The Book Awards 2015

What are The Book Awards?

The Book Awards are like the Oscars or any other award show, but for books! This coming month you will be able to nominate books, characters, etc. Those with the most nominations (so if you’ve noticed that you’re favourite book has already been nominated, do nominate again!) will go to the next round: the voting. The voting will go on for a longer time period, for how long I’m not sure yet. During this period I will (with the help of possible guest bloggers) promote all the nominees and tell you why you should vote for them. By the end of it all, the winners will be announced! There may or may not be any challenges along the way, I’m not too sure yet, but it does seem like a fun idea.

How does it work?

In this post I will list all the categories and in the comments you will be able to tell me which book, author, character, etc. should be nominated. Like I said before, do nominate something that has already been nominated, as those with the most nominations will go on to the next round. You can nominate more than one book etc. for a category of course! But you are only able to nominate once (what I mean is that you can’t for example nominate Harry Potter twice- unless you’re nominating both the book and the character).

Can I write a guest post?

Of course! After the nomination period is over, I will list all the nominees and tell you guys more about the guest blogging bit.

If you have any more questions, let me know in the comments!

Now for the categories:

Best Standalone – This can be from any genre
Best Book Series – Again, any genre. Must have more than three books
Best Duology – Again, any genre
Best Trilogy – Again, any genre
Best Book of 2014 – Again, any genre

Genres

Best (Auto)Biography – Both autobiographies and biographies can be nominated
Best Classic – As long as it’s considered a classic, you can nominate anything
Best Β Contemporary – Both series and stand alones
Best Dystopian – See above
Best Fantasy – See above
Best Historical – See above
Best Horror – See above
Best Humor – See above
Best Mystery – See above
Best RetellingΒ – See above
Best Romance – See above
Best Science Fiction – See above
Best Thriller – See above

Authors

Best Female Author
Best Male Author
Best Middle Grade Author
Best Young Adult Author
Best Adult Author
Friendliest Author – I know a lot of us haven’t met that many (or not one in my case) authors, so this also counts for friendly authors on social media
Favourite Newcomer 2014 – The author must have debuted in 2014

Characters

Favourite Female Protagonist
Favourite Male Protagonist
Favourite Female Supporting Character
Favourite Male Supporting Character
Best Villain

Ships

Favourite Romantic Ship
Favourite Friendship
Favourite Family
Favourite Siblings
Favourite Love Triangle

Scenes

Funniest Scene
This Scene Broke My Heart
Best Kiss
Did Not See That Coming – Best Plot Twist

There are quite a lot of categories, because I didn’t want to leave too many books out, but if a category doesn’t get enough nominees (at least three), I won’t go through with it. And if I forgot a category that you think is aΒ must,Β let me know! Now get nominating! :D Also, share this post with your fellow bookworms! Tweet it, reblog it, pin it, mail it… Let’s make this a fun event for book lovers around the world :)

118 thoughts on “The Book Awards 2015

  1. I want to nominate J.K Rowling for friendliest author – I’ve never met her, but she’s brilliant on Twitter (“what should I do with my life?” “Something you enjoy and that doesn’t involve serial killing. Cannot be more specific without further information”), and have you heard about her reply to a fan letter recently? She just seems lovely :)

  2. Best Standalone- The Girl with the Silver Eyes By: Willo Davis Roberts

    Best Series- Harry Potter

    Best Duology- Also Known As

    Best Trilogy- The Hunger Games

    Best Book of 2014- The One By: Kiera Cass

    Best Biography- The Diary of Anne Frank

    Best Contemporary- Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants By: Ann Brashares

    Best Female Author- Maya Van Wagenen

    Best Male Author- Rick Riordan

    Best Middle Grade Author- Kim Harrington

    Favorite Female Protagonist- America Singer

    Favorite Male Protagonist- Percy Jackson

    Favorite Female Supporting Character- Hermione Granger

    Favorite Romantic Ship- Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark

    Favorite Siblings- Fred and George Weasly

    Funniest Scene- When Matilda makes the chalk levate

    Heartbreaking Scene- When Peeta strangles Katniss

    Best Kiss- America and Maxon first kiss ( from the selection )

    Best Plot Twist- the end of Catching Fire

  3. Best Standalone – Vicious by VE Schwab
    Best Book Series – The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan
    Best Duology – Adaptation by Malinda Lo
    Best Trilogy – The Reckoners by Brandon Sanderson
    Best Book of 2014 – Cress by Marissa Meyer
    Best Fantasy – Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
    Best Historical – Starstruck by Rachel Shukert
    Best Romance – Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
    Best Science Fiction – Dune by Frank Herbert
    Best Thriller – Quicksilver by RJ Anderson
    Best Female Author – Marissa Meyer
    Best Male Author – Brandon Sanderson
    Best Middle Grade Author – Rick Riordan
    Best Young Adult Author – Rainbow Rowell
    Favourite Female Protagonist – Blue (The Raven Boys)
    Favourite Male Protagonist – David (The Reckoners)
    Favourite Female Supporting Character – Sydney (Vicious)
    Favourite Male Supporting Character – Hermes (Antigoddess)
    Favourite Romantic Ship – Eleanor and Park (from Eleanor and Park)
    Favourite Friendship – Abby and Caitlin (Parallel)
    Did Not See That Coming – Best Plot Twist – The ending of Parallel (by Lauren Miller)

  4. Best Stand Alone- Popular by Maya Van Wagenen
    Best Book Series: Percy Jackson[1st series] by Rick Riordan
    Best Autobiography- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
    Best Classic- Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
    Best Fantasy- Harry Potter by J.K Rowling
    Best Female Author- J.K Rowling
    Best Male Author- Rick Riordan
    Best Middle Grade Author- Ann Brashares
    Best Young Adult Author- Richelle Mead
    Best Adult Author- James Patterson
    Friendliest Author- Maya Van Wagenen
    Favorite Female Protagonist- Rose Hathaway
    Favorite Male Protagonist- Jace Morgansten
    Favorite Female Supporting Character- Hermione Granger or Isabelle Lightwood
    Favorite Male Supporting Character- Ron Weasley or Coach Hedge
    Favorite Romantic Ship- Dimitri Belikov and Rose Hathaway
    Favorite Friendship- Simon and Clary
    Favorite Family- The Applewhites from Surviving the Applewhites- Stephanie S. Tolan
    Favorite Siblings- Bianca and Nico De Angelo
    Funniest Scene- “There’s no need to call me sir, Professor”- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    This Scene Broke My Heart- Snape and Lilly OMG THE FEELS
    Best Kiss- Percy and Annabeth UNDERWATER
    Did Not See That Coming- Dimitri Becoming Strigoi

  5. Best Standalone – Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
    Best Book of 2014 – Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen
    Best Classic – Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
    Best Contemporary – All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
    Best Fantasy – The Young Elites by Marie Lu
    Best Historical – Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
    Best Female Author- Marie Lu
    Best Male Author- James Dashner
    Favourite Newcomer 2014 – Danielle L. Jensen
    Favourite Female Protagonist- Adelina Amouteru
    Favourite Male Protagonist- Tristan (Stolen Songbird)
    Favourite Male Supporting Character- Marc (Stolen Songbird)
    Favourite Romantic Ship- Cecile and Tristan (Stolen Songbird)
    Favourite Siblings- Violetta and Adelina (The Young Elites)

    P.S. I think you should add a “best villain” category. (If you want to, of course. It’s only a suggestion.) :)

  6. This is a great idea. So many great categories. I’d be up for guest posting when it’s happening. Here;s my nominations (not doing them all, just the ones I read).

    Stand alone – The Vanishing- Wendy Webb
    Series – Harry Potter
    Trilogy – Age of the five trilogy by Trudi Canavan
    2014- Stolen Songbird by Danielle L Jensen
    Contempary – The Thirteenth Tale – Diane Setterfield
    Fantasy – Don’t even think about it by Sarah Mlynowski
    History – Witchstruck Victoria Lamb
    Mystery – The Thing About Scorpions by Tiffany Nicole Smith
    Thriller – Forbidden Territory by Melissa Pearl
    Female author – Nicole Williams
    Male Author – Anthony Horowitz
    Middle grade author – Louis Sachar
    Young adult author-Jennifer Estep
    Adult author- Karen Maitland
    Friendliest Author – Maria V Snyder

    I will have to think on the rest, there’s too many to choose from :)

  7. Favourite Female Protagonist – Yelana from the Study series
    Favourite Male Protagonist – Harry Potter
    Favourite Female Supporting Character – Macey Mchenry from the Gallagher Girls series
    Favourite Male Supporting Character – Valek from the Study Series
    Best Villain – Voldemort

    Favourite Romantic Ship – Hermione and Ron
    Favourite Friendship – Mildred Hubble and Enid Nightshade in the Worst witch series.
    Favourite Family- the Weasleys
    Favourite Siblings – Yelana and Lief from the study series

    Funniest Scene – When Alice is reciting all the states to stop Edward from hearing her thoughts (twilight saga)
    This Scene Broke My Heart – Dumbledore falling from the Astronomy tower
    Best Kiss – Jack and Hazel (The Darkest part of the forest by Holly Black)
    Did Not See That Coming – Best Plot Twist – The end of The Last Academy by Anne Applegate

    These were hard, there were so many :)

  8. Best Standalone – Fangirl
    Best Book Series – Harry Potter
    Best Trilogy – The Hunger Games
    Best Book of 2014 – City of Heavenly Fire

    Best Classic – The Catcher in the Rye
    Best Contemporary – Paper Towns
    Best Fantasy – The Heroes of Olympus
    Best Historical – The Infernal Devices (I’m not sure if this counts but I’m gonna try)
    Best Horror – The Enemy series by Charlie Higson
    Best Science Fiction – The Lunar Chronicles

    Best Female Author – J.K. Rowling
    Best Male Author – Charlie Higson
    Best Middle Grade Author – Rick Riordan
    Best Young Adult Author – Marissa Meyer
    Friendliest Author – Cassandra Clare

    Favourite Female Protagonist – Katniss Everdeen
    Favourite Male Protagonist – Percy Jackson
    Favourite Female Supporting Character – Hermione Granger
    Favourite Male Supporting Character – Finnick Odair
    Best Villain – Queen Levana (Lunar Chronicles)

    Favourite Romantic Ship – Ruby and Liam (The Darkest Minds)
    Favourite Friendship – Harry, Ron, and Hermione
    Favourite Family – The Weasleys
    Favourite Siblings – Cinder and Peony (Lunar Chronicles)

    This Scene Broke My Heart – the epilogue of Clockwork Princess
    Best Kiss – Will and Tessa in Clockwork Princess
    Did Not See That Coming – The end of The Iron Trial

  9. This is such an awesome idea! Here are my nominations:

    Best Book Series – Harry Potter by JK Rowling
    Best Trilogy – Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy by Laini Taylor
    Best Classic – Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
    Best Contemporary – Paper Towns by John Green
    Best Fantasy – PJO (does mythology count as fantasy?)
    Best Mystery – Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
    Best Science Fiction – Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
    Best Young Adult Author – John Green
    Friendliest Author – Rick Riordan
    Favourite Female Protagonist – Karou from Daughter of Smoke and Bone
    Favourite Male Protagonist – Percy Jackson
    Favourite Female Supporting Character – Art3mis in Ready Player One
    Favourite Male Supporting Character – Josh in Anna and the French Kiss
    (I actually don’t know where to put Aech from Ready Player One. Because Helen is a girl, but her avatar is male and the reader thinks Aech is male for most of the story…)
    Favourite Romantic Ship – Percabeth
    Favourite Friendship – Will Herondale and Jem Carstairs
    Favourite Family – Weasley Family
    Favourite Siblings – Baudelaire siblings in A Series of Unfortunate Events
    Funniest Scene – Will Herondale’s Demon Pox song
    Best Kiss – Karou and Akiva in Dreams of Gods and Monsters
    Did Not See That Coming – Best Plot Twist – Peeta’s brainwashing in Mockingjay

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  11. Here are my nominations :)

    Best Standalone – The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
    Best Book Series – Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
    Best Duology – Pivot Point by Kasie West
    Best Trilogy – The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
    Best (Auto)Biography The Reason I jump by Naoki Higashida
    Best Classic –Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
    Best Contemporary – The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
    Best Historical – Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
    Best Science Fiction – Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
    Best Female Author- Diana Gabaldon
    Best Male Author- John Green
    Best Young Adult Author- Rainbow Rowell
    Best Adult Author- George. R.R. Martin
    Friendliest Author – Cassandra Clare
    Favourite Romantic Ship- Eleanor and Park
    Favourite Friendship- Cath and Reagan – Fangirl
    Favourite Family- The Weasleys – Harry Potter
    Favourite Siblings- Fred and George – Harry Potter
    Favourite Love Triangle- Jem/ Tessa/ Will – The Infernal Diaries
    This Scene Broke My Heart- Clockwork Princess- when Jem and Tessa say goodbye
    Did Not See That Coming – Allegiant by Veronica Roth

  12. Okay, here goes!
    Best Standalone: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
    Best Book Series: The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
    Best Trilogy: Curse Workers by Holly Black
    Best Book of 2014: I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
    Best Contemporary: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
    Best Fantasy: Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas
    Best Historical: Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
    Best Humour: Geek Girl by Holly Smale
    Best Romance: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
    Best Science Fiction: Red Rising by Pierce BrownΒ 
    Best Thriller: Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas
    Best Female Author: JK Rowling
    Best Male Author: Patrick Ness
    Best Middle Grade Author: Frances Hardinge
    Best Young Adult Author: Marissa Meyer
    Friendliest Author: Rainbow Rowell (I don’t know, she seems friendly on social media :P)
    Favourite Newcomer 2014: Sally Green
    Favourite Female Protagonist: Celaena Sardothien (from Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas)
    Favourite Male Protagonist: Artemis Fowl (from Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer)
    Favourite Female Supporting Character: Tanith Low (from Skuldugger Pleasant by Derek Landy)
    Favourite Male Supporting Character: Foaly (also from Artemis Fowl yes bring on the sarcasm)
    Favourite Romantic Ship: Chaol/Celaena (from Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas)
    Favourite Friendship: Tessa/Will/Jem (from The Infernal Devices from Cassandra Clare; I mean, I dunno if this is a friendship but I like their group dynamics)
    Favourite Family: The Weasley family (from Harry Potter by JK Rowling)
    Favourite Siblings: Jude and Noah (from I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson)
    This Scene Broke My Heart: (Kind of spoiler free?) When Sam dies in The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J Maas. You already knew it was coming because of the mention in ToG, but the feels were still overwhelming.
    Best Kiss: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, after Cath overcomes her fear/anxiety thing of kissing Levi.
    Best Plot Twist: Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor. (I dunno, should I specify? It kind of spoil the book xD)

    PHEW. Gosh. I have so many others I could have nominated *sighs* Excited for what’s to come, though. May I suggest a Best Retelling category, e.g. Cinder, Black Spring, Scarlet, North Child and such?

  13. Favorite romantic ship: Chaol and Celaena from the Throne of Glass series :)
    Best retelling: Cruel Beauty by Rosamond Hodge
    Best kiss: Raffe and Penryn from Angelfall

  14. Best Standalone – Paper Towns by John Green
    Best Book Series – The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
    Best Duology – Pivot Point/Spilt Second by Kasie West
    Best Trilogy – The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
    Best Classic – Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
    Best Contemporary – The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
    Best Historical – Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
    Best Science Fiction – The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
    Best Female Author- Kasie West
    Best Male Author- John Green
    Best Young Adult Author- Rainbow Rowell
    Best Adult Author- Giovanna Fletcher
    Friendliest Author – J.K. Rowling
    Favourite Romantic Ship- Hazel Grace and Gus – The Fault in Our Stars
    Favourite Friendship- Cath and Reagan – Fangirl
    Favourite Family- The Weasleys – Harry Potter
    Favourite Siblings – Katniss/Prim – The Hunger Games
    Favourite Love Triangle- Jem/ Tessa/ Will – The Infernal Diaries
    This Scene Broke My Heart – Hazel finds out about Gus’ death – TFiOS
    Did Not See That Coming – Allegiant by Veronica Roth

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  16. I’ve just posted my nominations here!. :D I’m looking forward to see all the nominations!

    Best Trilogy – The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
    Best (Auto)Biography – The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
    Best Classic – Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
    Best Contemporary – It’s Kind Of A Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
    Best Fantasy – The Name Of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
    Best Historical – The Dance Of The Spirits by Catherine Aerie
    Best Horror – The Shining by Stephen King
    Best Humor – The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
    Best Mystery – Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson
    Best Romance – One Day by David Nicholls
    Best Science Fiction – The Road by Cormac McCarthy
    Best Thriller – Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

  17. Okay, I tried to mostly nominate what’s already been nominated, plus a few of my own :):

    Best Standalone – Paper Towns by John Green
    Best Book Series – Harry Potter
    Best Duology – Just One Day/Just One Year by Gayle Forman
    Best Trilogy – The Hunger Games
    Best Book of 2014 – I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson
    Best Classic – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
    Best Β Contemporary – The Perks of Being A Wallflower
    Best Dystopian – The Maze Runner series by James Dashner
    Best Fantasy – The Lord of the Rings
    Best Humour – How To Build A Girl by Caitlin Moran
    Best Romance – Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
    Best Science Fiction – The Road by Cormac McCarthy

    Best Female Author: Jandy Nelson
    Best Male Author: John Green
    Best Young Adult Author: Rainbow Rowell
    Best Adult Author: Jeffrey Eugenides 
Friendliest Author – J. K Rowling

    Favourite Female Protagonist: Ellie Linton – the Tomorrow Series by John Marsden
    Favourite Male Protagonist: Harry Potter
    Favourite Female Supporting Character: Hermione Granger
    Favourite Male Supporting Character: Ron Weasley

    Favourite Romantic Ship: Hermione and Ron
    Favourite Friendship: The Golden Trio
    Favourite Family: The Weasleys.
    Favourite Siblings: Jude and Noah from I’ll Give You The Sun 


  18. Best Standalone- The Fault in Our Stars
    Best YA author- Cassandra Clare
    Favourite Female Protagonist- Katniss
    Favoruite Male Protagonist- Ren (Tiger’s Curse)
    Favourite Female Supporting Character- Eleanor (Illusions of Fate)
    Favourite Male Supporting Character- Kishan (Tiger’s Curse series)
    Favourite Romantic Ship- Will and Tessa (TID)
    Favourite Friendship- Will and Jem (TID)
    Favourite Family- Herondales (TID)
    Favourite Siblings- Jude and Noah
    Best Plot Twist- We Were Liars

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  22. Reblogged this on new2writing and commented:
    The book awards 2015 hosted by thewritinghufflepuff – sounds like such good fun, I have already had so many nomination ideas pop into my head. Get voting everyone! :)

      • Finally pulled my list together this was actually really hard but enjoyable too remembering all the good books I’ve enjoyed. Anyway my nominations are:-
        Best Standalone – Lady of Hay by Barbara Erskine
        Best Book Series – Ruth Galloway Series by Elly Griffiths
        Best Duology – Witch Child/Sorceress by Celia Rees
        Best Trilogy – David Ash Series by James Herbert
        Best Book of 2014 – The Darkest Hour by Barbara Erskine
        Genres
        Best (Auto)Biography – I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
        Best Classic – To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel by Harper Lee
        Best Dystopian – The 100 by Kass Morgan
        Best Fantasy – Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice
        Best Historical – Kingdom of Shadows by Barbara Erskine
        Best Horror – The Secret of Crickley Hall by James Herbert
        Best Humor – Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
        Best Mystery – The Merchants House by Kate Ellis
        Best Retelling – Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
        Best Romance – The Darkest Hour by Barbara Erskine
        Best Science Fiction – Divergent by Veronica Roth
        Best Thriller – The Blackhouse by Peter May (The Lewis Trilogy)
        Authors
        Best Female Author – Barbara Erskine
        Best Male Author – Phil Rickman
        Best Middle Grade Author – J.K Rowling
        Best Young Adult Author – Celia Rees
        Best Adult Author – Peter May
        Friendliest Author – I know a lot of us haven’t met that many (or not one in my case) authors, so this also counts for friendly authors on social media
        Favourite Newcomer 2014 – Elisabeth Gifford (Secrets of the Sea House)
        Characters
        Favourite Female Protagonist – Merrily Watkins (Merrily Watkins series by Phil Rickman)
        Favourite Male Protagonist – Wesley Peterson (Wesley Peterson series by Kate Ellis)
        Best Villain – The Queen of Hearts by Lewis Carroll
        Scenes
        Funniest Scene – Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy – The Supreme Utility of the Towel
        This Scene Broke My Heart – Black Beauty by Anna Sewell when Ginger dies
        Best Kiss – Divergent by Veronica Roth – β€œWe kiss again, and this time, it feels familiar. I know exactly how we fit together, his arm around my waist, my hands on his chest, the pressure of his lips on mine. We have each other memorized.”
        Did Not See That Coming – Best Plot Twist – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K Rowling – Snape isn’t the baddie, Quirrell is.

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