2019 Batavia Public Library

Tournament of Books Champion



Love, Hate & Other Filters

by Samira Ahmed






Nominate books for the next round

Previous tournaments




2018 Batavia Public Library

Tournament of Books Champion



Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

by Gail Honeyman






runner up

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas


and rounding out the final four are:


Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate



We are currently seeking nominations

for the Batavia Public Library 2020 Tournament of Books!


Is there a new book you can’t stop thinking about? What recent novel have you been recommending to all your friends? Tell us about it—your suggestion might make Batavia’s Sweet Sixteen.


We are looking for the best new fiction titles to vie for the top spot in the 2019 tournament. Contenders should be adult or young adult fiction and must have been published in 2018. Please send your suggestions to:


Tournament of Books nominations


please include title and author

Want to know more about previous years’ contests? Check out our previous tournaments page.