Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Tournament of Books 2022

Tournament of Books
Rooster Award for best fiction
sponsored by Field Notes and Bookshop
details | daily
annual self challenge
winner announced on March 31

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WINNER: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

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THE SHORTLIST:

All's Well
by Mona Awad
Literary, Horror | Published: 2021 | Goodreads | my rating: 5
interesting dark Shakespeare themed vibe

Beautiful World, Where Are You
by Sally Rooney
Literary, Ireland | Published: 2021 | Goodreads | my rating: 4
making sense of love, romance, relationships

The Book of Form and Emptiness
by Ruth Ozeki
Literary, Magical Realism | Published: 2021 | Goodreads

The Echo Wife
by Sarah Gailey
SciFi, Thriller | Published: 2021 | Goodreads | my rating: 4
to be human

In Concrete
by Anne Garréta
translated by Emma Ramadan
Literary | Published: 2021 | Goodreads | my rating: 5
loved the word play

Intimacies
by Katie Kitamura
Literary, Mystery | Published: 2021 | Goodreads | my rating: 4

Klara and the Sun
by Kazuo Ishiguro
Literary, Dystopian | Published: 2021 | Goodreads | my rating: 5
ugly observations of being human

Libertie
by Kaitlyn Greenidge
Historical, African American | Published: 2021 | Goodreads | my rating: 4

Matrix
by Lauren Groff
Literary, Historical | Published: 2021 | Goodreads | my rating: 4
women in power

Nervous System: A Novel
by Lina Meruane
translated by Megan McDowell
Literary, Medical | Published: 2021 | Goodreads | my rating: 5
science, math and illness

No One Is Talking about This
by Patricia Lockwood
Literary, Fantasy | Published: 2021 | Goodreads

Several People Are Typing
by Calvin Kasulke
Humor, SciFi | Published: 2021 | Goodreads

Subdivision
by J. Robert Lennon
Mystery, Surreal | Published: 2021 | Goodreads

The Trees
by Percival Everett
Literary, Mystery | Published: 2021 | Goodreads

When We Cease to Understand the World
by Benjamín Labatut
translated by Adrian Nathan West
Short Stories, Historical | Published: 2021 | Goodreads | my rating: 4

Play-in round books:

The Confession of Copeland Cane
by Keenan Norris
SciFi | Published: 2021 | Goodreads | my rating: 4
struggles of being a future young black boy and continued issues

Our Country Friends
by Gary Shteyngart
Literary | Published: 2021 | Goodreads

The Sentence
by Louise Erdrich
Magical Realism | Published: 2021 | Goodreads

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