The Book of the Year Bracket Challenge is a blogging challenge open to all reading bloggers.  Participants set a goal for the number of books they wish to read in a year and then enter those books into an NCAA style bracket of any size and in any order they choose. During January 2015, all participating bloggers will begin working through their brackets, eliminating books and picking champions with the ultimate goal of naming their favorite book (book of the year) for 2014.

The very first challenge I signed up to on my blog was this one and I’m really excited now the time has come to reveal my book of the year. So here are the books I read in 2014 in their starting brackets.64 Slot Bracket First RoundHere is what will follow this post:

January 6th : Initial eliminations. All rounds of eliminations needed to get the number of contestants reduced to 32.

January 8th Elimination to find the Sweet Sixteen.

January 10th : Reducing challengers to eight books – the Elite Eight.

January 13th Quarterfinals. Determine your Final Four.

January 15th : Semi-Finals. Only two may enter the final arena.

January 17th : Finals…the Champion will be determined. Announce your Book of the Year!