And so it begins… Tournament of Books 2017
When you search online for “Tournament of Books Rooster“, you will get the final results from last year’s contest. But if you search “TOB Rooster Long List 2017” you should find the list of 120 books published in 2016 that we all must read before March.
HA ha ha ha ha,… sniff, SOB.
You don’t really have to do that searching because I linked ’em up for you. I’m nice like that. Though, if you do want to search for that second list, you’ll get a results option for reading about the best toaster ovens in 2017. Gotta love the internet…
And the nice folk at The Morning News provides a link to a spreadsheet in case you want to print and check the thing off with a highlighter and colored pens and have a paper copy to fondle and hold and a hug and put in a notebook like I have. I had been despairing about a printable list when I realized that I didn’t read the ENTIRE post (thus missed the bit about a spreadsheet – I’m so lame.) Also, I like the Facebook Rooster page to keep track of news on this wonderful favorite event.
I am providing a list with my reviews of the books I’ve read so far in order of my most favorite to almost but not quite favorite — because all have been enjoyable or moving or startling or… Um, after the top two, I couldn’t really put the other 4 in any ranking! (Book covers link to my reviews. Pie mentions noted.)
OWNED on Kindle but not yet read: Mr. Splitfoot by Samantha Hunt
Requested from the library:
Alexander Chee’s The Queen of the Night – position in line: 1
Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing – position in line: 2
Jacqueline Woodson’s Another Brooklyn – position in line: 3
Brit Bennett’s The Mothers – position in line: 5
Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad – position in line: 62
Have you read any that I haven’t and you think will make the shortlist? TELL ME! And let me know if any of these are excellent audiobooks. Thanks, most appreciated. Let’s get reading, people! We’ve got a tournament to prep for.