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Battle of the Books

Books, Trivia, Competition

Battle of the Books is a reading competition in which student teams read books and compete in quiz-style competitions against other Adams 12 high schools. All interested students are invited to participate. 


Teams consist of three to five students. Participants can either form their own team or attend a battle to be assigned to a team. Students can choose to read whatever they want from the reading list, but student teams may also choose to strategize/break up the reading. Practice questions will be provided before each battle. 

Battle Schedule:
Mystery/Suspense - October 12, 4 pm, Northglenn High School
Fantasy - November 30, 4 pm, Thornton High School
Realistic Fiction - January 18, 4 pm, Mountain Range High School
Science Fiction - March 7, 4 pm, Horizon High School
Final Battle - April 25, 4 pm, Legacy High School - **Rescheduled date

Meetings will be held as needed. Students can stop by the library at any time to check out a book from the reading list. 

Fill out the interest form if you are interested in forming a team and/or participating.

Questions? Contact Mrs. Briner @ or stop by the library.


Battle of the Books: 2023-2024 Reading List


The Agathas by Kathleen Glasglow
Diamond Park by Phillippe Diederich
Gallant by V.E. Schwab



Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Only a Monster by Vanessa Len
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater


Realistic Fiction

I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston
Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe by Preston Norton
Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam


Science Fiction

The Electric Kingdom by David Arnold
Skyhunter by Marie Lu
Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

Ebooks and Audiobooks are available in Sora. See our eBook How-To for more information on reading and listening to digital books. Print copies are available in the library.

Questions? Contact Mrs. Briner @ or stop by the library.

Previous Reading Lists