Here's the shortlist with books I've read in bold:
- Nathacha Appanah, The Last Brother
- Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending
- Teju Cole, Open City
- Helen Dewitt, Lightning Rods
- Patrick DeWitt, The Sisters Brothers (my review)
- Jeffrey Eugenides, The Marriage Plot (my review)
- Chad Harbach, The Art of Fielding
- Alan Hollinghurst, Stranger’s Child
- Jesmyn Ward, Salvage the Bones
- Haruki Murakami, 1Q84 (my review)
- Téa Obreht, The Tiger’s Wife
- Michael Ondaatje, The Cat’s Table
- Ann Patchett, State of Wonder
- Donald Ray Pollock, Devil All the Time
- Karen Russell, Swamplandia!
- Kate Zambreno, Green Girl
Salvage the Bones, Swamplandia!, The Art of Fielding and The Tiger's Wife are all on my TBR list, so I should probably start plowing through those posthaste. I've been interested in Open City so this is a good excuse to read it and I've heard great things about State of Wonder.
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Do you follow the Tournament of Books? Which ones have you read and which ones are you looking forward to reading?