The NBCC Finalists

The National Book Critics Circle Awards are probably something all book reviewers should pay attention to even if book awards aren't normally your thing. Even if your reviews don't show up regularly on the pages of the NYT book review, if you've ever written a book-rant on GoodReads or squee'd on your book blog, like it or not you are a book critic. So take a gander at what your fellow critics (you know, the ones who actually get paid for spewing forth the same subjective bullshit we do) chose as the best of the best of 2014. Awards will be presented on March 12, 2015. 

Betting pool, anyone?




8 comments:

  1. I really like this year's fiction selections. It's going to be a tough call on who will win, Personally, Euphoria is my favorite, but i sense that Lila may have a better chance.

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    1. You think? I was thinking Euphoria would nab it. Not sure. I was hoping for An Unnecessary Woman, but was afraid Seven Killings would get it. Not that Seven Killings wasn't well written, just...meh. Not sure.

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  3. I just put 4 of the fiction selections on hold at the library (I already have Lila), and the only one with even ONE hold ahead of me was Euphoria. I don't know if that means anything as far as voting goes, but it seemed odd to me.

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    1. Really? That does seem weird. Or perhaps America really is illiterate. It's a toss up.

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  4. I'm on the fence about Euphoria - it just doesn't seem like it would be for me. Want to change my mind?

    I'll have to nose around my library and see any of the others have come in. An Unnecessary Woman seemed particularly good!

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  5. I'm on the fence about Euphoria - it just doesn't seem like it would be for me. Want to change my mind?

    I'll have to nose around my library and see any of the others have come in. An Unnecessary Woman seemed particularly good!

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  6. Well. Shit. I have obviously been reading the wrong books because I don't recognize a single book on these lists. Some (unpaid) book critic I am.

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Fire away!