March Madness (2)

Hello again dear readers. You are only a day and a bit away from the weekend! Just don’t forget to enjoy the moment while you’re looking to the horizon.

If you missed last week’s March Madness post, you should probably go check it out here.

To simplify it for you, I want to hold a March Madness tournament, but for books.

I narrowed the books down into four more popular categories, each having 16 books.

I decided on these genres and these books doing some pretty thorough research into popular books in each genre.

I will make a post about the rules for this, and what will be happening during March a few weeks before it goes live, but you can check out the list of books in each genre down below.


These are the 16 Books in each of the four categories:

Horror

  1. Rosemary’s Baby
  2. The Haunting of Hill House
  3. The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories
  4. Carrie
  5. Dracula
  6. Frankenstein
  7. Pet Semetary
  8. The Shining
  9. Let the Right One In
  10. Gothic Tales
  11. The Exorcist
  12. Interview with the Vampire
  13. Ring
  14. The Turn of the Screw
  15. The Woman in Black
  16. The Tell-Tale Heart

Mystery

  1. The Maltese Falcon
  2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  3. Gone Girl
  4. In Cold Blood
  5. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  6. The Hounds of Baskerville
  7. The Girl on the Train
  8. Rebecca
  9. The Firm
  10. Murder on the Orient Express
  11. Davinci Code
  12. And Then There Were None
  13. The Godfather
  14. The Alienist
  15. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  16. A is for Alibi

Fantasy

  1. The Lord of the Rings
  2. Game of Thrones
  3. Assassin’s Apprentice
  4. The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
  5. The Lies of Locke Lamora
  6. The Name of the Wind
  7. The Eye of the World
  8. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  9. Malazan Book of the Fallen
  10. American Gods
  11. Mistborn
  12. Wizard’s First Rule
  13. The Golden Compass
  14. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  15. Outlander
  16. Eragon

Science Fiction

  1. Dune
  2. 1984
  3. Ender’s Game
  4. Brave New World
  5. Starship Troopers
  6. Fahrenheit 451
  7. The Handmaid’s Tale
  8. The War of the Worlds
  9. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  10. 2001: A Space Odyssey
  11. Star Wars
  12. Slaughterhouse-Five
  13. Watchmen
  14. The Martian
  15. The Hunger Games
  16. A Wrinkle in Time

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March Madness: Book Edition

Hello again dear readers, it’s a pleasure as always.

I am not sure how much of a sports fan you all consider yourselves, but there is a sports tournament in the U.S. every year that has inspired me to come up with this idea.

Basically the way it works, is that 64 college basketball teams play against each other in a March Madness tournament, until there is a champion.

Teams are ranked from 1st to 16th in one of four conferences, and they are paired up accordingly: 1v16, 2v15, 3v14, and so on.


As much as I love sports, I thought I would come up with a bit of a different idea for March Madness…and that is to do it with books!

I don’t have the entire list ready yet, but I am going to do some research over the next week and come up with 64 books, split into 4 different categories.

I won’t be deciding the winner of each match up…that will be left to you, my readers.

Each day in March I will post one or two of the matchups in a Twitter poll, and you can vote for your winner.

I will also be looking through social media to see if either of the books are being talked about. For each post I see about the two books facing off against each other, that will count as one vote.


Now I don’t have a large Blog, or Twitter following, so I am hoping my followers will be helping me out a little bit with this one and retweeting some of my Twitter Posts.

I am not entirely sure how well this will work, but I have my fingers crossed that it will go well. Depending on my research, I may reduce the number of books in the contest to 32 or 16, but we will cross that bridge when we come to it.


Anyways, thanks for any support you give me dear readers. It is all greatly appreciated and I hope you are as excited for this as I am.

If all goes well with it, I might have a contest with this idea for next year.

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