Happy New Year, blogger friends. I know this year has been challenging, heart-breaking, and completely anxiety-inducing for all of us. I wish you all good health and many more blessings in 2021.
If there was anything I could depend on in 2020, it was a good book (more specifically, as many good books as I could possibly get my hands on). I surpassed my reading goal of 100 books by completing 102 for the year. You can view my 2020 Reads here (though I definitely seemed to have misshelved 2 of them…and I can’t figure out which ones they are!).
I haven’t been blogging as much as I hoped I would, but reflecting on what I have read in 2020 and selecting my choices for the “Bookish Academy Awards” excited me!
This tag was originally created by BOOKadoodles, but I did edit some of their original categories and added a few of my own (*marked with an asterisk).
“Best Male Protagonist”
“Best Female Protagonist”
“Best Plot Twist”
The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
Best Costume Design:
“Best Book Cover”
All This Time by Mikki Daughtry and Rachael Lippincott
Best Supporting Actress and Actor:
“Best Male and Female Sidekicks/Supporting characters”
*Best On-Screen Kiss:
Literally the hardest category of all! I read so many romance novels, so I tried to narrow it down to just 3!
Best Original Screenplay:
“Most Unique Plot/World”
Green Valley, Tenessee in The Winston Brothers series by Penny Reid
*Best Adapted Screenplay:
“Best Book-to-Movie/TV Show Adaptation” OR “A book that should be adapted into a film/TV show”
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
I honestly didn’t watch this show…but the book was very good!
*Best Animated Feature:
“A book that would work well in an animated format” OR “Best Graphic Novel” OR “Best Children’s Book”
New Kid by Jerry Craft
“A writer you discovered for the first time”
Best Short Film:
“Best Novella” or “Short Book”
Dear Martin by Nic Stone
Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes
“Best Historical Fiction” OR “Best Non-Fiction”
*Best Original Soundtrack:
“Best Audio book” or “Best Book in Verse”
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi, narrated by Jason Reynolds
*Best Foreign Film:
“Best diverse author” OR “Best book with Diverse Representation”
Note: I created this category with the intention of specifically highlighting authors, stories, and characters that fall under any of these categories: non-white/multiracial, LGBTQ+, persons with disabilities, persons with mental illness, etc. Not all diverse peoples are necessarily “foreign.”
Girl Gone Viral (The Right Swipe #2) by Alisha Rai
Interracial romance (half-white/half-Thai American female protagonist, Punjabi-American male protagonist) and South Asian American author.
I invite all of you to share your 2020 Bookish Academy Awards! If you do, please tag me so I can see all of your nominations.
I hope everyone is staying safe and wearing their masks!