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Karsyn's Kickass Jocoserious, Kooky, Jannock book blog: 2014 Book of the Year Bracket Challenge ~ Semifinals

Thursday, January 15, 2015

2014 Book of the Year Bracket Challenge ~ Semifinals

Just as a reminder about my bracket ~
  • I read 310 books in 2014, 299 of them new-to-me
  • I only used new-to-me books, NO re-reads were included
  • I only used ONE book per series
  • My list was mostly randomized
  • I DID move a few books around, so my best-of-best weren't against each other

It's Semifinal time!

I asked last time if you thought my choice from 4 to 2 would be an easy one. All these books, from my top 16 especially, were fantastic. I read 299 new-to-me books over the year, so my final two is just 1% of the books that I have read, even the top 64 is only 22%. That means I read a lot of great books. Despite that, my choice going from 4 to 2 was super easy for me, a no brainer when I look at what I had and what it was against. Here's where I made sure that 3 of these top 4 were in different quadrants as I did all of my brackets, randomizing all but these 3.

The John Scalzi's were both great. With one I got a great Star Trek spoof that was laugh-out-loud funny. With the other, I got a new world with neat technology and a great mystery thriller. Both were fantastic and better than all the other books I read this year, except the last two remaining. Lock In & Redshirts ~ they were fantastic, but it's time to say Goodbye.

Here's what my bracket looks like now ~ the end is near.

And now, just two remain. My favorite books of the year.


  1. Ah, so easy! Crazy that both the Scalzis got eliminated, but it makes sense considering what they were up against.

    I have a feeling I know your winner, but I'll keep my mouth shut! :)

  2. I may not have liked GZoC, but I LOVED Lock In. :)

  3. Wow. Both Scalzis down the drain, eh? Bummer. But...that just makes these other two look that much more appealing.