Yesterday for the first time in a long time, I needed the blazer that I was wearing. When I was standing waiting for the bus, it was chilly. New York Fall weather chilly. And I loved it. It’s hot cocoa evening weather. I’m not a big pumpkin-spice latte drinker. I know a lot of bloggers can’t get enough of the pumpkin drinks. Not me. Just some regular old hot cocoa with some good old heavy books.
In the next few months, I’ll be reading a few Pulitzer prize winning novels to prepare for my own NaNoWriMo month in November. In the meantime, I am looking for inspiration from writers who have done what I want to do.
So these are some of the books I plan to be holding while I sip a warm beverage in the next few weeks:
- The Goldfinch/ Donna Tartt – 2014 Pulitzer winner – A teenage boy survives an accident that kills a parent.
- Interpreter of Maladies/ Jhumpa Lahiri – 2000 Pulitzer Winner – Short stories about immigrant experiences
- The Road/ Cormac McCarthy – 2007 Pulitzer Winner: All about a father and son’s journey.
- Olive Kitteridge/ Elizabeth Strout – 2009 Pulitzer Winner: Short stories about a woman’s hometown.
- Beloved/ Toni Morrison – 1988 Pulitzer Winner – An emancipated slave struggles to inhabit her new life.
- You Should Have Known/ Jean Hanff Korelitz: A thriller where the main character is a female pediatric doctor and a writer.
- And The Mountains Echoed/ Khaled Hosseini Another story about two motherless children in Afghanistan (similar setup to Kite Runner)