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Abundance courtesy of the library AND I found a $20 bill stretched out in the walkway to the building.

I‘ve got something to read for #CampLitsy and #CampTOB22 and the recommended Lily and the Octopus. The book on the bottom of the list was written by Tim Conway‘s daughter. Those of you who watched Carol Burnett shows will remember him fondly.

vivastory What are you going to do with the $20?! 2d
AmyG What a day!!!! 2d
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Cathythoughts I‘m looking forward to How High We Go In the Dark … great books you‘ve got there 👍🏻😃 2d
Jas16 You deserve a lucky day! 2d
squirrelbrain A great haul! 😁 2d
Suet624 @vivastory Funny you should ask. I'm taking the summer off & I had just been telling myself I COULD NOT worry all summer about not making money. That I needed to relax about it. A minute later I look down and there it is, right in front of me on the ground. That $20 will be my talisman - a reminder that I am safe and protected. 2d
Suet624 @AmyG Agreed. And it's blue skies and warm breezes. Life is good. 2d
Suet624 @Cathythoughts I seem to remember getting this book from the library once before and ran out of time to even open it. I'm happy to get a second chance at it. 2d
Suet624 @Jas16 Oh, thank you! I think you might be right. 😻 😍
Suet624 @squirrelbrain I'm so excited!! 2d
BarbaraBB Lovely story about the 20$ and some good advice you gave yourself! Last but not least: terrific haul 🤍 2d
sarahbarnes Love library abundance! ❤️ I just got How High We Go from the library today, too! 2d
Suet624 @BarbaraBB Thanks so much, Barbara. May I keep my enjoyment high and my worries low this summer. :)
Suet624 @sarahbarnes Aren't libraries just the best???
sarahbarnes They truly are!! 2d
Suet624 @Chelsea.Poole That's really good to know. I picked it up on a whim. 2d
vivastory How serendipitous that you would find the 20$! Enjoy the books & I hope you have a lovely weekend! 2d
kspenmoll Love your 20$ talisman! Remember you deserve this summer! 1d
Megabooks So glad you‘re joining us and how cool to find $20! 💜💜 (edited) 1d
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Sea of Tranquility: A Novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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The official TOB Summer Camp slate has been announced via Discord. #CampTOB #campTOB22 #CampLitsy

BkClubCare And the schedule has been published as well! 1w
merelybookish Wow!! You have the scoop! 1w
vivastory Interesting choices, but I'm honestly a bit disappointed as I feel like several of these will be in the end of year TOB 1w
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BarbaraBB Me too @vivastory I‘m not blown away. We were hoping for those obscure ones… 🤷🏻‍♀️ thanks for the scoop @BkClubCare!! Tagging @Megabooks @squirrelbrain 1w
squirrelbrain Ooh interesting! She says carefully, having seen our voting….Thanks for posting BkClubCare! @BarbaraBB @Megabooks 1w
Megabooks Interested to see how much overlap we have. I have already read three (Devil, candy, sea) and own YM. I plan on reading either/or but don‘t have much interest in trust. I, too, was hoping for a few that were more far afield and that I‘d be getting fresh reads. @squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB I‘m getting more excited about camp litsy and what we might read! 1w
Megabooks Thanks for posting @BkClubCare !! 😁😁😁 1w
vivastory @Megabooks Now I'm curious. Between Devil, Candy & Sea..which is your favorite? 1w
Megabooks @vivastory sea for sure!! The other two were solid picks, but sea blew me out of the water! Sorry for the pun 😉😉 1w
vivastory @Megabooks Mandel has yet to leave you adrift 🌊🤣I hope to read it soon. The Glass Hotel is a favorite of the year, so if she tops that 🤯 1w
BkClubCare @BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain @Megabooks - I couldn‘t figure out how to copy/paste everyone 😣 So I am glad you saw this. 1w
Hooked_on_books Thanks for posting! I‘m with @vivastory and am a little underwhelmed by this list. I‘m not particularly interested in the Darnielle or the Stuart, and I was planning to skip the Egan. Happy to see Mandel on here (I‘ve read it and it‘s great), plus the Batuman, which I‘m really excited for. 1w
Cinfhen Ohhh, thanks for posting! This is pretty underwhelming 😬super glad we have our alternate tournament @BarbaraBB @Megabooks @squirrelbrain 1w
BkClubCare @Cinfhen - I don‘t have an opinion, really, but I am curious how many books were suggested and how many people contributed. 🤨 1w
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[updated a few days later: realizing the the Marra book is not available until August! 😣]

Ok, ask me tomorrow and it would be a different list!! LOL #campTOB #campTOB22 #campsuggestions22

And WHERE do you find grids to create pretty layouts - who has time for this?! Ugh this took me 30 minutes?!?!

Megabooks Great choices! I use the free version of pic collage. 👍🏻 2w
BarbaraBB Great choices! We‘ll make sure they get on our #CampToB longlist 😀 @squirrelbrain 2w
squirrelbrain I use PicCollage too. Great picks - I‘ll add them to the list @BarbaraBB ! 2w
BkClubCare @BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain - thank you 😊Ridiculously excited to share and be a part of the Litsy-TOB enthusiast club. 2w
BarbaraBB Happy you‘re part of it! Stay tuned for our #CampLitsy idea, to be announced soon! 2w
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Y‘all know I had to add a short story collection! Here are my picks for #CampToB22 It was so great to see everyone‘s choices yesterday. I think NF would be interesting, but I‘m having a fiction moment. I‘d still join a NF one if it came about.

sarahbarnes Great choices! I‘m adding A Touch of Jen to my list! 2w
Megabooks @sarahbarnes yeah, that sounded really good to me! Thanks! 2w
squirrelbrain Great choices! Just requested Disorientation on #netgalley. 2w
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Cinfhen I love the way your covers look together!! They feel like summer reads 2w
BarbaraBB I have been so looking forward to your choices and of course you deliver! 2w
Megabooks @squirrelbrain I think you‘ll love it! 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen thanks! I‘m looking forward to a lot of reading this summer 2w
Megabooks @BarbaraBB thanks! 😘 2w
Ruthiella The more I hear the more curious I am about Disorientation. I think I‘m gonna just read it regardless! 😆 2w
Megabooks @Ruthiella I highly recommend it! Very smart writing. I‘d love to discuss it! 2w
ImperfectCJ Moshfegh has a new one out?! I'm so bad at keeping up with what new books are coming out, I can't even keep track of my must-read authors 🙄 2w
batsy These are 5 that I already one to read, and off to look up the Bieker 🙂 2w
Megabooks @ImperfectCJ I try to stay on it but summer is always crazy!! I rarely look more than a month in the future unless it‘s a fav author like her. 2w
Megabooks @batsy that was one I found browsing at BN that sounded REALLY good! 2w
batsy *want to read, I mean 😅 and yep, I looked it up and it does sound good! 2w
BkClubCare Woot! (And... I could not find that grid in PicCollage 🥴 - I spend too much time searching and making things fit then not liking; and then everyone else‘s looks so nice and organized. Wish I knew what I am doing wrong... ) 2w
Chelsea.Poole Oops! Somehow I missed your list. Great choices, as always ☺️ 1w
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Olga Dies Dreaming | Xochitl Gonzalez
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These are the 6 books I suggested for #CampTOB22. Two are on the list because I just checked out from the library. 😃


Cinfhen I‘m shocked how many books are new to me!! I‘m LOVING all these #CampSuggestions22 2w
4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen took me a while to come up this list! This year‘s releases have my been on my radar as much as catching up with my TBR! 2w
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vivastory Great choices! I almost selected the Ali Smith 2w
BarbaraBB Great choices! I wouldn‘t mind a bit reading these! 2w
sarahbarnes Yes, the new Ali Smith! 2w
Ruthiella I considered the Yanahigara but have a strong suspicion I will end up on the 2023 long/shortlist instead. Yours is the 3rd vote for 2w
rmaclean4 So looking forward to The Dance Tree and the new Ali Smith! 2w
Teresereading I want to read DancingTree 2w
BkClubCare Woot!! Olga Dies Dreaming YES 2w
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Nightcrawling: A novel | Leila Mottley
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#CampToB22 #summercampsuggestions

I've read several great 2022 releases already that I'd love to see in the ToB, but these six are ones I am looking forward to reading. Most are upcoming releases that cover the wide range of genres/subjects I enjoy reading.

Chelsea.Poole I nearly added Nightcrawling and Rogues to my list! 😊 2w
Addison_Reads @Chelsea.Poole there were two on your list I had written down as well, Elsewhere and Here Goes Nothing. Great minds think alike. 😉 2w
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Chelsea.Poole lol indeed! Did you read this one? 2w
Addison_Reads @Chelsea.Poole Yes, I enjoyed Saint X a lot unlike many other readers. 2w
squirrelbrain I nearly added Nightcrawling to my list too, as I have a #netgalley ARC! @Chelsea.Poole Oh, and I also enjoyed Saint X. 2w
BarbaraBB I am screenshotting again! I am so delighted about all suggestions!
Cinfhen Ohhhh, 5 new to me titles!!!! Need to go check them out and I loved Saint X- the audio was fabulous 2w
Chelsea.Poole @Addison_Reads me too!! I do remember seeing lots of “meh” about Saint X but it‘s stayed with me since reading it. @squirrelbrain @cinfhen guess we are united in our thumbs up for Saint X. That‘s why Elsewhere made my list, plus the description! 2w
vivastory If I had included NF, Rogues would have been on my list. I was completely unaware of the Heltzel & I think it sounds great. The tob has definitely blurred genre boundaries the past few years with nominees like My Sister the Serial Killer and Echo Wife, so it'd be great to see a horror/thriller on a summer list. 2w
Ruthiella Fantastic list! Every single title is new to me! What I love about the TOB and this adjacent Litsy thread is the discovery of new to me books and authors! 2w
Cinfhen Same @Ruthiella 🤩💜 2w
thebluestocking I love this! I haven‘t heard of any of them, but I‘m going to check them out. 💙 2w
kwmg40 I loved Riot Baby and hadn't realized there's a new book by Tochi Onyebuchi. I look forward to reading this one. 2w
Addison_Reads @kwmg40 I loved Riot Baby too. I've been waiting on my local library to get Goliath but I might give in and buy it for myself. 😁 2w
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The Tournament | Matthew Reilly
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Here are my suggestions for this year‘s #camptob. I went with nonfiction published in 2022 both because they will not be eligible for the actual #rooster and because I loved the year they did nonfiction for camp. #camptob22

Chelsea.Poole Oh I love your nonfiction choices! I adore NF and didn‘t know if we could select it for camp. I‘m a noob at #ToB! Really looking forward to 2w
thebluestocking @Chelsea.Poole I love NF too! It may not be what they were looking for, but they said they wanted to shake it up and not have books that would otherwise be in the actual tournament. 🤷‍♀️ 2w
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Cinfhen I‘m soooo excited you chose to focus on NF!!!! 2w
vivastory That's a good idea about NF. I almost included the following on my list 2w
squirrelbrain Great idea to choose NF and some great choices! It‘s all new to me too @Chelsea.Poole so I didn‘t know they‘d had NF in the past either. 2w
Ruthiella Fantastic idea! I would love it if this were the real list. I don‘t read enough Nonfiction and need challenges like this to encourage me. 2w
Amiable Love the suggestion for NF. Because I love NF. Currently reading “Ancestor Trouble” right now, in fact! 2w
BarbaraBB I love that you went with NF. It would make me go completely out of my comfort zone but I‘d love that. 2w
ReadingEnvy Great idea! I nominated 5 novels I already had eARCs of. 🤭 2w
merelybookish That would be an excellent way to keep the two tourneys separate! And I'm dying to read Ancestor Trouble. I'm also curious about The 90s although worried the nostalgia might kill me. 🙈 2w
Megabooks Great choices! I‘d like a NF option. 2w
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Here are my #summercampsuggestions for #CampTOB22 I used a combo of my mental TBR, fellow Littens' posts & a quick browse of Lit Hub's '22 most anticipated guide, A quick caveat: I did not post any books that I would like to see on the end of the yr TOB. None of the 3 big April releases (Stuart, Mandel, Egan), the recent Batuman or the forthcoming Mosfegh. I wouldn't be upset if the ones I posted made it onto the regular TOB & they're still TBR.

Cinfhen Nice choices!! I‘m just adding more books to my TBR 2w
vivastory @Cinfhen Same here! I noticed the following on multiple lists, including yours. Moving to the top of my TBR 2w
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Ruthiella We have some overlap! I also considered picking Darnielle...but I‘ve not read him yet and kinda want to start with 2w
vivastory @Ruthiella Great minds! I hope to read How High etc in the next couple of weeks. Wolf in White Van is my favorite of the two that I have read. 2w
BarbaraBB Such clever thoughts in putting together this list. I am so interested in the Chaon and I didn‘t know about an new Moshfegh 💝💝💝 2w
vivastory @BarbaraBB Thanks! The new Chaon sounds really interesting, as does the new Moshfegh which will be a bit of a departure as it's set during medieval times. 2w
BarbaraBB Moshfegh in medieval times? That makes me think of Groff - which is not definitely a good thing. 2w
vivastory @BarbaraBB I'm hoping it will be characters similar to her previous books, only in a different setting 🤞 2w
rockpools I‘m interested in the Zambra novel - didn‘t know that existed. I‘ve only read his short stories, but really liked them, so high hopes! 2w
vivastory @rockpools I have high hopes! I loved 2w
rockpools @vivastory Wow. I‘ll try that - it sounds like nothing else! 2w
merelybookish Wow, these are great. I am curious about Chilean Poet and anything close to Matrix and I'm sold! 😀 2w
vivastory @merelybookish I just keep imagining a Moshfegh character in that world 2w
merelybookish @vivastory I've only read My Year of Rest & Relaxation so imagine the nun who just doesn't nothing. The anti-Marie. 2w
vivastory @merelybookish Right?! "Why bother? The world is trash anyways. We're born to suffer & die." ? 2w
sarahbarnes Great list! I‘m adding Chilean Poet to my list. And I really want to read how high we go. And a new Moshfegh - I missed that! Thank you! 2w
Megabooks Great list! I‘d like to see the Darnielle there. 2w
BarbaraBB Multiple Choice sounds great! 2w
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RidgewayGirl I also suggested Either/Or. 2w
sarahbarnes Yes! I am on the list for Either/Or at the library and am excited for pure color, too! 2w
merelybookish @RidgewayGirl I would think it and Candy House both have a good chance for making it. 2w
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merelybookish @sarahbarnes I pre-ordered a copy back in the fall. 🙈 2w
thebluestocking Ooh. I want to read Either/Or! This looks like a great list! 2w
sarahbarnes Good for you! And this is such a good list - I‘m adding some of these to my TBR! 2w
vivastory Great list! 2w
batsy Great list! I'm so keen to read Disorientation and Pure Colour. I also want to read Either/Or but after getting to The Idiot... 2w
Cinfhen I‘m loving all these potential reads and I‘m certainly adding to my TBR 🤓 2w
Ruthiella Great list. 👍 OMG, how could I overlook the Batuman book! I LOVED 2w
Hooked_on_books I loved Disorientation and am excited for Either/Or! 2w
BarbaraBB Such a great list. I want to read all of them now! 2w
merelybookish @thebluestocking @vivastory @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB Thanks! Nothing's more fun than making a book list! 😀 2w
merelybookish @batsy Yes to reading the Idiot! but I wonder if Either/Or will stand on its own. Either way, love Batuman! 2w
merelybookish @Ruthiella I adored The Idiot as well. Tempted to re-read it! 2w
merelybookish @Hooked_on_books I saw your review of Disorientation! I had it on my list but your review convinced me. 2w
Megabooks Disorientation would be a great choice. I‘m excited about Either/Or as well. 2w
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I used The Millions “most anticipated” book list and whittled it down to these for the Tournament of Books Summer Camp 2022. I don‘t read a lot of front list books, so it was a bit of a struggle to choose but now I‘m totally excited to see what makes the cut! 🐓

#CampToB2022 #SummerCampSuggestions2022

BarbaraBB This is great! I didn‘t know about a new Dan Chaon but am thrilled about it! I was thinking too of the Flamingo‘s. I read How High and didn‘t really enjoy it but I am a minority there. The other books I‘ll have to check out! (edited) 2w
Ruthiella @BarbaraBB I loved Chaon‘s Ill Will and have been meaning to read more from him ever since! 2w
squirrelbrain I loved Flamingo. I *nearly* included the Bervoets on my list -sounds good doesn‘t it? Will post mine soonish…. 2w
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Ruthiella @squirrelbrain I picked Flamingo because your review on Litsy made me want to read it! 😃 2w
Cinfhen Ohhh, Im definitely getting excited about ALL the possibilities for #CampToB22 - I need to look into a few of these titles that I‘m unfamiliar with🤓Thanks for tagging me 😊 2w
rockpools This hashtag is going to seriously damage all of our TBRs! So many I haven‘t come across yet - and True Biz which I‘m really excited for. 2w
BarbaraBB @Ruthiella I loved Ill Will too! And I only now see that you included Hannah Bervoets (thanks to @squirrelbrain comment!). That novella is good! (edited) 2w
BarbaraBB @rockpools You are so right 🤣🤣🤷🏻‍♀️ 2w
Chelsea.Poole I JUST started True Biz, like 5 minutes ago. Loved How High and interested in Flamingo. Thanks for tagging me! And I agree @rockpools this hashtag could disrupt my reading plans BIG TIME 😆 📚 2w
merelybookish There are so many books!! Stacking Flamingo! 2w
Soubhiville @Chelsea.Poole @rockpools I‘m getting sucked into this hashtag too! 2w
RidgewayGirl I used the same list and also named Sleepwalk. I‘m reading it now and it‘s weird and fascinating. (edited) 2w
thebluestocking I love the Millions‘ lists. This looks like great line up!! 2w
BkClubCare 🦩 2w
vivastory It's always interesting to see the overlap & the divergence between The Millions list & Lit Hub's list. Great selections! 2w
Ruthiella @rockpools Indeed! Excitement about the TOB in all its various forms always blows up my TBR! 😂 2w
Ruthiella @Chelsea.Poole Glad to have your support for Flamingo and How High! Now let‘s see what I can squeeze in before the votes are tallied! 2w
Ruthiella @merelybookish So many books! The choices are pleasantly overwhelming. 😃 2w
Ruthiella @Soubhiville The more the merrier! 👍 2w
Ruthiella @RidgewayGirl I expect nothing less than weird and fascinating from Chaon. Ill Will creeped me out! 😱 2w
Ruthiella @thebluestocking The Millions really does us readers a service listing all the upcoming books! 2w
Ruthiella @vivastory Thanks for the tip! I‘ll put Lit Hub in my back pocket for later use! 2w
Megabooks I‘m excited to read Flamingo! It‘s a blame it on @squirrelbrain for me too. 😂 2w
Ruthiella @Megabooks @squirrelbrain With great power comes great responsibility! 😆 2w
squirrelbrain Eek @Megabooks @Ruthiella - now I‘m scared you won‘t like it! 😳 2w
Ruthiella @squirrelbrain No worries! 😊 I also get nervous when I recommend a book I love to another reader. 2w
Well-ReadNeck Sleepwalk definitely gives me ToB vibes!!!! 2w
Ruthiella @Well-ReadNeck Excellent! I hope it gets picked . 2w
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