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March 23, 2015

We're into the Sweet 16!

Round 3 has started in HCC March Madness! Meet the Sweet 16:

In the Harper Lee bracket we have Neil Gaiman vs. Sophie Hannah's Agatha Christie mystery, and #1 Globe and Mail bestseller, Orphan Train, vs children's classic Bridge to Terabithia.

Over on the Dennis Lehane bracket, two Savvy Reader favourites, Book of Negroes and Secret Daughter face off, while Somewhere in France faces Station Eleven - two great reads from 2014.

In the James Rollins bracket, Narnia is up against 100 Years of Solitude, while The Little Old Lady takes on The Painted Girls.

And finally, in the JRR Tolkien bracket - it's modern classic, The Rosie Project, vs. classic Charlotte's Web, and Before I Go to Sleep against The Girl Who Was Saturday Night.

Cast your votes here, and then enter to win all 64 books. Remember, you can vote once an hour, and enter the contest once a day.


March 16, 2015

It's time for Round 2!

Round 2 of HCC March Madness has officially begun and we are down to 32 books. Head on over to the 'Vote' tab to cast your votes. Don't forget to enter to win all 64 books when you're finished voting!

Which book do you think will win? The Alchemist, Narnia, Rosie? Cast your votes, and then stay tuned next Monday to see which books make the Sweet 16.


March 9, 2015

Round One Has Begun!

Get ready, it's HCC March Madness time!

Our favourite book-themed tournament is back for its 8th year. We've chosen 64 great books, and given the site a brand new logo, and new features like a tournament predictor and the chance to double your votes by sharing. (Don't forget the hashtag #HCCMarchMadness!)

For the 2015 competition we've named the brackets after some of the past HCC March Madness winners: Harper Lee, JRR Tolkien, James Rollins and Dennis Lehane. Ready to see the books in this year's tournament? Click 'Vote Now' to start casting your votes.

Don't forget to make your predictions under the 'predict' tab! The person who scores the most points will win a prize pack of 10 books.

And, of course, one of you will also take home the 64-book grand prize! So what are you waiting for? Go cast your votes in Round 1!

About the Contest

HCC March Madness

Now in its 8th year, HCC March Madness takes 64 books and matches them head-to-head until one is crowned champion. Starting on March 9th, readers will vote in each match-up to determine which book advances to the next round. There are 6 rounds in total, and at the end one book will be announced the winner. And it’s all determined by YOUR votes!

Looking for ways to support your favourite book? You can tweet, post, or share on social media using the hashtag #HCCMarchMadness. It’s all in good fun, so feel free to champion as many books as you’d like.

The best part about this competition? One of YOU will take home a library of all 64 HCC March Madness books! Once you've voted on each match-up you'll be asked to submit a contest entry. You can vote every hour, but you can only enter the contest once a day. If you have any questions or concerns please email Sorry, our contest is only open to Canadians, but anyone can vote.

Contest Rules & Regulations >>


NEW HCC March Madness Features for 2015:

  • Think you know which book will win? Fill out our Tournament Predictor (click ‘Predict’ in the menu). Submit your predictions for a chance to win a 10-book prize pack. (Bonus prizes for everyone that correctly guesses the winning title.)
  • 'Double-up' your votes by sharing on social media. Once you have cast your votes in each match-up, click 'submit'. Then, if you click the share button your votes will be cast TWICE!
  • Add each book to your 50 Book Pledge to earn an HCCMM badge! See all the HCC March Madness titles on this bookshelf.
  • Add each book to your Goodreads shelf.
  • Have a question? See the FAQ section here.