08 January 2014

New Challenge: The 2014 Tournament of Books

Or, Rooster X, given the artwork and anniversary.

This year marks the tenth offering of The Tournament of Books by The Morning News.  Some might call this March Madness for bookworms.  I've always kind of followed it but never really made and effort to get all the books read so I could actually participate.



Well, in the spirit of reading widely, I decided to give it a shot this year.  TMN announced the finalists yesterday:
    • At Night We Walk in Circles by Daniel Alarc√≥n
    • The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
    • The Tuner of Silences by Mia Couto
    • The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
    • How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid
    • The Dinner by Herman Koch
    • The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
    • Long Division by Kiese Laymon
    • The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
    • Hill William by Scott McClanahan
    • The Son by Philipp Meyer
    • A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki 
    • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell 
    • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
    • The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara
    • Pre-Tournament Playoff Round
      • Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
      • Woke Up Lonely by Fiona Maazel
So, 17 books in about three months (going to try for the end of March to get them all read - that's a lot of pages there, especially with The Goldfinch and The Luminaries).

I've already read Eleanor & Park, so that's one down.  My next two up are A Tale for the Time Being and The People in the Trees.  Off I go!

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