March Madness: HPL Edition

Have you filled out your March Madness bracket yet? No, not that March Madness — the Hays Public Library edition!

Books from four “regions” are battling it out — and YOU get to help choose the champion! Pick up a bracket at the main desk, fill it out, and return it to the main desk by March 18. Titles will receive a point for each person selecting it during that round. The titles that win each round will be announced as the tournament progresses. The Champion Title will be announced on April 9! Prizes will be awarded to the person who turns in the most accurate bracket.

Reading the books is definitely not necessary, but if you’re interested in learning more about them or adding them to your list, here are the titles:

Books Made Into Movies

  1. The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks
  2. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  3. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  4. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
  5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  6. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
  7. The Vow by Kim Carpenter, Krickitt Carpenter, and Dana Wilkerson
  8. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson


  1. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  2. Unbroken by Lauren Hillenbrand
  3. Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  4. Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard
  5. No Easy Day by Mark Owen
  6. American Sniper by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwan, and Jim DeFelice
  7. Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent
  8. In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larsen

Wild Card

  1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  2. 11/22/63 by Stephen King
  3. Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling
  4. Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts
  5. Time Keeper by Mitch Albom
  6. Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich
  7. Racketeer by John Grisham
  8. Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James

Young Adult

  1. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Marcia Stohl
  2. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  3. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  4. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Septys
  5. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
  6. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
  7. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  8. The Notorious Benedict Arnold by Steve Sheinkin

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