Batavia Public Library

Join us for March Madness during the Tournament of Books. A Sweet Sixteen of books suggested by Batavia Public Library patrons and staff will contend for the top spot in playoff-style brackets.
Each weekday, beginning March 8, we’ll post a match between two fiction titles published in 2020. The winner, determined by your votes, will move on. After the semi-final round, two eliminated titles will return to challenge the semi-finalists in the Zombie Round. At the end of the month, one title will emerge victorious.
Batavia readers can participate in the tournament by voting each day for their favorite on Facebook.  We’ll post daily results on the Library’s Facebook page. The winning title will be announced on March 31.

2021 Batavia Public Library Tournament of Books 

28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab

Deacon King Kong by James McBride

The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

The Vanishing Half  by Britt Bennett

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

The Searcher by Tana French

The House in the Cerulean Sea by T. J. Klune

Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

 

2021 Book Selections

Past Tournaments

2020 Batavia Public Library Tournament of Books Champion

 

Love, Hate & Other Filters
by Samira Ahmed

Runner Up

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern and rounding out the final four are:
The Bookwoman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

2020 Sweet 16 printable list

2020 Book Selections

2019 Batavia Public Library Tournament of Books Champion

 

Love, Hate & Other Filters
by Samira Ahmed

Runner Up

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
and rounding out the final four are:
The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn
The Outsider by Stephen King

2019 Sweet 16 printable list

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

2017 Batavia Public Library Tournament of Books Champion

A Gentleman in Moscow
by Amor Towles

Runner Up

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
and rounding out the final four are:
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty      
The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson