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Third Annual Bonus Points Awards!

Hello, everyone!  Tomorrow is my fourth blogoversary (Wow! I’ve been book blogging 4 years now?!?) and I’ll be having a giveaway going on, so be sure to check back for that!  In 2014, during my second blogoversary celebration, I decided to start my Bonus Points Awards.  So here I am again, throwing the Third Annual Bonus Points Awards!

A little background into the Bonus Points Awards: In my reviews I sometimes give bonus points to authors if their books include things like Harry Potter references or bath tubs that are big enough for someone to swim in–the most important stuff, obvs.  And I got the idea to tally up all those points and give away awards for the authors with the most points. Thus, the Bonus Points Awards were born.

Before I give the awards, I do have to clarify that before I started the awards I had stated that the bonus points in my reviews were a lot like the show Whose Line Is It Anyway.  In other words, “Where everything is made up and the points don’t matter.”  But once I started the awards, I have made my points consistent and have kept up a chart with which I can keep those points consistent.

So, without further ado, I give you the Third Annual Bonus Points Awards!

The Bonus Point Queen Award
goes to…

E. Lockhart!

I read two of E. Lockhart’s book in the past year (The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks and We Were Liars) which definitely helped her clinch this award, but most of those points were earned from the fantastically feminist The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks. Lockhart earned some of my Bonus Points for things like secret tunnels, Harry Potter and Star Wars references, and, mostly for the awesomely feminist message in Frankie. Lockhart’s total Bonus Points this year: 1,000,275,000.

The Bonus Point Prince
& Princess Awards
go to…
John Parke Davis & Carrie Ryan!

Carrie Ryan and John Parke Davis’s The Map to Everywhere was one of my favorite reads this year, and all their 1,000,000,000 Bonus Points were earned because of the character of The Oracle in that book, which is the best villain I’ve seen since Moriarty on Sherlock.

The Bonus Point Court
(a.k.a. Runners Up) Awards
go to…
Robin Benway, Becky Albertalli, 
and R.J. Palacio!

Audrey, Wait! was also one of my favorite books that I read this past year, and Robin Benway garnered 100,715,000 of my Bonus Points with things like a Radiohead quote, a Bjork reference, and a Bring it On reference.

I also really loved Becky Albertalli’s Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, and I know that she has become one of my auto-buy authors with just this one book. Albertalli received 1,710,000 of my Bonus Points for characters boycotting Chick-fil-A, Doctor Who references, and more!

R.J. Palacio’s Wonder was an emotional roller coaster, and with it she earned 1,150,000 of my Bonus Points for things such as Star Wars references and what I like to call #GrandmotherGoals.

Congratulations to all the winners! And be sure to check back in next year for my Fourth Annual Bonus Points Awards!

All author photos from Goodreads, except for image of Carrie Ryan and John Parke Davis, which is from The Horn Book.

1 Comment

  1. Kate Midnight Book Girl

    January 14, 2016 at 1:15 am

    I love these! Also, must read some E. Lockhart books asap! I think I have The Map to Everywhere somewhere around here…

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