March Madness for Books!

Gabe Habash -- March 13th, 2012

Over at Out of Print Clothing, the purveyor of chic book clothing, they’re holding Book Madness 2012, a bracket of 64 books set to face off, culminating in the champion being crowned April 3rd. Last year, over 41,000 votes were cast and To Kill a Mockingbird was declared king of the classics. This year, the field is focused on 21st-century fiction. You’ll find the entire list below. Which book(s) are you pulling for? Which books are the favorites (can any book prevent a Harry Potter/Hunger Games final?)? Voting has started, so click the link and cast your ballot!

NY PUBLIC LIBRARY REGION
Netherland Joseph O’Neill
The Art of Fielding Chad Harbach
Out Stealing Horses Per Patterson
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Jonathan Safran Foer
Oblivion David Foster Wallace
Life of Pi Yann Martel
The Fortress of Solitude Jonathan Lethem
The Brooklyn Follies Paul Auster
Human Stain Philip Roth
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Mark Haddon
World War Z Max Brooks
Bel Canto Ann Patchett
Water for Elephants Sara Gruen
A Mercy Toni Morrison
Gilead Marilynne Robinson
Half of a Yellow Sun Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

ROYAL LIBRARY REGION
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix JK Rowling
Kafka on the Shore Haruki Murakami
The Road Cormac McCarthy
Special Topics in Calamity Physics Marisha Pessl
Inherent Vice Thomas Pynchon
Cloud Atlas David Mitchell
Falling Man Don DeLillo
White Teeth Zadie Smith
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell Susanna Clarke
The Lovely Bones Alice Sebold
The Night Circus Erin Morgenstern
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay Michael Chabon
Wolf Hall Hilary Mantel
2666 Roberto Bolaño
Let the Great World Spin Colum McCann
The Blind Assassin Margaret Atwood

BRITISH LIBRARY REGION
Empire Falls Richard Russo
The History of Love Nicole Krauss
The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins
The Known World Edward P Jones
Tinkers Paul Harding
The Shadow of the Wind Carlos Ruiz Zafón
American Gods Neil Gaiman
Cutting for Stone Abraham Verghese
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Junot Díaz
The Master Colm Tóibín
Then We Came to the End Joshua Ferris
Absurdistan Gary Shteyngart
The Lacuna Barbara Kingsolver
Never Let Me Go Kazuo Ishiguro
The Shipping News E Annie Proulx
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Stieg Larsson

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS REGION
A Visit from the Goon Squad Jennifer Egan
The Art of Racing in the Rain Garth Stein
The Last Samurai Helen DeWitt
One Day David Nicholls
Room Emma Donoghue
The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini
Intuition Allegra Goodman
The Lotus Eaters Tatjana Soli
The Namesake Jhumpa Lahiri
The Help Kathryn Stockett
Austerlitz W.G. Sebald
Middlesex Jeffrey Eugenides
Atonement Ian McEwan
Skippy Dies Paul Murray
Tree of Smoke Denis Johnson
The Corrections Jonathan Franzen

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