March Madness 2024: The Eras Tournament

Every Monday in March

Sweet Sixteen books in 8 decade divisions battle it out for March Madness Champion!

Submit your full bracket before March, and vote every week, for more entries to win a Stanley cup full of gift cards and goodies!

It's easy to participate! Brackets and voting forms can be:

  • Picked and dropped off at the Adult & Teen Services desk when you're here at the Library
  • Downloaded during voting weeks, printed, and turned in at the desk
  • Downloaded during voting weeks, filled out in a PDF editor, and emailed to Adult & Teen Programming Coordinator Kelli Jean kcunningham@newlenoxlibrary.org

Brackets are available now, due March 3:

Download a Blank Bracket (PDF)

Registration is not required, but by registering you will receive a reminder email when each new round of voting becomes available. Registration begins February 27.

Vote on Mondays in March

Each time you vote for the books of the week, your name will be entered into a prize raffle. The winning title will be announced on the first Monday in April.

Read through the Eras

Starting December 1, 2023, join us on Beanstack to track what March Madness books you've read, and what books you'll read next. You'll be all set for the tournament in March!

The Sweet Sixteen

16 Bestsellers Across the Decades

Tournament Bracket for 2024 showing the books listed below

2010s

  • The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

2000s

  • The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

1990s

  • Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone by J. K. Rowling
  • The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller

1980s

  • The Name of the Rose by Eco Umberto
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

1970s

  • Watership Down by Richard Adams
  • The Eagle Has Landed by Jack Higgins

1960s

  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

1950s

  • Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  • East of Eden by John Steinbeck

1940s

  • The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank