Burlington Library holding competition to find best hidden gem of a book


Published December 5, 2022 at 4:37 pm

Burlington Public Library is holding its 2022 Hidden Gems Book Tournament.

Sixteen books will compete, but there will be only one winner in this fun event designed to highlight lesser known, but still excellent, works of literature you might have overlooked.

Every day from Dec. 5 to 19, the library will post two book pitches on their Instagram and Twitter pages.

Watch the short videos and vote using the poll feature. You can vote yes for one, both, or neither book. The book with more “Yes” votes each day goes on to the next round. This will be repeated until there is only one book left, the Hidden Gems 2022 winner.

Here are the books that will be vying for your vote:

  • Hope and Glory by Jendella Benson
  • The Long Weekend by Gilly MacMillan
  • Mika in Real Life by Emiko Jean
  • The Lost Ticket by Freya Sampson
  • The Passenger by Cormac McCarthy
  • Lease on Love by Fallon Ballard
  • Hide by Kiersten White
  • Metropolis by B.A. Shapiro
  • Notes on Your Sudden Disappearance by Alison Espach
  • Out of the Clear Blue Sky by Kristan Higgens
  • The Mountain in the Sea by Ray Nayler
  • The Circus Train by Amita Parikh
  • Upgrade by Blake Crouch
  • A Lady’s Guide to Fortune Hunting by Sophie Irwin
  • Hidden Pictures by Jason Kekulak
  • The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan

For more information, to to learn how to place your vote, visit the library’s website.

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