- The Booker Prize shortlist will be announced Tuesday. I haven't made nearly as much progress reading the longlist as I'd like (I've only managed three and a half of the twelve), but I still hope to at least finish the shortlist before the winner is announced on October 16. So far, I'm rooting for Swimming Home, which I'll be reviewing on Wednesday.
- The National Book Award nominees will be announced October 10. I always love reading the five fiction nominees and being in the conversation of what was left out, what shouldn't be included, and what it all means about the state of American fiction.
- The fall Dewey's Readathon will be October 13. It starts at 7 a.m. Iowa time and goes for 24 hours. The readathon is always so much fun, and I'm already making piles of books to read. I like to surround myself with books shorter than 300 pages and have a mix of historical, mystery, contemporary, diverse settings, and nonfiction. As the date gets closer, I'll share my piles and plans. As I have neither the desire nor the ability to actually read for 24 hours, this year I'm thinking of attempting two 12-hour days. The second day won't be as fun without the other readers, but I think it would still be delightful.
I'm off to spend my day reading The Forgetting Tree by Tatjana Soli, which I'll be reviewing here tomorrow. Happy Sunday!
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