Bookish Academy Awards 2019

Happy 2019, everyone! I hope you’ve all been having a really lovely holiday season and I wish you the best of luck in achieving any goals or resolutions you have for the new year.

In thinking about 2019, I knew I was most excited about reflecting on the books I read in 2018 and sharing with you my “award winners” as I did last year. You will see that I had a really hard time narrowing down my selections for this year…I’m happy to say that I read quite a few great reads in 2018!

This tag was originally created by BOOKadoodles, but I did edit some of their original categories and added a few of my own (*marked with an asterisk).

Best Actor:
“Best Male Protagonist”

Simon from Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Best Actress:
“Best Female Protagonist”

Selina Kyle from Catwoman: Soulstealer (DC Icons #3) by Sarah J. Maas

Best Cinematography:
“Best Plot Twist”

Only A Breath Apart by Katie McGarry (ARC, set to come out January 22, 2019)
All of this is True by Lygia Day Peñaflor

Best Costume Design:
“Best Book Cover”

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi (ARC, set to come out January 15, 2019)

Best Supporting Actress and Actor:
“Best Male and Female Sidekicks/Supporting characters”

Morozko from The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden
Brinn from Ignite the Stars by Maura Milan

*Best On-Screen Kiss:
“Best Couple/Romance”

Still Me (Me Before You #3) by Jojo Moyes
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Best Original Screenplay:
“Most Unique Plot/World”

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

*Best Adapted Screenplay:
“Best Book-to-Movie Adaptation” OR “A book that should be adapted into a film”

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

*Best Animated Feature:
“A book that would work well in an animated format” OR “Best Graphic Novel” OR “Best Children’s Book”

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

Best Director:
“A writer you discovered for the first time”

Adam Silvera

Best Short Film:
“Best Novella” or “Short Book”

Sunny (Track #3) by Jason Reynolds

Best Picture:
“Best Stand-Alone”

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young (I believe this may be getting a sequel!)

*Best Documentary:
“Best Historical Fiction” OR “Best Non-Fiction”

The Boys in the Boat: The True Story of an American Team’s Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics (Young Readers’ Edition) by Daniel James Brown, adapted by Gregory Mone

*Best Original Soundtrack:
“Best Audio book” or “Best Book in Verse”

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

*Best Foreign Film:
“Best diverse author” OR “Best book with Diverse Representation”

Sparrow by Sarah Moon (*Black female protagonist, Mental illness rep)

And there are my award winners for 2018. I tried to incorporate as many of my best reads as possible in this post, but you can visit my “read-2018” book shelf on Goodreads to see all books I read last year. I hope you’ll join in on the fun and create a post featuring your 2019 Bookish Academy Awards or share some of your nominees in the comments below!


Twitter: @jasminesreading
*2019 Reading Challenge Update: 3/175

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