Category Archives: Prose Bowl

Prose Bowl 2017 – Round 1

Welcome to Prose Bowl 2017! As we teased in Monday’s post, this is where the competition begins! We’ve narrowed it down to sixteen of the most popular, recent books and we’re looking for your help to find the winner. What books are your favorites? Which would you like to see make it to the next […]

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Prose Bowl 2017: Welcome to the Winners’ Circle

Now that we’ve announced The Underground Railroad as our Prose Bowl winner, it’s time to reveal our bracket champions! Our astute players that dominated the Predict the Winner portion of the contest are as follows: Sheri M. Melleny T. Debby C. Susan N. Serena S. Peggy N. Toka S. Sandra H. David O. Danielle B. Jean L. […]

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Prose Bowl Winner!

The votes are in, the smoke has cleared and the fat lady has sung — we have a winner! 16 books removed their dust jackets and grappled to be this year’s Prose Bowl champ, and the honor goes to… “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead! Thanks to all of you who participated; we’ll announce our prizewinners […]

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Prose Bowl Finals

We made it! The decision of Sno-Isle’s Prose Bowl 2017 is imminent. Below you will find the final poll that will determine the champion title. We’re down to the top two from the original sixteen! In the semi-final round your votes knocked out This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! and The Summer Before the War. And the […]

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Prose Bowl 2017 – Semi-Finals

Welcome to the Prose Bowl 2017 Semi-Finals! The competition is heating up! We started with 16, but eliminated 12 titles in the previous rounds. In Round 2 we lost Isabelle Allende, Anne Tyler, James Lee Burke, and Elizabeth Strout. Only 4 remain. Now it is time for the Semi-Finals! Did your favorite make the cut? Are […]

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Prose Bowl – Round 2

The first cut is the deepest. You voted in Round 1. We tallied. 16 became 8. We lost Mary-Louise Parker, James Patterson, Anna Quindlen, and that wacky podcast turned novel, Welcome to Night Vale. Now it is time for Round 2 of the Prose Bowl 2017! Are you ready? Is your favorite still in contention? Are […]

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Prose Bowl 2017: Will Your Favorite Win?

by Jocelyn Get your game face on! Sno-Isle Libraries’ second annual Prose Bowl begins on March 1. This online, bracket-style competition will decide our communities’ favorite read of 2016. We’ve narrowed it down to sixteen of the most popular, recent books and we’re looking for your help to find the winner. Here’s how it works: […]

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16 in ’16: Prose Bowl Finalist Feedback

By Liz K.  We are officially halfway through our current challenge, Read a Prose Bowl Finalist! What titles have you read? Here are a few our readers have already shared with us. Vicki L.:  So many good choices! I can tell I’m going to want to read quite a few of these. I’m about done with […]

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16 in ’16: Read a Prose Bowl Finalist

By Liz No April-fooling going on around here! Today brings us a new reading challenge…Read a Prose Bowl Finalist! In December, we launched our first ever Prose Bowl. Set up in March-Madness style brackets, we asked for your help in determining our community’s favorite book of 2015 . Votes were cast, brackets were made (and broken), […]

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Prose Bowl Top Bracket Winner Favorites, part 4

by Jackie Here we are with another of our top Prose Bowl Bracket-makers! Today we have Bekah’s favorite reads of 2015. From Rebecca: Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns. This touching Southern yarn revolves around the Blakeslee family’s reaction to their patriarch’s scandalous elopement with the much younger Miss Love Simpson who is also–horrors–a yankee! […]

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