The Book Awards Round 3

It’s FINALLY time for round 3 of The Book Awards! If you have no idea what The Book Awards are, click here.

Round 3 will go on much longer than the previous two rounds, as all the nominees will get their moment to shine and win votes. As I’m not familiar with all the nominees, I would love for you guys to help me. It doesn’t have to be long. One or two sentences why a certain nominee has to win is enough. Of course I will do my research, but I think fans can promote these nominees a lot better than I can! You can find all the nominees here.

Alright, so the nominees I haven’t read/finished are:

Best Standalone: Jane Eyre
Best Book Series: The Raven Cycle, Outlander
Best Duology: If I Stay, Where She Went, Seraphina and Shadow Scale, Adaptation, Just one Day, Just One Year, Pivot Point
Best Trilogy: Divergent, The Lord of the Rings, The Reckoners, The Hunger Games
Best Book of 2014: War Kids, Stolen Songbird, I’ll Give You the Sun
Best (auto)Biography: The Diary of Anne Frank, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, The Reason I jump, The Glass Castle, The Color of Water
Best Classic: To Kill a Mockingbird, The Hobbit, Anne of Green Gables, Jane Eyre
Best Contemporary:The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, The Sky is Everywhere, Paper Towns
Best Dystopian: The Darkest Minds, The 100, The Road
Best Fantasy: Lord of the Rings (So far I’ve only read The Fellowship of the Ring)
Best Historical: Between Shades of Gray, Witchstruck, Outlander
Best Horror: The Enemy series, The Shining, Miss Peregrine’s Home for The Peculiar Children, The Secret of Crickley Hall
Best Humor: The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared, How To Build A Girl, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
Best Mystery: And Then There Were None, Before I Go To Sleep, Murder on the Orient Express
Best Retelling: North Child/East, Cruel Beauty, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, Lavinia by Ursula
Best Romance: One Day, The Darkest Hour
Best Sci-Fi: Ender’s Game, The Road, Divergent, The Hunger Games
Best Thriller: Quicksilver, Forbidden Territory, Dangerous Girls, Gone Girl, The Blackhouse (The Lewis Trilogy)
Best Female Author: Marie Lu, Jandy Nelson, Kasie West
Best Male Author: Brandon Sanderson, Patrick Ness
Best Middle Grade: Louis Sachar, Kim Harrington, Ann Brashares
Best YA Author: Veronica Roth (I’ve read Divergent a long time ago and haven’t finished the trilogy. I don’t think I’ll be able to do her justice, so it’d be great if a true fan could to promote her!)
Best Adult Author: George. R.R. Martin, Giovanna Fletcher, Haruka Murakami
Friendliest Author: Hayley J. Lawson
Favourite Newcomer of 2014: Sally Green, Lily Paradis, Danielle L. Jensen, Julie Murphy, Karina Sumner-Smith
Favourite Female Protagonist: Blue (The Raven Boys), Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games)
Favourite Male Protagonist: David (The Reckoners), Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl), Tristan (Stolen Songbird)
Favourite Female Supporting Character: Tanith Low (Skulduggery Pleasant), Art3mis (Ready Player One)
Favourite Male Supporting Character: Finnick Odair (The Hunger Games)
Best Villain: Teren Santoro (The Young Elites), Mother (Renegade)
Favourite Love Triangle: Bryn/William/Patrick (The Eden Series)
Katniss/Peeta/Gayle (The Hunger Games)
Favourite Family: The Applewhites (Surviving the Applewhites)
The Starks (A Song of Fire And Ice)
Favourite Siblings: Baudelaire siblings (A Series of Unfortunate Events). Jude and Noah (I’ll Give You the Sun), Katniss and Prim (The Hunger Games)
Funniest Scene: The fart joke (Before I Fall), The Supreme Utility of the Towel (Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy), When Matilda makes the chalk levitate (Matilda)
This Scene Broke My Heart: When Peeta strangles Katniss (The Hunger Games)
Best Kiss: Tris and Four (Divergent)
Did Not See That Coming: Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn), We Were Liars (E. Lockhart), Allegiant (Veronica Roth)

Again, it doesn’t have to be long! You can just tell me in the comments why your favourite book/character/author/scene/etc. has to win in their category. Of course for the last category it’s hard to explain why the plot twist was so good without spoiling, but why did it break your heart when Peeta strangled Katniss? Why are the Baudelaire siblings the best? And of course you can also tell me why the other nominees that I do know have to win!

Every category will have it’s own post, promoting their nominees, starting with Favourite Romantic Ship as I know and love all of them haha. This first post will be posted on¬†Monday, so if you want to tell my why your favourite ship has to win, that’s your deadline!

After all of those posts promoting the nominees, voting will start, so that there’s plenty of time to vote for every category.


To make things more fun I’ll be thinking up a little challenge for each category. It can be anything, but it will have something to do with the category. If you’re interested in hosting a challenge, let me know! So far I have challenges for¬†Best (auto)Biography, Best Fantasy, Best Historical, Best Retelling, Favourite Female/Male Protag, Favourite Female/Male Supporting Character, Best Villain, Favourite Love Triangle, Did Not See That Coming. If you have any questions about hosting a challenge, let me know!

Guest Posts

If you know and love every nominee in a category, and would love to promote them, let me know! If you have a different idea for a guest post, let me know as well! I’m open for suggestions :)

If I forgot to address something important, please ask me about it!

– The Writing Hufflepuff

67 thoughts on “The Book Awards Round 3

  1. Looking forward to the final voting!

    So, here’s my opinions on the books I’ve read that you haven’t finished yet:
    Paper Towns – really wasn’t too excited by this read…
    If I Stay – this was a good enough book, but didn’t warrant the hype for me. I haven’t read it yet but apparently Where She Went is better.
    Adaptation – I actually really enjoyed this one, and looking forward to reading the next one.
    Divergent – I actually really loved this trilogy, and loved/hated the ending. I don’t know if I’d think differently now I’ve read so much more, but I loved it.
    The Hunger Games – Couldn’t put the books down. But I thought the third was the weakest.
    To Kill a Mockingbird – I just read this a few weeks ago. Loved it. AMAZING.
    Before I Go To Sleep – So, SO good.
    Gone Girl – SO did not see that coming. That amazed me.

    R x

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  3. Wow! So excited for Round 3! :) One book that you hadn’t read caught my eye… (I was trying to not look because if Nikki found me commenting versus working on posts… Lord help me :P) Paper Towns – This book has fantastic plot build-up. I did not like Margo’s character, honestly, but she was definitely realistic. I really appreciated that, and I felt like Q’s learning about himself as a person was really in depth. It absolutely fascinated me!
    Well, I’ll be looking forward to Round 3! Thanks again for doing this; it is awesome.
    -Amy :)

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  7. Question: Should Lord of the Rings be concidered for the Best Trilogy category? I freak’n love that book! but … It’s not a trilogy. It’s stated on one of the first pages in the book that it’s not a trilogy. Tolkien himself concidered it as a single book. He would always use air quotes when saying the word “books” when referring to the volume. The only reason why it was published into three volumes was due to post-World War II paper shortage. Just thought I’d bring that up

      • maybe you can add the category of “best overall cast” or “eclectic cast” and add it there? Completely understand if you don’t though. Looks like you have a system going here. I’m just a huge Lord of the Rings geek :)

      • I could next time! We’re already at round three so I’m not going to add any new categories since I’d have to start all over again with nominations and voting, but it definitely sounds like a fun category for next year! :) (and perfect for LotR haha. I haven’t finished it yet but I have enjoyed what I read so far ^-^).

  8. Wow this is so cool! Hands down Best Male Author should go to Patrick Ness. He is transforming YA, introducing intelligent and mind-boggling stories to the genre. His Chaos Walking series is a walking political commentary, but you would have never thought that because of how fun (and painful) it is to read it! More Than This took a whole philosophical school of thought and revealed the complexity of diverse characters. All of his books are absolutely beautiful.

  9. Heya…Do you mind apparating and appearing on my blog for Reader’s Nook? It is basically a section where I ask booklovers a set of questions and publish their answers with their bio and link. Alternatively, you can also post a guest blog, preferably on books because you read :D Or just about anything else. Let me know :D

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  12. Can I vote Between shades of gray for best historical!? Its an amazing, yet tear-jerking book, and I love it to pieces. It has a wonderful prose, and great plot, and the characters are honest and beautiful.

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