Friday, January 22, 2016

Tournament of Books 2016

Morning News Tournament of Books
12th Rooster Award for best fiction
short list & judges (here) | (Powells | long list (here)

IN MARCH download your bracket for the short list (here)
follow along each day (here) | results (here) | Bracket PDF (here)

The 2016 Rooster crows in March, which means it’s time to download this year’s brackets to make your picks for which books will live, which ones will die, and which ones will live, then die, then get zombified in the 2016 Tournament of Books, presented by Field Notes.

=====> This competition starts in MARCH and it is one that I thought I would follow along with this year. The idea of the bracket format is based on the NCAA tournament-style bracket which will be available to download later.

The discussions at the tournament site for the nominees are so lively and inspiring for book reading recommendations. I plan on binge reading as many of these now to March to be able to participate.

The Shortlist for The Morning News 2016 Tournament of Books:

A Little Life
by Hanya Yanagihara
Powells | Goodreads | my review

A Spool of Blue Thread
by Anne Tyler
Powells | Goodreads | my review

Avenue of Mysteries
by John Irving
Powells | Goodreads

Ban En Banlieue
by Bhanu Kapil
Powells | Goodreads

Bats of the Republic:
An Illuminated Novel
by Zachary Thomas Dodson
Powells | Goodreads

The Book of Aron
by Jim Shepard
Powells | Goodreads | my review

Fates and Furies
by Lauren Groff
Powells | Goodreads

The Invaders
by Karolina Waclawiak
Powells | Goodreads | my review

The New World
by Chris Adrian, Eli Horowitz
Powells | Goodreads | my review

by Fran Ross, Harryette Mullen
Powells | Goodreads

Our Souls At Night
by Kent Haruf
Powells | Goodreads | my review

The Story of My Teeth
by Valeria Luiselli, Christina MacSweeney
Powells | Goodreads | my review

The Sympathizer
by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Powells | Goodreads

The Tsar of Love and Techno
by Anthony Marra
Powells | Goodreads | my review

The Turner House
by Angela Flournoy
Powells | Goodreads | my review

The Whites
by Harry Brandt
Powells | Goodreads | my review


* UPDATE: And the winner is...

The Sellout
by Paul Beatty
Powells | Goodreads | my review -still to come

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