Today’s post is something I saw while I was perusing through Jamie’s, The Perpetual Page-Turner, Friday fun blog posts.
While my high school didn’t do superlatives for graduating seniors, I have always wanted to hand them out.
Interested to see what characters and books won my bookish superlative awards? Keep on reading to find out my thoughts and opinions.
Most likely to change the world:
Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins – I mean, she did, right?
Lina and Andrius from Between Shades of Grey by Rita Sepetys – if you need an explanation for this one, I won’t ruin it for you but read the epilogue.
Fred or George Weasley from the Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling – no explanation needed.
Most likely to become famous for their athletic/musical/artistic abilities:
Etta Spencer from Passenger by Alexandra Bracken – the girl is a violin prodigy for goodness sakes.
All around good person:
Liesel Meminger from The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – she didn’t deserve anything she went through, and it still makes me cry thinking about what could have been…
Rhysand from A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas – in a note he calls himself a flirt, so it was a self nomination.
Most likely to be fought over:
Bella Swan from the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer. – because the first three books were a ‘blood bath’ between Edward and Jacob.
Most likely to be friends forever:
Piglet and Pooh from Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne – ‘We’ll be friends forever, won’t we, Pooh?’ asked Piglet. ‘Even longer,’ Pooh answered.’
Most likely to have their own reality show:
The Plumb family from The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney – seriously, I’ve never read about so much drama contained in one family.
Ava Lavender from The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton – I mean, the girl has wings…
Most likely to survive an apocalypse:
Arya Stark from the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin – because she is a bad ass.
Most likely to be a villain:
Sauron from The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien – I think I would have some villainous tendencies if I was just an eye.
Charlie Kelmeckis from The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky – the novel is called The Perks of Being a Wallflower, seems like a given?
Most likely to break your heart:
Jest from Heartless by Marissa Meyer – he certainly did a number on Catherine’s heart.
Katharine or Arsinoe from Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake – I am so pumped to see what these two do in One Dark Throne.
Most likely to get arrested:
Any of the crows from the Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo – they are all criminals after all.
Self proclaimed God/Goddess:
The Darkling from The Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo – with a name like the Darkling it’s no wonder he self proclaims godhood.
Best person to bring home to mom and dad:
Henry Sturges from Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith -knowing my parents, I think they would get a kick out of talking to the vampire who trained good ol’ Abe.
Most likely to make you cry:
Marley and Me by John Grogan – the book, the movie, either way bring some tissues.
Dares to be different (in world, plot, storytelling, etc.):
Crank by Ellen Hopkins – the book outlines the dangers of crystal meth in verse style, definitely original.
Best dressed (prettiest cover):
The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco – while I have yet to read this book it was a cover buy for me, therefore making me give it best dressed…for now…
Most likely to make you swoon:
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han – this book was so delightful, that it’s hard not to swoon.
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker – I never knew I needed so many descriptions of the city of New York.
Most likely to be a favourite of 2017:
A Court of Wings and Ruin – because I cannot not talk about how excited I am for this book.
Most likely to change the world (or change your life):
Columbine by Dave Cullen – this book was poignant, heart-rending, tear jerking and tragic. It only added to the reasons as to why I believe in gun control.
Book you are most likely to keep putting off:
The Summer Garden by Paulina Simons – I don’t want to keep putting this book off, but I also don’t want the adventures of Tatiana and Alexander to come to an end.
Most likely to end up as a Christmas gift for everyone you know:
Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination by J.K. Rowling – because I am sure everyone is getting sick of me buying them Harry Potter.
Mostly likely to be thrown:
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë – because I’m sure I’ve already said that I’ve tossed this book, but it never hurts to reiterate.
Most likely to be reread more than once:
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee – because by now I am sure you’re sick of me saying Harry Potter.
Most likely to make you read through an earthquake because its THAT good:
Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill – this book was THAT good.
Most likely to be passed on to your children:
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone 20th Anniversary Editions by J.K. Rowling – my best friend and I have already discussed that when our hypothetical children are old enough, we will just point to the bookshelf and say pick your house.
Most likely to break your heart into a million pieces:
Sold by Patricia McCormick – this book is quite a difficult one to read, but if you can make it to the end there may or may not be a ‘happy’ ending.
Most likely to brighten up your day:
Redshirts by John Scalzi – this book is hilarious, especially if you are a fan of Star Trek, or any other science fiction related movie, tv, or the like.
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And those are my choices for the bookish superlatives tag.
Have a book that you think deserved an award? Leave it in the comments below.