The 2016 Tournament of Books Long List is here!
And it looks like keeping an eye on last year’s titles to watch paid off, at least a bit, because I’ve actually read 15 of the 86 (yes…86) titles on the long list.
Saint Mazie, by Jami Attenberg
Bats of the Republic: An Illuminated Novel, by Zachary Thomas Dodson
The Turner House, by Angela Flourney
Fates and Furies, by Lauren Groff
Delicious Foods, by James Hannaham
Our Souls at Night, by Kent Haruf
Fortune Smiles, by Adam Johnson
Welcome to Braggsville, by T. Geronimo Johnson
The First Bad Man, by Miranda July
I Am Radar: A Novel, by Reif Larsen
The Tsar of Love and Techno, by Anthony Marra
God Help the Child, by Toni Morrison
The Book of Aron, by Jim Shepard
A Little Life, by Hanya Yanagihara
Mislaid, by Nell Zink
Obviously, I don’t plan to read the whole long list, but there are a handful of books I’d really like to get to before the short list is announced. It’s unlikely I’ll finish all of them, but they’re priority.
The Sellout, by Paul Beatty
A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories, by Lucia Berlin
Make Your Home Among Strangers, by Jennine Capo Crucet
She Came From Beyond!: A Novel, by Nadine Darling
The Only Ones, by Carol Dibbell
The Buried Giant, by Kazoo Ishiguro
The Tusk That Did the Damage, by Tania James
You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine, by Alexandra Gleeman
Oreo, by Fran Ross
Gold Fame Citrus, by Claire Vaye Watkins
The saddest part is that I own or had checked out six of the ten books listed from the library and just didn’t end up getting to them.
Do you get geeky over the Tournament of Books? Are there any long list titles you loved and want to recommend?