All Library locations will be closed on Monday, July 4, for Independence Day.
Our Spring Tournament of Books has returned for the third year! It's book vs. book and you decide the winner. Check out the results of our first round, and Vote in the Sweet 16 of Booketology.
Based on NCAA Basketball's "Bracketology" we pit favorite book titles against one another, with our staff and patrons voting for the champions.
Our first round ended Monday night, and it was an interesting battle. Janet Evanovich's Takedown Twenty narrowly defeated Randy Wayne White's Bone Deep by only 4 votes, while the largest lead goes to Stranger in a Strange Land, which took its competition against Like a Mighty Army with 87% of the vote.
Super heroes were triumphant against the memoirs in Graphic Novels, with both Watchmen and The Dark Knight Returns advancing to the next round.
In Classics, the March sisters took down the whale, with Little Women defeating Moby Dick.
And in Young Adult, Rainbow Rowell's fans fought hard for Eleanor & Park, but in the end the showdown went to John Green's The Fault in our Stars.
The full Round 1 vote breakdown is below. Are you not familiar with some of the competitors? The list of books (with links to check them out from our catalog) is here.
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.