I’ve been running March Reading Madness on my work blog: HSC Library Pride (we have PRIDE because our school has Passion, Respect, Integrity, Diversity, Excellence). I started out with sixteen titles, all of which were top circulated titles this school year. Those titles were:
- City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare vs Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
- City of Glass by Cassandra Clare vs Deadpool Corps (graphic novel) by Victor Gischler
- Destiny’s Hand (manga) by Nunzio Defilippis vs Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
- Fiendish by Brenna Yovanoff vs If I Stay by Gayle Forman
- Just Listen by Sarah Dessen vs Soulless (manga) by Gail Carriger
- Naruto (manga) by Masashi Kishimoto vs The Fault in our Stars by John Green
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot vs Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
- This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen vs Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Students voted via Survey Monkey and I posted the new rounds approximately every week (well, that was the plan, but we know how plans go). We started week 1 on Feb 24th, week 2 on March 9th, Week 3 on March 20th, and this final round opened yesterday, April 2nd.
The final round is:
Soulless vs. Etiquette & Espionage both by Gail Carriger. My poor interns don’t know which to vote for; they love both books.
That top 16 is a pretty impressive list. I’m so glad that one nonfiction made it (Immortal Life…), even though it didn’t make it past round 1. There were some very close races as this went on, some as close as one vote.
I can’t wait to see how the Final Round turns out!