Amanda @ Classy X Book Reviews created this really fun book tag about high school superlatives.
Best All Around: You’re number one favorite book of the year.
This is a REALLY difficult decision… I’m going to have to go with The Bride Test by Helen Hoang. I just love the little story behind how Esme was originally a side character and the complication in a love triangle between what were supposed to be the main characters, and she basically came alive for Helen Hoang to the point where she demanded to be the main character of her own story. So much love for Esme (and for Helen Hoang!)
Biggest Flirt: Newest or favorite book boyfriend of 2019.
Sebastian from Eva Leigh’s My Fake Rake. *sigh, swoon*
Class Clown: Sillest/most goofy/funniest book of 2019.
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren. The shenanigans Olive and Ethan get up to just killed me. Honorary mention to The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa, which *almost* made me pee my pants.
Cutest Couple: Favorite bookish couple of the year.
Grace and Sebastian from My Fake Rake by Eva Leigh. They’re just too hilarious together!
Most Likely to Succeed: Mosted hyped book you read in 2019.
The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai – which taught me that just because a book is hugely hyped doesn’t mean I’m going to like it. x.x
Best Celebrity Lookalike: Favorite book based off of another story (fairytale/mythological/classics, etc.)
Phoenix and Ashes by Mercedes Lackey is probably my favorite book (if you twist me arm and force me to pick one). It’s an amazing Cinderella story and if you haven’t read it, you need to.
Best Dressed: Most appealing book cover of the year.
The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams – just something about that romance novel tucked into that back pocket, yum.
Tallest & Shortest: Share the longest & the shortest books you read this year.
Shortest: Bridal Boot Camp by Meg Cabot (51 pages)
Longest: Onyx & Ivory by Mindee Arnett (500 pages)
Best Clique: Share your favorite friend squad you read about.
The ladies in Alyssa Cole’s Reluctant Royals series are my faaaaaave. Total #squadgoals.
Most Likely to Survive the Hunger Games: Share the character(s) you read about this year that you think would do well in the world of the Hunger Games.
Pretty sure Deathrider from Tess LeSue’s Bound for Glory could kick all those teenagers’ asses. Or does the contender also need to be a teenager? I’m… not sure I read about many teenagers this year. Hmm.
Best/Worst Plot Twist: What did you read that had a really great or really horrible plot twist?
Would Like to Meet by Rachel Winters had me on a ROLLER COASTER trying to figure out which guy the lead would end up with. Definitely best plot twist. I know I also read something with a really awful, abrupt plot twist, but darned if I can remember what it was. I must have blocked it out, haha.
Best/Worst Swearing: What did you read that had great or terrible use of swearing?
Probably something by Pippa Grant, for both the best and worst, LOL.
Series: Best/worst second or concluding book in a series.
Best has to be A Prince on Paper by Alyssa Cole, the final book in her Reluctant Royals series. The entire series just kept getting better each book to the extent that halfway through the series I was SURE it had to go downhill because there’s no way the next book can be as good as this… And the next book was consistently not only as good but better. I don’t know how she did it, but pretty sure Alyssa Cole is some sort of magical novel goddess.
Most likely to become a classic: What book has the potential to become a modern classic?
Talia Hibberts’ Work For It needs to be read by everyone everywhere forever. If not a “modern classic” it is for sure a romance classic.
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For more 2019 Superlative Awards, check out @ShelfLovePod’s podcast episode 15: The Year of the Ginger Beard. Listener Superlatives: Favorite Romance Reads from 2019 with B. And Her Books.