Friday Fun Time Again: Book Superlatives

The summer has always been a hard time for me as a blogger. I hate being inside. I want to be outside doing things and enjoying the weather because it’s my favorite kind of weather and summer always has great activities to take part in! I feel so unmotivated to sit and blog when I could be hiking or at an outside flea market or laying by the pool. Not only that but I came off a really big, weird blogging slump where I got so discouraged with how serious everything was becoming that I feel like I’m JUST getting back into the groove and I’m feeling like I want to get back to the basics of what I love about all of this: the fun of it all!

So I decided for the next few Fridays I just want to have some fun and just talk about books in non-serious ways and let you guys get to know me a little better! Feel free to join me(and link back) if you are feeling like you want to let down your metaphorical blogging hair and do something silly to relieve some pressure off your blogging shoulders as summer starts to wind down.

Have you checked out the  A to Z Bookish Survey or the My YA Life In Book Titles survey?

This week:

While I was making my Meet YA Jamie post I was perusing through my yearbooks obviously and had to chuckle at the senior superlatives. This week I’m using the notion of “senior superlatives” from our yearbooks and making some for you to award books and characters!

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Characters

Most Likely To Change The World
I’m voting Alina and Mal from Shadow & Bone.

Cutest Couple
Amy & Roger from Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour

Class Clown
Jessica Darling from The Jessica Darling series. Maybe her classmates wouldn’t have recognized her hilarity but luckily we as the reader get to!

Most Likely To Become Famous For Their Athletic/Musical/Artistic Abilities
Mia from If I Stay

All Around Good Person
Asha from Speechless – she wasn’t a main character but she definitely left an impression on me!

Biggest Flirt
Willem from Just One Day/Just One Year — love him but he’s a FLIRT!

Most Likely To Be Fought Over
Probably Dimitri from Vampire Academy or St. Clair from Anna and the French Kiss. I see LOTS of people always claiming them a fictional crush. I’d fight too! PUT EM UP!

Mostly Likely To Be Friends Forever
Aria & Roar from Under The Never Sky series — even though Perry & Roar were bffs first I think in Through The Ever Night Aria and Roar solidified their friendship having gone through what they did together.

Most Likely To Have Their Own Reality Show
Elise From This Song Will Save Your Life — it wouldn’t be a trashy reality show but like a reality show based on what it’s like to be a teen dj.

Most Unique
Lola from Lola and the Boy Next Door — her sense of style is SO unique!

Most Likely To Survive An Apocalypse
Lynn from Not A Drop To Drink

Most Likely To Be A Villain
President Snow from The Hunger Games series

Biggest Wallflower
Cather from Fangirl

Most Likely To Break Your Heart
Margo from Paper Towns — poor Q! Somebody like Margo is bound to be break some hearts!

Most Changed
Aria from Under the Never Sky & Through The Ever Night!

Most Likely To Get Arrested
Frankie from The Disreputable History Of Frankie Landau-Banks

Self Proclaimed God/Goddess
Jace from City of Bones — so, so full of himself

Best Person To Bring Home To Mom & Dad
Cricket from Lola and the Boy Next Door

Books

Most Likely To Make You Cry
Second Chance Summer Morgan Matson

Dares To Be Different (in world, plot, storytelling, etc.)
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
The Greek Chorus style narration scared me but was AWESOME and paid off! Definitely haven’t seen that in YA before!

 

Best Dressed (pretty cover!)

Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith

Most Likely To Make You Swoon

Anna and the French Kiss

Loveliest Prose

Graffiti Moon by Cath CrowleyI’d also pick Wild Awake for this one but I’m trying hard not to repeat!!

Most Likely To Be A Favorite Of 2013
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

Most Likely To Change The World (or change your life)

Golden by Jessi KirbyEverybody should think about what they want to do with their one wild and precious life! I know I did!

Book You Are Most Likely To Keep Putting Off
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Most Likely To End Up As Christmas Gifts For Everyone You Know

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Most Likely To Be Thrown

Requiem by Lauren Oliver

Most Likely To Be Reread More Than Once

Just One Day Gayle Forman 2013 books to read

Most Likely To Make You Read Through An Earthquake Because It’s THAT Engrossing

13104080This sequel was AMAZING! I couldn’t put it down.

Most Likely To Be Passed On To Your Children
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Most Likely To Break Your Heart Into A Million Pieces
Jellicoe Road Melina Marchetta

Most Likely To Brighten Up Your Day

13132661Definitely a happy, fun book that made me smirk A LOT.

Do you agree with any superlatives I’ve handed out??

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Jamie is a 28 year old married lady who is in denial that she's actually that old. When she's not reading you can find her doing Pilates followed by eating gelato, listening to music with oversized headphones and teaching her niece how to be as awesome as she is.

Comments

  1. I agree with pretty much everything. Except for The Book Thief. I have tried reading it multiple times and I just can’t stand it. So the books I’d pass on to my kids would be the HP series OR if I had a daughter, the Anne of Green Gables series.

    • Aw sads!! I had a friend I recced it to who couldn’t get into it either! If I read HP I probs would say that! (SOON ENOUGH THOUGH I WILL) and OMG HOW DID I FORGET ANNE!?!?!

  2. I’ve been thinking of doing one of the first two surveys you made, but laziness can be a powerful things :D But I did this one! All three are amazing (I wish I had your brain!!).

    I absolutely agree about Aria and Roar! It was so good to finally read about a completely ordinary relationship between a girl and a boy <3 And I agree about Lola being so creative! She's kind of amazing with all her wigs and her clothes and her everything!! And Cricket would be one of the few boys girls would be comfortable to take to their parents :D If they want to give them a heart-attack, on the other hand, there's plenty to chose from.

    And I still haven't read Just One Day :| Even though I have it! So I'll remedy that soon, because I don't want to be the odd kid on the block anymore, haha!

    • Aw thank you! Maybe one day you’ll get the motivation to do the surveys (I’m lazy too so I understand this 100% hahah)

      It really IS amazing to see an ordinary relationship btwn a guy/girl and not have it be a romance. I had SO many guy friends and yes, some of them obviously ones of us maybe had FEELINGS, but most of mine were truly just friendship. WHY IS THAT SO UNCOMMON IN YA??!

      Yes read JUST ONE DAY!!

  3. Yes, to AKA to brighten up your day. I love dhow cheerful AKA was. I have to think of my answers to these questions, though. I think St. Clair is definitely someone people woudl fight over.

    Haha, And yes, Jace does love himself, doesn’t he? And I love him for it.

    • Haha I just finished City of Bones so I’m still uncertain about Jace yet but hopefully I will fall in love! I just need to get JCB face out of my head at this point!

  4. Another reason I need to read Matthew Quick’s new book!

    I think I would pass The Book Thief onto my children, whenever I have them, but only because I didn’t enjoy it much as an adult – I would hope they could see what I must has missed.

    • Leonard Peacock was awesome!! I also love it because it’s set in Philly — that always adds a little specialness to a book/movie when it’s your city! I got giddy over Silver Linings for that too! OBVIOUSLY other reasons too but I can’t help it!

  5. This was amazing! I’m such a fan of this post! I’ll have to do one of mine! Also everyone needs to get Code Name Verity. My bestie’s dad races airplanes and flew on in the war, so I told her to get him that book!

  6. What a great idea. I can’t believe you went through all those books to assign superlatives to these. Very cool. I don’t read much YA so I know very little about a lot of the books here. Can’t say I disagree with your choices, but since I know nothing about these I will take your word for it. :-)

  7. Yes my most likely to make me cry is Second Chance Summer too! I was up at 4 am reading that and crying my eyes out! I’m going to do a post and have it for tomorrow! Thanks for the fun post!

    • MY EYES HURT SO BAD. Will was genuinely concerned for me and said, “Maybe take a break from that book?” He knew what it was about bc I told him so he knew it was hitting me very personally.

  8. Oh I LOVE THIS! I’m a huge fan of superlatives – they’re part of all my reviews I do – but this is absolutely fun! Love your answers and am loving this new Friday fun you’ve been doing! :)

    • Too fun! I was laughing so hard at the superlatives when I was flipping through my yearbooks (we had the superlatives in middle school TOO so double the fun). The girl who won best hair? Her hair looked a hot mess in the pic. lol. Not on purpose either! I’m also mad because I have way better eyes than the girl who won “best eyes”…damn me being the newish kid in 9th grade when we had that category! I’m curious now how you integrate them into your reviews bc this was hard as HELL just for one post! *off to check out your review format*

      And thanks!!

  9. Oooooh, so excited to do this one!! <3

  10. I am LOVING these posts. Please keep doing this for ever and ever!

    I don’t know if I’ll participate in this one… We’ll see.

  11. haha! well done doyke! yay for aria & roar <3 i still think a kiss might happen. ;) don't punch me in the face! you know i'm in love with perry… but i'm tellin ya… those auds… ;) ;) PASSION! Hell yeah Willem is a flirt! I went with Adrian though— but you haven't met him yet so you'll eventually see why I went with him! And YES… I will join you in throwing Requiem!
    Here is mine: http://bookrockbetty.com/2013/08/24/bookish-senior-superlatives/

  12. I’m loving these posts! And doing the superlatives was so much fun, because I’ve never done it before (we dont have year books and stuff here)! :D

    • Thank you!! The superlatives actually were kind of lame-o in high school bc the people who really should have one didn’t always win. Like the girl who won friendliest? Actually one of the biggest jerks I’ve ever met. So snotty. Idk how she won. HAD to be a joke lol

  13. Amazing post! Every time, they are so unique and different to what any other blogger has done before! I just had to join in…I agreed with so many of these that you chose, but also found myself mainly choosing books I’d read this year and last because of how fresh the memory was.
    My post: http://prettylittlememoirs.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/saturday-fun-day-book-superlatives-as.html
    ~Becca :)
    from “Pretty Little Memoirs – a YA Book Blog”

  14. Ah! So much fun! I’d have to agree with you. Out of every character I’ve read, Lynn would be the best suited to survive an apocalypse. Can’t wait to do this one!

  15. I love this post! I haven’t read a lot of the books on your list, but I totally agree with wanting to throw Requiem. I also love that you chose Jace for “Self-Proclaimed God”. So full of himself. I’m going to go see the movie tonight! I saw that you and your group you went with didn’t like it… I’m nervous. I want to like it so bad, but I’m afraid I’m not going to… Thanks for putting together this post! I loved participating!

    My Senior Superlatives

  16. HAHA “Most Likely To Make You Read Through an Earthquake.” TOTES agree on Unravel Me. *snicker* I literally stayed up most of one night reading that book!

    Love this post, girl. :)

  17. So many of these superlatives I agree with, but the two that really stood out for me are Frankie as most likely to get arrested and Jellicoe Road as Most Likely To Break Your Heart Into A Million Pieces.
    I love all of your Friday Fun ideas. I might have to join in on this one!

  18. Your ideas are so fun, Jamie! I can’t comment on any of your book/character choices above because I’ve not read any of the books. :( But I do want to read The Book Thief.

    Here’s mine. Thanks for coming up with this, Jamie! I had so much fun picking all the titles and trying not to write across every category — Gone With the Wind!! :)

  19. I agree with a lot, but definitely Asha from Speechless. Just read that one and she really is just a good person. I also agree with throwing Requiem. That book just…it just made me so angry. Great list, Jamie. I’m loving these posts!

  20. What a fun list. I’ll have to try this out sometime. Great idea! I’ll have to check some of these titles out.

  21. Hahaha, love this!

  22. I haven’t read very many of the books on your list, but I soooooo very much agree with Amy and Roger for cutest couple! Their Epic Detour was one of my most favorite books I’ve read in recent years. Love them. And I’m glad to have found your blog!

  23. Oh so many books I haven’t read yet. I want to read Divergent so bad but I have these ARCs I need to get through first. Great post Jamie! I love reading your blog btw it’s so fun.

  24. Such an excellent post!

  25. I agree with all of them! Especially Lauren Oliver’s Requiem. I didn’t even get that far because the first one made me so mad!

  26. Love this one too, of course!! Can’t wait to start working on it :)

  27. Oooh, this one is awesome too. I would love to live in your brain. There are so many ideas in there!

    I don’t think I’m going to do this one though, because it would take me FOREVER. TOO. MANY. CHARACTERS. Also, the secondary characters TTT totally sapped my energy. lol.

    Ahahaha, Willem, you panty-dropping flirt.

  28. you can HAVE Dimitri and his ponytail!!!!! I’d take Adrian, please.

  29. I did this one! I love you Friday Fun posts!
    http://barefootmeds.wordpress.com/2013/08/28/bookish-superlatives/

  30. I love fun surveys like this. I’m just not really creative enough to come up with them on my own! Thanks for thinking of it for me!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  31. I’m just seeing this now (SUPER behind in my blog reading — sigh). Will try to get my post up soon! In my high school, we didn’t have “senior superlatives” — I’m not even sure if this is a Canadian thing? But tons of fun nonetheless ;P

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