2011 Tournament Of Books

Jan 21

It is time for the Seventh Annual Tournament of Books which is to bibliophiles what March Madness is to college basketball fans. Let me try to summarize the process for you and give you a couple of links to learn more.

16 popular novels from the previous year are chosen and placed into a competitive bracket.

Seventeen judges go through ‘several rounds of competition’ deciding which one of two books move on to the next competition. 16 books becomes eight, eight becomes four, four becomes two, two becomes one, The Rooser, Champion Book of the Year.

There are opportunities for readers to vote… so why not try and participate in this fun event?

The official site is here. An explanatory NPR recording is here.

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