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Mikkelsen Madness

2021 Book Battle

Learn about the books!

Winner: Queen's Gambit

Final Bracket for 2021




2021 Schedule


Brackets Announced: 2/8/21

Completed Brackets Due: 2/26/21


Round 1: 3/1 - 3/4

Round 2: 3/7 - 3/10

Round 3: 3/14 - 3/16

Round 4: 3/19 - 3/21

Round 5: 3/24 - 3/26

Round 6: 4/5 - 4/7

Winners Announced: 4/8

2021 Winners

Round Best Bracket 2nd Place Bracket Voting
Round 1 Callin N. Atianna H. Hannah D., Lauren, Z. & Chelsea F.
Round 2 Atianna H. Anna G. McKenna M., Jessica K., & Amy L.
Round 3 Rachel B. Nolan F. Taylor K., Dagny A., & Hailey N.
Round 4 Jessica B. Rachel S. Grace D., Dylan B., & Maddie E.
Round 5 Brooklyn G. Claire E. Brittany K., Nikki F., & Kaitlyn H.
Round 6      

About the Books


"Contemporary" Nonfiction (2010-2021) vs "Classic" Nonfiction (before 2010)


"Contemporary" Fiction (2010-2021) I "Classic" Fiction (before 2010)


"Contemporary" Nonfiction (2010-2021)

Book Title

(click on the title to read a summary of the book)


Call Number

(click on the call number to check availability)

Caste Isabel Wilkerson Ole's Oasis HT725.U6 W55 2020
Shrill Lindy West  Ole's Oasis PN4874 .W425 A3 2017
They Called Us Enemy George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott Young Adult D769.8.A6 T355 2019
All the Single Ladies Rebecca Traister Ole's Oasis HQ880.4.U6 T73 2016
Becoming Nicole Amy Ellis Nutt Ole's Oasis HQ77.95.U6 N87 2015


Sam Quinones HV5840.M4 Q56 2015 
Underland Robert MacFarlane Ole's Oasis GN755 .M295 2020
The World of Wonders Aimee Nezhukumatathil Ole's Oasis QL791 .N425 2020
Solutions & Other Problems Allie Brosh Ole's Oasis PN6727.B7568 S65 2020
Trespassing Across America Ken Ilgunas  Ole's Oasis GV199.44 .N654 I54 2017
Yellow Bird Sierra Crane Murdoch Ole's Oasis HV6762.U5 M78 2020
Work Won't Love You Back Sarah Jaffe Ole's Oasis HD6955 .J34 2021
Stories From Suffragette City Edited by MJ Rose and Fiona Davis Ole's Oasis PS648.W6 S86 2020
Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu Joshua Hammer Ole's Oasis Z659 .H22 2016
March  John Lewis and Andrew Aydin

Young Adult E840.8.L43 L48 2013

Humble Pi Matt Parker Ole's Oasis QA93 .P37275 2020

"Classic" Nonfiction (before 2010)

Book Title

(click on the title to read a summary of the book)


Call Number

(click on the call number to check availability)

Throwim' Way Leg Tim Flannery GN671.N5 F565 1998
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Dee Brown E81 .B75 2009
Teacher Man Frank McCourt LA2317.M36 A3 2005
The Omnivore's Dilemma Michael Pollan GT2850 .P65 2006
Amusing Ourselves to Death Neil Postman P94 .P63 1985
Silent Spring Rachel Carson SB959 .C3
Moneyball Michael Lewis GV880 .L49 2003
Room of One's Own Virginia Woolf PR6045.O72 Z474 1991
Born to Run Christopher McDougal Ole's Oasis GV1061.23 .M6 M33 2011
World Without Us Alan Weisman GF75 .W455 2007
Persepolis Marjane Satrapi Young Adult PN6747.S245 P4713 2007
Sleepers Lorenzo Carcaterra HV6439.U7 N4355 1995
Sister Outsider Audre Lorde PS3562.O75 S5 2007


Art Spiegelman D810.J4 S643 1986
Double Helix James Watson QH450.2 .W37 2001
Alexander Hamilton Ron Chernow E302.6.H2 C48 2004

"Contemporary" Fiction (2010-2021)

Book Title

(click on the title to read a summary of the book)


Call Number

(click on the call number to check availability)

The Book of Unknown Americans Cristina Henriquez  Ole's Oasis PS3608 .E565 B66 2014


Kristin Hannah Ole's Oasis PS3558.A4763 N55 2015
House of Earth and Blood Sarah Maas Young Adult PS3613.A175 H68 2020
Midnight Library Matt Haig Ole's Oasis PR6108 .A39 M53 2020
Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me Mariko Tamaki Young Adult PZ7.7.T355 L38 2019
Me, Earl & the Dying Girl Jesse Andrews Young Adult PS3601 .N373 M38 2015
Red, White & Royal Casey McQuiston PS3613.C587545 R43 2019
Night Watchman Louise Erdrich PS3555 .R42 N54 2020
Five Feet Apart Rachael Lippincott Young Adult PZ7.1.L568 F5 2018
The Chain Adrian McKinty Ole's Oasis PS3563.C38322 C53 2019
City We Became NK Jemisin Young Adult PS3610.E46 C58 2020
Migrations Charlotte McConaghy Ole's Oasis PR9619.4 .M3798 M54 2020


Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon Young Adult PN6790 .B73 M66 2011
LaGuardia Nnedi Okorafor Young Adult PN6728.L236 O38 2019
Black Buck Mateo Askaripour Ole's Oasis PS3601 .S593 B57 2021
Chain of Gold Cassandra Clare Young Adult PS3603 .L3518 C43 2020

"Classic" Fiction (before 2010)

Book Title

(click on the title to read a summary of the book)


Call Number

(click on the call number to check availability)

Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe PR9387.9.A3 T5 1992b
The War of the Worlds HG Wells PR5774.W3 2004
And Then There Were None Agatha Christie PR6005.H66 A62 1983
The Metamorphosis Franz Kafka PT2621.A26 A243 2003
The Remains of the Day Kazuo Ishiguro PR6059.S5 R46 1993
The House on Mango Street Sandra Cisneros PS3553.I78 H6 1991
It Stephen King PS3561 .I483 I8 2019
Like Water for Chocolate Laura Esquivel PQ7298.15.S638 C6613 1992
Half of a Yellow Sun Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie PR9387.9.A34354 H35 2006

A Fine Balance

Rohinton Mistry PR9199.3.M494 F56 1997
Runaway Alice Munro PR9199.3.M8 R86 2004
Locke & Key Joe Hill Young Adult PN6727 .H486 L63 2008
White Teeth Zadie Smith PR6069.M59 W47 2000
The Queen's Gambit Walter Tevis Ole's Oasis PS3570.E95 Q4 2003
Schindler's List Thomas Keneally PR9619.3.K46 S3 1993
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay Michael Chabon PS3553 .H15 A82 2000