The list author says: "When I was in junior high, I made a goal of reading all of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novels. That was a good decision, since many of the best reading experiences of my life have been of Pulitzer novels I've since read. Getting the list completed has been sort of slow going, however, since I graduated from high school (since college and then a teaching career get in the way of reading). I've read a lot of them so far, though. Here are my favorites."