What's I've Read
Thankfully, I've already read three of the titles: Fates and Furies, which I loved; The Spool of Blue Thread, which was good and fine but not spectacular for me; and The Story of My Teeth, which has flashes of brilliance and an abundance of ambition, but it wasn’t particularly enjoyable to read.
What I Haven't Read
That leaves me with fourteen books to read by mid-March if I want to read the entire bracket. Realistically, it's unlikely, but many of the titles I've been meaning to read, and the Tournament of Books may push me to do so. I hope to find time for: The Turner House, The Sellout, The Tsar of Love and Techno, The Invaders, The Sympathizer, The Whites, and A Little Life. The rest: definite maybes. I'm quite intrigued by Oreo, Ban en Banlieue, and The Bats of the Republic. If I get through all of those, I'll be close enough to all seventeen that I might power through.
I'll be posting reviews as I finish these titles, and depending how many I read, and how the brackets shape up, I may post commentary about some of the rounds here too. I'm also having so much fun reading backlist Baileys Prize nominees and great new 2016 fiction, so my reading life is as fractured as ever, which keeps me from ever reading ALL the books, but at least it has be reading a lot of them.
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