Adult Battle of the Books
The Battle of the Books is back!
Join us for our annual Adult Battle of the Books. This year we have four events to choose from:
- August 21 at Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse (Register here.)
- August 22 at Threadbare Cider House
- August 28 at Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse
- August 29 at Threadbare Cider House
Chose one and get to reading. For our list this year, we are partnering with our friends at Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures to highlight five authors from the upcoming season of 10 Evenings, plus five more authors featured in past events from PA&L’s five terrific programs.
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
The Doorposts of Your House and On Your Gates by Jacob Bacharach
Another Brooklyn by Jaqueline Woodson
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Circe by Madeline Miller
The Overstory by Richard Powers
The Friend by Sigrid Nunez
There, There by Tommy Orange
Ready to play? Here’s how it works:
Gather a team of 3-5 members. Choose a captain and a name, decide which night you will participate in, then follow the link to register.
Read the books.
Show up at the event ready to compete! At the event, we will read three rounds of ten questions (one question per book, per round) plus a bonus round at the end. Teams record answers and hand them in for scoring at the end of each round. The team with the most points wins. During the event, no books or phones will be allowed.
Ready to go? Click here to register for the August 21 event. (Go back to the top of this listing for links to the other options.)
If you have questions or are a solo reader looking to be matched with a team, please contact Dan Hensley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let the competitive reading commence!