Hello, bookish friends! ✨
Happy 2020! Today we’re talking about some noteworthy books I read in 2019 in a really fun way. Thanks to my best friend in the book community, Amanda at Classy X Book Reviews, we’re going back to those old high school days and handing out all the awards! Yep, think back to those good ol’ awards found in your yearbook that everyone eagerly waits all year for and that’s exactly what we’re doing today.
- Tag me (Classy X Book Reviews) as the original creator
- Choose from either all the books you read in 2019 or only 2019 releases.
- Most importantly, have fun!
Let’s dive in!
2019 Superlative Awards
*drum roll please*
Best All Around: You’re number one favorite book of the year.
I loved, loved, LOVED Ninth House and am absolutely dying for the sequel.
You can find my review HERE.
Biggest Flirt: Newest or favorite book boyfriend of 2019.
Am I going to admit that a psycho is my book boyfriend of 2019?
You bet your ass I am.
Damon Torrance is the evil but soft and super gaurded man of my dreams
Class Clown: Silliest/most goofy/funniest book of 2019.
Would Like to Meet was an over the top, cute, funny read that left me laughing more times than I would like to admit. Even though some parts were extra cheesy it was still a really funny read.
Cutest Couple: Favorite bookish couple of the year.
Alex + Henry = FOREVER
Do I really even need to say more?
Most Likely to Succeed: Most hyped book you read in 2019.
My instincts immediately go to Ninth House but I really don’t want to use the same books twice so we’re going with the second most hyped book I read which is A Curse So Dark and Lonely. I really enjoyed this one and it seems like a lot of others did as well. As for the sequel though…well, let’s just say we don’t know her.
Best Celebrity Lookalike: Favorite book based off of another story (fairytale/mythological/classics, etc.)
The Guinevere Deception is an Arthurian retelling that was so FREAKING GOOD. I’ve always loved the story of King Arthur so when I found out that one of my favorite authors was writing a retelling I was pumped and this turned out so much better than I hoped for.
Best Dressed: Most appealing book cover of the year.
But what’s even better about this is that the inside is just as good as the cover.
We stay winning 😍
Tallest & Shortest: Share the longest & the shortest books you read this year.
Longest Book: The Institute by Stephen King which was 576 pages and a solid three star rating at most.
Shortest Book: The Favorite by Kiera Cass which was a novella that came in at 58 pages, and was 58 pages too long in my opinion. I really dislike novellas.
Best Clique: Share your favorite friend squad you read about.
Even though Spensa’s squad was not in Starsight as much as I liked, y’all have no idea how thrilled I was to be back in this world and with these characters. But I can’t really complain too much because we got introduced to a bunch of new characters that were just as easy to love as the originals.
Most Likely to Survive the Hunger Games: Share the character(s) you read about this year that you think would do well in the world of the Hunger Games.
I think Aderyn and Ellis could hold their own pretty well if they had too. They have both physical force and brain power to get them through it and you definitely need both in a Hunger Games type of world.
Best/Worst Plot Twist: What did you read that had a really great or really horrible plot twist?
The Lost had probably the worst plot twist I’ve ever read. Not even in 2019, like, out of all the books I ever read this was the worst one EVER. It was absolutely maddening and I literally wanted to throw my book straight into my fireplace.
Best/Worst Swearing: What did you read that had great or terrible use of swearing?
This is one that I legitimately do not have an answer for 👀. I’m sitting here looking over all the books I read in 2019 and nothing stands out for me. But then again it would really take a lot for a book to stand out with the amount of swear words that come out of my mouth on daily basis.
Series: Best/worst second or concluding book in a series.
A Heart So Fierce and Broken was the WORST second book in a series and The Queen of Nothing was the WORST conclusion to a series that I read in 2019.
What a mess.
Most likely to become a classic: What book has the potential to become a modern classic?
Y’all really didn’t think I was gonna miss one last opportunity to sneak this book in somewhere did you? I really enjoyed The Grace Year and could absolutely see it being a modern classic for all the themes this book touches upon.
Now it’s your turn!
If you’re reading this consider yourself tagged by me!
Don’t forget to tag Amanda so she can see your answers, I hope you’ll have as much fun with this tag as I did.
Until next time,