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Lacewing http://www.themorningnews.org/tob/

The Morning News Tournament of Books is currently running. I'm enjoying these reviews, as they mainly focus on what's good about each entry, and the judges unabashedly choose according to personal preferences.


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Whitney | 2195 comments Mod
The reviews / discussions are great. Thanks for posting.


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LindaJ^ (lindajs) | 2387 comments Lacewing wrote: "http://www.themorningnews.org/tob/

The Morning News Tournament of Books is currently running. I'm enjoying these reviews, as they mainly focus on what's good about each entry, and the judges unaba..."


Thanks. What an interesting way to do a tournament!


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Lacewing Oops. I shoulda posted this in Book Chat. If a mod can move it, that would be a good thing. If not, oh well. Next time.


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By your command!


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Lacewing Coolness abides!


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Lily (joy1) | 2503 comments Lacewing wrote: "http://www.themorningnews.org/tob/

The Morning News Tournament of Books is currently running. I'm enjoying these reviews, as they mainly focus on what's good about each entry, and the judges unaba..."


Thanks for bringing this to our attention, Lacewing!

Last year, after its tournament, one of the correspondents published a list of 84 books to watch for in the year ahead. It is here, with his caveat about its dubious utility, in case anyone is curious in considering how his choices have flared or disappeared:

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 8: by Lacewing (last edited Mar 24, 2015 06:56AM) (new)

Lacewing Linda, I like the zombie round part of it. Reader votes keep books alive, and in the end, the fittest come back to haunt the judges.

Thanks, Lily. As per usual, you've brought interesting background material into the mix. Nice moves!


message 9: by Lily (last edited Apr 27, 2015 10:56PM) (new)

Lily (joy1) | 2503 comments I thought I had already posted this. It is the 2015 parallel to the list noted in msg 7:

Watch List from the Morning News Tournament of Books (The Rooster Award):

"Alright, get ready ... this year's (non-binding, woefully incomplete, ever-growing) watch list is a collaboration between John and Kevin and Elliott and Laura. Did we forget your favorite? By all means, tell us about it so we can read it too!"


Saint Mazie by Jami Attenberg
Green on Blue by Elliot Ackerman
After Birth by Elisa Albert
A Cure For Suicide: A Novel by Jesse Ball
There's Something I Want You to Do: Stories by Charles Baxter
The Sellout by Paul Beatty
The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee
Outline by Rachel Cusk
The Only Ones by Carola Dibbell
The Infernal: A Novel by Mark Doten
The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
Purity: A Novel by Jonathan Franzen
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
City on Fire: A novel by Garth Risk Hallberg
Delicious Foods by James Hannaham
Our Souls at Night: A novel by Kent Haruf
Dear Thief by Samantha Harvey
The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Tusk That Did the Damage by Tania James
Welcome to Braggsville by T. Geronimo Johnson
The First Bad Man by Miranda July
My Struggle: Book 4 by Karl Ove Knausgaard
I Am Radar by Reif Larsen
Get in Trouble by Kelly Link
Satin Island by Tom McCarthy
God Help the Child by Toni Morrison
The Whites by Richard Price (Harry Brandt)
The Poser by Jacob Rubin
The Book of Aron: A novel by Jim Shepard
Making Nice by Matt Sumell
The Last Flight of Poxl West by Daniel Torday
A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
Find Me by Laura van den Berg
Gold, Fame, Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
Mislaid: A Novel by Nell Zink

http://www.themorningnews.org/tob/
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