- April 15, 2013
And the winner is... To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee!
64 books began, but only 1 can win and the 6th annual HCC March Madness champion is the literary classic, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee!
A huge congrats to the runner-up, A Walk Across the Sun by Corban Addison. Fans of this powerful novel put up quite a fight! If you're just discovering Addison through HCCMM be sure to check out his new novel, The Garden of Burning Sand.
Thank you all for voting, tweeting, posting, sharing, and just spreading the word about HCC March Madness! It's been a really fun 6 weeks, and we could not have done it without you!
- April 8, 2013
The last week of HCC March Madness is HERE!
We're down to the FINAL TWO books. Will it be Harper Lee's classic To Kill a Mockingbird, first published in 1960, or first-time author Corban Addison's A Walk Across the Sun, just published in 2012?
It's classic lit versus contemporary fiction here, and it's up to YOU to decide who wins!
VOTE HERE, and tweet your picks with #TeamMockingbird or #TeamAddison.
Don't forget to enter to win ALL 64 HCC MM BOOKS after you finish voting!
- April 1, 2013
We're down to the FINAL FOUR!
Who will be crowned champion?
Harper Lee's literary classic To Kill a Mockingbird?
Shel Silverstein's beloved picture book, The Giving Tree?
Corban Addison's powerful novel, A Walk Across the Sun?
Or, Maurice Sendak's delightful bedtime story, Where the Wild Things Are?
It's all up to you!
Vote, vote, vote, and enter to win ALL 64 titles!
- March 25, 2013
Another close set of match-ups for HCC March Madness! The Sweet 16 fought hard, but now only 8 books remain in the competition. Two picture books are still in the running, The Giving Tree and Where the Wild Things Are, while three Canadian authors are also fighting for that top spot.
And then there's a classic, To Kill a Mockingbird. Will it be Harper Lee's year to take home the big prize? It's all up to you guys! Keep voting, and don't forget to enter to win all 64 titles.
Show some love for your favourite title on social media with the hashtag #HCCMM.
- March 18, 2013
Today we went from 32 to 16 books, and some books put up quite a fight! Secret Daughter won by only 6 votes, taking out Beautiful Ruins. The final YA book standing, Divergent, was knocked out by Richard Ford's Canada, and A Walk Across the Sun eliminated The Lord of the Rings! Looks like our literary fiction titles came to play!
Unfortunately, it won't be a 3-peat win for Dennis Lehane this year. Gone, Baby, Gone was eliminated by Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. Now it's up to you to decide which books move forward! Head over and vote. Don't forget to vote for both match-ups in each conference, and then click the 'vote' button.
Vote every hour, enter to win every day, and share your picks on social media with the hashtag #HCCMM! Have fun!