2015 Tournament of Books: Day 5

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Have you been following along with the Tournament of Books proceedings? Today’s contenders are Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill vs. Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer.

'Dept. of Speculation' vs. 'Annihilation' cover art

The only selections that I’ve read thus far in the competition are Station Eleven and Everything I Never Told You (I’m currently reading All The Light We Cannot See). Annihilation has been on my to-read list since it was featured on some “Best of 2014” lists at the end of last year. Still, I haven’t read either of today’s picks yet so I was excited to see how they would match up! It seems like the match commentators were surprised by the outcome. Oh, I love an underdog!

You can check out the judge’s opinion and read full match commentary here. The ToB continues on Monday with Station Eleven facing off against An Untamed State. And if you didn’t see my post yesterday, Powell’s is offering 30% off the 2015 ToB selections for a limited time!

[Spoiler alert – stop reading if you don’t want to know who’s won each day.]


If you haven’t been following along, here’s a list of the winners so far:

Day 1 – The Bone Clocks
Day 2 – A Brief History of Seven Killings
Day 3 – All The Light We Cannot See
Day 4 – The Paying Guests
Day 5 – Annihilation

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