Bookish Academy Awards

Hey everybody! We hope you are all doing well this week. We just got back from our super relaxing (and much needed) spring break and now we are jumping back into school (and this blog) in full force! So, if we haven’t responded to any comments that is why! We will definitely get around to all of that soon. Anyways, a few days ago one of our favorite Booktubers, PeruseProject, posted her Bookish Academy Awards tag video that she posts every year. The tag was originally created by BOOKadoodles and it looked like so much fun we just had to give it a go! We are going to do this tag by picking from only the books we read during 2016. If we don’t have something that fits a category we will just leave it out and we are going to try and never use any book more than once! Here we go….

Best Actor:
(Best Male Protagonist)
Kaz Brekker from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Kaz is cool. He’s interesting, multi-faceted, smart beyond belief, tricky and a total con. Expect to fall for him and be completely confused as to how you could like a criminal like Kaz Brekker.

Best Actress:
(Best Female Protagonist)
Sydney Sage from Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

Smart, independent and totally badass you would be hard pressed not to idolize this gal.

Best Cinematography:
(Best Plot Twist)
The Progeny by Tosca Lee

This book ends with a massive cliff hanger that changes the way you view everything that happened in the book. Totally throws you for a loop.

Best Costume Design:
(Best Book Cover)
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

We love good cover design here at Twin Reads and this book was actually our very first Cover Love post! Check the post out here if you are interested.

Best Supporting Actress and Actor:
(Best Male and Female Sidekick)
Alice from Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Alice is quirky, fun, just a tad eccentric and all the awesome you could ask for!

Rusty from The Lynburn Legacy by Sarah Rees Brennan

Rusty is like a lovable, lazy puppy. You will just want to cuddle him while he takes a nap.

I mean look at that face! (This drawing is by the ever-so-awesome Cassandra Jean!)

Best Original Screenplay:
(Most Unique Plot/World)
In Real Life by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang

This graphic novel mostly takes place in the world of Coarsegold Online a multiplayer role-playing video game. Talk about unique world building.

Best Adapted Screenplay:
(Best Book-to-Movie Adaptation)
Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince By J.K Rowling

This is by far our favorite Harry Potter movie, and it is really quite accurate to the book, at least we think so.

Best Animated Feature:
(A book that would work well in animated format)
Friends With Boys by Faith Erin Hicks

We love Faith Erin Hicks and everything she does, especially this quirky and eccentric graphic novel. We would love to see this animated!

Best Director:
(A writer you discovered for the first time)
Alexandra Bracken

Passenger was the first book by Alexandra Bracken we have ever read and we are hooked, there is no going back to a life without her books in it!

Best Short Film:
(Best Novella or Short Book)
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer

This won Best Novella or Short Book because it is the only one we read this year! Actually, it is probably one of the only ones we have read in our entire lives…

Best Picture:
(Best Stand-Alone)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

Instead of making this category “Best Stand-Alone” we each picked our most favorite book we read in the last year. For Leah it was Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and you can check out more of what she thought about it in her post about her Harry Potter Reading Experience.

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

For Meg it was Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare. Meg is probably the biggest Cassandra Clare fan out there and she was utterly blown away by this book. You can read her review of it here.

Best Documentary:
(Best Historical Fiction)
The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye by Sonny Liew

This graphic novel is absolutely insane (in the best way). It’s historical fiction that feels totally real. In fact, Leah actually mistook it for nonfiction when she read it! If you want to know more about it you can read Leah’s review of it for BookPage here.

Well that is it you guys! As we said earlier, we will be getting more on top of our missed comments in the coming days. We hope all is well with you all and we would love to see any of our wonderful followers take on this tag. It sure is a fun one! Let us know what some of your thoughts are on these books, or what you would chose for the categories in the comments!

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