Voting is getting harder, as we have favorites going head-to-head with other favorites. The phrase “Why do you hate me?” might have been muttered by more than one staff member while making their selections. Still, without votes, we won’t have a winner!
It’s time to dig deep, power through and make sure to get your selections in before the Library closes on Sunday. We’ll reveal our Elite Eight next Monday.
If you would like a list of every title in this year’s Book Madness competition, click here.
2016 BOOK MADNESS SWEET SIXTEEN – CHILDREN’S BRACKET
Eloise by Kay Thompson vs The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak vs Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems
ALL AGES FAVORITES
Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Florence & Richard Atwater vs Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White vs Wonder by R. J. Palacio
Warriors by Erin Hunter vs Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew by Carolyn Keene
Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne vs The Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas
My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett vs Redwall by Brian Jacques
Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley vs Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
2016 BOOK MADNESS SWEET SIXTEEN – TEENS AND ADULTS BRACKET
1984 by George Orwell vs Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald vs Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr vs Still Alice by Lisa Genova
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline vs Dead Wake by Erik Larson
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell vs The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins vs I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
ADD TO YOUR READING LIST
Shoeless Joe by W. P. Kinsella vs The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes
City of Thieves by David Benioff vs The Martian by Andy Weir