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I have read none of this year's selections to compete in the tournament of books. I'm going to try for eight. Anyone else?

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, by Aimee Bender
Nox, by Anne Carson
Bad Marie, by Marcy Dermansky
Room, by Emma Donoghue
A Visit From the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan
Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen
Lord of Misrule, by Jaimy Gordon
Bloodroot, by Amy Greene
Next, by James Hynes
The Finkler Question, by Howard Jacobson
Skippy Dies, by Paul Murray
Model Home, by Eric Puchner
So Much for That, by Lionel Shriver
Super Sad True Love Story, by Gary Shteyngart
Kapitoil, by Teddy Wayne
Savages, by Don Winslow

http://www.themorningnews.org/archive...

The tournament begins March 7!


message 2: by Gayla (new)

Gayla Bassham (sophronisba) | 156 comments I've read eight and I'd like to read the other eight by March 7. We'll see....


message 3: by Susan (new)

Susan | 69 comments I have only read "Freedom", and I am hoping to read the remaining 11. The books are on hold at the library, now I just need the time to read! Wouldn't it be great if there were more time to read prior to the zombie voting deadline?


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Available unabridged on Audible:

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, by Aimee Bender
Room, by Emma Donoghue
A Visit From the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan
Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen
Bloodroot, by Amy Greene
The Finkler Question, by Howard Jacobson
Skippy Dies, by Paul Murray
Model Home, by Eric Puchner
So Much for That, by Lionel Shriver
Super Sad True Love Story, by Gary Shteyngart
Savages, by Don Winslow

I think I can take care of 4 that way while driving and at the gym. Started Skippy Dies today.


message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

Available on the Nook:

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, by Aimee Bender
Bad Marie, by Marcy Dermansky
Room, by Emma Donoghue
A Visit From the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan
Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen
Bloodroot, by Amy Greene
Next, by James Hynes
The Finkler Question, by Howard Jacobson
Skippy Dies, by Paul Murray
Model Home, by Eric Puchner
So Much for That, by Lionel Shriver
Super Sad True Love Story, by Gary Shteyngart
Kapitoil, by Teddy Wayne
Savages, by Don Winslow

Unfortunately, none are part of the Nook's lending program.


message 6: by Cheyenne (new)

Cheyenne | 1 comments I have only read 4, but already did my zombie voting because one of them was a favorite of the books I read last year. I'll probably read at least one more off the list before the tournament starts, but I also like reading match commentary on the books I haven't read. Then I read the books that sound most appealing to me!


message 7: by Miriam (new)

Miriam | 17 comments I've read two (Next and A Visit from the Goon Squad) and will have read Nox before the 7th. I have Freedom, Skippy Dies and Room. And I might get one of them, done before TOB starts, but I'm not in a huge hurry to do so.


message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

Miriam wrote: "I've read two (Next and A Visit from the Goon Squad) and will have read Nox before the 7th. I have Freedom, Skippy Dies an..."

I've got Freedom up next, having nearly finished with Goon Squad and the Finkler question. I'm heartily recommending Skippy Dies as my favorite TOB so far.


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