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June 05, 2009

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  • The 2nd Annual Ides of March Madness Charity Book Reading Tournament is in progress. Staff and literature-reading superstars from The King’s English booksellers (our local All Star book shop) are reading sixteen of last year’s best books in head-to-head matchups and declaring winners which then advance through the matches. Only two will make the final round, and one will be crowned the Ides Champ.

  • “Bet” on your pick to win the tournament(donate) by clicking through the link on the left side of this page (“BET THE FARM”) or by dropping in The King’s English. Donate $20 or more and be eligible to win fresh, new copies of the titles in the tournament. Choose the winning book and be eligible to win a complete set of this year’s competition titles.

  • 100 percent of your donation goes to Book Wagon and will be used to buy books for needy kids in Salt Lake City.

Ides of March Book List

  • Rachel Kushner: Telex From Cuba
  • Amanda Boyden: Babylon Rolling
  • Charles Bock: Beautiful Children
  • Jonathan Miles: Dear American Airlines
  • Richard Price: Lush Life
  • Stieg Larsson: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
  • Leif Enger: So Brave, Young And Handsome
  • Mark Sarvas: Harry, Revised
  • Marilynne Robinson: Home
  • Joseph O'Neill: Netherland
  • Toni Morrison: A Mercy
  • Keith Lee Morris: The Dart League King
  • Jhumpa Lahiri: Unaccustomed Earth
  • Philip Hensher: The Northern Clemency
  • Roberto Bolaño: 2666
  • Aravind Adiga: White Tiger