Saturday, January 17, 2015

2014 Book of the Year Bracket Challenge: The Winner

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! 

And that is it Open Road Summer by Emery Lord is my winner. This was a 2014 debut novel for Emery Lord, but she is clearly wise beyond her years. This book seemed like it was written by an author that had already wrote 10 novels. I fell in love with the two main characters, Regan and Lilah. My review can be found here.

I would recommend any book from the top 16 down. Thanks for being apart of my Book of the Year. If you are participating I look forward to finding out your book of the year. Are you surprised by my book of the year? Have you read Open Road Summer? Let Me Know Your Thoughts.


  1. It sounds like a good book! I may have to put that on my TBR for a summer read.

    1. Its a great summer read. My sister likes reading summer books during the winter so she just read it and loved it.

  2. I'm going to have to check out this book then, because I hadn't heard of it before now! Its been so fun doing this and I'm already looking forward to next year.

    1. I'm excited to see who the winner will be next year. I hope to read a lot of amazing books this year.

  3. Aw, yay, a winner! I haven't read Open Road Summer yet, but I haven't read a bad review yet! I will definitely have to check it out soon.

    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

  4. Wow! I thought for sure The Real Boy was going to take it! This just makes me want to read Open Road Summer that much more!


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