By Ashly Moore Sheldon • March 17, 2022
There are lots of things to be excited about during March: rising temperatures, the first of the spring flowers, and of course, ThriftBooks Novel Knockout™. It's like March Madness, only with books! This year's theme is Series Smackdown featuring 32 spectacular series (all nominated by book lovers from Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!).
In previous years, we've started the voting with 64 individual novels, rather than the series. In last year's Generation Domination, Books were divided into four generational divides: Baby Boomers (born 1946–64, Gen X (1965–79), Millennials (1980–94), and Gen Z (1995–2012), with the Millennial favorite, Harry Potter, beating out the three other finalists, listed below.
This year, the Harry Potter Series did not end up being nominated, which means the current champion will have to give up the crown. Interestingly, all three of the runner ups were nominated, giving them another chance to come out on top. We can't wait to see what happens!
Voters on either side of these battles offer passionate support for their contender as they watch the numbers climb. As always, we love seeing how much you love your books! If one of your favorites has been cut, don't fret. We're giving extra points on each week's eliminated series, because all of these great books deserve to be celebrated. Here are some of the most contentious battles (so far) from this year's bouts.
It's up to you, our dear readers, to decide the ultimate winner. Here are the results of the most recent battles where our voters narrowed it down. Only four series left!
Voting on the final rounds will take place next week on Twitter, Instagram Stories, and in our Facebook Group (or on the comments of the Novel Knockout™ page on our website).