did like it.

Do you think the book deserved an award? Yes! Although the whole book wasn't quite my thing and I struggled with it, I completely understand why it's considered a classic and I think the themes explored in the book are very important ones.

Are your interested in reading another Pulitzer winner? I've already read two for this challenge and I liked this one and loved the other one so I'd certainly read more of them.


message 13: by Jessica (new)

Jessica | 225 comments Catching up on previous reads, lol.

What did you read this week?
To Kill a Mockingbird

Did you enjoy the book?
Yes.

Do you think the book deserved an award?
Yes

Are your interested in reading another Pulitzer winner?
Maybe, if they are like this one, or at least as good as this one. I liked the writing style.


message 14: by Jody (new)

Jody (jodybell) | 531 comments What did you read this week? Middlesex

Did you enjoy the book? I absolutely loved it. All of the stars for this book.

Do you think the book deserved an award? 100%, yes. It is brilliant!

Are your interested in reading another Pulitzer winner? Definitely. I actually read three more this year (not intentionally), The Color Purple which I adored beyond words, The Age of Innocence which I really liked, and The Road which I absolutely despised. I've put together a little annual challenge for myself though, and reading a Pulitzer Prize winning book is one of the challenges. I definitely think they're worth reading.


message 15: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (mich2689) | 122 comments What did you read this week? The Old Man and the Sea

Did you enjoy the book? I thought it was good, but not great.

Do you think the book deserved an award? Hemingway isn't for me but I can see why this book won an award.

Are your interested in reading another Pulitzer winner?
Definitely


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