Book Bracket 2019 – Sweet 16 Results

Voting for Book Bracket 2019’s Sweet 16 is complete! Check out the results and punny announcements for each day’s winners and losers below.

High School Favorites Region

Monday, March 25

There was no fault in Harry’s stars. 58 points for Gryffindor!

  • (1) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – 58
  • (4) The Fault in Our Stars – 30

Katniss gave Starr a little more to hate on. THUG is out of Book Bracket!

  • (3) The Hate U Give – 41
  • (2) The Hunger Games – 47

Elite 8 Match Up

  • (1) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone vs. (2) The Hunger Games

Nonfiction Region

Monday, March 25

The sun is still shining (barely) on The Oxford English Dictionary.

  • (1) The Oxford English Dictionary – 46
  • (5) The Sun Does Shine – 43

Trevor lives on. Morrie does not. (Spoiler alert!)

  • (6) Tuesdays with Morrie – 25
  • (2) Born a Crime – 58

Elite 8 Match Up

  • (1) The Oxford English Dictionary vs. (2) Born a Crime

Elementary & Middle School Favorites Region

Tuesday, March 26

Jonas also fell in a hole and broke his ankle. The Giver is out!

  • (8) Holes – 49
  • (5) The Giver – 41

Greg saw right past Theodor’s tricks with the poisonous green eggs and ham.

  • (3) Green Eggs and Ham – 29
  • (2) Diary of a Wimpy Kid – 57

Elite 8 Match Up

  • (8) Holes vs. (2) Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Classics Region

Tuesday, March 26

Sherlock Holmes had Holden arrested and taken out of Book Bracket.

  • (8) The Catcher in the Rye – 38
  • (4) A Study in Scarlet – 46

Lennie was merely a mockingbird in Harper Lee’s eyes.

  • (3) To Kill a Mockingbird – 59
  • (2) Of Mice and Men – 28

Elite 8 Match Up

  • (4) A Study in Scarlet vs. (3) To Kill a Mockingbird

Which books will move on to the Final Four?!


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:

Book Bracket Overview

The Selection Committee

Making the Bracket

Daily Voting

Student Brackets and Scoring

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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