Monday, November 23, 2015

The Non-Official Best Book Awards #nonofficialbestbookawards

and then there was that time that we ran across that incredible idea on Pinterest.
and we did said incredible idea
and turned it into a TAG WHICH IS THE BEST.
(not the best tag. i meant that tags are the best.) (OH and hashtags. hashtags = best)
(sorry. i'm just REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS.)

People - i present to you:

The Annual Non-Official Best Book Awards Tag

Rule #1 - steal the tag. 
Rule #2 - fill in the tag.
Rule #3 - tag people to steal the tag
Rule #4 - SHARE YOUR LINK because books are best and i need more to add to my list. 

  1. Best Male Character
  2. Best Female Character
  3. Best Protagonist (good guy/main character)
  4. Best Antagonist (bad guy/opposing party to main character)
  5. Best Plot Development
  6. Best Plot Twist
  7. Book You Threw Across The Room Hardest (in either a bad or good way)
  8. Best Romance
  9. Best Action
  10. Best Other Book (i don't even know what i would put these ones under...but there were a few that deserved recognition.)
  11. Best Book That Made You Change the Way You Think
  12. Best Inspiring Book
  13. Best Book That Made You Learn Something New
  14. Best Sad Book
  15. Best Funny Book

my answers: please note that i'm very very picky when i pick favorites. and i try to look at EVERY aspect of the character (ie, how the author wrote them, how they responded in situations, what i liked/disliked about them, etc., etc.,) BASICALLY my answers are my own. as they should be. 
  1. Best Male Character: Park from Eleanor and Park. Down to earth, trying to be himself. And he cared, and showed it. How many people actually do that these days?
  2. Best Female Character: Lina from Between Shades of Gray. She is a girl with a purpose, even though her circumstances should have made her give up hope. She has a maturity about her, even though she is young and naive. But she keeps going, and even when she loses those around her that she loves, she still offers hope and encouragement to those around her. 
  3. Best Protagonist (good guy or girl/main character): Marie-Laure and Werner from All the Light We Cannot See. I haven't even finished this book yet, but it has such beautiful description, and Marie and Werner have the struggles that each of us have, the same fears, the same loves. I liked them best because i could relate to them.
  4. Best Antagonist (bad guy/opposing party to main character): Levana from The Lunar Chronicles. Truth be told, i wasn't going to put her down. But after Fairest, Levana took the lead for me. She is the perfect example of what happens when you let negative feelings (anger, hate, power, etc.) go to your head and take over your heart. Her story is actually really sad, but she is seriously one of the best bad guys i've come across. She is bad, not just for the sake of being bad, but because of how she let her past influence her into wanting to be bad.
  5. Best Plot Development: So far, The Reckoners series has got me hooked. It just keeps building and building and kinda gets you in that OMG-whats-gonna-happen-whos-gonna-die-and-why-have-i-ruined-my-life-with-these-books mood. you know what i'm talkin' about.
  6. Best Plot Twist: that thing that happens in Steelheart. with Megan..........if you haven't read it I CAN'T TELL YOU ANYMORE.
  7. Book You Threw Across The Room Hardest (in either a good or bad way): Eleanor and Park.  I was THIS CLOSE to climbing through those pages and smacking Eleanor upside the head because you just don't throw boys like Park away.
  8. Best Romance: Scarlet/Wolf and Cress/Thorne from The Lunar Chronicles. SO BEAUTIFUL. *squeals* *flails* they are so adorable. just...GAH. it's perfection. (i'm such a romantic.) OR Eleanor and Park.....i mean, they're just so perfect. OR - ohmygosh OR Will and Alyss from The Ranger's Apprentice. (ok, i'll stop now.) AND PERCABETH. here's a newsflash for you: i ship a lot of OTPs. like, A LOT. #sorrynotsorry
  9. Best Action: The Reckoners. Duh.
  10. Best Other Book (i don't even know what i would put these ones under...but there were a few that deserved recognition.) All the Light We Cannot See. It's not romance, its not action, its not complete really needed its own category. seriously its got the best description i've ever come across in book format. SO GORGEOUS.
  11. Best Book That Made You Change the Way You Think: Paper Towns. Examples: "When did we see each other face-to-face? Not until you saw into my cracks and I saw into yours. Before that, we were just looking at ideas of each other, like looking at your window shade but never seeing inside. But once the vessel cracks, the light can get in. The light can get out." AND "Just remember that sometimes, the way you think about a person isn't always the way they actually are." And when i run across something like this, it actually changes the way i think. Broken people are beautiful, and i can't understand their brokenness probably ever, and the closest i can come to understanding is if i look at them as literally as possible. Who are they really? not what i think of them, but who they really are.
  12. Best Inspiring Book: Kisses From Katie. If you ever need to know how to follow God's will, how to trust him no matter the circumstance, and an incredible example of how to love God, then read this book. its really really really amazing.
  13. Best Book That Made You Learn Something New: The Book Thief. I can now swear and insult in German. (not sure if that's something i should be proud of or not...) (...probably not.)
  14. Best Sad Book: WHERE DO I START. I have only ever sad-cried in three books: Heartland, Bridge to Terebithia. and Looking for Alaska. Now, LFA wins this award not because of the book itself. i hated the book. talk about the number one way to get me to hate you, John Green. #hekilledoffthemaincharacter. (among other reasons, see this post) BUT i did like moral of the story, which is basically a bunch of teens searching for their great perhaps, that straight way through the labyrinth of suffering, the beautiful ending. In the last chapter, Pudge writes a paper for school detailing his way out of the labyrinth of suffering. and Pudge's way is to look for that bright light at the end of the tunnel, so to speak. to believe that eventually everything will get better. to forgive the bad things that happen, and just keep moving forward. "Thomas Edison’s last words were: “It’s very beautiful over there.” I don’t know where there is, but I believe it’s somewhere, and I hope it’s beautiful." (#wellripmyheartoutandcrushitwhydontyou) 
  15. Best Funny Book: every. single. installment. of Ranger's Apprentice. seriously. SO MUCH SASS. 
Now, your turn. 

(and give me credit for this list people. i stalked ya'll for like, 3 hours to get this list.) (yes, my internet friends are far and few between. so ya'll are special. :D )

Jana, from Jana's Faith and Lisez Les Livrez (This girl has two blogs. One for books, and one for everything else, and i will tell you that i adore both and her book reviews are the best.)

Cait from Paper Fury (This girl rules the internet. Not kidding. Her book blog WINS.) (Plus i really want to see what she does with this....)

Kate from the goodness revolt (Kate. i have no idea whether you read or not. but i stalked your blog and you had a book review post in there from like, a year ago, plus you did one recently. so i thought i'd give it a shot.)

Abbiee at Abbiee - who just posted about her TBR list (Hi Ab - i fully expect you to put that to good use and :)  yeah. no pressure.)

and if you're a reader or a writer or whatever,  and you want to do this tag...then BY ALL MEANS.
go write about books. :D


  1. SAMMIIIIII!!! First off, I don't think I've ever commented on your blog before? Like, WHAT!??! Anyway, the craziness is over. I love this blog of yours and now SOME HEALTHY STALKING IS IN ORDER yep. ;) Also, you pin some of the best stuff on Pinterest just sayyinnn...

    Okay. The tag. THE TAG. GAAAAAAAAAH. It is brilliant, girl! Props for inventing it! And thank you so much for tagging me. :) So sweet of you. I totally want to do it, but it might take me a little while. So stay tuned. Haha. xD I also haven't read many books so my list might actually include every book I've ever read! Haha. (yeah so that's a little bit of an exaggeration, but not too much.)

    AAAH, YES. I, too, am very picky when picking favorites. I must have lots of legitimate REASONS that I liked a particular character/book/plot/whatever. So yes. *nod nod*

    SQUEEEE NOW I really want to read The Lunar Chronicles some MORE because you said that Levana is the best antagonist. Good antagonists are SO HARD to come by! Like...they are usually so cliche?? eh. yes. So I like good ones. And I'm not even sure what I'm going to do for this one yet, so...halpme. xD UGH UGH AND NOW GUESS WHAT. I think I started reading The Lunar Chronicles literally JUST for the Cress/Thorne ship...and and and I am like...achinnnngnggggg to get there. because because reasons. ♥ ack.

    EAAAAHHH okay you just listed a ton of books that all sound amazing. (except for Looking For Alaska I would just never. sorry. xD) AND NOW I AM SO STUCK BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW HOW TO ANSWER LIKE 90% OF THESE QUESTIONS. books/characters may repeat. warning. haha.

    Thank you again for tagging me, dear!! It was super entertaining to read your tag and I'm excited (albeit a little scared too eek) to do this tag as well! :D (AND I REALLY HOPE ALL THE AWESOME GALS YOU TAGGED DO IT TOO BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE AWESOME. I will force Katie to, since she conviniently lives in my house. mUAHAHAHAAAA.)

    oki i'm done.


    1. GAAAAAH i'm drowning in praise YOU ARE AMAZING ABBIEE!!!! this comment seriously made my day. that being said - I LOVE YOUR PINTEREST. and i love your blog, and i totally get the problems with picking favorites, although i will say that the Lunar Chronicles are definitely on the faves list. (OMG CRESS AND THORNE ARE BEST) (and Looking for Alaska is not on the faves list, just so you know. i went through a John Green faze for a while...its over now.) but book repeats are awesome. i love book repeats! i have read books over and over and over and over again because they were just that good. and sometimes books have so many different facets that its TOTALLY OKAY TO REPEAT. just yes. and yes to tagging. i love tags. and yes to bugging Katie to do it. ok, done now. ABBIEE ROCKS, PEOPLE. go stalk her blog. now. it is best. :D

  2. AHHHH OMG THANK YOU FOR TAGGING ME I WILL DO THIS I WANT TO OMG IT IS SO GREAT!!!! *adds to to-do list immediately* And omg, I love so man of your picks. :') Intense emotions about Levana. Like I didn't LIKe her after her book, but she's so much more complicated and interesting now. And I want to read Steelheart and All the Light We Cannot see now SO SO BAD. GAh. *asks library to hurry up with reserves* XD

    I also learn how to insult in German thank so the Book Thief. Omg the things we learn. So useful. :')

    And Ranger's Apprentice ALWAYS makes me laugh. SO MANY CHILDHOOD MEMORIES THERE, OMG.

    Basically I'm super excited to do this *beams like a happy dinosaur*

    1. YAY THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY. totally do this. it would make my world. :) :) :) just like, eeep! yaay! so happy.