For awhile now I’ve had a goal of reading all of the Pulitzer Prize-winning books. I’ve already been able to cross about 10 of them off my list (some only because I read them in high school). But I haven’t been really vigilant about this goal. It was something I started late last year and have held onto fleetingly as of late. But after I saw the Pulitzer Project, a blog with multiple contributors attempting to read all of the Pulitzer winners and review them, I decided this is something I really, really want to do.

However, I don’t think I’ll take part in the Pulitzer Project because 1) I’m a little late in the game and 2) I have so much other reading to do and, well, I’m already not doing too hot on my book challenges for this year.

So, what I’ve decided to do instead is to alter my personal challenge for next year. Instead of arbitrarily picking a number (52 books by the end of the year, or one book a week) I plan to work my way down the list of Pulitzer Prize winners by the end of 2009, starting from newest to oldest, if possible. I may get started this year though just to help me along the way, seeing as there are something like 91 Pulitzer Prize-winning books (in fiction) out there (and another one will be added next year!). Also, if I have read one of the books too long ago and can’t remember the main gyst of the plot I’m going to make myself re-read it. I don’t want to feel like I’m cheating. Let’s say if it’s been more than two years since I read the book I’ll read it again.

OK then, just wanted to put that down somewhere so I won’t forget when it gets to be New Year’s Resolution time.

P.S. Here’s the wiki link to the list of Pulitzer winners (for fiction).