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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?! 1mo
AmyG What a day!!!! 1mo
merelybookish Fun! 1mo
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Cathythoughts I‘m looking forward to How High We Go In the Dark … great books you‘ve got there 👍🏻😃 1mo
Jas16 You deserve a lucky day! 1mo
squirrelbrain A great haul! 😁 1mo
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 $20 will be my talisman - a reminder that I am safe and protected. 1mo
Suet624 @AmyG Agreed. And it's blue skies and warm breezes. Life is good. 1mo
Suet624 @Cathythoughts I seem to remember getting this book from the library once before and ran out of time to even open it. I'm happy to get a second chance at it. 1mo
Suet624 @Jas16 Oh, thank you! I think you might be right. 😻 😍
Suet624 @squirrelbrain I'm so excited!! 1mo
BarbaraBB Lovely story about the 20$ and some good advice you gave yourself! Last but not least: terrific haul 🤍 1mo
sarahbarnes Love library abundance! ❤️ I just got How High We Go from the library today, too! 1mo
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!! 1mo
Suet624 @Chelsea.Poole That's really good to know. I picked it up on a whim. 1mo
vivastory How serendipitous that you would find the 20$! Enjoy the books & I hope you have a lovely weekend! 1mo
kspenmoll Love your 20$ talisman! Remember you deserve this summer! 1mo
Megabooks So glad you‘re joining us and how cool to find $20! 💜💜 (edited) 1mo
Nute Wow! This feels like a lucky day! Happy wishes, Sue!💕 1mo
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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! 1mo
merelybookish Wow!! You have the scoop! 1mo
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 1mo
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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 1mo
squirrelbrain Ooh interesting! She says carefully, having seen our voting….Thanks for posting BkClubCare! @BarbaraBB @Megabooks 1mo
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! 1mo
Megabooks Thanks for posting @BkClubCare !! 😁😁😁 1mo
vivastory @Megabooks Now I'm curious. Between Devil, Candy & Sea..which is your favorite? 1mo
Megabooks @vivastory sea for sure!! The other two were solid picks, but sea blew me out of the water! Sorry for the pun 😉😉 1mo
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 🤯 1mo
BkClubCare @BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain @Megabooks - I couldn‘t figure out how to copy/paste everyone 😣 So I am glad you saw this. 1mo
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. 1mo
Cinfhen Ohhh, thanks for posting! This is pretty underwhelming 😬super glad we have our alternate tournament @BarbaraBB @Megabooks @squirrelbrain 1mo
BkClubCare @Cinfhen - I don‘t have an opinion, really, but I am curious how many books were suggested and how many people contributed. 🤨 1mo
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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. 👍🏻 2mo
BarbaraBB Great choices! We‘ll make sure they get on our #CampToB longlist 😀 @squirrelbrain 2mo
squirrelbrain I use PicCollage too. Great picks - I‘ll add them to the list @BarbaraBB ! 2mo
BkClubCare @BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain - thank you 😊Ridiculously excited to share and be a part of the Litsy-TOB enthusiast club. 2mo
BarbaraBB Happy you‘re part of it! Stay tuned for our #CampLitsy idea, to be announced soon! 2mo
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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! 2mo
Megabooks @sarahbarnes yeah, that sounded really good to me! Thanks! 2mo
squirrelbrain Great choices! Just requested Disorientation on #netgalley. 2mo
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Cinfhen I love the way your covers look together!! They feel like summer reads 2mo
BarbaraBB I have been so looking forward to your choices and of course you deliver! 2mo
Megabooks @squirrelbrain I think you‘ll love it! 2mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen thanks! I‘m looking forward to a lot of reading this summer 2mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB thanks! 😘 2mo
Ruthiella The more I hear the more curious I am about Disorientation. I think I‘m gonna just read it regardless! 😆 2mo
Megabooks @Ruthiella I highly recommend it! Very smart writing. I‘d love to discuss it! 2mo
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 🙄 2mo
batsy These are 5 that I already one to read, and off to look up the Bieker 🙂 2mo
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. 2mo
Megabooks @batsy that was one I found browsing at BN that sounded REALLY good! 2mo
batsy *want to read, I mean 😅 and yep, I looked it up and it does sound good! 2mo
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... ) 2mo
Chelsea.Poole Oops! Somehow I missed your list. Great choices, as always ☺️ 1mo
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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 2mo
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! 2mo
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vivastory Great choices! I almost selected the Ali Smith 2mo
BarbaraBB Great choices! I wouldn‘t mind a bit reading these! 2mo
sarahbarnes Yes, the new Ali Smith! 2mo
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 2mo
rmaclean4 So looking forward to The Dance Tree and the new Ali Smith! 2mo
Teresereading I want to read DancingTree 2mo
BkClubCare Woot!! Olga Dies Dreaming YES 2mo
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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! 😊 2mo
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. 😉 2mo
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Chelsea.Poole lol indeed! Did you read this one? 2mo
Addison_Reads @Chelsea.Poole Yes, I enjoyed Saint X a lot unlike many other readers. 2mo
squirrelbrain I nearly added Nightcrawling to my list too, as I have a #netgalley ARC! @Chelsea.Poole Oh, and I also enjoyed Saint X. 2mo
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 2mo
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! 2mo
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. 2mo
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! 2mo
Cinfhen Same @Ruthiella 🤩💜 2mo
thebluestocking I love this! I haven‘t heard of any of them, but I‘m going to check them out. 💙 2mo
kwmg40 I loved Riot Baby and hadn't realized there's a new book by Tochi Onyebuchi. I look forward to reading this one. 2mo
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. 😁 2mo
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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 2mo
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. 🤷‍♀️ 2mo
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Cinfhen I‘m soooo excited you chose to focus on NF!!!! 2mo
vivastory That's a good idea about NF. I almost included the following on my list 2mo
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. 2mo
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. 2mo
Amiable Love the suggestion for NF. Because I love NF. Currently reading “Ancestor Trouble” right now, in fact! 2mo
BarbaraBB I love that you went with NF. It would make me go completely out of my comfort zone but I‘d love that. 2mo
ReadingEnvy Great idea! I nominated 5 novels I already had eARCs of. 🤭 2mo
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. 🙈 2mo
Megabooks Great choices! I‘d like a NF option. 2mo
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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 2mo
vivastory @Cinfhen Same here! I noticed the following on multiple lists, including yours. Moving to the top of my TBR 2mo
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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 2mo
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. 2mo
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 💝💝💝 2mo
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. 2mo
BarbaraBB Moshfegh in medieval times? That makes me think of Groff - which is not definitely a good thing. 2mo
vivastory @BarbaraBB I'm hoping it will be characters similar to her previous books, only in a different setting 🤞 2mo
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! 2mo
vivastory @rockpools I have high hopes! I loved 2mo
rockpools @vivastory Wow. I‘ll try that - it sounds like nothing else! 2mo
merelybookish Wow, these are great. I am curious about Chilean Poet and anything close to Matrix and I'm sold! 😀 2mo
vivastory @merelybookish I just keep imagining a Moshfegh character in that world 2mo
merelybookish @vivastory I've only read My Year of Rest & Relaxation so imagine the nun who just doesn't nothing. The anti-Marie. 2mo
vivastory @merelybookish Right?! "Why bother? The world is trash anyways. We're born to suffer & die." ? 2mo
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! 2mo
Megabooks Great list! I‘d like to see the Darnielle there. 2mo
BarbaraBB Multiple Choice sounds great! 2mo
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RidgewayGirl I also suggested Either/Or. 2mo
sarahbarnes Yes! I am on the list for Either/Or at the library and am excited for pure color, too! 2mo
merelybookish @RidgewayGirl I would think it and Candy House both have a good chance for making it. 2mo
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merelybookish @sarahbarnes I pre-ordered a copy back in the fall. 🙈 2mo
thebluestocking Ooh. I want to read Either/Or! This looks like a great list! 2mo
sarahbarnes Good for you! And this is such a good list - I‘m adding some of these to my TBR! 2mo
vivastory Great list! 2mo
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... 2mo
Cinfhen I‘m loving all these potential reads and I‘m certainly adding to my TBR 🤓 2mo
Ruthiella Great list. 👍 OMG, how could I overlook the Batuman book! I LOVED 2mo
Hooked_on_books I loved Disorientation and am excited for Either/Or! 2mo
BarbaraBB Such a great list. I want to read all of them now! 2mo
merelybookish @thebluestocking @vivastory @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB Thanks! Nothing's more fun than making a book list! 😀 2mo
merelybookish @batsy Yes to reading the Idiot! but I wonder if Either/Or will stand on its own. Either way, love Batuman! 2mo
merelybookish @Ruthiella I adored The Idiot as well. Tempted to re-read it! 2mo
merelybookish @Hooked_on_books I saw your review of Disorientation! I had it on my list but your review convinced me. 2mo
Megabooks Disorientation would be a great choice. I‘m excited about Either/Or as well. 2mo
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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) 2mo
Ruthiella @BarbaraBB I loved Chaon‘s Ill Will and have been meaning to read more from him ever since! 2mo
squirrelbrain I loved Flamingo. I *nearly* included the Bervoets on my list -sounds good doesn‘t it? Will post mine soonish…. 2mo
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Ruthiella @squirrelbrain I picked Flamingo because your review on Litsy made me want to read it! 😃 2mo
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 😊 2mo
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. 2mo
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) 2mo
BarbaraBB @rockpools You are so right 🤣🤣🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
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 😆 📚 2mo
merelybookish There are so many books!! Stacking Flamingo! 2mo
Soubhiville @Chelsea.Poole @rockpools I‘m getting sucked into this hashtag too! 2mo
RidgewayGirl I used the same list and also named Sleepwalk. I‘m reading it now and it‘s weird and fascinating. (edited) 2mo
thebluestocking I love the Millions‘ lists. This looks like great line up!! 2mo
BkClubCare 🦩 2mo
vivastory It's always interesting to see the overlap & the divergence between The Millions list & Lit Hub's list. Great selections! 2mo
Ruthiella @rockpools Indeed! Excitement about the TOB in all its various forms always blows up my TBR! 😂 2mo
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! 2mo
Ruthiella @merelybookish So many books! The choices are pleasantly overwhelming. 😃 2mo
Ruthiella @Soubhiville The more the merrier! 👍 2mo
Ruthiella @RidgewayGirl I expect nothing less than weird and fascinating from Chaon. Ill Will creeped me out! 😱 2mo
Ruthiella @thebluestocking The Millions really does us readers a service listing all the upcoming books! 2mo
Ruthiella @vivastory Thanks for the tip! I‘ll put Lit Hub in my back pocket for later use! 2mo
Megabooks I‘m excited to read Flamingo! It‘s a blame it on @squirrelbrain for me too. 😂 2mo
Ruthiella @Megabooks @squirrelbrain With great power comes great responsibility! 😆 2mo
squirrelbrain Eek @Megabooks @Ruthiella - now I‘m scared you won‘t like it! 😳 2mo
Ruthiella @squirrelbrain No worries! 😊 I also get nervous when I recommend a book I love to another reader. 2mo
Well-ReadNeck Sleepwalk definitely gives me ToB vibes!!!! 2mo
Ruthiella @Well-ReadNeck Excellent! I hope it gets picked . 2mo
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