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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tournament of Books

 The Morning News's Tournament of Books has posted their long list for 2011.

The TOB is a bracket-style competition, where books advanced based on readers' picks and reviewers' choices. Since I won The BG News Final Four bracket last year, I'm thinking I might have to give this book-bracket thing a chance. Below is the 2010 bracket, and a lot of books that have just been added to my "To Read" list.

The 16 books from the long list for that will make it to the actual 2011 competition won't be announced until January. But to see the long list now, click through the jump. 

The 2011 Tournament of Books Long List

The Pregnant Widow, by Martin Amis
The Infinities, by John Banville
The Map of True Places, by Brunonia Barry
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, by Aimee Bender
If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This, by Robin Black
Ordinary Thunderstorms, by William Boyd
Doubles, by Nic Brown
Parrot and Olivier in America, by Peter Carey
Nox, by Anne Carson
Exley, by Brock Clarke
Witz, by Joshua Cohen
The Passage, by Justin Cronin
Stiltsville, by Susanna Daniel
Bad Marie, by Marcy Dermansky
The Autobiography of Jenny X, by Lisa Dierbeck
Room, by Emma Donoghue
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky, by Heidi W. Durrow
A Visit from the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan
Aliss At The Fire, by Jon Fosse
Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen
Safe from the Sea, by Peter Geye
The Solitude of Prime Numbers, by Paolo Giordano
The False Friend, by Myla Goldberg
36 Arguments for the Existence of God, by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein
Lord of Misrule, by Jaimy Gordon
Museum of the Weird, by Amelia Gray
Bloodroot, by Amy Greene
The Line, by Olga Grushin
Orion You Came and You Took All My Marbles, by Kira Henehan
Horns, by Joe Hill
The Four Stages of Cruelty, by Keith Hollihan
Sleepless, by Charlie Huston
Next, by James Hynes
The Finkler Question, by Howard Jacobson
Great House, by Nicole Krauss
The Surrendered, by Chang-rae Lee
The Man From Saigon, by Marti Leimbach
The Instructions, by Adam Levin
The Ask, by Sam Lipsyte
What We Are, by Peter Nathaniel Malae
Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War, by Karl Marlantes
Beatrice and Virgil, by Yann Martel
An Object of Beauty, by Steve Martin
The Lost Books of the Odyssey, by Zachary Mason
C, by Tom McCarthy
Solar, by Ian McEwan
Driving on the Rim, by Thomas McGuane
The Spot, by David Means
American Music, by Jane Mendelsohn
How to Read the Air, by Dinaw Mingestu
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, by David Mitchell
The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers, by Thomas Mullen
Red Rain, by Bruce Murkoff
Skippy Dies, by Paul Murray
February, by Lisa Moore
Bound, by Antonya Nelson
A Beautiful Place to Die, by Malla Nunn
The Invisible Bridge, by Julie Orringer
Voice of America, by E.C. Osondu
Foreign Bodies, by Cynthia Ozick
The American Painter Emma Dial, by Samantha Peale
The Wilding, by Benjamin Percy
This Is Just Exactly Like You, by Drew Perry
Rut, by Scott Phillips
Model Home, by Eric Puchner
The Imperfectionists, by Tom Rachman
The Canal, by Lee Rourke
You Were Wrong, by Matthew Sharpe
So Much for That, by Lionel Shriver
Super Sad True Love Story, by Gary Shteyngart
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, by Helen Simonson
My Hollywood, by Mona Simpson
The Madonnas of Echo Park, by Brando Skyhorse
Private Life, by Jane Smiley
The Singer’s Gun, by Emily St. John Mandel
The Frozen Rabbi, by Steve Stern
The French Revolution, by Matt Stewart
Illustrado, by Miguel Syjuco
The Lonely Polygamist, by Brady Udall
Aurorarama, by Jean-Christophe Valtat
Kapitoil, by Teddy Wayne
The Colony, by Jillian Weise
All Clear, by Connie Willis
Savages, by Don Winslow
How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, by Charles Yu


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