Book Madness: Vote for Your Favorite Reads of 2018

Book Madness: Vote for Your Favorite Reads of 2018

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March is here, and everyone’s favorite college basketball tournament is making its way to televisions across the country. Maybe you’re filling out a basketball bracket but feel like something is missing. Something like… books. Never fear! Bookish’s Book Madness is here.

We have two separate brackets for you to print and fill out. The first features some of our favorite adult reads of 2018, and the second is packed with some of our favorite YA books of 2018. All of these books are winners in our eyes, but we thought we’d have a little fun and see which books are our readers’ top picks!

Each week in March, visit Bookish to vote for your favorite books from a range of genres. Plus, keep an eye on our Twitter and Instagram. We’ll be offering extra chances to vote there all month long!

Round three voting is now open! Take a look at the brackets below to see if your favorites made it through the first round. Fill out your predictions and share them on social media using #bookishmadness.

The books featured in the adult bracket include:

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones vs. The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang vs. The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse vs. Circe by Madeline Miller

Down the River Unto the Sea by Walter Mosley vs. Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott

The Witch Elm by Tana French vs. Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage

There There by Tommy Orange vs. The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

Hello Stranger by Lisa Kleypas vs. Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean

Vengeful by V. E. Schwab vs. How Long ’til Black Future Month? by N. K. Jemisin


The books featured in the young adult bracket include:

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo vs. Anger Is a Gift by Mark Oshiro

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black vs. Furyborn by Claire Legrand

Sadie by Courtney Summers vs. Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton vs. Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland vs. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera vs. Pride by Ibi Zoboi

The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas vs. Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson

Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram vs. Picture Us In the Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert


Winners are announced every Friday in March.

Round one of voting lasts from March 1-March 7.
Round two of voting lasts from March 8-March 14.
Round three of voting lasts from March 15-March 21.
Round four of voting lasts from March 22-March 28.

Sign up for our newsletter or follow us on social media for weekly voting reminders!

Click here for a printable adult bracket. 

Click here for a printable YA bracket.


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