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:

Every week in March, you can go online, look at the match-ups, and then vote for your favorites. Each bracket will be posted on a Wednesday and be open for one week, closing on Tuesdays at 12 pm. As with all such competitions, the contenders will be pared down until only one remains. We’ll announce the winning book on March 29.

One quick note: If you want to be considered for prizes, you MUST submit your email address by filling out the form at the end of the poll. Prizes will include advance reading copies of upcoming books, Read posters featuring yourself and a favorite book, and more!

Wondering how we chose the titles for the competition? Well, we considered about 300 books and whittled it down looking for a balance of genre, gender, perspective, and audience. We included both name-brand authors and titles that are popular and recognizable, but might not have achieved mainstream success. While it’s unlikely that any one person has read all sixteen titles, there should be something for everyone on the slate. We then arranged the titles in a sports manner, matching the title with the highest circulation with the lowest, and so on.

You don’t need a library card to vote, so feel free to share this with your family and friends. Voting begins this Wednesday, on March 1. Will your favorite win?

The Contenders



3 responses to “Prose Bowl 2017: Will Your Favorite Win?”

  1. […] we teased in Monday’s post, this is where the competition begins! We’ve narrowed it down to sixteen of the most popular, […]

  2. Kay Vreeland says:

    Sno-Isle 2017 Prose Bowl Round One vote
    The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
    The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson
    When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi


    The Summer Before the War is great! Instead of jumping into the trenches, or looking back at the end of WW1, this IS probably the way many folks thought of their lives….soon to be shattered.

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