Compared to the tempestuous beginning of upsets, blowouts, and close-calls, Round 2 proved to be rather tame. The powerhouse books trampled their competition without much effort. (The lone surprise—at least for me—was finding Les Miserables besting The Great Gatsby.)
Each of the final sixteen, however, will have a difficult time moving on to the next round. The competition is fierce, with match-ups like Pride and Prejudice versus War and Peace and Don Quixote facing off against A Tale of Two Cities.
Will the favored novels make it to the final eight or will one of the underdogs—The Hobbit, The Hound of the Baskervilles—slip into the final brackets?
Your vote will decide the outcome, so choose your favorites now.