April’s TBR challenge was to read a National Book Award winner. Here, ten Bookish readers share the titles they picked up.
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“April is also National Poetry month, so it felt fitting to pick up Allen Ginsberg’s The Fall of America.” —Miguel
“I’m happy to say that I’ve already read quite a few of the books you suggested. Still, I was able to find one that I haven’t gotten around to yet: Waiting by Ha Jin. It’s beautifully written, and tells a very human story.” —Tulio
“I’ve enjoyed many of Tim O’Brien’s other books, but I never read Going After Cacciato. Now is clearly the perfect time.” —David
“At your suggestion, I picked up Brown Girl Dreaming. What a beautifully written novel! I’ve already bought a second copy to give to my granddaughter.” —Eloisa
“I’m trying to read more recent releases. Everyone has been buzzing about The Underground Railroad, so I decided to read that. I admittedly haven’t finished yet, but I’m totally gripped by the story and Colson Whitehead’s writing.” —Stephanie
“My friend has been recommending that I read Behind the Beautiful Forevers for a while now. I’m looking forward to reading it!” —Andie
“I saw Holes when I was younger and loved it. Never picked up the book though, so I’m going to give it a shot this month.” —Trey
“I’m reading Sophie’s Choice, and yes, I have tissues handy.” —Susie