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I started some booklists because I felt like I wasn’t reading at all, and I wanted to prove to myself I was. Spoiler alert: I was! This led me to my book project: read all of the Pulitzer Prize winners for fiction. Keep scrolling down to see the ones I have read so far out of 103 winners.


Untamed, Glennon Doyle

Solutions and Other Problems, Allie Brosh

It’s Not Your Money, Tosha Silver

Who Stole My Bible, Jennifer Butler

Never Split the Difference, Chris Voss

No Ashes in the Fire, Darnell L. Moore

Attached, Levine & Heller

Wow, No Thank You, Samantha Irby

December 2020

City of Girls, Elizabeth Gilbert

The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt

Sometimes You Have to Lie: Louise Fitzhugh bio, Leslie Brody


Essential Ernest, Ernest Holmes

Broken, Jenny Lawson

Caste, Isabel Wilkerson

The Culture Map, Erin Meyer

The Removed, Brandon Hobson

Queen of Dreams, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Prisoner, Jason Rezaian

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, Lori Gottlieb

Crucial Conversations, various authors

400 Souls, Anthology

Clock Dance, Anne Tyler

Whereabouts, Jhumpa Lahiri

Educated, Tara Westover

Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens

Unbound, Tarana Burke

Atomic Habits, James Clear

The Warmth of Other Suns, Isabel Wilkerson (Pulitzer)


Based on a True Story, Norm Macdonald

Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Strout

Gilead, Marilynne Robinson

Elmer Gantry, Sinclair Lewis

Year of Yes, Shonda Rhimes

We’re Speaking: The Life Lessons of Kamala Harris, Hitha Palepu

It’s About Damn Time, Arlan Hamilton

The Go-Giver, Bob Burg

Dream of Ding Village, Yan Lianke

The Art of Gathering, Priya Parker

The Myth of Perpetual Summer, Susan Crandall

Snow, Glass, Apples by Colleen Doran

Why Fish Don’t Exist, Lulu Miller

Discovering Dahlias, Erin Benzakein

Reading Pulitzer Prize Winners 20/103

1930 – Laughing Boy

1937 – Gone with the Wind

1940 – The Grapes of Wrath

1961 – To Kill a Mockingbird

1980 – The Executioner’s Song

1981 – A Confederacy of Dunces

1983 – The Color Purple

1994 – The Shipping News

1996 – Independence Day

2002 – Empire Falls

2003 – Middlesex

2006 – The Road

2009 – Olive Kitteridge

2010 – Tinkers

2011 – A Visit from the Goon Squad

2013 – The Orphan Master’s Son (ok, this one defeated me. I didn’t finish).

2014 – The Goldfinch

2016 – The Sympathizer

2018 – Less

2019 – The Overstory

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