Get Ready for a Bookish Brawl!

by Marie B

It’s almost time for Prose Bowl 2019, the contest where readers from Sno-Isle Libraries choose their favorite book from the past year.

The contest begins on March 1, when we’ll provide contest details and the first opportunity to vote right here on the BiblioFiles blog.  Each week you’ll have a chance to vote on the titles that have advanced to the next rounds, until the winning title is announced on March 29.

While you’re waiting for the moment you can cast your first vote of the contest, we thought you might enjoy a preview of the 60 contenders.  Check ’em out!  Pssst:  there’s no such thing as too many books.

Click on Prose Bowl 2019 below to view the list all at once.

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Which book are you rooting for?

Tell us in the comments, below.


7 responses to “Get Ready for a Bookish Brawl!”

  1. Esme says:

    Lethal White! Spinning Silver! An Absolutely Remarkable Thing!

    • Marie B. says:

      I see you are ready for a book fight, Esme! Your picks are all in different genres, so each could advance to Round 2. Will they make it to the genre face-off in Round 3? Time will tell. Be sure to vote beginning March 1 for a chance to propel your choices to the top! Each round opens on a Friday, and the winner will be announced on the last Friday of March, the 29th.

  2. Hope says:

    do you have an list other than the slideshow?

    • Marie B. says:

      Hello, Hope.

      Sure! In the list below, the titles are presented alphabetically within each genre.

      Speculative Fiction
      • An Absolutely Remarkable Thing – Hank Green
      • Blackfish City – Sam J. Miller
      • Grey Sister – Mark Lawrence
      • How Long ‘til Black Future Month – N.K. Jemison
      • Of Blood and Bone – Nora Roberts
      • Scribe – Alyson Hagy
      • Spinning Silver – Naomi Novik
      • The Poppy War – R.F. Kuang
      • Trail of Lightning – Rebecca Roanhorse
      • Vengeful – V.E. Schwab

      Graphic Novel
      • A Study in Emerald – Neil Gaiman
      • Bingo Love – Tee Franklin
      • Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World – Penelope Bagiue
      • Hey Kiddo – Jarrett Krosoczka
      • My Brother’s Husband. Volume 2 – Gengoroh Tagame
      • Paper Girls 5 – Brian K. Vaughan
      • The Bride was a Boy – Chii
      • The Prince and the Dressmaker
      • Woman World – Aminder Dhaliwal
      • Your Black Friend and Other Strangers – Ben Passmore

      Crime Fiction
      • Down the River into the Sea – Walter Mosley
      • Hope Never Dies – Andrew Shaffer
      • Kingdom of the Blind – Louise Penny
      • Lethal White – Robert Galbraith
      • Our House – Louise Candlish
      • The 7-1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle – Stuart Turton
      • The Death of Mrs. Westaway – Ruth Ware
      • The Witch Elm – Tana French
      • The Woman in the Window – A.J. Finn
      • The Word is Murder – Anthony Horowitz

      • An American Marriage
      • Circe – Madeline Miller
      • Elevation – Stephen King
      • Nine Perfect Strangers – Liane Moriarty
      • The Great Alone – Kristin Hannah
      • The President is Missing – Bill Clinton
      • There There – Tommy Orange
      • Unsheltered – Barbara Kingsolver
      • Washington Black – Esi Edugyan
      • Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens

      Nonfiction & Bio
      • All You Can Ever Know – Nicole Chung
      • Becoming – Michelle Obama
      • Calypso – David Sedaris
      • Educated – Tara Westover
      • Fascism: A Warning – Madeline Albright
      • Fear: Trump in the White House – Bob Woodward
      • Heart Berries – Teresa Marie Mailhot
      • I’ll be Gone in the Dark – Michelle McNamara
      • So You Want to Talk About Race – Ijeoma Oluo
      • The Good Neighbor – Maxwell King

      • A Princess in Theory – Alyssa Cole
      • Alaskan Holiday – Debbie Macomber
      • Every Breath – Nicholas Sparks
      • Hello Stranger – Lisa Kleypas
      • How to Stop Time – Matt Haig
      • Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating – Christina Lauren
      • The Kiss Quotient – Helen Hoang
      • The Proposal – Jasmine Guillory
      • The Shape of Water – Guillermo del Toro
      • Time’s Convert – Deborah Harkness

    • You can also click on the words Prose Bowl 2019 directly above the slide show carousel and you’ll get the catalog list where you can just click to place holds!

  3. Barbara says:

    The Death of Mrs. Westaway! An intriguing suspenseful/thriller type of book.

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