Prose Bowl 2020: Round 3


By Hannah K.

Welcome back to Prose Bowl 2020!

And we’re back! It’s been an unusual time to say the least, but we’re eager to get back into the swing of things with our next round of Prose Bowl 2020. We started with 80 titles, and now we’re down to the final four!

A Better Man vs The Testaments

Louise Penny continues her winning streak.  She won Prose Bowl 2018 with Glass Houses, defeated nine other Crime Fiction titles in the Genre Face-Off, and in our last round, defeated Evan Thomas’ First, the bestselling biography of Sandra Day O’Connor. Now we’ve got a difficult choice for you to make, pairing A Better Man against The Testaments!

Given Louise Penny’s domination of the Prose Bowl, who better to rise to the challenge than the great Margaret Atwood and her long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale.

The Dutch House vs They Called Us Enemy


Ann Patchett’s heartfelt novel The Dutch House was chosen over all the other General Fiction titles, and it defeated Fantasy favorite The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. Now is the time to weigh in on fact versus fiction.

George Takei’s memoir of his childhood surviving the forced incarceration of Japanese Americans is chronicled in the powerful graphic memoir They Called Us Enemy. This work was chosen by voters as the favorite Graphic Novel in the first round and won against the General Nonfiction winner Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell. But will it be chosen to move on to the final round?

Time to vote!

It’s getting close! Cast your vote to see which two titles will face off in our final round.

Voting in Round 3 will be open until noon next Tuesday, April 21st.

Each round will begin on a Wednesday and voting will be open for that round until noon the following Tuesday.

Final Round | Wednesday, April 22nd

Winner Announced! | Wednesday, April 29th


Check out your Round 3 contenders here. Want more? Peruse the complete list of 2020 titles on OverDrive!

Prose Bowl 2020: Round 3

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