2017 Book Madness: Time to vote for the Sweet Sixteen

by on March 13th, 2017

The Book Madness brackets have been updated to show titles advancing to the Second Round.


Banned Books

  • Drama by Raina Telgemeier
  • The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
  • Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
  • Yertle the Turtle by Dr. Seuss
  • Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George

Forgotten Classics

  • Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
  • Heidi by Johanna Spyri
  • Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
  • The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
  • Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton
  • The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
  • George and Martha by James Marshall
  • Higglety Pigglety Pop! by Maurice Sendak

Series and Sequels

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
  • Geronimo Stilton by Various Authors
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
  • Who Was … by Various Authors
  • Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel
  • Elephant and Piggie by Mo Willems
  • Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi

Best Book Artists

  • Rosemary Wells
  • Jan Brett
  • Mo Willems
  • Sandra Boynton
  • Kevin Henkes
  • Lois Ehlert
  • Brian Selznick
  • Molly Idle


Dystopian Fiction

  • The Stand by Stephen King
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • The Children of Men by D. James
  • Neuromancer by William Gibson
  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • The Red Rising Series by Pierce Brown
  • The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Graphic Novels and Comics

  • Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore
  • Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O’Malley
  • Palestine by Joe Sacco
  • Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto
  • The Sandman by Neil Gaiman
  • Peanut by Ayun Halliday
  • Bone by Jeff Smith
  • Blankets by Craig Thompson

Historical Fiction

  • Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
  • Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
  • The Quiet American by Graham Greene
  • All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
  • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe


  • The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
  • Bill Hodges Trilogy by Stephen King
  • The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Armand Gamache series by Louise Penny
  • In The Woods by Tana French
  • Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

Stop in before 5 p.m. Sunday to vote for the titles you think should advance to the Sweet Sixteen! Voting takes place at the Book Madness display, which is located in the First Floor Gallery.

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