Tournament of Books 2015
 
 

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Summer Reading


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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Vintage)
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Vintage)
by Cheryl Strayed
Staff Pick
I know this title is everywhere right now. I was very fortunate to get an advanced copy, and I immediately fell in love. Why? Well, like many, my favorite books are those that seem to have been written just for me. I deeply understood the raw ache of... (read more)

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Wildwood (The Wildwood Chronicles #1)
Wildwood (The Wildwood Chronicles #1)
by Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis
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Prue McKeel's life is ordinary. That is, until her brother is abducted by a murder of crows and taken to the Impassable Wilderness, a dense, tangled forest on the edge of Portland. No one's ever gone in — or at least returned to tell of it. So... (read more)

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Mink River
Mink River
by Brian Doyle
Staff Pick
I haven't enjoyed a book this much in so long! Set in a tiny coastal Oregon town, this story is populated with characters who seem to leap off the page and speak their lines into your ear. They are that real. Brian Doyle breaks all the so-called "rules... (read more)

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Ready Player One
Ready Player One
by Ernest Cline
Staff Pick
I had many books on my to-read list, but this one jumped straight to the top as soon as I got my hands on a copy. It has everything I love about video games and cartoons and anime from the '80s. The pacing of the book is great, and it quickly became one... (read more)

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Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
by Susan Cain
Staff Pick
One-third of the world's population are introverts, and we are quietly going to take over the world while you extroverts are busy yapping it up and not paying attention. Don't say you haven't been warned.... (read more)

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Thinking, Fast and Slow
Thinking, Fast and Slow
by Daniel Kahneman
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Major New York Times bestsellerWinner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the best books of 2011A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 TitleOne of The Economists 2011... (read more)

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Wolf Hall
Wolf Hall
by Hilary Mantel
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Do we really need another sweeping historical epic set in 16th-century England? One which possesses at its heart yet another subplot about Henry VIII and his volatile affections? We certainly do if the novel is written by Hilary Mantel. Written in a... (read more)

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The Night Circus
The Night Circus
by Erin Morgenstern
Staff Pick
Touted as an adult's version of Harry Potter, The Night Circus actually lives up to its hype. It's the story of a couple of magicians, a circus, and a duel. And, of course, it's so much more. Morgenstern's creation is astounding and intricate, delicate... (read more)

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Bossypants
Bossypants
by Tina Fey
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Before Liz Lemon, before Weekend Update, before Sarah Palin, Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she... (read more)

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Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
by David Sedaris
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A new collection of essays from the #1 New York Times bestselling author who has been called "the preeminent humorist of his generation" by Entertainment Weekly. From the unique perspective of David Sedaris comes a new book of essays taking his... (read more)

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2666
2666
by Roberto Bolano
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Three academics on the trail of a reclusive German author; a New York reporter on his first Mexican assignment; a widowed philosopher; a police detective in love with an elusive older woman — these are among the searchers drawn to the border city... (read more)

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Beautiful Ruins (P.S.)
Beautiful Ruins (P.S.)
by Jess Walter
Staff Pick
Jess Walter gets nearer the Pulitzer with Beautiful Ruins. Chance meetings during the 1962 filming of Cleopatra in Italy set in motion events that spiral into the present day. Walter captures perfectly how the best part of life is that it doesn't turn... (read more)

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The Orchardist (P.S.)
The Orchardist (P.S.)
by Amanda Coplin
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A Best Book of the Year Washington Post • Seattle Times • The Oregonian National Public Radio • Amazon • Kirkus Reviews Publishers Weekly • The Daily Beast An Indie Next Pick A Barnes & Noble Discover Pick At the turn... (read more)

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The Shadow of the Wind
The Shadow of the Wind
by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Okay, never mind that The Shadow of the Wind starts off in a wonderfully mysterious bookstore and that there's a romantic element that is not schmaltzy, but "timeless" in the best sense of the word. What I loved was how I thought I knew where the author... (read more)

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The Magicians
The Magicians
by Lev Grossman
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As a diehard Narniaphile and fantasy addict, I think it would have been impossible for me not to fall in love with The Magicians. Taking a page from C. S. Lewis, Grossman introduces Fillory, a charming and uncanny alternate world created by a fictional... (read more)

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Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (Vintage)
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (Vintage)
by Christopher McDougall
Staff Pick
Born to Run is the one of those books you just can't keep to yourself. In fact, it's probably the one title I've recommended more than any other in the last two years. It has a little bit of everything: adventure, travel, history, science, and sport, all... (read more)

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Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis
by Timothy Egan
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How a lone mans epic obsession led to one of Americas greatest cultural treasures: Prizewinning writer Timothy Egan tells the riveting, cinematic story behind the most famous photographs in Native American history — and the driven, brilliant man... (read more)

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Gone Girl
Gone Girl
by Gillian Flynn
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Both a cautionary tale for bad men and a clarion call for unhappy women, Gone Girl is a compelling page-turner that does not let up. Every few pages another bombshell drops, and the tension is exquisite! While Nick Dunne lackadaisically plans to show up... (read more)

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Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
by Sheryl Sandberg
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Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means that women’s voices are still not heard equally in the... (read more)

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Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
by Joshua Foer
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Foer's unlikely journey from chronically forgetful science journalist to U.S. Memory Champion frames a revelatory exploration of the vast, hidden impact of memory on every aspect of our lives. On average, people squander forty days annually... (read more)

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