Last year Rose City Reader's Battle of the Prizes was one of the few challenges I finished, so how could I pass up the opportunity to do it again?
Same deal again for this year's Battle of the Prizes:
Choose three books that you have not read before:
1) One that won both the Pulitzer and the National;
2) One that won the Pulitzer but not the National; and
3) One that won the National but not the Pulitzer.
Last year I enjoyed the Pulitzer's more than the National's so it will be interesting to see what happens this year. Tentative choices:
1) The Color Purple by Alice Walker
2) The Road by Cormack McCarthy
3) The Magic Barrel by Bernard Malamud