The Academy Awards Book Tag

In spirit of the Bafta’s being this evening and the Oscars only being a couple of weeks away I thought I’d do an awards inspired book tag! This is my favourite time of year as I’m a huge fan of film and I love to see the all the celebrities get dressed up on the red carpet and most importantly see who receives which awards. Keep your eyes peeled in the weeks to come with some of my Oscars predictions and maybe some mini film reviews of some of the films nominated. I can’t remember where I found this tag but I’ve added a few questions of my own and if your planning on doing this tag or if you’ve already completed it then please leave a link to it in the comments as I love reading everyones answers!

Red Carpet Ready – What outfit from a book would you want to steal?

Anything from Feyre’s wardrobe! All her clothes are absolutely stunning and I just love seeing fan art depicting some of my favourite pieces.

The Opening Monologue – What are some of your favourite opening lines?

Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins is one of my favourites as it instantly establishes Harpers humour and character, from the first line you already know you’re in for a fun ride! I’ve also just started reading Nevernight by Jay Kristoff and that’s got unique opening line that also sets the tone for the rest of the book.

Best Picture – Favourite stand-alone novel?

The Night Circus By Erin Morgenstern. I’m always going on about how wonderful this book is but it truly is breathtaking. I’m just obsessed with all the magic in this book and its ability to transport the reader to the beautiful yet mysterious world of the Night Circus. If you haven’t read this book yet then I highly recommend that it finds a spot on your TBR pile.

Best Short Film – Favourite novella/short story?

I don’t read many short stories, I’m more of a flash fiction gal but I really enjoyed Gigi by Colette. It’s a funny and unusual story about love and marriage that offers a glimpse into the decadence of fin-de-siecle Paris, the scandals, the life and morals of women who lived their lives as celebrated, high-class courtesans.

Best Actor – Who is your favourite male protagonist?

It’s a tie between Kelsier from Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson and Nikolai Lantsov from Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo. Both of these characters are sarcastic, witty and honourable men that will do anything to protect the ones they love. Their interactions with the other characters in their books are among so of my favourites. I haven’t got my hands on King of Scars yet but I’m a little sceptical as I haven’t heard good things about it, please someone change my mind!

Best Actress – Who is your favourite female protagonist?

It’s always difficult to pick a favourite but I’m going to go with all the ladies from both the Throne of Glass series and the A Court of Throne and Roses series. Sarah J Maas knows how to create beautifully unique and intricate characters that you grow to love more and more with each page turn. I know I always go on about her but she is just incredible.

Best Director – Who is your favourite author?

I’m not going to pick Brandon Sanderson, Leigh Bardugo or Sarah J Maas as that’s just predictable, instead I’m going to choose Nancy Mitford. She’s one of my new found favourites as her books are all just so witty and loveable that I want to be apart of one.

Best Adapted Screenplay – Favourite book adaptation? What book would you want to see adapted next?

The Hunger Games will always be one of my favourites especially Catching Fire which is a film I can watch over and over again. I am beyond excited for the Six of Crows/Shadow and Bone adaptation and I’ve got seriously high hopes for this project, so no pressure!

Best Original Screenplay – Favourite fictional world?

I love Narnia, and I remember growing up that I use to pretend that my sister and I were exploring and going on adventures with the Pevensie’s. It’s got everything you’d want from a magical world and I keep checking my wardrobe to see if there’s a magical tunnel to there.

Best Cinematography – Best Plot Twist? (No Spoilers Please!)

I remember being seriously shocked by the twist in Red Queen but the real Queen of plot twists and cliffhangers is Cassandra Clare! I’m not going to say any more but if you’ve read either of these books then you know what I’m on about.

Best Costume Design – Favourite book cover?

Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon, that book is stunning and I need to get my hands on it asap!


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