Tournament of Books 2015: Final Bracket

Posted 28 March, 2015 by April @ The Steadfast Reader in books and publishing, Reading

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So, things are looking kind of messy in my bracket here. But this week came with some thrilling things happening.

Annihilation v. An Untamed State

No surprise here – An Untamed State took it, which is exactly how I would have it.

Semi-Finals

Redeployment v. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

It’s hard for me to have an opinion on this one since I didn’t get around to Those Who Leave, I can say that Redeployment was excellent and I was sad to see it go – but didn’t expect it to take the whole Rooster.

A Brief History of Seven Killings v. The Paying Guests

Unsurprisingly A Brief History took this one, it seemed to be dominating the competition thus far. While I didn’t finish A Brief History I did read The Paying Guests and wasn’t too sad to see it go.

Zombie Round

The Resurrected

Station Eleven and All the Light We Cannot See came back, not particularly surprising zombies given the rabid popularity of both, but I was holding out some hope that we might see The Bone Clocks come back. C’est la vie.

Station Eleven v. A Brief History of Seven Killings

I would go so far as to call this an upset! Though it was hardly upsetting for me – I loved Station Eleven was thrilled to see it defeat A Brief History before this round I would have put A Brief History in the running to take The Rooster.

Final predictions for next week:

We’re going to see All the Light go up against An Untamed State on Monday. I predict that An Untamed State will previal. Actually – I predict that An Untamed State will take The Rooster. I know it’s ironic because in my original predictions when Station Eleven and An Untamed State were matched up I predicted Station Eleven to prevail. I’ve since changed my mind. I loved Station Eleven and it’s beautifully written but I think that An Untamed State has much more raw power.

In the event that All the Light prevails – I think it could go either way. Both Station Eleven and All the Light are beautifully written and lyrical but in that event I’ll be rooting for Station Eleven – I just found it more enjoyable.

I guess we’ll find out next week!

What about you, Reader? Any last minute predictions? Thoughts? Feelings?

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  • This week was definitely a bit of a whirlwind! I’m kind of hoping for a re-match of Station Eleven vs An Untamed State… but I wouldn’t be surprised at all if All the Light prevails. We shall see.

  • Even though my original bracket is a mess, I did have the final matchup being Station Eleven vs. All the Light…if that happens, I agree on hoping Station Eleven comes out on top. I’m with Katie in hoping that we get to see An Untamed State go up against Station Eleven, though – it makes for more fun.