04 December 2015

The Non-Official Best Book Awards Tag



I got tagged with this amazingly awesome tag by Abbie, and I am soooo excited about it! It looks super fun. Can't wait to brag on my favorite books (and I can totally do that because I didn't write 'em). :-)

So, without further ado...

BEST MALE CHARACTER

Hoo baby. I'll try to keep this down to a minimum, but I like a lot of male characters, :-) But I shall keep it down so I have some saved for Best Protagonist. :-)

  • COSTIS from The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner. Because he's epic. And loyal. And such character development. And he punched Eugenides. 
  • FFLEWDDUR FFLAM from The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander. Because he is amazing and fun and his name is awesome and he says things like, "A Fflam never surrenders!" And guys. He's a travelling bard because he was tired of being a king. And he has a harp that keeps him from...er...coloring the facts. 
  • CHARLES LANDRETH from the Millie Keith series. I'm biased because I just finished rereading that series, but he's awesome. Honorable mentions from these books are Gordon Lightcap and Cyril Keith. 
  • ZEKE JOHNSON from the 100 Cupboards series by N.D. Wilson. Because he hit a witch with a baseball bat and he's a catcher and nothing more needs to be said. 

BEST FEMALE CHARACTER

  • MILLIE KEITH from the Millie Keith books, obviously. Because she is inspiring, hilarious, spunky, yet feminine. Honorable mentions from these books are Rhoda Jane Lightcap and Celestia Ann. 
  • HENRIETTA WILLIS from the 100 Cupboards books. Because she's awesome.
  • ANTIGONE SMITH from the Asthown Burials series by N.D. Wilson. Because she is one of the few characters that I just seriously relate to. 
  • FIN BUTTON from the Fin's Revolution series by A.S. Peterson. THE GIRL'S NAME IS FIN BUTTON. She's also incredibly awesome and her redemption story is hugely amazing and agh. And she's a violinist. The book world needs more of those. :-)

BEST PROTAGONIST (GOOD GUY/MAIN CHARACTER)

  • TARAN from the Chronicles of Prydain. All time favorite MC because character development is incredible and he's so relatable. 
  • CYRUS SMITH from the Ashtown Burials series. Because he's just cool and funny and great.
  • JOSIP LASTA from Island of the World by Michael D. O'Brien. Because...wow. Just go read the book.
  • JANNER from the Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson. No words.

BEST ANTAGONIST (BAD GUY/OPPOSING PARTY TO MC)

  • SAURON from The Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien. Because I like bad guys I can boo and never have to feel sorry for.
  • GNAG THE NAMELESS (WHOSE NAME IS GNAG) from the Wingfeather Saga. Because anybody who is nameless whose name is Gnag needs to be on this list. 
  •  Character who I choose not to name (not because he's Gnag but because he's in a book by my sister and I do not reveal anything of her book to the general public). I can't explain why. Force her to publish her book.

BEST PLOT DEVELOPMENT

  • THE QUEEN'S THIEF SERIES by Megan Whalen Turner. She's a whiz. 

BEST PLOT TWIST

You know, I am that really gullible reader that is pretty surprised a lot of the time at plot twists. I gasped in the theater when it was revealed that Hans from Frozen was evil. XD That said...
  • THE PLOT TWIST in The Monster in the Hollows by Andrew Peterson left me reeling. No spoilers here.
  • THE ONE IN Great Expectations by Charles Dickens had me deliciously gasping. 

BOOK YOU THREW ACROSS THE ROOM THE HARDEST (IN EITHER A BAD OR A GOOD WAY)

  • DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth. I actually might get haters for that, but after two chapters I literally threw the book in disgust. 

BEST ROMANCE

I'm making this my favorite couples, rather than book, because I don't actually read much of the "Romance" genre.
  • JOSIP AND ARIADNE from Island of the World. All the tears.
  • MILLIE KEITH AND CHARLES LANDRETH from the Millie books. <3 <3 <3

BEST ACTION

  • THE ASHTOWN BURIALS SERIES because....N.D. Wilson is a genius. 

BEST OTHER BOOK

What defines "other"? One I haven't mentioned yet? Okay.

  • HIND'S FEET ON HIGH PLACES by Hannah Hurnard. Because it's gorgeously beautiful.

BEST BOOK THAT MADE YOU CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK

  • THE BIBLE, dude. That might be cheating, but it's also the truest thing in this whole list.


BEST INSPIRING BOOK


Trying not to repeat too many books here....
  • DEATH BY LIVING by N.D. Wilson.
  • THE HIDING PLACE by Corrie ten Boom. 
  • THE LORD OF THE RINGS SERIES because they were part of my inspiration to write, and also my inspiration to find really good stories. 

BEST BOOK THAT MADE YOU LEARN SOMETHING NEW

  • SACRED SINGLENESS by Leslie Ludy. Not like.... ALL NEW THINGS I NEVER KNEW, but some stuff that was definitely enlightening and a revelation to me. 

BEST SAD BOOK

  • ISLAND OF THE WORLD because...ouch and ow and yeah. 
  • THE WARDEN AND THE WOLF KING by Andrew Peterson. Another punch in all the feels, and an incredible redemption story.

BEST FUNNY BOOK

  • ALL N.D. WILSON BOOKS are pretty much hilarious. I adore his sense of humor.
  • THE QUEEN'S THIEF SERIES because Eugenides is a pain and also hysterical. 
  • THE WINGFEATHER SAGA because any book that has me in stitches in the Introduction is just...hilarious. 

SO BOOM. I think I just broke like, all the rules, but hey, that's me. I also got this done before my vacation so heyyyy I think I'm doing pretty good. :-) 

REAL QUICK I TAG:

Becca, Lady Emily, Cassie, Lauren, and Treskie. AND ANYONE ELSE WHO READS THIS AND IS LIKE, WOAH I STEAL THIS. Have fun! :-D 

Thanks for tagging me, Abbie! Loved it. 

12 comments :

  1. Heeeeee, I like this. Now I have to drudge up all my favorite characters out of James Herriot's rather prodigious shadow. XD

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  2. I am so not a reader, so literally like 85% of those I did not recognize, but I have to say YES YES YES to not hating having to feel sorry for the villain! Also, I'm super gullible too, and I was also duper surprised when it turned out that Hans was bad. That was very disappointing because HE HAS RED HAIR! HE'S SUPPOSE TO BE REALLY COOL!

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    1. Well, it may not necessarily be that you aren't a reader... I read some rather unknown books a lot of the time! AND YES FINALLY. The push for sympathetic villains may give character depth but a lot of times it's just annoying. XD YAY I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO WAS SURPRISED ABOUT HANS. I had an entire plot worked out in my head where he and Elsa would happily get married in the end. NO SUCH LUCK. Cry.

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  3. FFLEWDER FFLAM!!!!

    XD Ooooh, I've been tagged! This shall be fun :).

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    1. I KNOWWWWWW! Wow so excited that you knew him haha. :-D

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  4. EEEAAUUUGH YYAYYYYYAYAYAY YOU DID THE TAAAG. *snuggles post* "I'll try to keep this down to a minimum, but I like a lot of male characters" < MY SAME PROBLEM THO DUDE. It's harrddd! I think I have mild crushes (okay huge crushes) on too many fictional guys... xD ALL THEM GUY CHARACTERS THO...they sound amazing. ♥ squeak. ^.^

    "THE GIRL'S NAME IS FIN BUTTON." < TTHHHAAATTT. I've never heard Fin used as a girls name before, so that is super cool! I LOVE UNIQUE NAMES THAT YOU CAN ACTUALLY PRONOUNCE. XD they are just too much .fun. "Because anybody who is nameless whose name is Gnag needs to be on this list." AHAHHAA DUDE. that is hilarious. xD I NEED TO KNOW THE ANTAGONIST FROM YOUR SISTER'S BOOK. SHE NEEDS TO PUBLISH IT. NEEEEDSSS. But yeah, isn't it so much fun to wallow in the relationship you have with a character that NOBODY ELSE HAS MET YET?! ugh it's so yummy. hehehe. xD

    "I gasped in the theater when it was revealed that Hans from Frozen was evil." < DUDE ME TOO. although I saw it in the comfort of my own home and my sister wouldn't spoil it for me, but I kind of thought he was a little too good to be true...haha. I read the entire Divergent series, but girl I do not blame you for throwing it across the room. xD I should've thrown it across the room too. But I didn't. Heh.

    YESS THE BIBLE is definitely a thought-changing one... xD eeep I'm so happy you enjoyed the tag! Your list was faaaab. *hugs* HAVE FUN ON VACAY DUDE I NEED TO REPLY TO YOUR EMAIL. Christmas has me FRIIIEEEED with business stuff. ugh. My brain needs to just suck on a giant peppermint stick. yep.

    love,
    abbiee

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    1. YESSSS I DID THE TAGGGG! And it's so true. Also, I just seem to read a lot of books with male protagonists.... which means most of the characters I even KNOW are male!

      UGH FIN IS AMAZING. It's funny because she is actually named Phineas by her parents who wanted her to be a boy....but then it's changed to Phinea....but then she just goes by Fin. :-) I love those books.

      Oh man. My sis's book is too good for words.

      I AM SO GLAD I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE. My sis laughed at me for being so gullible about it. XDDD

      Divergent...yeah...ughy.

      Hahaha such a cheap answer answering the Bible but sooo true so yeah. THE TAG WAS SO GREAT.

      VACATION WAS ALSO AWESOME.

      But I'm tired now. So don't you worry about not getting an email to me. It might take just as long to get back to you. :-P

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  5. DUDE SAME. Divergent just UGH. I don't understand the big deal over it. I read the first book and didn't like it. My sister was reading the second one and I read like 2 pages of it and just threw it out the window (not really, but really). Also, Lord of the Rings gives me life. And this tag, too.

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    1. AH! Another one who agrees with me. I'm so glad. Divergent was just ughy.

      LOTR! :-DDD

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