Round two of the 2023 Close Reads literary bracket is upon us and as you can see round one saw its fair share of chaos with at least five “underdogs” winning.
Now in round 2 we get several pretty fascinating matchups featuring famous actors, major directors, and beloved books, many of which promise to be even closer than those in round one.
So get to it: scroll down, vote, argue, mourn, celebrate. The bracket carries on!
Eliminated in previous rounds: Emma (2020); One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest; West Side Story (1961); Twelve Years a Slave; Wuthering Heights (2011); Clueless; The 39 Steps; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (1979); Emma (1996); 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea; Hamlet (1990); Dr. Zhivago (1995); Atonement; A River Runs through It; Anna Karenina (2012); Romeo + Juliet; A Passage to India (1984); Children of Men; Fantastic Mr. Fox; Casino Royale (2006); Master and Commander; The Color Purple; War and Peace (2016); Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (2011); Les Mis (2012); The Shining; Strangers on a Train; Apocalypse Now; Rebecca (1940); Bridget Jones’s Diary; Babe; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; The Hunt for Red October; Emma (2009); The Great Gatsby (2010); The Count of Monte Cristo (2002); Charlottes Web (1973); Merry Adventures of Robin Hood (1973); Les Mis (2018); Jane Eyre (2011)
Oh my gosh. Why do we do this to ourselves every year.
My Fair Lady is beating The Godfather??
This is an interesting year.