Category Archives: Prose Bowl

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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Prose Bowl Top Bracket Winner Favorites, part 3

by Jackie Today another one of our Prose Bowl bracket winners is sharing her reading suggestions. This time we hear from Charlotte: “I’m probably the worst bibliophile in the world to ask for the year’s “best picks” because I can never remember a title after I’ve moved on to the next book! However, I just got back […]

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Prose Bowl Top Bracket Winner Favorites, part 2

by Marina Today we have ANOTHER favorites list from another top finisher in our Prose Bowl brackets competition. Here are four 2015 favorites from Stacey. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel This dystopian novel alternates between the world as it was and the world post the Flu that wiped out over 99% of the […]

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Prose Bowl Top Bracket Winner Favorites, part 1

by Marina And we have a winner! Not the winning book. We already know what that is from a previous post. More precisely, we have one of our top finisher’s favorite reading list. From Michelle, creator of one of the top ten brackets, here is a list of five of her favorites that she read […]

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Prose Bowl: The Winner

by Jackie You voted, we listened. The Readers’ Services Team started off with over 300 titles, narrowed it down to 32, and you, the fine people of Snohomish and Island Counties have crowned The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins the winner of the 2015 Prose Bowl! Fifty-one weeks after publishing, Hawkins’ debut novel has […]


Prose Bowl: The Contenders

by Jackie Yesterday we announced Prose Bowl, but let’s take a closer look at the 32 books that are in contention to become Sno-Isle’s favorite book of 2015. As I said yesterday, we arranged the matches as though they were seeded sports teams, but here they are in order of popularity (most checkouts and holds […]

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Prose Bowl: Will Your Favorite Win?

by Jackie Will your favorite win? Participate in deciding Sno-Isle’s favorite read of the year! We’ve narrowed it down to 32 of the most popular recent books, and we’re looking for your help in determining our community’s 2015 favorite. We’ll announce the winning title on January 11, and invite the customer(s) with the most accurate […]