2011 Tournament of Books Titles Announced

I was going to write a great post about the 2011 Tournament of Books, whose finalists were announced last week, but The Reading Ape did it better than I could have hoped to. I highly recommend hopping over there to check out his rundown and the pros and cons of the list, the judges, the tournament.

For myself, I have read exactly 0 of these titles. I own 2 of them (Bad Marie and Super Sad True Love Story). I've had my eye on a few more (Room, Freedom, Skippy Dies). Still, a sad showing for me all around.

Have you read any of these titles? Do you plan to? Will you follow the Tournament?

Note that all titles below are 30% of at Powells.com in honor of the event (titles below are linked to their Powell's page for easy ordering).

Also note that Field Notes is sponsoring the tournament this year. Purchase any one of their nifty little products and receive a FREE 2011 Tournament of Books memo book with coupon code ROOSTER.

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, by Aimee Bender
Nox, by Anne Carson
Bad Marie, by Marcy Dermansky
Room, by Emma Donoghue
A Visit From the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan
Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen
Lord of Misrule, by Jaimy Gordon
Bloodroot, by Amy Greene
Next, by James Hynes
The Finkler Question, by Howard Jacobson
Skippy Dies, by Paul Murray
Model Home, by Eric Puchner
So Much for That, by Lionel Shriver
Super Sad True Love Story, by Gary Shteyngart
Kapitoil, by Teddy Wayne
Savages, by Don Winslow


I should note that I am in no way affiliated with Powell's or Field Notes, and earn not a cent for pushing this promotion. I just think the Tournament is a great idea, and hope to see people picking up these books. I know I'm aiming to.

1 comment

  1. I also enjoyed The Ape's post. He broke down the tournament in interesting ways.


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