Saturday, January 10, 2015

2014 Book of the Year Brack Challenge: Elite 8

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 Elite 8 was hard. I had to eliminate books I really fell in love with this year. 

Remaining Books:
1. The Real Boy by Anne Ursu
2. City of Heavenly Fire by Anne Ursu
3. Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
4. The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
5. Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
6. Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
7. Ashes to Ashes by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
8. Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

I had to eliminate Cress. Cress! I fell in love with Cress this year. It was easily my favorite book in the series so far. Rapunzel is my favorite. Incarnate still survived and two books from the Burn for Burn series. On the Fence was another eliminate that was not easy. I loved that book. I read it in about three sittings and didn't want to put it down. These are 8 books I really loved this year, but I will be working them down to the final four.

Final Four will be up on January 13th. My book of Year will be announced so soon. 


  1. Everyone's brackets are getting tough now. Great books playing against each other. I'm rooting for a certain one of your books. It's in my TBR, so I'm hoping it does well. :)

    1. I'm interested to see which one you are rooting for.

  2. Oh wow, this looks like a really tough challenge! I've read and enjoyed so many books, even narrowing down to top 20 is ridiculously hard haha. Seems like I need to read Burn for Burn! I have heard a lot of people love it, and I've liked Jenny Han's other books, so I feel like I'll probably like Burn for Burn too :)

    1. I need to read more by Jenny Han. I have not read the summer series yet, but I hope to this year.


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