The other day, I was showing a friend of mine, Noa, the greatest city in the world—Chicago. Obviously, I had to show her the greatest bookstore in the world—Myopic—since we were there. What a great honor it must have been for Noa to help take part in my Pulitzer search! She even had the distinct privilege of crossing the two books that I found off my list: Caroline Miller’s Lamb In His Bosom (1934) and Martin Flavin’s Journey In the Dark (1944).
With the addition of these two books, I am now only nine away from completing my collection:
- Tinkers, by Paul Harding (2010)
- Guard of Honor, by James Cozzens (1949)
- Dragon’s Teeth, by Upton Sinclair (1943)
- In This Our Life, by Ellen Glasgow (1942)
- Honey In the Horn, by Harold Davis (1936)
- The Store, by T.S. Stribling (1933)
- Years of Grace, by Margaret Barnes (1931)
- The Able McLaughlins, by Margaret Wilson (1924)
- His Family, by Ernest Poole (1918)
Almost there. Also, just to see how much further I have to go, I decided to take a look at how many books I’ve read and compare it to how many weeks I have left.
It has been 11 weeks since I started this journey (on February 13, 2010 and today is May 2). That means I still have 285 days (or, roughly, 41 weeks) to finish up this project. Of the 83 books (including this year’s winner), I have read 14—I’m reading 1.3 books per week. In order to finish this project on time, I have to read 1.7 books per week.