Just announced

Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad won the Pulitzer Prize today in fiction. Siddhartha Mukherjee’s The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer won for general non-fiction.  I haven’t read either book but I did just placed them on hold at my local library. Have you read either book yet? Now that they’ve won the Pulitzer are you adding them to your tbr list?


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19 Responses to Just announced

  1. Carrie K. says:

    I haven’t read either. I tried to listen to Visit from the Goon Squad on audio, but it flips back and forth in time and was disorienting in that format. I may try it in print sometime, though.

  2. BermudaOnion says:

    Of course I want to read them now!

  3. I did read Jennifer Egan’s book, and I really liked it a lot. I thought the narrative was clever and interesting. I haven’t read the nonfiction book yet, but it’s been on my TBR since last year. I think I’m on the library hold list, but it’s moving awfully slowly 🙂

    • Vasilly says:

      I’m on two different holds list for the Egan book. Hopefully I’ll get my hands on it soon. Wow! I hope you’re able to get a copy of the non-fiction soon.

  4. zibilee says:

    I am listening to The Emperor of All Maladies on audio right now, and I bought A Visit from The Goon Squad a couple of weeks ago. I have heard good things about it, and I can’t wait to read it!

  5. I read Cancer early this year. The book was more technical than I am accustomed to reading when I read nonfiction. This book felt like it was written more for a fellow-doctor audience rather than the general public. I liked it, yes, but, honestly, it was a lot of pages and a lot of big words. (I really hope that doesn’t sound as juvenile to you as it seems to me.)

  6. Doret says:

    I’ve heard good things about Egan’s novel, I may read it one day but no time soon.

    I have no plans to read The Emperor of All Maladies.

    The bookstore I am working at is closing and a few people will get a very good price on Mukherjee’s book. It’s 40% though I was off today so they could’ve all sold out already

    And you know I was hoping Wilkerson would win for The Warmth of Other Suns.

    • Vasilly says:

      Doret, me too! Do you think it had to do with the publication date? Maybe it missed a deadline or something? I just KNEW it was going to win. Fingers crossed that the book will get the Pulitzer next year. I know Wilkerson just won a literary award and 10k.

      • Doret says:

        I don’t what happen but I know it wasn’t the publication date. The Warmth of Other Suns was released at least a month before The Emperor of All Maladies.

        I am hoping a few more people will stop by who’ve read The Emperor of All Maladies. Better yet (fingers crossed) someone who has that and The Warmth of Other Suns.

  7. Vasilly says:

    Maybe we should host a Warmth of Other Suns read-along this summer? That way we can bring more attention to this excellent book.

  8. Traditionally, I do go out to read the Pulitzer winners, each year. Same with Orange and Booker. This year’s looks really good!

  9. Trish says:

    Huh. I saw Jennifer Egan at the Texas Book Fest last fall–she was on a panel…not talking about her books. Didn’t realize she was all that big. Definitely curious about The Emperor of All Maladies.

  10. Jenners says:

    Imread goon Squad (and recently did my review). It was a very unique book…and one I think I will need to reread to fully appreciate. I want to read the other one as well…I’ve heard nothing but good things about it.

  11. Michelle says:

    I’ve read both and I am feeling so ahead of the game! They are both fabulous and I hope you read them soon.

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