I don’t often participate in the ‘It’s Monday…’ posts, but it’s the most wonderful time of the year! I have the Tournament of Books 2016 short-list in hand and am readying myself for battle. Unfortunately all the books I decided to read from the long-list failed to make the cut, but I enjoyed most of them heartily so really there’s nothing to complain about.
So let’s take a look at the work ahead of us:
Tournament of Books 2016 Short-List
The New Worldby Chris Adrian and Eli Horowitz – review
- The Sellout by Paul Beatty – Currently in DNF status. Will be revived.
Bats of the Republicby Zachary Thomas Dodson – Read The Turner Houseby Angela Flournoy – review Fates and Furiesby Lauren Groff – review Our Souls at Nightby Kent Haruf – review
- Ban en Banlieue by Bhanu Kapil – I’m worried about the availability of this one.
- The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli – Owned and on the list to read.
The Tsar of Love and Technoby Anthony Marra – Read The Sympathizerby Viet Thanh Nguyen – Read The Whitesby Richard Price – review
- Oreo by Fran Ross – Probably the next one I’ll read.
The Book of Aronby Jim Shepard – Read The Invadersby Karolina Waclawiak – review A Little Lifeby Hanya Yanagihara – review
- Avenue of Mysteries by John Irving – Just bought the audio, let’s face it… I was going to read this anyway.
- A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler – Zero interest. Might read it if it actually gets in.
Updated 28 February 16
Out of the fifteen definite books I’ve read three, I own twelve, plus the John Irving in the play-in round. To make any of it count I need to get to reading! A little sad that Look Who’s Back from the long-list didn’t make it but, c’est la vie, this gives me more books to read! I also may still review Mort(e) from the long-list because, man, that book was weird.
Anyway, Reader… are you taking part in the fun? What books from the Tournament of Books 2016 short list look like they appeal to you?