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>The Pulitzer Fiction Challenge is the challenge that’s closest to my heart. I think it’s because my purpose is twofold: I want to read *and* own them all. I haven’t taken stock in a while, so here goes:

2008-The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao – Junot Diaz read it/own it

2007-The Road – Cormac McCarthy read it/own it

2006-March – Geraldine Brooks read it/own it

2005- Gilead – Marilynne Robinson read it/own it

2004- The Known World – Edward P. Jones read it/own it

2003- Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides read it/own it

2002- Empire Falls – Richard Russo read it/own it

2001- The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay – Michael Chabon read it/own it

2000- Interpreter of Maladies – Jhumpa Lahiri haven’t read yet/own it
.
1999- The Hours – Michael Cunningham read it/don’t own it
.
1998-American Pastoral – Philip Roth haven’t read yet/own it
.
1997-Martin Dressler: The Tale Of An American Dreamer – Steven Millhauser haven’t read yet/own it
.
1996-Independence Day – Richard Ford read it/don’t own it
.
1995-The Stone Diaries – Carol Shields read it/don’t own it
.
1994-The Shipping News – E. Annie Proulx read it/don’t own it
.
1993- A Good Scent From A Strange Mountain – Robert Olen Butler haven’t read yet/own it
.
1992-A Thousand Acres – Jane Smiley read it/own it
.
1991-Rabbit At Rest – John Updike read it/don’t own it
.
1990-The Mambo Kings Play Songs Of Love – Oscar Hijuelos haven’t read yet/own it
.
1989-Breathing Lessons – Anne Tyler read it/don’t own it/pine for it
.
1988-Beloved – Toni Morrison haven’t read yet/own it
.
1987-A Summons To Memphis – Peter Taylor read it/own it
.
1986-Lonesome Dove – Larry McMurtry read it/own it/pray to it daily
.
1985-Foreign Affairs – Alison Lurie read it/don’t own it
.
1984-Ironweed – William Kennedy read it/don’t own it
.
1983-The Color Purple – Alice Walker read it/don’t own it
.
1982-Rabbit Is Rich – John Updike read it/don’t own it
.
1981-A Confederacy Of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole read it/don’t own it
.
1980-The Executioner’s Song – Norman Mailer read it/own it
.
1979-The Stories Of John Cheever – John Cheever haven’t read yet/own it
.
1978-Elbow Room – James McPherson haven’t read yet/don’t own
.
1977-No Award Given
.
1976-Humboldt’s Gift -Saul Bellow haven’t read yet/own it
.
1975-The Killer Angels – Michael Shaara read it/don’t own it
.
1974- No Award Given
.
1973-The Optimist’s Daughter – Eudora Welty haven’t read yet/own it
.
1972-Angle Of Repose – Wallace Stegner read it/possibly lost it
.
1971-No Award Given
.
1970-Collected Stories of Jean Stafford – Jean Stafford haven’t read yet/don’t own
.
1969-House Made of Dawn – N. Scott Momaday haven’t read yet/don’t own
.
1968-The Confessions Of Nat Turner – William Styron haven’t read yet/own it
.
1967-The Fixer – Bernard Malamud haven’t read yet/don’t own it
.
1966-Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter – Katherine Anne Porter read it/don’t own it
.
1965-The Keepers Of The House – Shirley Ann Grau haven’t read yet/don’t own it
.
1964-No Award Given
.
1963-The Reivers – William Faulkner haven’t read yet/don’t own it
.
1962-The Edge Of Sadness – Edwin O’Connor haven’t read yet/don’t own it
.
1961-To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee read it/don’t own it
.
1960-Advise and Consent – Alan Drury haven’t read yet/don’t own it
.
1959-The Travels of Jaime McPheeters – Taylor haven’t read yet/don’t own it
.
1958-A Death In The Family – James Agee read it/don’t own it
.
1957-No Award Given
.
1956-Andersonville – MacKinlay Kantor read it/own it
.
1955-A Fable – William Faulkner haven’t read yet/don’t own it
.
1954-No Award Given
.
1953-The Old Man and The Sea – Ernest Hemingway read it/don’t own it
.
1952-The Caine Mutiny – Herman Wouk haven’t read yet/don’t own it
.
1951-The Town – Conrad Richter read it/own it
.
1950-The Way West – A.B. Guthrie haven’t read yet/don’t own it
.
1949-Guard of Honor – James Gould Cozzens haven’t read yet/don’t own it
.
1948-Tales Of The South Pacific – James A. Michener haven’t read yet/don’t own it
.
1947-All The King’s Men – Robert Penn Warren haven’t read yet/own it
.
1946-No Award Given
.
1945-A Bell For Adano – John Hersey haven’t read yet/don’t own it
.
1944-Journey In The Dark -Flavin haven’t read yet/don’t own it
.
1943-Dragon’s Teeth – Upton Sinclair haven’t read yet/don’t own it
.
1942-In This Our Life – Ellen Glasgow haven’t read yet/don’t own it
.
1941-No Award Given
.
1940-The Grapes Of Wrath – John Steinbeck read it/don’t own it
.
1939-The Yearling – Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings read it/own it
.
1938-The Late George Apley – John P. Marquand haven’t read yet/own it
.
1937-Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell read it/own it/burn incense before it
.
1936-Honey In The Horn – Davis haven’t read yet/don’t own it
.
1935-Now In November – Josephine Winslow Johnson haven’t read yet/don’t own it
.
1934-Lamb In His Bosom – Caroline Miller read it/don’t own it
.
1933-The Store – Thomas Stribling haven’t read yet/don’t own it
.
1932-The Good Earth – Pearl S. Buck read it/own it
.
1931-Years Of Grace -Margaret Anne Barnes haven’t read yet/don’t own it
.
1930-Laughing Boy – LaFarge read it/don’t own it
.
1929-Scarlet Sister Mary – Julia Peterkin haven’t read yet/don’t own it
.
1928-The Bridge of San Luis Rey – Thornton Wilder haven’t read yet/own it
.
1927-Early Autumn – Louis Bromfield haven’t read yet/don’t own it
.
1926-Arrowsmith – Sinclair Lewis read it/own it
.
1925-So Big -Edna Ferber read it/don’t own it
.
1924-The Able McLaughlins – Wilson haven’t read yet/don’t own it
.
1923-One Of Ours – Willa Cather haven’t read yet/own it
.
1922-Alice Adams – Booth Tarkington haven’t read yet/don’t own it
.
1921-The Age Of Innocence – Edith Wharton haven’t read yet/own it
.
1920-No Award Given
.
1919-The Magnificent Ambersons – Booth Tarkington haven’t read yet/own it
.
1918-His Family – Ernest Poole haven’t read yet/don’t own it

Pulitzer Fiction winners total: 82
Pulitzer Fiction winners I’ve read: 39
Pulitzer Fiction winners I own: 35

I’m pleased with my progress on both fronts, but I’ve still got a long way to go!

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