Batavia Public Library

Annual Tournament of Books



New fiction has home court advantage each March during the Batavia Public Library Tournament of Books! Join us each spring when 16 fiction titles published the previous year are pitted against one other in a March madness style bracket. Each weekday features a match between two of these titles—Batavia patrons can vote on Facebook and in the Library. The winner, determined by patron votes, moves on to the next round. We post daily results in the Library and on the Library’s Facebook page. Voters have the chance to win book prizes, and to hear about great new reads. Join us next time!


Nominate books for the next round

Previous tournaments

2018 Batavia Public Library

Tournament of Books Champion



Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

by Gail Honeyman






runner up

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas


and rounding out the final four are:


Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate



We are currently seeking nominations

for the Batavia Public Library 2019 Tournament of Books!


Is there a new book you can’t stop thinking about? What recent novel have you been recommending to all your friends? Tell us about it—your suggestion might make Batavia’s Sweet Sixteen.


We are looking for the best new fiction titles to vie for the top spot in the 2019 tournament. Contenders should be adult or young adult fiction and must have been published in 2018. Please send your suggestions to:


Tournament of Books nominations


please include title and author

Want to know more about previous years’ contests? Check out our previous tournaments page.