Battle of the Books Week 5: results, readalikes and prizes



This week, Saving Montgomery Sole by Mariko Tamaki had the least amount of votes and has unfortunately been eliminated from the battle. 

If you really enjoyed reading this book, you may also want to give these readalike books a try!

 The Other F-Word by Natasha Friend









Drama Queens in the House by Julie Williams








The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz








 The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli








Sparks by S.J. Adams






Do you have another readalike suggestion for Saving Montgomery Sole? In the comment section below, tell us in a few sentences, which book it is and why you would recommend it. Once you comment on the blog post (English or French) your username will be entered in a draw for the weekly $25 Chapters gift card prize. One entry per username. Enter your comments by midnight Sunday, August 13th. The winner will be contacted on Monday, August 14th. Good luck!

Voting for the next round of the Battle of the Books is now open!


The book talks about the other f world as family where a child wants to know who their father is. Seems warm hearted and family as the center theme

My read-alike recommendation for this week is "Windfall" by Jennifer Smith. The novel is about two best friends, Alice and Teddy, who have been there for each other through everything, including the death of both of Alice's parents and Teddy's dad abandoning his family. For Teddy's 18th birthday Alice buys him a lottery ticket that turns out to be a winner, and the novel follows how their relationship as a result. I think readers who enjoyed "Saving Montgomery Sole" will also enjoy "Windfall" because it touches on many of the same themes, such as friendship and family and the pain of growing up.