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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. 3w
merelybookish I also checked out what was available and was pleased to find at least 10 titles. I downloaded the audio of 3w
Megabooks @readordierachel Thanks for the heads up! Some of these definitely sound different. 3w
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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? 3w
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! 3w
Megabooks @BarbaraBB Thanks 😊 Yes! The long list is really long! I‘m going to see what my library has until the shortlist comes out. 3w
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... 3w
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DreeMorris
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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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DreeMorris
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. 💕 4mo
DreeMorris @BarbaraBB it is excellent! 4mo
Suet624 Nice! 4mo
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DreeMorris
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. 9mo
suzisteffen Didn‘t realize this was part of #ToB2019 until I just started reading The Rooster! Hurray for #TournamentofBooks. 9mo
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Warlight: A novel | Michael Ondaatje
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Not for me. Beautiful language but a chore to finish. #TournamentOfBooks

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UnabridgedPod
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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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UnabridgedPod
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Here's my February wrap-up:⠀

27 books (2 nonfiction, 4 audiobooks, 1 graphic novel, 1 novel in verse, 1 graphic novel, 1 short story collection, 10 YA, 2 middle grade)⠀

Here are my ⭐️⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ reads for the month: Darius the Great Is Not Okay, Winter of the Witch, Parkland, Dumplin', Speak: The Graphic Novel, Blood Water Paint, The War That Saved My Life, Circe⠀

I had a ton of four-star reads, too--I read some amazing books this month!!!

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Holy! Excellent job!! 📚💖 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 9mo
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zest_thereader I read 1/27 of the books that you read that month. *Goes and cries in the corner* 7mo
UnabridgedPod @zest_thereader No shame and no comparisons!! I‘d love to know: What did you read? Did you enjoy it? 7mo
zest_thereader @Unabridged The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson. Yeah, it was a good read, many of the twists were unpredictable but I found half of the book kinda slow. 7mo
UnabridgedPod @zest_thereader Oh, I like that one—my husband agrees with your review! Will you read the rest of the trilogy? 7mo
zest_thereader @Unabridged Yup, I have already half of the second book, I have kept it on hold for sometime though 7mo
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Speak No Evil | Uzodinma Iweala
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Almost at 9 hours for the #24B4Monday readathon. This #TournamentOfBooks #ToB2019 selection was a good fit for the #BlackHistoryMonth theme. It‘s a powerful coming-of-age and coming-out story.

@Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid

Andrew65 A great time so far, well done. 👍🙌😊 9mo
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