Blank Brackets — > HERE <–
Explore the Goodreads > Groups –> Tourney Folder HERE <– (not sure if you have to join? I don’t recall how that works but I think it is set to public-view)
I’m so excited!
So far, Pachinko advances over The Animators, Skippy Dies defeats Idaho, Version Control over Girl.Woman.Other (I *hate* commas in book titles), and Homegoing wins over There.There!
That was last week.
This week, so far, A Tale for the Time Being triumphs over Never Let Me Go and The Tsar of Love and Techno narrowly escapes over Nothing to See Here‘s Fire Kids.
This is getting GOOD. All of the judgments have been wonderful to read and cheer for. I can’t argue with any of them. According to my favorites in order (see below), I should be a bit disappointed but let’s remember – -these are FAVORITES! so I can’t be upset.
(Honestly? I had forgotten that I had place Tsar the top of the top. I made this list before the bracket was announced.)
My list track is here — the long list and the short list… with my list in order presented here:
The Tsar of Love and Techno, Milkman,
Life After Life, Version Control, A Tale for the Time Being, Nothing to See Here, Homegoing, The Animators, Pachinko, Idaho, Never Let Me Go, Girl♥Woman♥Other, Stephen Florida, Skippy Dies, Exit West, There♠There
For the rest of the week, I hope Life After Life prevails and Milkman conquers.
*** Updated: Stephen Florida wins over Life After Life.. 10/20/21
*** Updated: Milkman is selected over Exit West 10/21/2021
Then… we’ll just have to see what happens! My vote for top 8:
Which is your favorite?
Are you going to drop everything once the TOB Long List is announced for 2022?!?!?! I will…
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8 thoughts on “TOB Favorites – It’s ON!”
I hope Version Control does well; it’s one of my favorites and I wish more people would read it!
Such a great book and I’m thankful for the introduction to Palmer. I enjoyed Mary Toft, as well.
Of these I’ve read only three: Homegoing, Life After Life, and Tale for the Time Being.
Reply sent too soon: the first two I mentioned are all time favorite books.
Life After Life just got beat. 😦
The reviews/judgments are all fantastic!
I”ve read and loved three of those. Good choices!
Since I was a judge, I can’t say much about what I want to see happen, because I know which books end up in the final! But it’s been interesting to watch with that piece of information. I know where things land, but not exactly how it gets there!
Thank you so much for letting me know this was happening! I’m having fun following along and have bumped some books up in my TBR pile now 🙂
My favorite of the ones I’ve read was Pachinko.