Battle of the Books 2017


2017 Teams

The 6th Wave

Zavier A.
Alexander P.
Katherine S.
Summer A.C.
Alexis R.
Amber C.

The “A” Team

Nick K.
Liz B.
John H.

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You can still make and/or join a team! See Mr. Johnson in the Library!

How It Works.

The Details.

  1. Up to 6 people per team (you can only be on one team).
  2. Your team needs to read all 28 books on “The List.”
  3. In February teams will take an online quiz as a group about the 28 books and their authors.
  4. The top 16 teams go to the Grand Battle in Marshalltown on April 17!

If you are looking to participate in the Battle of the Books, please see the Library / Media Center staff so sign up.

Forming a Team.
If you have a team of up to 6 please let us know so we can put you all in the same team. We are also creating teams with individual students. This is a great way to meet some new people and collaborate! You do not have to have 6 people in your team. If you would like to have less than 6 and close your team, please let us know.

Each Team will need to come up with a team name. Names must be school appropriate.

The Books.
The 28 books selected for you to read by the IHSBOB committee are award winning books from across many genres. It will be up to your team to decide on your reading strategies. Will the group decide on who reads what or will everyone read all the books. It is up to you to decide among your team. The Linn-Mar Library has all the books available for check out. Please make sure to bring the books back at the end of the checkout period so other teams can read the books as well.


Title Author Award Genre
Love is the Drug Alaya Dawn Johnson 2015 Andre Norton Sci Fi/Fantasy
All the Light We Cannot See Anthony Doerr 2015 Alex Historical Fiction
Bellweather Rhapsody Kate Racculia 2015 Alex Mystery/Horror
Bingo’s Run James A. Levine 2015 Alex Realistic Fiction
Confessions Kanae Minato 2015 Alex Realistic Fiction
Everything I Never Told You Celeste Ng 2015 Alex Historical Fiction
Lock In John Scalzi 2015 Alex Sci Fi
Martian: a novel, The Andy Weir 2015 Alex Science Fiction
Terrorist’s Son: A Story of Choice, The Zak Ebrahim 2015 Alex Biography
Those Who Wish Me Dead Michael Koryta 2015 Alex Murder/Mystery
Wolf in White Van John Darnielle 2015 Alex Realistic Fiction
I lived on Butterfly Hill Marjorie Agosin 2015 Belpre Historical Fiction
Brown girl dreaming Jacqueline Woodson 2015 CS King Poetry
Gabi, a girl in pieces Isabel Quintero 2015 Morris Realistic Fiction
Dash Kirby Larson 2015 O’Dell Historical Fiction
Girls like us Gail Giles 2015 Schneider Realistic Fiction
5th Wave, The Rick Yancey 2015-2016 IHSBA Science Fiction
Butter Erin Jade Lange 2015-2016 IHSBA Realistic Fiction
Divided We Fall Trent Reedy 2015-2016 IHSBA Realistic Fiction
Doctor Sleep: A Novel Stephen King 2015-2016 IHSBA Horror Fiction
Eye of Minds, The James Dashner 2015-2016 IHSBA Science Fiction
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock Matthew Quick 2015-2016 IHSBA Realistic Fiction
Full Ride Margaret Peterson Haddix 2015-2016 IHSBA Realistic Fiction
Impossible Knife of Memory, The Laurie Halse Anderson 2015-2016 IHSBA Realistic Fiction
Moon and More, The Sarah Dessen 2015-2016 IHSBA Realistic Fiction
Scorpio Races, The Maggie Stiefvater 2015-2016 IHSBA Fantasy
Selection, The Kiera Cass 2015-2016 IHSBA Fantasy
Every day David Levithan 2016-2017 IHSBA Realistic Fiction