And The Award Goes To… // Bookish Academy Award

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Hi everyone!

I know I just did a tag recently, but I do have a lot of backlog tagged tags and awards that I haven’t done yet. And I know it’s been a while since the award season, but I just remember that I was tagged by Shadowriverdaleharley back in May 2018 🙈🙈🙈

Personally, I never enjoy watching award shows as they are too long and there are just too many movies I haven’t watch. But anyways, this post has been a long time coming as I’ve been drafting the answers for so long and then proceed to forget about it when the award season rolls around 😭 It’s been long enough delay, so let’s just jump right in and see my picks!

Best Actor (Best Male Protagonist)


Percy Jackson, no contest! He’s very brave and loyal, have a fantastic sense of right and wrong, and loves Annabeth fiercely! His friends, family, girlfriends and anyone who’s ever known him is lucky to have him.

Best Actress (Best Female Protagonist)

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Vasya from The Winternight Trilogy. She’s brave and determined, despite having to fight against the whole society and branded a witch, almost killed multiple times and losing many people she loved, she stay true to her belief and herself.

Best Cinematography (Best Plot Twist)


Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix. Not a plot twist in general, but I didn’t expect the book to be as dark and scary as it was!

Best Costume Design (Best Cover)

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Strange the Dreamer UK Cover. I have the hardcopy and it’s even more stunning in person! Honestly, I don’t think any cover can top this one.

Best Supporting Actor/Actress (Best Male/Female Supporting Character)

Oh wow, I have a lot for this list! For male, I love Nico diAngelo (Percy Jackson series), Magnus Bane (Shadowhunters series), and Kenji Kishimoto (Shatter Me series). For female, I love Isabelle Lightwood (Shadowhunters series), Reyna (Percy Jackson series), and Maritza (Cemetery Boys)

Best Original Screenplay (Most Unique Plot/World)

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I know I have to choose one, but I’m torn between Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor and Shades of Magic by V.E. Schwab. Both deal with parallel worlds, with Shades of Magic has 4 different parallel Londons that have magic and don’t have magic, while in DoSaB, our world is in parallel with angels and Chimeras world.

*the Shades of Magic link will take you to my review of book 3 (final book) in the series

Best Adapted Screenplay (Best Book to Movie Adaptation)

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Harry Potter series! Not only it (mostly) stay true to the books, they also managed to capture the essence of the story, giving out the strong feelings as the book.

Best Animated Feature (Book That Would Do Well in Animated Format)

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A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Ellen Oh. It’s a anthology of retellings of various East and South Asian myth and folktales, so I feel like beautiful animation will gives that extra magical element if this book ever translated to the screen!

Best Director (An Author You Discovered for the First Time)

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M.L. Rio, which is the author for If We Were Villains. This is my first time reading the author’s work and it was sooo good I got a couple of my friends to read this also haha. My copy is still somewhere out there tbh.

Best Short Film (Best Novella/Short Book)

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A Deeper Love by Cassandra Clare – TID is my all time favorite series, so reading this novella which is set only a few years after Will’s death give me all the feels. I love Jem, I love Tessa. I love the good in them, the conflict, their mutual love for each other and for Will. I LOVE THIS SO MUCH.

The Too Clever Fox by Leigh Bardugo – One of the Ravka’s folktales that was released before they’re being bind up as Language of Thorns. In general I love this and The Witch of Duva equally, but after thinking quite a bit, I love this one a liiitle bit more. Both set up the cold and eerie atmosphere really well, both have a fantastic plot twist, but this one felt easier for me to understand and even though I kinda predicted the twist, the revelation just creeped up to me that I still enjoyed it.

Best Picture (Best Standalone)


The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. It’s just such a beautiful, haunting tale that explores the Trojan War from the eyes of Patroclus, and gives more depth to several characters. I love it so much, I sobbed (as with everyone else), and it’s just a story that will stay for a long time.

Best Documentary (Best Historical Fiction)

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While TSOA can fit this prompt too, the actual historical events of the Trojan War is still disputed. Therefore, I chose The Book Thief by Markus Suzak. It’s been a long time since I read this book, but it’s one that also stayed for a long time! With Death as the narrator, how could it not be?

And that’s all for today! Do you agree with my picks? What books do you think would do well in animated format?


13 thoughts on “And The Award Goes To… // Bookish Academy Award

  1. I SO agree about Vasya and Percy Jackson. Both of them are some of my all-time favorite characters and I especially relate to Vasya. And oh man, I just finished reading The Song of Achilles and it is AMAZING. I was trying so hard not to cry in public while reading the ending. I hope Madeline Miller does more books soon. Awesome post.


  2. Ah I love the Strange the Dreamer cover so, so much as well. I need to get around to reading that book someday!! And agree with the Harry Potter series, I really loved the adaptation 🙂


  3. The Strange the Dreamer cover is absolutely gorgeous! It’s one of the times I’ve been glad to have access to UK covers here in Australia – I find I usually like the US covers better, haha. But, having said that, the UK covers for the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series are much better too (shiny purple feathers instead of masks).
    I love If We Were Villains and shared my copy around too :’)
    As for books that I think would do well in animated format, I think almost any book would be great if it was in the right style! But I would particularly like to see the Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger in animated form because I think it would work better than in live action.
    Loved reading your answers for this tag!


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