It's here: Book Madness Sweet Sixteen!

Here are the titles that advanced to the Sweet Sixteen round of our 2017 Book Madness competition:


Banned Books

  • Drama by Raina Telgemeier
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
  • Yertle the Turtle by Dr. Seuss

Forgotten Classics

  • Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
  • The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
  • The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
  • George and Martha by James Marshall

Series and Sequels

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
  • Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Elephant and Piggie by Mo Willems

Best Book Artists

  • Jan Brett
  • Mo Willems
  • Kevin Henkes
  • Brian Selznick


Dystopian Fiction

  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Neuromancer by William Gibson
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Graphic Novels and Comics

  • Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore
  • Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto
  • The Sandman by Neil Gaiman
  • Blankets by Craig Thompson

Historical Fiction

  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
  • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe


  • The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
  • The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • In The Woods by Tana French
  • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

Voting for the Elite Eight has begun and will continue until the Library closes Sunday evening. This is when voting gets rough, as you may be forced to choose between favorite titles, favorite characters, and favorite writers.

We're sorry we're making you do this ... but not really. ;)


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