Miscellaneous

2016 Book Awards!

Hello, stranger! It’s officially 2017, and boy what a year we had! This year, I read a total of 96 books, completing my challenge on Goodreads (literally at the last moment; I was cooking dinner and reading my last book on the 31st) and there were some fantastic books and not so fantastic books included in this bundle. I’ve decided to do a special little award blog post to give attention to some of the things I loved about the books I read last year. So I have a good few categories that I’ve picked at random, and it may be a long-ass blog post, but who cares? IT’S 2017 BABY!!!

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And here we go*:

*Just a quick note: there will be heavy overlap, because a lot of books fit multiple categories ¬†ūüôā¬†

BOOK OF THE YEAR: A Court of Mist and Fury- Sarah J. Maas

Runner-up: United as One- Pittacus Lore

BEST FEMALE PROTAGONIST: Karou (Daughter of Smoke and Bone- Laini Taylor) 

Runner-up: Helene (A Torch Against the Night- Sabaa Tahir)

BEST FEMALE PROTAGONIST: John Smith (Lorien Legacies- Pittacus Lore)   

Runner-up: Captain Thorne (Lunar Chronicles) and Rhysand (ACOMAF)

SADDEST BOOK: All The Bright Places- Jennifer Niven     

Runner-up: The Kite Runner- Khaled Hosseini

FUNNIEST BOOK: Me & Earl & The Dying Girl- Jesse Andrews   

Runner-up:¬†One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest- Ken Kesey

BEST VILLAIN/CONFLICT: Setrakus Ra (United As One- Pittacus Lore)    

Runner-up: A Torch Against the Night- Sabaa Tahir

BEST ROMANCE/COUPLE: Feyre and Rhysand (ACOMAF)     

Runner-up: Tatiana and Alexander (The Bronze Horseman) and Simon and Baz (Carry         On)

BEST HORROR/THRILLER: Intensity- Dean Koontz 

Runner-up: I Am Legend- Richard Matheson

BEST TWIST: Daughter of Smoke and Bone- Laini Taylor                                                                                                                                                

BEST HISTORICAL: The Bronze Horseman- Paullina Simons     

Runner-up: All The Light We Cannot See- Anthony Doerr

MOST ANTICIPATED: United As One- Pittacus Lore   

Runner-up: Library of Souls-Ransom Riggs

BEST BUY: United As One- Pittacus Lore             

Runner-up: I Am The Messenger- Marcus Zusak

MOST UNEXPECTED TO LOVE: The Boy Next Door- Irene Sabatini 

Runner-up: A Torch Against the Night- Sabaa Tahir

BEST RANDOM LIBRARY PICK: The Boy Next Door- Irene Sabatini and The Screaming Staircase- Jonathan Stroud

Runner-up: Rooftoppers- Katherine Rundell                                                                                                                                                 

BEST CLASSIC: A Clockwork Orange- Anthony Burgess     

Runner-up: Lord of the Flies- William Golding

BEST PLAY: The Duchess of Malfi- John Webster

Runner-up: By the Bog of Cats- Marina Carr

BEST YA CONTEMPORARY: Fangirl- Rainbow Rowell   

Runner-up: I Was Here- Gayle Forman

BEST YA FANTASY: A Court of Mist and Fury- Sarah J. Maas

Runner-up: The Screaming Staircase Series- Jonathan Stroud

BEST OPENING CHAPTER: ACOMAF- Sarah J. Maas               

Runner-up: A Torch Against the Night- Sabaa Tahir

BEST MENTAL HEALTH READ:¬†It’s Kind of a Funny Story- Ned Vizzini¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†

Runner-up: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

BEST FICTION: The Boy Next Door- Irene Sabatini     

Runner-up: I Am The Messenger- Marcus Zusak

BEST ENDING: The Girl With All The Gifts- M. R. Carey         

Runner-up: United As One- Pittacus Lore

BEST SEQUEL: ACOMAF- Sarah J. Maas           

Runner-up: Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles)- Marissa Meyer

BEST SERIES/TRILOGY END: United As One- Pittacus Lore    

Runner-up: Winter (Lunar Chronicles)- Marissa Meyer

ONE I’D RECOMMEND TO A FRIEND:¬†ACOMAF- Sarah J. Maas¬†

Runner-up: Me & Earl & The Dying Girl- Jesse Andrews

BEST PERSONALLY RELATABLE: Fangirl- Rainbow Rowell   

Runner-up:¬†It’s Kind of a Funny Story- Ned Vizzini

BEST PEER PRESSURE READ: ACOMAF- Sarah J. Maas 

Runner-up: Lunar Chronicles- Marissa Meyer

BEST “CHANGED MY MIND” BOOK:¬†ACOMAF- Sarah J. Maas¬† ¬†

Runner-up: A Torch Against the Night- Sabaa Tahir

WISH I COULD READ IT AGAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME:  ACOMAF- Sarah J. Maas

Runner-up: The Bronze Horseman- Paullina Simons

BEST SCI-FI: Century Rain- Alastair Reynolds                                                                                                                                                  

BEST BOOK-SONG DUO: The Bronze Horseman and Love Me or Leave Me (Little Mix)                                                                                                                               

BEST “OUTSIDE MY COMFORT ZONE” BOOK:¬†A Clockwork Orange- Anthony Burgess¬† ¬†

Runner-up: Century Rain- Alastair Reynolds

BEST BOOK COVER: A Torch Against the Night- Sabaa Tahir   

Runner-up: Passengers- Alexandra Bracken

BEST FILM ADAPTATION: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them     

Runner-up:¬†Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

*FILM OF THE YEAR: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 

Runner-up: Doctor Strange


Now, we can’t have positives without a few negatives. So here a few that let me down:

BIGGEST LETDOWN: A Court of Thorns and Roses- Sarah J. Maas         

Runner-up: The Night Circus

TOP OVERRATED: Cinder- Marissa Meyer     

Runner-up: An Ember in The Ashes- Sabaa Tahir

DISAPPOINTING ENDING: Life As We Knew It- Susan Beth Pfeffer     

Runner-up: White Noise- Don DeLillo

DISAPPOINTING SERIES END: Goddess (Starcrossed #3)- Josephine Angelini   

Runner-up: Raging Star (Dustlands #3)- Moira Young

MOST DISLIKED CHARACTER: Rachel (The Girl on the Train- Paula Hawkins) 

Runner-up: Tamlin (the Tool): ACOMAF- Sarah J. Maas

MOST INFURIATING READ: ACOTAR- Sarah J. Maas     

Runner-up: The Girl on the Train- Paula Hawkins


And those are my picks for some of my favourites- and least favourites- of 2016. I’m looking forward to a brand new year, full of great books, awesome people, and positive experiences. I hope you have a great year, too. Thanks for reading!*

*This took me absolutely AGES. Sigh. Bring on 2017 ¬†ūüôā

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