Thursday, April 23, 2009

Challenge: Sunshine Smackdown -- Battle of the Prizes

May 1-September 7, 2009

Rose City Reader
is hosting her very first challenge.

This challenge pits winners of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction against the winners of the National Book Award. Does one prize have higher standards than the other? Pick better winners? Provide more reading entertainment or educational value? Maybe challenge participants will be able to answer these and more questions – maybe they will simply read three great books!


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;

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.

For more information or to join this challenge, go to Challenge: Sunshine Smackdown -- Battle of the Prizes.