Book Superlative Saturday (1)

One of my blogger friends, Kayla at Bengal Reads, just started this new meme and I think it’s a really cool one!  You know how in school yearbooks they pick superlatives for the Seniors like “Class Clown” and “Most Likely to Succeed”?  Well, my high school didn’t do that, but even if they had I wouldn’t have gotten one.  I was kind of lost among the 700-odd Senior class. 

But anyway, this meme allows us to pick characters from the books that we’ve read and assign them those kinds of superlatives!  Each week, Kayla will pick one superlative (or more), and we simply write our own posts and link them to her blog!

So here are my picks for this inaugural Book Superlative Saturday:

1.  Hottest Literary Boy/Girl
Right now my book boyfriend is Hale from Heist Society by Ally Carter.  He’s a thief, so he’s a bad boy, but he’s kinda not a bad boy at the same time. And some of his lines reminded me of Luke from Gilmore Girls!  Sigh… (Here’s my review of Heist Society.)

2.  Best Book Couple
Hmm, I’m not sure about this one.  The one that automatically comes to mind is Emerson and Michael from Hourglass by Myra McEntire, because their powers combined can do some crazy things.  Plus they’re just a couple that you root for.

3.  Funniest Literary Clown
I think there are a couple of these that I’ve read, but the only one that comes to mind is Puck from The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa.  I mean, isn’t Puck like the original literary prankster anyway?  And he’s great in Kagawa’s series.

4.  Most Outgoing
I think I’ll have to go with Fred and George Weasley from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling for this one.  I mean, they would also easily win Funniest Literary Clowns, but I think these two would also talk to just about anyone.  Plus they’d definitely break the ice in any kind of awkward situation.

5.  Best Dressed
Totally Lola Nolan from Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins. She changes her look from day to day, wears crazy wigs and basically her clothes are costumes.  I mean, I don’t think I could ever pull that look off, but I think she’s definitely the coolest dresser in the books that I’ve read.

6.  Most Thought About
Cinder by Marissa Meyer is probably the book I’ve most thought about in the past couple of months, ever since I read it.  It’s just such a cool story, and I’ve been rereading it because I picked it as the April selection for my book club, and we meet next week!  I can’t wait to have some more people to talk about this awesome book with!  (Here’s my review of Cinder.)

So, who would you pick for those superlatives?  Let me know in the comments, or leave a link if you participated in the meme and I’ll stop by your blog!


  1. Kayla Graham

    April 7, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Hale does sound hot, I love bad boys and the fact that he is sort of not is even more awesome! I will definitely have to check out your review on this book :)I am planning on reading Cinder this month since you told me it's one of your favorites, happy to see it's on Most Though About!!! I really hope I love it too. I haven't read Hourglass, The Iron Fey Series, or Lola and the boy next door but I will definitely be checking them out also! Great post, I have really enjoyed reading it and you have put a lot of books on my radar!!!

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      April 7, 2012 at 9:05 pm

      Yeah, it's cool that we'll be introduced to a lot of new books through this meme! :)

  2. Kris-10

    April 7, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Ohhhh, I loved Hale from Ally Carter's series! Great choice! :)) And Puck! *facepalm* Why didn't I think of him for Funniest Literary Clown!? I just checked Cinder out from the library and am now even more excited to get started on it since you picked it as Most Thought About! I have yet to read Hourglass or Lola and the Boy Next Door. But it has been on my TBR list for a while now. :))

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      April 7, 2012 at 9:46 pm

      Hahaha! Yeah, Puck is kind of the ultimate Class Clown, isn't he? And Cinder is soooo good. So are Hourglass and Lola. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  3. fakesteph

    April 7, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    I… love your picks! Hale, Fred, George… thinking of them just makes me smile. And I'm about to start the Iron Fey series, so now I'm even more excited.

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      April 8, 2012 at 8:19 pm

      I really enjoyed the Iron Fey series! I'm looking forward to hear what you think about them!

  4. Bittner

    April 8, 2012 at 1:26 am

    Great picks Andrea! I don't think anyone could fill the role of best dressed better than Lola! And George and Fred are classic picks for most outgoing.
    My highschool did do this but they didn't put it in the yearbook or anything, they just announced it at the senior picnic on the last day of school…which I totally skipped out on! I went to the mall instead with Christi!

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