Monday, 28 February 2022

Ice Cream Book Tag

I saw this ages ago on the Captivated Reader's blog who found it through Alexa Loves Books Vlog on YouTube via her blog Alexa Loves Books.

I really liked that idea. And since the ice cream parlors have opened here, again, I thought it was about time to post this.

I love ice cream. Unfortunately, I am lactose intolerant and therefore often can only eat sorbets but once in a while I come across an ice cream parlor in a town that has some lactose free varieties. The best is when they offer my favourite lactose free, mint chocolate chip.

So, here are my answers to the different flavours:

Ice Cream Cone Picture by Clker-Free-Vector-Images on Pixabay

1. Vanilla - A book you wish had more flavour:

I know a lot of people really like it but I found it just a little boring.
Joyce, Rachel "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry" - 2012

2. Chocolate - A long book or an immersive world that you enjoyed indulging in:
India shortly after independence. A story of four different families from four different cultures. 1500 pages.
Seth, Vikram "A Suitable Boy" - 1993

3. Strawberry - A romance that was super sweet:
Since I love reading about foreign countries, especially those I might never visit, I really enjoyed this story about Farid and Rana, their families, Damascus and Syria.
Schami, Rafik "The Dark Side of Love" (GE: Die dunkle Seite der Liebe) - 2004

4. Ice cream sundae - A book encompassing all the elements you love:
I have always liked writing letters, I have always enjoyed hearing about other countries, I like reading about history (recent and ancient), this book is as much about me as about the author.
Brooks, Geraldine "Foreign Correspondence: A Pen Pal's Journey from Down Under to All Over" - 1997

5. Milkshake - A book that blends genres:
This is a classic as well as a historical novel. I love both of them. And I love Charles Dickens, so what would fit better.
Dickens, Charles "A Tale of Two Cities" - 1859

6. Sprinkles - A book with a colorful cover:

This was probably the hardest topic, I don't read romance stories, so my covers are seldom very colourful. So, this isn't very sprinkly but I think it is the most colourful book I have among mine.
Larsen Line, Joanne/Loving Tubesing, Nancy "Quilts From The Quiltmaker's Gift" - 2000

7. Ice cream cake - A book worthy of a celebration Ice cream cookie sandwich or three scoops on a cone - a book with multiple perspectives:
I love books with multiple perspectives, stories told from several points of view are among my favourites. So, here is one I read more than a decade ago that is still in my memory as if I read it yesterday.
Kingsolver, Barbara "The Poisonwood Bible" - 1998

8. Waffle cone - A book you felt compelled to read very quickly:
That's a tough one. I love lingering on good stories, so I think those that I try to read quickly are the ones I don't enjoy much, usually some that are book club books because otherwise I would not finish them at all. This was the last one that wasn't to my taste:
Carroll, Lewis "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" - 1865


9. Pint - A book you set aside but plan on going back to later:
I don't really set a book aside, I just read them in smaller doses if I want to finish them but have a hard time going through it. This is one, though, that I had on my TBR pile for ages and only managed to read last year thanks to a good blogger friend who organized a buddy read.
Rushdie, Salman "The Satanic Verses" - 1988

10. Your preference - cup or cone?
I love the waffle, so for me, it has to be cone (provided it is lactose free, of course).

11. Your preference - favorite flavour?
As I mentioned above: mint chocolate chip. But I also love chocolate on its own. And nuts, any nuts. And dark berries, those are my preferred sorbets. But if I have to pick one: mint chocolate chip.

12. Your preference - toppings?
Who needs toppings if the ice cream is good. And if it's not good, the topping doesn't enhance it.

13. Your preference - favourite local ice creamery
Most German ice cream parlors are named after something Italian, the best one in our town is called Venezia. We love going there. And my "little" brother (heehee, he's over fifty years old and almost two metres, i.e. 6 foot 6) lives just around the corner, so when we go, we send him a WhatsApp message and when he's at home, he joins us. So, definitely a win-win situation.

14. Best shared with friends - who do you tag?
I tag all my blogger and non-blogger friends. If you feel like participating, please consider yourself tagged! Share a link to your Ice Cream Book Tag post in the comment section below so I can read your answers. I'm looking forward to it.

Sunday, 27 February 2022

☮ Stand with the Ukraine ☮


I hardly ever blog on a Sunday but I think today it is necessary to send out a message into the void.

I saw this on a friend's page on Instagram who mentioned that Vicki from the antipodeanbookclub instigated this. For every yellow & blue stack which is labelled #solidaritystack Vicki will donate $2 to Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders) in New Zealand up to the value of $150 for their work in the Ukraine.

Not just because of that but just because I want to express my support for the Ukraine and the Ukranians, I thought I will copy the idea and post my stack here. Don't worry about any of the books, there is no message in which ones I chose, it was just the colours of the spines that I needed.

Obviously, this is not a political blog and I'm not going to start writing too much about politics unless it is connected to a book I read but I know everyone knows my opinion. The main goal of everyone should be PEACE. I hope I will see many more yellow and blue stacks of books.

to 🇺🇦  to 🌍

Friday, 25 February 2022

Book Quotes of the Week

  

"Reading is going somewhere without ever taking a train or ship, an unveiling of new incredible worlds. It’s living a life you weren’t born into and a chance to see something coloured by someone else’s perspective. It’s learning without having to face consequences of failures, and how best to succeed." Madeline Martin, The Last Bookshop in London

That sums it up, I think. The best part of reading is that you can explore the world without its dangers or costs.

"Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness." R.J. Palacio,
Wonder

Those are the best qualities anyone can think of. If only that were the only ones that define us as human beings.

"I'm outdoorsy in that I like reading on the beach." N.N. *

Totally. Wherever I am, I prefer to be there with a book.

Find more book quotes here.

* [If anyone can tell me the originator of this quote, I'd be very thankful and would happily include the name.]

Thursday, 24 February 2022

#ThrowbackThursday. The five people you meet in heaven

Albom, Mitch "The five people you meet in heaven" - 2003

Have you ever wondered, how much you influence other people's lives? This book is about Eddie who gets an insight into this after his death. Sort of like "It's a Wonderful Life" but with a twist.

I thought this was a very inspiring book, it gives you a lot to think about.
If you enjoyed this, you should also read "Tuesdays with Morrie".
 
Read more on my original post here.

Tuesday, 22 February 2022

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Dynamic Duos

        

"Top Ten Tuesday" is an original feature/weekly meme created on the blog "The Broke and the Bookish". This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at "The Broke and the Bookish". It is now hosted by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.

Since I am just as fond of them as they are, I jump at the chance to share my lists with them! Have a look at their page, there are lots of other bloggers who share their lists here.

This week, our topic is Dynamic Duos

I have been wondering what to do with this subject. Dynamic Duos? Couldn't even begin to have an idea. Then I thought, alright, I just take ten books with couples on their title, or at least two names. I think some of them are quite dynamic.

Angelou, Maya"Mom & Me & Mom" - 2013
I mean, what could be more dynamic than a mother and a daughter together. Girl Power!

Booth, Cathleen "Mercy & Grace on the Camino de Santiago" - 2020
"Mercy & Grace" are my friend Cathleen's boots that took her all the way to Santiago on the famous Camino.

Busch, Wilhelm "Max and Moritz" (GE: Max und Moritz) - 1865
These two are probably the most dynamic of them all, two mischievous little boys that have excited German children for decades.

Carey, Peter "Oscar and Lucinda" - 1988
Going to Australia in the 19th century certainly can be called dynamic.

Grass, Günter "Cat and Mouse" (GE: Katz und Maus) - 1961
"Cat & Mouse", not thinking of this book but "Tom & Jerry", for example, also fits the description.

Hesse, Hermann "Narcissus and Goldmund" (GE: Narziss und Goldmund) - 1930
If you haven't read it, these two could fill more than just the one book.

Kristof, Nicholas D. & Wudunn, Sheryl "Half the Sky" - 2009
The couple writing this book certainly are very dynamic trying to change the world with their pens.

Oates, Joyce Carol "Big Mouth & Ugly Girl" - 2003
T
hese two youngsters stand up for someone, very dynamic.

Shalev, Zeruya "Husband and Wife" (Hebr: בעל ואישה) - 2000
A
lways dynamic, at least in the best cases.

Vargas Llosa, Mario "Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter" (E: La tía Julia y el escribidor) - 1977
A dynamic love.

I hope I have found the right interpretation of the topic and that you enjoy at least some of the reviews.

📚 Happy Reading! 📚

Monday, 21 February 2022

Rey, H.A. "Curious George"

Rey, H.A. "Curious George" - 1941-1966 (series)

I don't know whether he is still as popular as during the time my sons were little but they absolutely loved the cheeky little monkey and his adventures. Whether he lost all his papers as a newspaper boy, tries to ride a bike, fly a kite or do whatever little children do, as well, you can always be sure of a laugh.

As with many old series, the covers have changed quite a bit over the years, as you can see in the collage above.

These are the original titles:
Curious George - 1941
Curious George Takes a Job - 1947
Curious George Rides a Bike - 1952
Curious George Gets a Medal - 1957
Curious George Flies a Kite - 1958
Curious George Learns the Alphabet - 1963
Curious George Goes to the Hospital - 1966

Apparently, there are new adventures written by others in his style. And there's even a website with his history and some games the kids can play on the computer: Curious George.

Funny thing, I never even knew he was German before I wrote this blogpost about him.

Synopsis:

"The first adventure in this highly popular series tells how the little monkey Curious George, caught in the jungle and brought back to the city by a man in a yellow hat, can't help being interested in all the new things around him. Though well meaning, George's curiosity always gets him into trouble. Young readers can easily relate, and Rey's cheerful illustrations celebrate Curious George's innocence."

Friday, 18 February 2022

Book Quotes of the Week

  

"A classic is something that persists as a background noise even when the most incompatible momentary concerns are in control of the situation." Italo Calvino, Why Read the Classics

I think, Italo Calvino has made so many great remarks in his book, they all speak for reading classic books.

"I wanted to lose myself in happy memories, to be inhabited by gentle novels, to live deep inside books." Gaël Faye

The best place of them all.

"Nothing speaks to us as forcefully as a book."
Herta Müller

True, the can give us so much insight into everything and we can really concentrate on the one thing they want to tell us.

Find more book quotes here.

Thursday, 17 February 2022

#ThrowbackThursday. The Piano Tuner

 

Mason, Daniel "The Piano Tuner" - 2002

Another book club read. The story takes place in Burma/Myanmar. Quite an interesting story, written by a young American author about colonialism, history, music, plants. If you like stories about this part of the world or set in a historical environment, you will enjoy this book.

Read more on my original post here.

Wednesday, 16 February 2022

100 Novels That Shaped Our World - according to the BBC


I love watching quiz shows and in one of the latest episodes the contestants had to name titles from this list. I hadn't heard of it so I became curious and had to google it.

All the panellists have some sort of literary background:
Stig Abell, Syima Aslam, Juno Dawson, Kit de Waal, Mariella Frostrup and Alexander McCall Smith.

So, here is the list of all the novels they chose. I have read a few.

100 Novels That Shaped Our World according to the BBC

Identity

Morrison, Toni "Beloved" - 1987
Barry, Sebastian "Days Without End"
Michaels, Anne "Fugitive Pieces" - 1996
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi "Half of a Yellow Sun" - 2006
Gyasi, Yaa "Homegoing"
Levy, Andrea "Small Island" - 2004
Plath, Sylvia "The Bell Jar" - 1963
Roy, Arundhati "The God of Small Things" - 1997
Achebe, Chinua "Things Fall Apart" (The African Trilogy #1) - 1958
Smith, Zadie "White Teeth" - 1999

Love, Sex & Romance

Fielding, Helen "Bridget Jones' Diary" - 1999
Blume, Judy "Forever"
Baldwin, James "Giovanni's Room"
Austen, Jane "Pride & Prejudice" - 1813
Cooper, Jilly "Riders"
Neale Hurston, Zora "Their Eyes Were Watching God"
Kaye, M.M. "The Far Pavilions"
Şafak, Elif "The Forty Rules of Love: A Novel of Rumi" - 2001
Winterson, Jeanette "The Passion"
Hamilton, Patrick "The Slaves of Solitude"

Adventure

Barry, Kevin "City of Bohane"
Follett, Ken "Eye of the Needle"
Hemingway, Ernest "For Whom the Bell Tolls" - 1940
Pullman, Phillip "His Dark Materials"
Scott, Walter "Ivanhoe"
Buchan, John "Mr. Standfast"
Chandler, Raymond "The Big Sleep"
Collins, Suzanne "The Hunger Games" - 2008 (Trilogy)
O’Brian, Patrick "The Jack Aubrey Novels" ("Master & Commander" - 1969)
Tolkien, J.R.R. "The Lord of the Rings"

Life, Death & Other Worlds

Martin, George R.R. "A Song Of Ice And Fire" (Game Of Thrones Series)
Okri, Ben "Astonishing"
Herbert, Frank "Dune" Series
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft "Frankenstein" - 1888
Robinson, Marilynne "Gilead" - 2004
Lewis, C.S. "The Chronicles Of Narnia" ("The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" - 1950)
Pratchett, Terry "The Discworld" (Series)
Le Guin, Ursula K. "The Earthsea" (Trilogy)
Gaiman, Neil "The Sandman Series"
McCarthy, Cormac "The Road" - 2006 

Politics, Power & Protest

Hosseini, Khaled"A Thousand Splendid Suns" - 2007
Huxley, Aldous "Brave New World" - 1931
Shamsie, Kamila "Home Fire"
Golding, William "Lord of the Flies" - 1954
Blackman, Malorie "Noughts & Crosses"
Plunkett, James "Strumpet"
Walker, Alice "The Color Purple" - 1982
Lee, Harper "To Kill a Mockingbird" - 1960
Moore, Alan "V for Vendetta"
Shields, Carol "Unless"

Class & Society

Naipaul, V.S. "A House for Mr. Biswas" - 1961
Steinbeck, John "Cannery Row"
Coetzee, J.M. "Disgrace" - 1999
Dickens, Charles "Our Mutual Friend"
Dunn, Nell "Poor Cow"
Sillitoe, Alan "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning"
Moore, Brian "The Loneley Passion of Judith Hearne"
Spark, Muriel "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie"
Ishiguro, Kazuo "The Remains of the Day" - 1989
Rhys, Jean "Wide Sargasso Sea" - 1966

Coming of Age


Montgomery, L.M. "Emily of New Moon"
Adam, Claire "Golden Child"
Atwood, Margaret "Oryx and Crake" - 2003
Maxwell, William "So Long, See You Tomorrow"
Narayan, R.K. "Swami and Friends"
O’Brien, Edna "The Country Girls
Rowling, J.K. - The Harry Potter Series ("Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" - 1997)
Hinton, S.E. "The Outsiders"
Townsend, Sue "The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾"
Meyer, Stephenie "The Twilight Saga"

Family & Friendship

Seth, Vikram "A Suitable Boy" - 1993
Streatfeild, Noel "Ballet Shoes" - 1936
Winton, Tim "Cloudstreet"
Gibbons, Stella "Cold Comfort Farm" - 1932
Smith, Dodie "I Capture the Castle"
Eliot, George "Middlemarch" - 1871-72
Maupin, Armistead "Tales of the City"
Proulx, Annie "The Shipping News" - 2003
Brontë, Anne "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall" - 1848
Dahl, Roald "The Witches"

Conflict & Crime

Ellroy, James "American Tabloid"
El Akkad, Omar "American War"
Sidhwa, Bapsi "Ice Candy Man"
Maurier, Daphne "Rebecca"
Barker, Pat "Regeneration"
James, P.D. "The Children of Men" - 1992
Conan Doyle, Arthur "The Hound of the Baskervilles"
Hamid, Mahsin "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" - 2007
Highsmith, Patricia "The Talented Mr. Ripley" - 1955
Greene, Graham "The Quiet American"

Rule Breakers


Kennedy Toole, John "A Conferdacy of Dunces"
Melville, Herman "Bartleby, the Scrivener"
Thompson, Craig "Habibi"
Smith, Ali "How to be Both"
Woolf, Virginia "Orlando"
Carter, Angela "Nights at the Circus"
Orwell, George "Nineteen Eighty-Four" - 1949
Wodehouse, P.G. "Psmight, Journalist"
Rushdie, Salman "The Moor's Last Sigh"
Lorde, Audre "Zami: A New Spelling Of My Name"

So, what would be the novels that shaped your life, your world?

I was quite shocked to find a few mistakes on the BBC page (Tolkien ≠ Tolkein, Stephenie Meyer ≠ Stephanie). If there are more, I don't know the author.

Tuesday, 15 February 2022

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Quiet/Silent books

            

"Top Ten Tuesday" is an original feature/weekly meme created on the blog "The Broke and the Bookish". This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at "The Broke and the Bookish". It is now hosted by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.

Since I am just as fond of them as they are, I jump at the chance to share my lists with them! Have a look at their page, there are lots of other bloggers who share their lists here.

This week, our topic is Books Too Good to Review Properly (I have no words!)

Sounds like an interesting subject but I would only come up with my favourite books ever and I've done that topic several times:
Most Recent Favourite Reads
Favourite Books of 2020
Favourite Books Released In the Last Ten Years
Childhood Favourites

Books you would classify as "All time favourite books" from the past 3 years
Favourite Classic Books
and My favourite books ever 

That means I needed to come up with a twist. I don't like running too far from the given topic but sometimes that is not really possible. However, I came across another title the other day where I knew I'd have enough for a Top Ten and chose to do that one instead. It's about quiet/silent books, i.e. books with the words "quiet" or "silent" or something relating to it in the title. In a way that is appropriate for not having any words, right?

Don't you think the pictures look quiet already?

Betancourt, Íngrid "Even Silence Has an End" (F: Même le silence a une fin) - 2010
Böll, Heinrich "The Silent Angel" (GE: Der Engel schwieg) - 1949/50
Mandelstam, Ossip "The Noise of Time/The Din of Time" (Шум времени, Shum vremeni) - 1925 (Goodreads)

Mercier, Pascal "Perlmann's Silence" (GE: Perlmanns Schweigen) - 1995
Pamuk, Orhan "The Silent House" (TR: Sessiz Ev) - 1983
Remarque, Erich Maria "All Quiet on the Western Front" (GE: Im Westen nichts Neues) - 1928
Sackville, Amy "The Still Point" - 2010
Stelter, Bernd "The killer comes on quiet clogs: camping thriller" (GE: Der Killer kommt auf leisen Klompen: Camping-Krimi) - 2017
Tremain, Rose "Music & Silence" - 1999
Zeh, Juli "The Silence is a Sound. A Trip Through Bosnia" (GE: Die Stille ist ein Geräusch. Eine Fahrt durch Bosnien) - 2002 (Goodreads)

📚 Happy Reading! 📚

Some of the books aren't available in English and I haven't even reviewed them in German.

Monday, 14 February 2022

Cather, Willa "Shadows on the Rock"

Cather, Willa "Shadows on the Rock" - 1931

A couple of years ago, I read "My Ántonia" with my book club and loved it. It was a great description about new settlers in America. So, when I came across "Shadows on the Rock" which was about Quebec in the 17th century, I thought this will certainly be a great book to add to my list, something like her former book, just about Canada.

I suppose the author must not have had as much experience with Canada, not known as many settlers from there or whatever but this book didn't ring as true as her other one. It was an alright read but it didn't catch my interest in the story as did her other one.

What it did, though, it made me want to know more about the real-life people she mentions and I found a lot of information about them on the internet, so that was something.

I usually love historical fiction but this one was not for me.

From the back cover:

"Willa Cather wrote Shadows on the Rock immediately after her historical masterpiece, Death Comes for the Archbishop. Like its predecessor, this novel of seventeenth-century Quebec is a luminous evocation of North American origins, and of the men and women who struggled to adapt to that new world even as they clung to the artifacts and manners of one they left behind.

In 1697, Quebec is an island of French civilization perched on a bare gray rock amid a wilderness of trackless forests. For many of its settlers, Quebec is a place of exile, so remote that an entire winter passes without a word from home. But to twelve-year-old Cécile Auclair, the rock is home, where even the formidable Governor Frontenac entertains children in his palace and beavers lie beside the lambs in a Christmas créche. As Cather follows this devout and resourceful child over the course of a year, she re-creates the continent as it must have appeared to its first European inhabitants. And she gives us a spellbinding work of historical fiction in which great events occur first as rumors and then as legends - and in which even the most intimate domestic scenes are suffused with a sense of wonder.
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Friday, 11 February 2022

Book Quotes of the Week

  

"The best weapon is to sit down and talk." Nelson Mandela

True, people should always sit down and talk more to each other. And try to understand them.

"Gossip is living history. History is petrified gossip." A.O. Scott

Haha, I love history, I hate gossip, where do I stand now?

"What’s the point of having a voice if you’re gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn’t be?" Angie Thomas
"The Hate U Give"

Oh, it's definitely important to speak your mind if it needs to be said. This quote made me think about the Martin Niemöller speach: "First they came for the socialists, ..." Yes, we need to speak up for the right things.

Find more book quotes here.

Thursday, 10 February 2022

#ThrowbackThursday. The Adolescent


Dostoevsky, Fyodor "The Adolescent" (or: The Raw Youth - Russian: Подросток = Podrostok) - 1875

I love classics. Especially Russian authors. This novel describes the simple life in Russia about 150 years ago and you can imagine how the revolution started and why some things in history happened the way it did.

Read more on my original post here.

I also read more books by this great author since, see here.

Wednesday, 9 February 2022

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction


I don't know why I never did a Pulitzer Prize list here. I love lists and I keep them about everything. And I do like the Pulitzer Prize winning books, The last couple of years, I have always read the latest Pulitzer Prize winning book. And it was totally worth it.
The Prize is given to American authors who write something specific about American life. There are so many different categories, I always concentrate on the novel and will list only those. (If a year is missing, no award was given.)

So, here we go.

The prize is named after Joseph Pulitzer who born in Hungary into an impoverished Jewish family. He emigrated to the United States in the middle of the nineteenth century at the age of seventeen where he enlisted to fight in the Civil War. He later became a politician and newspaper editor and left many legacies in his will, especially for journalism schools. One of them started the Pulitzer awards for journalism. Now, there are several in journalism, arts, letters and fiction, each of them has different categories. I will only concentrate on the prize for fiction here, although I might add the odd book for one of the other categories if I've read them..

According to him, "every reporter is a hope, and every editor is a disappointment."

Pulitzer Prize
1918: Poole, Ernest "His Family"
1919: Tarkington, Booth "The Magnificent Ambersons"
1920: No award
1921: Wharton, Edith "The Age of Innocence"
1922: Tarkington, Booth "Alice Adams"
1923: Cather, Willa  "One of Ours"
1924: Wilson, Margaret "The Able McLaughlins"
1925: Ferber, Edna "So Big"
1926: Lewis, Sinclair "Arrowsmith"
1927: Bromfield, Louis "Early Autumn"
1928: Wilder, Thornton "The Bridge of San Luis Rey"
1929: Peterkin, Julia "Scarlet Sister Mary"
1930: La Farge, Oliver "Laughing Boy"
1931: Barnes, Margaret Ayer "Years of Grace"
1932: Buck, Pearl S. "The Good Earth" - 1931
1933: Stribling, T.S. "The Store"
1934: Miller, Caroline "Lamb in his Bosom"
1935: Johnson, Josephine Winslow "Now in November"
1936: Davis, Harold "Honey in the Horn"
1937: Mitchell, Margaret "Gone With the Wind" - 1936
1938: Marquand, John Phillips "The Late George Apley"
1939: Kinnan Rawlings, Marjorie "The Yearling"
1940: Steinbeck, John "The Grapes of Wrath" - 1939
1941: No award
1942: Glasgow, Ellen "In this Our Life"
1943: Sinclair, Upton "Dragon's Teeth"
1944: Flavin, Martin "Journey in the Dark"
1945: Hersey, John "A Bell for Adano"
1946: No award
1947: Warren, Robert Penn "All the King's Men"
1948: Michener, James A. "Tales of the South Pacific"
1949: Cozzens, James Gould "Guard of Honor"
1950: Guthrie, A.B. "The Way West"
1951: Richter, Conrad "The Town"
1952: Wouk, Herman "The Caine Mutiny"
1953: Hemingway, Ernest "The Old Man and the Sea" - 1952
1954: No award
1955: Faulkner, William "A Fable"
1956: Kantor, Mackinlay "Andersonville"
1957: No award
1958: Agee, James "A Death in the Family"
1959: Taylor Robert Lewis "The Travels of Jamie McPheeters"
1960: Drury, Allen "Advise and Consent"
1961: Lee, Harper "To Kill a Mockingbird" - 1960
1962: O'Connor, Edwin "The Edge of Sadness"
1963: Faulkner, William "The Reivers"
1964: No award
1965: Grau, Shirley Anne "The Keepers of the House"
1966: Porter, Katherine Anne "Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter"
1967: Malamud, Bernard "The Fixer"
1968: Styron, William "The Confessions of Nat Turner"
1969: Scott Momaday, N. "House Made of Dawn"
1970: Stafford, Jean "The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford"
1971: no award
1972: Stegner, Wallace "Angle of Repose"
1973: Welty, Eudora "The Optimist's Daughter"
1974: no award
1975: Shaara, Michael "The Killer Angels"
1976: Bellow, Saul "Humboldt's Gift"
1977: no award
1978: McPherson, James Alan "Elbow Room"
- all works: White, E.B. "Charlotte's Web" - 1952
1979: Cheever, John "The Stories of John Cheever"
From now on, they also listed the finalists which I add if I read the book.
1980:  Mailer, Norman "The Executioner's Song"
- finalist: Roth, Philip "The Ghost Writer" - 1979
1981: Toole, John Kennedy "A Confederacy of Dunces"
1982: Updike, John "Rabbit Is Rich"
1983: Walker, Alice "The Color Purple" - 1982
1984: Kennedy, William "Ironweed"
- all works: LeSieg, Theo (=Dr. Seuss) "The Cat in the Hat" - 1957, "Wacky Wednesday" - 1974
1985: Lurie, Alison "Foreign Affairs"
1986: McMurtry, Larry "Lonesome Dove"
- finalist: Tyler, Anne "The Accidental Tourist" - 1985
1987: Tayloer, Peter "A Summons to Memphis"
1988: Morrison, Toni "Beloved" - 1987
1989: Tyler, Anne "Breathing Lessons"
1990: Hijuelos, Oscar "The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love"
1991: Updike, John "Rabbit at Rest"
1992: Smiley, Jane "A Thousand Acres" - 1991
1993: Butler, Robert Olen "A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain: Stories"
- finalist: Oates, Joyce Carol "Black Water"
1994: Proulx, Annie "The Shipping News" - 2003
1995: Shields, Carol "The Stone Diaries" - 1993
- finalist: Oates, Joyce Carol "What I lived for"
1996: Ford, Richard "Independence Day"
1997: Millhauser, Steven "Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer"
1998: Roth, Philip "American Pastolral"
1999: Cunningham, Michael "The Hours"
- finalist: Kingsolver, Barbara "The Poisonwood Bible" - 1998
2000: Lahiri, Jhumpa "Interpreter of Maladies" - 1999
2001: Chabon, Michael "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay"
- finalist: Oates, Joyce Carol "Blonde"
2002: Russo, Richard "Empire Falls"
- shortlist: Franzen, Jonathan "The Corrections" - 2001

2003: Eugenides, Jeffrey "Middlesex"
2004: Jones, Edward P. "The Known World" - 2004
2005: Robinson, Marilynne "Gilead"
2006: Brooks, Geraldine "March" - 2006
2007: McCarthy, Cormac "The Road" - 2006
- special citation: Bradbury, Ray "Fahrenheit 451" - 1953
2008: Díaz, Junot "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao"
- all works: Dylan, Bob "Chronicles. Volume One" - 2004
2009:
Strout, Elizabeth "Olive Kitteridge"
2010:
Harding, Paul "Tinkers"
2011: Egan, Jennifer "A Visit from the Goon Squad" 
2012: no award
2013: Johnson, Adam "The Orphan Master's Son" - 2012
- finalist:
Ivey, Eowyn "The Snow Child" - 2013
2014: Tartt, Donna "The Goldfinch" - 2013
2015: Doerr, Anthony "All the Light We Cannot See" - 2014
- finalist:
Lalami, Laila "The Moors' Account" - 2014 
2016: Nguyen, Viet Thanh (Việt Thanh Nguyễn) "The Sympathizer" - 2015
2017: Whitehead, Colson "Underground Railroad" - 2016
2018: Greer, Andrew Sean "Less" - 2017
2019: Powers, Richard "The Overstory" - 2018
2020: Whitehead, Colson "The Nickel Boys" - 2019
- finalist:
Patchett, Ann "The Dutch House" - 2019
2021: Erdrich, Louise "The Night Watchman"

Others:
1924, 1931, 1937 and 1943: Frost, Robert "A Boy’s Will" and "North of Boston" - 1913+14 (poetry)
1948:
Williams, Tennessee "A Streetcar named Desire" - 1947 (drama)
1949: Miller, Arthur "Death of a Salesman" - 1949 (drama)
1981: Woodward, Bob; Bernstein, Carl "All the President's Men" - 1974 (feature writing)
1990 and 2006: Kristof, Nicholas D. & Wudunn, Sheryl "Half the Sky" - 2009 (international reporting and commentary)
- "A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity" - 2014
1997: McCourt, Frank "Angela's Ashes" - 1996 (autobiography)
2008: Vargas, Jose Antonio "Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen" - 2018 (breaking news reporting)

Find all the Pulitzer Prize winners for fiction here.

Tuesday, 8 February 2022

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Books with the Word "Heart" in the Title

            

"Top Ten Tuesday" is an original feature/weekly meme created on the blog "The Broke and the Bookish". This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at "The Broke and the Bookish". It is now hosted by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.

Since I am just as fond of them as they are, I jump at the chance to share my lists with them! Have a look at their page, there are lots of other bloggers who share their lists here.

This week, our topic is Love Freebie (come up with our own topic having to do with love)

This was a tough one. I did Books with "Love" in the Title last year. It was a freebie where we were encouraged to do books with a heart on the cover and since I don't read romances, I had a hard time with that topic. I thought, maybe I could find more this year. Nope, I only had three.

In the end, I found nine titles with the word "heart in there somewhere but four of them were translations that had the word heart in the ogirinal.

So, here we go.


Conrad, Joseph "Heart of Darkness" - 1902 
Ephron, Nora "Heartburn" - 1983
Letts, Billie "Where the Heart is" - 1995
McCullers, Carson "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter" - 1940
Walker, Alice "The Way Forward is with a Broken Heart" - 2000
Dorrestein, Renate "A Heart of Stone" (NL: Een hart van steen) - 1998
Funke, Cornelia "Inkheart" (GE: Tintenherz) - 2003   
Hauff, Wilhelm "The Heart of Stone" aka The Cold Heart or the Marble Heart (GE: Das kalte Herz) - 1837
Sendker, Jan-Philipp "The Art of Hearing Heartbeats" (Burma Trilogy # 1) (GE: Das Herzenhören) - 2002

I hope there is enough love in those books to countr for this week's topic.

📚 Happy Reading! 📚