Smackdown Books 2017

Arlene's smackdown17 book montage

The Memory of Things
Hour of the Bees
The Gospel Truth
Ultraman, Vol. 1
The Bunker Diary
Trouble Is a Friend of Mine
Footer Davis Probably Is Crazy
The Hired Girl
An Ember in the Ashes
The Porcupine of Truth
Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans
Goodbye Stranger
Beautiful Blue World
The Blackthorn Key
All American Boys

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Vote That Keeps On Voting!

With a few late stragglers voting and a few who never vote (but mathematically cannot change the outcome) we finally have a winner! In second place a 9 votes each The One and Only Ivan and Counting by 7s.   Cue the tiara and tears that means Bomb wins the Smackdown this year with 14 votes (some more enthusiastic than others). I know I'm not speaking for Arlene, but I am thrilled to see a non-fiction title pull out the win. However, I will say that all the finalists were books that could go immediately into the hands of students and all could be used beautifully in classrooms if a teacher was willing. There were many great reads this year and Arlene and I encourage you to go back in the blogs and look for hidden gems you might want to catch up on this summer.

Smackdown would also like to bid farewell to Robin Knight - we smacked her right into retirement but she graciously hooked another participant from her school to join us next year. Enjoy all of that reading time!

Thank you to all our blogger participants and readers. Those that couldn't make the final meeting - we will contact you about your book orders this week. If you are interested in participating again next year or for the first time next year please leave a comment we would love to have you for Smackdown - The Nickel Edition.


  1. Well, at least I feel that the right book of the finalists won, even if poor Leonard Peacock is just the winner in my heart.
    Count me in for another year, Smackers! Can't wait.

  2. I am anxiously awaiting my books for next year!

  3. I would love to know more the Mighty Smackdown and how to participate.