Tournament of Books Ro(o)ster

Finally, what you’ve all been waiting for: the 2011 Tournament of Books roster! I mean rooster. No, wait, I do mean roster. Books filling the coveted brackets are:

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
Nox by Anne Carson
Bad Marie by Marcy Dermansky
Room by Emma Donoghue
A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon
Bloodroot by Amy Greene
Next by James Hynes
The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson
Skippy Dies by Paul Murray
Model Home by Eric Puchner
So Much for That by Lionel Shriver
Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
Kapitoil by Teddy Wayne
Savages by Don Winslow

And you have until January 27 to cast your vote for the Zombie Round contender.

The judges have been chosen as well, and so the rest of us to play along at home, sponsor Field Notes has created a limited-edition Tournament of Books reading list memo book, so you can keep track of your reading and save those clever comments. They’re free with any other Field Notes purchase while supplies last, which probably won’t be long—the coupon code is ROOSTER.

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