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Optic Nerve | Maria Gainza
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Library hold came in! Working on reading the Tournament of Books shortlist titles for this year. #tournamentofbooks2020 #ToB #TournamentofBooks #tob2020

thebluestocking Whoo! This is the only one I have not been able to get my hands on. I hope you enjoy it!! 💙 (edited) 1w
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BkClubCare
A Mercy | Toni Morrison
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Another #FirstBook2020 #audiobook and this one is for #SuperRooster #ToB #TournamentofBooks. I have challenged myself to read and post a review by Jan 15. Consider this an invitation to join me. #ReadbytheAuthor

Ruthiella Oh thank you for the reminder!!! I will go to the library tomorrow! 😀 2w
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Megabooks
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These are the six I hadn‘t read/looked into already that I liked on the #Toblonglist. I was surprised/happy to see Nothing to See Here on the list. That was a real sleeper hit with me.

I checked out the tagged book from my library. I was honestly surprised they had it. Thanks for the tag @merelybookish 👍🏻📚😁

#tournamentofbooks #tob

Are you judging this year @L_auren ?

readordierachel I started and abandoned Oval. It left me a little cold. 2mo
merelybookish I also checked out what was available and was pleased to find at least 10 titles. I downloaded the audio of 2mo
Megabooks @readordierachel Thanks for the heads up! Some of these definitely sound different. 2mo
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Megabooks @merelybookish Jami is usually a buy for me so I‘m waiting for Christmas gift cards to buy hers in hardcover. What do you think of it? 2mo
BarbaraBB Another great post! Some of these six caught my eye too. I made a promise not to but any more books this year.. so I‘ll wait for the shortlist, I hope! 2mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB Thanks 😊 Yes! The long list is really long! I‘m going to see what my library has until the shortlist comes out. 2mo
L_auren @Megabooks I wish! Though I‘ll be forever the reader judge in my heart, lol. The long list had a lot of intriguing titles! I‘m waiting for the short list to really dive in. Has not been an impressive year for books for me. Been disliking nearly all of the National Book Award noms so far... 2mo
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DreesReads
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Mehso-so

So I managed to read this entire thing—all 600+ pages. It was fine. I don‘t love fantasy, and this book is full of witches, shape shifters, trolls, etc. You find out some things, there is lots of violence, and it all sort of circles back around to the beginning. Just not my thing. #camptob #tournamentofbooks #fantasy

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DreesReads
Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
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#camptob books complete!! June: Bowlaway (2.5⭐️) vs ✔️Daisy Jones & the Six (3⭐️) July: ✔️Lost Children Archive (5⭐️) vs Trust Exercise (4⭐️) August: ✔️American Spy (4⭐️) vs Black Leopard Red Wolf (3⭐️). Overall winner: Lost Children Archive🎉🎉🎉🎉. #tournamentofbooks #summerreadingchallenge

BarbaraBB Wow, you‘ve finished them all. I really must get to Lost Children‘s Archive. 💕 6mo
DreesReads @BarbaraBB it is excellent! 6mo
Suet624 Nice! 5mo
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DreesReads
Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Pickpick

A little gimmicky, but this novel is the perfect beach, poolside, or airplane read. It‘s fast, easy, and pulls you forward. This is the story (in interview format) of a fake 70s band based in Los Angeles. #camptob #tournamentofbooks

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Readerann
So Lucky: A Novel | Nicola Griffith
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Using #24in48 to catch up on some #TournamentOfBooks reads. That‘s what I love about the #ToB - discovering some gems like this that I would not otherwise have picked up. I‘m at 5 hr 41 min so far.

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suzisteffen
Warlight: A novel | Michael Ondaatje
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Shockingly, this is the first Ondaatje I‘ve ever read. I also recently read Kate Atkinson‘s Transcription, to which many of my friends compared this book with this the winner. I do think in purely literary terms, this book is the “winner,” but I could read thousands of books about spy craft and the British in and just after #WWII, so they‘re both worthwhile for me. In any case, this is beautifully done. Painful, deliberate, gorgeous, complex.

suzisteffen I mean, it‘s complex, about so much loss, about becoming an adult, about not knowing one‘s parents or sibling really, about how children cannot truly protect each other. About *noticing* things, about being an expert on random natural things that perhaps changed the course of the war. And a lot more. 10mo
suzisteffen Didn‘t realize this was part of #ToB2019 until I just started reading The Rooster! Hurray for #TournamentofBooks. 10mo
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agable
Warlight: A novel | Michael Ondaatje
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Not for me. Beautiful language but a chore to finish. #TournamentOfBooks

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Pickpick

Nafkote Tamirat's The Parking Lot Attendant is another book that I wish I'd read to pick up all of the details (rereading for clarification is SO much harder on audio). Anyway, I enjoyed The Parking Lot Attendant for its development of character and the insidious way that the unnamed narrator is drawn into a system that is beyond her capacity. ⠀

New note: after reading some reviews on Goodreads, maybe the things I missed just weren't there?

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