Booketology: Get Your Spring Book Tournament Bracket!

March into reading madness with Booketology, the Kansas City Public Library’s spring tournament of books! Sixty-four books will hit the court starting Thursday, March 15. Which title will triumph? That’s up to you.

Bracketology – n. The process of predicting the field of the NCAA tournament.

What is Booketology? It’s battle royale of books, an epic rumble of reads to rival any college basketball tourney.

Thursday, March 15 – April 2, 2012, the Kansas City Public Library invites patrons to pit well-known favorites from eight genres against each other in a March Madness-style throwdown to determine which book (and ultimately which genre) is best.

We chose the books, you vote for the winners.

Here’s the bracket. Print it, fill it out, and follow along. (Click the image below for a larger version.)

Bracketology Round 1

(For best printing results, choose "File" > "Print Preview", and scale the image to fit on a single page.)

UPDATE: 3/15 - Get your Round 1 voting ballot here!

Booketology Rules:

  • The tournament will begin Thursday, March 15, with six rounds of online voting taking place here on the Library’s KC Unbound blog until a winner is chosen and announced on Tuesday, April 3.

  • Anyone can vote once per round.

  • When a new round begins, the bracket will be re-posted at 12 p.m. with the books that advanced.

  • Voters who enter their name and email address in the voting form will be entered into a drawing for a Booketology Prize Pack of one copy of each of the eight books that advance to the Elite 8 round, plus a basketball autographed by Kansas City author Whitney Terrell.

Come back on Thursday, March 15, for the tip-off!

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Jason Harper is the web content developer and social media manager at the Kansas City Public Library.
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