As coincidence would have it, just after I posted my bracket Erratic Project Junkie resurfaced with her annual book of the year. And then had a fantastic schedule that I could in no way hope to keep up with. Heck I couldn’t even keep my own schedule! But I do want to make sure to give credit where credit is due – head over to her blog to see the real bracket challenge. I’m following her lead, just at my own pace.
Since utterly failed to keep the last schedule I’m not going to give you a full schedule. But I hope to have Sweet Sixteen for you this upcoming Friday.
2015 Book of the Year Initial Eliminations
I’ll show you the contenders, what you voted for and my decision. It’s interesting where we did and didn’t agree 🙂
You voted: The Raven Boys
Spot #1 Goes To… Lady Isabella’s Scandalous Marriage
I think Raven Boys is a pretty popular series, but the narration didn’t do it for me. Plus, I’m pretty invested in the McKenzie’s 🙂
I was pretty surprised that y’all voted Cutlass, considering how popular Colleen Hoover is. Ugly Love hit me pretty hard emotionally, which of course means I loved it. Loved both books, but the one that put me in tears will usually win 🙂
Now vote on Sweet 16, Spot #1
I’m not surprised that y’all didn’t vote with me here – I haven’t sung RS Black’s praises in a while – mainly because this was the last book in the series that made me fall for her. But this book was EPIC so yeah, it wins and will likely be around for a while (hint, hint)
Here we agree finally! I really want to give this series more attention this year.
Now vote on Sweet 16, Spot #2
Again, we agree! I just loved Alienated and even though I love WTZ there’s more chances for Angel on the bracket 🙂
We’re on a streak! This book was just so hilarious. May be my favorite Historical read of 2015. Not to drop hints or anything.
Now vote on Sweet 16, Spot #3
Had the Felicity Heaton book been one of the earlier ones in the series, this would have been a more challenging matchup. But I’m not loving the later books like the earlier ones. Plus, I really REALLY enjoyed Danielle’s Cursed by Fire (and the sequel). I can’t wait to see where the series goes!
How do you vote when the books are from the same series? It’s so damn hard! Honestly this was a toss up, but Spider’s Revenge was the one I literally could not put down, so it wins by a hair.
Now vote on Sweet 16, Spot #4
Okay, yes. I absolutley love the Lunar Chronicles and Fairest was FANTASTIC. But if you’ve seen me rave about Sherry D. Ficklin’s series this isn’t a surprise for you. I fell hard for these books. I own them in digital and signed collector’s editions…
After my major Kitty binge this summer, this one probably isn’t a surprise, right?
Now vote on Sweet 16, Spot #5
What can I say? I just have a major weakspot for the Molly Harper – Amanda Ronconi matchup. They’re always so fun!
I’ve become a Hussie – not to mention that Block was one of the books that rescued me from my book slump last year!
Now vote on Sweet 16, Spot #6
Man I seriously enjoyed Stray and I’m trying to figure out why I didn’t ever continue reading the series! I even have book 2 and 3!
Like I said, I’ve become a Hussie. Plus, I wasn’t that impressed with Insurgent. Good, not great.
Now vote on Sweet 16, Spot #7
Yep! You know how much I love this series, right?! I was a sucker for the covers and then the books really sucked me in!
I completely understand why y’all voted for Shelby – I do love Shelby. But I LOVED Revive, so much. So much that I broke my rule and read the sneak peak. Which reminds me… I need to see if book 2 is out yet…
Now vote on Sweet 16, Spot #8
Again… I went through a MAJOR Kitty Binge this summer. Because it was too good to put down!
Yeah I understand the tie, I really feel like my choice is arbitrary honestly.
Now vote on Sweet 16, Spot #9
Unlike most votes between two books from 1 series, this one was very easy. House of Horrors was easily one of my favorite books in the series.
The last book in a favorite series… yeah, I can’t let it out of the bracket this early!
Now vote on Sweet 16, Spot #10
Again I find myself wondering why I haven’t read book 2 in a series that I really enjoyed so much!! I think this one could be because the books are so long… but also so good!
Yep, we agree again! If you’ve read Ink and Bone you know it’s a great start to a new series and I can’t wait to read more. An easy win!
Now vote on Sweet 16, Spot #11
This was my first Sabrina Jefferies read and it was a lot of fun 🙂
Another great series coming from Chloe Neill! I really love how this one kicked off and can’t wait to see more! (I know, the I can’t wait to see more is a recurring theme, but I mean it!)
Now vote on Sweet 16, Spot #12
Like I said earlier, this trilogy sucked me in and I love it so much. This was the last book in the trilogy and really fantastic, despite how much I loved ACOTAR!
Gotta love Jennifer Estep and yet… When a Scot Ties the Knot was my introduction to Tessa Dare and it was just too fun. A really hard decision (I’ve actually changed my mind twice now) but now I’m going with Tessa Dare.
Now vote on Sweet 16, Spot #13
J.D. Robb sucked me in this winter and, though I’m on a break from it for a little bit, In Death is a fantastic series and not much can beat it…
Yeah, we totally agreed on this one. Both were fantastic, but Vengeance in Death was brutally fantastic.
Now vote on Sweet 16, Spot #14
I know I said that not much could beat In Death, but November 9 was really fantastic. Not to mention that In Death already has a pretty good standing on the bracket, so why not let one go to another amazing Hoover read?
I absolutely loved both books… BUT Diana Pharaoh Francis is one of those authors that always leaves an incredible impression. So, yeah The Black Ship for the win!
Now vote on Sweet 16, Spot #15
That’s a hard choice, same series, same great characters. Honestly a toss up, but the mood of WTZ Gone Wild was a bit more on the depressing side, so that’s how I picked.
That’s two for Cat and Bones this round! Guess I need to spend some time with that series this year, huh?
Now vote on Sweet 16, Spot #16
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