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Book Madness 2017


The Library is celebrating its own version of "March Madness" for adults, teens and kids (grades 4 - 5). Patterned after the NCAA Basketball Tournament, "Book Madness" places 16 popular books in competitive brackets.

Fill out a bracket with your predictions and vote weekly for your picks. (You don’t need to read all the books to participate.)

Stop in to pick up the books you haven’t read, download them from our website or reserve your book online, by phone or in person. Brackets are available at the service

Turn in completed brackets in person by March 5 to be eligible to win prizes. Winners will be announced April 3.

Adult Books

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
Dead Wake by Erik Larson
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
Killing Reagan by Bill O’Reilly
Orphan Trainby Christina Baker Kline
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi


Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Gone by Michael Grant
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
Legend by Marie Lu
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans
The Selection by Kiera Cass
The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Unwind by Neal Shusterman

Grades 4 - 5

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down by Jeff Kinney
Dog Man by Dav Pilkey
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
I Funny by James Patterson
I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 by Lauren Tarshis
Masterminds by Gordan Korman
Out of my Mind by Sharon M. Draper
Plants vs. Zombies by Paul Tobin
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
Sisters by Raina Telgemeier
Stick Dog by Tom Watson
Sunny Side Up by Jennifer L. Holm
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger

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