Booketology: Elite 8 Winners
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Our Spring Tournament of Books has returned for the third year! Check out the results of the Elite 8, and vote in the Final 4 of Booketology, where it's book vs. book and you decide the winner!
Some contests were close: The classic Little Women defeated new kid The Fault in Our Stars, though John Green fans can take comfort in the fact that the book lost by a margin of less than 20 votes! And the Mystery Gone Girl narrowly edged out the iconic Graphic Novel Watchmen.
Other brackets were dominated by long-time favorites: Ender's Game quickly defeated Terry McMillan's Who Asked You? While The Ocean at the End of the Lane lost to A Wrinkle in Time, which took three out of four votes.
The full breakdown from the Elite 8 is below. All of the competing books are available for checkout from the Library.
Here is the Booketology Final 4 bracket, you can vote in this round from Tuesday, April 1, through Thursday, April 3.
Round 1: March 22-24
Sweet 16: March 25-27
Elite 8: March 28-31
Final 4: April 1-3
Championship: April 4-6
The championship book will be announced on April 7!
Vote now and have fun, everyone!
About the Author
Liesl Christman is the digital content specialist for The Kansas City Public Library, managing content for the Library's blogs and social media accounts. She is an unabashed enthusiast of comic books, roller derby, and all things food.