The Book Report

The Tournament of Books

By posted at 9:00 am on March 28, 2016 1

Welcome to a new episode of The Book Report presented by The Millions! This week, Janet and Mike got to serve as commentators for The Morning News Tournament of Books. They discuss the results, as well as some of the surprises along the way.

covercovercoverDiscussed in this episode: The Sellout by Paul Beatty, The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra, basketball, Fates and Furies and Arcadia by Lauren Groff, Bats of the Republic by Zachary Thomas Dodson, The Turner House by Angela Flournoy, A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler, Jeff VanderMeer.

Not discussed in this episode: Mike’s unfortunate prediction that A Gronking to Remember by Lacey Noonan would go all the way this year.

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One Response to “The Tournament of Books”

  1. Amy S
    at 6:09 pm on March 28, 2016

    Yes! The only reason I read “How Should a Person Be?” was due to TOB and I HATED it! this might be the book prompting the creation of my ‘infuriatingly overrated’ goodreads shelf!

    loved the commentary today!!

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