Tuesday, January 6, 2015

2014 Book of the Year Bracket Challenge Final 32

January 6th : Initial eliminations. All rounds of eliminations needed to get the number of contestants reduced to 32. 
January 8th Elimination to find the Sweet Sixteen.
January 10th : Reducing challengers to eight books - the Elite Eight.
January 13th Quarterfinals. Determine your Final Four.
January 15th : Semi-Finals. Only two may enter the final arena.
January 17th : Finals...the Champion will be determined. Announce your Book of the Year! 

The first round of eliminations. There is still some books I don't care for in this section. Here is the books that remain.

1. Four Friends by Robyn Carr
2. The Fairest of Them All by Carolyn Turgeon
3. The Real Boy by Anne Ursu
4. True Colors by Kristin Hannah
5. Allegiant by Veronica Roth
6. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
7. Sunlight and Shadow by Cameron Dokey
8. The Subtle Beauty by Anne Hunter
9. Swan Sisters by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
10. Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
11. Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
12. On the Fence by Kasie West
13. An O'Brien Family Christmas by Sheryl Woods
14. The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
15. How Zoe Made her Dreams (mostly) Come True by Sarah Stromeyer
16. Pivot Point by Kasie West
17. Cress by Marissa Meyer
18. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow
19. Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
20. Asunder by Jodi Meadows
21. Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
22. The Book Thief by Veronica Roth
23. Four by Veronica Roth
24. Fire with Fire by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
25. The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston
26. How to Love by Katie Cotugno
27. Ashes to Ashes by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
28. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
29. Zel by Donna Jo. Napoli
30. Infinite by Jodi Meadows
31. Split Second by Kasie West
32. Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

The entire NewSoul, Pivot Point, and Burn for Burn series made it to the final 32. Also every book I read by Kasie West and most books by Rainbow Rowell made it to this round. Sweet 16 will be up on the 8th. 


  1. We definitely have different tastes in books. I've only read 4 of your 64 list and The Night Circus would have made it to the end of any year, it's my most favorite book, ever. Also, I love Virgin River and Thunder Point by Robyn Carr, those are two of my favorite series, but I HATED Four Friends. I couldn't even finish it. Hope you are enjoying going through your books! :)

    1. I didn't enjoy Four Friends either, but I'm open to reading more books by Robyn Carr. I enjoy primarily Ya and Fairytale Retellings. This was such a fun way to pick my book of the year.


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