Thursday, April 30, 2009

Sunshine Smackdown! Battle of the Prizes Challenge

**Challenge completed. See my wrap-up post here.**

1 May to 7 September 2009
Hosted by: Rose City Reader

  • Chose 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.
  • OPTION: For those who have already read all six of the double-dippers, or otherwise do not want to read one of those six, pick two Pulitzer winners and two National winners for a total of four books.
  • Read all books between May Day and Labor Day. Overlap with other challenges is allowed -- and encouraged!

See my original post about the challenge here.
See my challenge wrap-up post here.
See the challenge announcement page here.
See the challenge wrap-ups page here.


  1. Double Winner: Rabbit is Rich. John Updike [see review]
  2. Pulitzer Winner: The Optimist's Daughter. Eudora Welty [see review]
  3. National Book Award Winner: Victory Over Japan. Ellen Gilchrist [see review]

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