I do love me a good award show…although I’ve found them quite boring recently. However, book awards???? Yes, I’m so down for it! Thank you so much to Michaela @ Journey Into Books for tagging me for this! She has such a lovely blog full of fantastic review, amazing quote selections, book tags like this, and so much more. Plus, Michaela is such a lovely blogger and so super nice! Make sure to check out her blog!
I’m following Michaela’s lead and only picking books I read in 2018.
BEST ACTOR: BEST MALE PROTAGONIST
I’ve actually read a lot of male protagonists so far this year – which is super cool since they’re sort of a rare appearance in YA. I do have to go with my boy, Leo, though, in the Heroes of Olympus series. I LOVE THIS MAN AND HIS FURRY COACH.
BEST ACTRESS: BEST FEMALE PROTAGONIST
I HAVE TO CHOOSE ONE?????? NOOOOOOOOO. So many fierce ladies out there. Um, I’m going to go with Evelyn from These Vicious Masks, since I adored her in the first two books of the series. She was so kickbutt and strong and humorous.
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: BEST PLOT TWIST
Sweet Black Waves did a GIANT swerve at the end of the book that just left me going, BUT WHERE DID THAT CURVE COME FROM AND HOW DID I GET OFF THIS EXPRESSWAY?
BEST COSTUME DESIGN: BEST BOOK COVER
I do find something just so pleasing about this one.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS AND ACTOR: BEST MALE AND FEMALE SIDEKICK
Best Male Sidekick:
I’M TORN. I’M SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO TORN. COACH HEDGE AND MR. KENT ARE MY TOTALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL LOVES. HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO CHOOSE BETWEEN THESE TWO BABIES???? I CANNOT. I’M DONE.
Best Female Sidekick:
I really did enjoy the female crew as sidekicks in Daughter of the Siren Queen. Such fierce, cool ladies that showcased epic female empowerment.
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: MOST UNIQUE PLOT/WORLD
The Sleeper and the Spindle creatively combined Snow White and Sleeping Beauty together, and it was everything I never knew I needed.
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: BEST BOOK-TO-MOVIE ADAPTATION
Um, um, um, I haven’t seen any. I have barely seen any movies, tbh. Just be watching my X-Files and Buzzfeed Unsolved like an ADULT.
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: A BOOK THAT WOULD WORK WELL IN ANIMATED FORMAT
BABY X-FILES BABY X-FILES BABY X-FILES BABY X-FILES.
BEST DIRECTOR: A WRITER YOU DISCOVERED FOR THE FIRST TIME
I’ve actually read a lot of debuts this year, so I’ve been discovering a lot! Check out the books above to see some new authors that I’ve really enjoyed this year.
BEST SHORT FILM: BEST NOVELLA OR SHORT-BOOK
BEST PICTURE: BEST STAND-ALONE
Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett! It’s the only book to make on the Mandy’s Favorites Shelf so far.
BEST DOCUMENTARY: BEST HISTORICAL FICTION
Of course, this has to go to my girl, Simone St. James. She does historical fiction like no otherrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
anyone that would like to dole out some much deserving book awards!
What do you think? What are some of your answers to this? Do we agree or disagree? What are some of your 2018 favorites? Let’s discuss in the comments below!