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The Morning News’ Tournament of Books is underway!
Each year, The Morning News will make a long list of the previous year’s best books.
Next, they narrow the list down to a shortlist of the best of the best (as determined by them).
Here comes the fun part: they put the shortlist books into brackets! Like March Madness for books!
Here is my attempt to make predictions on winners based on my own bracket. Of course, I don’t understand brackets well at all.
I managed to completely ignore the fact that Sudden Death was actually part of a play-in match and wasn’t guaranteed a spot in the bracket.
…And also the zombie picks. My understanding is that you can bring a book back from the dead to have another chance at winning. I skipped over the zombie picks in this video because I just knew I’d mess them up.
I’m taking notes this year so that next year I can come back with at least some idea of how to do this thing right.
Ultimate winner: I’m pretty sure it’ll be The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.
Many other brackets I’ve seen have predicted Homegoing FTW, which would not surprise me at all. Homegoing is such a great book.
For the record, here is my bracket:
OK, I’ve rambled enough. Here are some links if you want to learn more about all of this stuff. It’s pretty addictive.
The Morning News Tournament of Books (handy link roundup):
– ToB Facebook page (where people upload their brackets)