Every so often I get a wild hair and commit to a random book challenge. Many moons ago, I went through and read every book on the Top Banned Books list put out by the American Library Association. Then I decided to take on the Pulitzer winners for fiction. I’m not sure why I do this except I figure that, as a bookworm, I should at least ATTEMPT to read a wide variety of literature. I rarely like what I read from the “winner” lists (I did love many on the banned list, however) but I suppose I’m a glutton for punishment because I’ve decided to try it again. This time, I’m going to read through the National Book Award list and the Orange Prize for Fiction (which has changed names again and is now known as the Bailey’s prize) and I’ll be sharing my adventure here as I go!
Have you read through any of the winner lists on purpose? Or “best of” lists? Did you like it, hate it, find some hidden gems?