Book Bracket 2019 – 1st Round Results

The first round of voting for Book Bracket 2019 is complete! Check out the results and punny announcements for each day’s winners and losers below.

High School Favorites Region

Thursday, March 14 – The kite runner was struck down by the stars. John Green moves on.

  • (4) The Fault in Our Stars – 44
  • (5) The Kite Runner – 40

Friday, March 15 – Madeline was too distracted by the boy next door. Katniss runs past!

  • (2) The Hunger Games – 67
  • (7) Everything, Everything – 13

Tuesday, March 19 – Player One was not ready for Book Bracket.

  • (3) The Hate U Give – 71
  • (6) Ready Player One – 16

Wednesday, March 20 – Harry Potter shows off his strength as the overall #1 seed.

  • (1) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – 60
  • (8) Divergent – 22

Sweet 16 Match Ups

  • (1) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone vs. (4) The Fault in Our Stars
  • (2) The Hunger Games vs. (3) The Hate U Give

Nonfiction Region

Wednesday, March 13 – History is important, but the shining sun is more important in the eye’s of the voters.

  • (4) A People’s History of the United States – 10
  • (5) The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row – 81

Friday, March 15 – Ellen’s book was our first upset?! Seriously. I’m Kidding. The Oxford English Dictionary barely moves on.

  • (1) The Oxford English Dictionary – 44
  • (8) Seriously … I’m Kidding – 35

Tuesday, March 19 – Morrie and Mitch outlived James Harden in Book Bracket!

  • (3) James Harden: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball’s Premier Shooting Guards – 40
  • (6) Tuesdays with Morrie – 47

Thursday, March 21 – Trevor Noah may have been born a crime, but he was also born to win!

  • (2) Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood – 72
  • (7) John Glenn: A Memoir – 27

Sweet 16 Match Ups

  • (1) The Oxford English Dictionary vs. (5) The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row
  • (2) Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood vs. (6) Tuesdays with Morrie

Elementary & Middle School Favorites Region

Wednesday, March 13 – Eragon let the Empire down after being poisoned by a meal of green eggs and ham.

  • (3) Green Eggs and Ham – 84
  • (6) Eragon – 7

Monday, March 18 – The Cat in the Hat fell in a hole and broke is ankle. He’s out!

  • (1) The Cat in the Hat – 44
  • (8) Holes – 45

Wednesday, March 20 – The Giver struck down the thief with lightning.

  • (4) The Lightning Thief – 34
  • (5) The Giver – 45

Thursday, March 21 – The caterpillar was too full to keep up with Greg’s tricks. Wimpy Kid dupes him.

  • (2) Diary of a Wimpy Kid – 57
  • (7) The Very Hungry Caterpillar – 42

Sweet 16 Match Ups

  • (8) Holes vs. (5) The Giver
  • (3) Green Eggs and Ham vs. (2) Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Classics Region

Thursday, March 14Dead in Dover: Phileas Fogg’s Failed Attempt is Sherlock Holmes’ next big case.

  • (4) A Study in Scarlet – 43
  • (5) Around the World in 80 Days – 39

Monday, March 18 – Lennie just wanted to play with the Martians. He ended up killing them all and saving the world!

  • (2) Of Mice and Men – 49
  • (7) The War of the Worlds – 40

Friday, March 22 – Holden and Odysseus were neck and neck in their battle, but Holden snuck by.

  • (1) The Odyssey – 37
  • (8) The Catcher in the Rye – 38

Friday, March 22 – “O’ brave new world!” You sounded amazing, but you were killed off by Harper Lee.

  • (3) To Kill a Mockingbird – 59
  • (6) Brave New World – 23

Sweet Sixteen Match Ups

  • (8) The Catcher in the Rye vs. (4) A Study in Scarlet
  • (3) To Kill a Mockingbird vs. (2) Of Mice and Men

Which book will be Book Bracket 2019 Champion?


Each year has brought nuances and updates, but through and through the process and the creation of Book Bracket has remained consistent. This year, I will be providing an insider’s look into Book Bracket, including:

If there are any elements you are interested in that I have not listed or covered, let me know and I will throw one together.

Happy Reading!

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