Hello and happy Friday! I was tagged a few days back by Amber@stepintoabookworld! This tag is basically a yearbook best category, or the Oscars of books. I used my Goodreads account (add me as a friend!) to pick my top ten! I’ll tag three people, but feel free to participate even if you aren’t tagged!
#1 Most likely to be in the movies: The book that would make the best movieThe Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
This is one of my favourite books! The background of WWII, love, family, sacrifice; this would make such a powerful, moving film!
#2 Biggest drama queen/king: The most (overly) dramatic book or characterSharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
My vote for biggest drama queen is Camille’s sister, Amma. She throws tantrums regularly, talks like a baby, and is all around queen B at school.
#3 Best dressed: The book with the best cover
That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston
Though I haven’t gotten around to reading this yet, I think the cover is so beautiful! The purple, teal, gold and the leaf details are just so pretty!
#4 Most creative: The book with the most unique plot, characters, and structure
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Okay, so basically a retelling to Groundhogs day, but I really love the premise of reliving a day. The characters grow, the plot was really enticing and the ending was not what I would have expected.
#5 Most popular: The book with the most ratings on Goodreads
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Surprise, surprise. I was not planning on having this listed twice, just worked out this way! I had a few books with higher ratings, but they were books with one or two ratings (ARCS). Great book either way 🙂
#6 Most likely to succeed: The book that is going to be appreciated for many years to come
Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
The reason I am adding this is because it approaches anxiety in a way I haven’t seen in YA. I love how Aza tries to get a handle over her anxiety and how she fails at some points- failure is important, it’s how we grow!
#7 Class clown: The book that made you laugh out loud
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling
I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so hard reading a book! Mindy Kaling is so wonderful! The way she tells stories about her life are so comical and it just makes me wish we were friends 🙂
#8 Most improved: The book that started off slow, but really picked up
The Hazelwood by Melissa Albert
I did enjoy the first half of this book; I just found that I wished there was more focus on the actual Hinterland, which only really appears in the last half. It was slow going at first and I am glad I stuck with it, though if there was more focus on the fairytales and darkness of the Hinterland/Hazel Wood I may have given it 5 stars rather than 4.
#9 Cutest couple: The cutest couple in a book
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
Since this was the most adorable book I have ever read, it is only right to make Dimple and Rishi be the cutest couple! Reading their friendship unfold left me feeling giddy! I was rooting for them from the first few pages 🙂
#10 Biggest heart breaker: The book that broke your heart
The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Why?? For those of you who read this, I think you can understand why I was so heartbroken for Mare. Wow. Great book, but I was in shock.