2024 March Madness — Book Edition

March Madness: Book Edition

By the narrowest of margins, “The Boys in the Boat,” upset the defending champion “To Kill a Mockingbird,” to win the 2024 March Madness: Book Edition. “The Boys” overcame its underdog status, facing down formidable opponents each week.

Only a few bracket holders had faith in this feel-good book about the 1936 University of Washington crew team who beat the odds to become Gold Medal champions in the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

In fact, only 5 of the 44 brackets submitted had Daniel James Brown’s book taking the Championship. The bracket holder with the most points—94—was Chris Schremmer, closely followed by John Gladson, with 92.

Congratulations to all who took part in our March Book Madness.

You’re all winners in our book!

Final Standings

The bracket below will be updated weekly with the winners from each round.

 

Sweet 16

    • FINAL
    • The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman 1
    • The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson 0
    • FINAL
    • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 1
    • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott 0
    • FINAL
    • The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman 0
    • Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus 1
    • FINAL
    • The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride 0
    • Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie 1
    • FINAL
    • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote 1
    • American Prometheus by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin 0
    • FINAL
    • The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown 1
    • Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly 0
    • FINAL
    • Becoming by Michelle Obama 0
    • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson 1
    • FINAL
    • Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann 1
    • Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt 0

Elite 8

    • FINAL
    • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 1
    • Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus 0
    • FINAL
    • The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman 0
    • Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie 1
    • FINAL
    • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson 0
    • Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann 1
    • FINAL
    • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote 0
    • The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown 1

Final 4

    • FINAL
    • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 1
    • Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie 0
    • FINAL
    • The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown 1
    • Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann 0

Championship

    • FINAL
    • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 0
    • The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown 1

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