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This is my bookshelf.
Here is a snippet of what’s on it, ten at a time.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1943) by Betty Smith
All the Little Live Things (1967) by Wallace Stegner
Angle of Repose (1971) by Wallace Stegner
Crossing to Safety (1987) by Wallace Stegner
East of Eden (1952) by John Steinbeck
Dracula (1897) by Bram Stoker
Alice Adams (1921) by Booth Tarkington
Vanity Fair (1847-48) by William Makepeace Thackeray
A Confederacy of Dunces (1980) by John Kennedy Toole
Back When We Were Grownups (2001) by Anne Tyler
Three of these books have won the Pulitzer Prize. Any guesses as to which three?
And here’s a fun fact. That copy of Tarkington’s Alice Adams? It is the exact same copy I read when I checked it out from the library about 10 years ago. Later, they had a book sale and I bought it.
Have you read any of these?
Love Dracula as well as Frankenstein – good reads 🙂 Happy Reading – Happy Week – Enjoy!
Thanks! You too.
I haven’t read any Stegner for a while. I always enjoy him. I should go back to him. These are almost all excellent books! I haven’t read all of the Stegner, or that particular Anne Tyler, or Alice Adams, but the rest are really good.
It is a good bunch of books, for sure! Just posting this made me want to reread them.
I can imagine!
A Confederacy of Dunces won the Pulitzer Prize, best big comic novel of all time.
You got it!
I have read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and Back When We Were Grownups. We read A Tree… For my book club and I enjoyed it very much. Years ago I went on a huge Ann Tyler binge and read all of her books, including Back When We Were Grownups. She has a new book out too!
I went on an Anne Tyler binge a few years ago as well. I love her work! I need to see if my library has her new one.
i loved steinback’s grapes of wrath . do you write too ??? your photo shows you to be a scholar
I am a Ph.D. candidate right now, and I write academic research articles. 🙂
great me too I just finished my undergraduation in literature
I fell in love with books when I read Smith’s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Use to read it every year.
One of my very favorite books ever!