My Nominations for The Writing Hufflepuff’s 2015 Book Awards


Writing Hufflepuff Book Awards

Fellow writer and blogger Michelle @ The Writing Hufflepuff is holding a special Book Awards contest. I don’t know if this is something she does annually or if it’s brand new, but I thought I’d join in and share my picks for as many categories as possible.

Normally I’d share the rules and encourage other bloggers to participate. But considering tomorrow (Sunday, March 29th, 2015) is the deadline for nominations and I’m squeaking these in at the last minute…. Oops? *blushes*

Anyways, here are my nominations for The Writing Hufflepuff’s 2015 Book Awards:


Best StandaloneThe Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Best Book Series – Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Best Duology – Seraphina and Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman
Best Trilogy – The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
Best Book of 2014 – All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr


Best (Auto)Biography – The Color of Water by James McBride
Best ClassicJane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Best  Contemporary – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon
Best DystopianThe Road by Cormac McCarthy
Best Fantasy – Fire by Kristin Cashore
Best HistoricalThe Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Best Retelling – Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin (retelling of Virgil’s The Aeneid)
Best Science FictionThe Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin


Best Female Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Best Male Author: Paulo Coelho 
Best Young Adult Author:
Kristin Cashore
Favourite Newcomer 2014: Karina Sumner-Smith


Favorite Female Protagonist: Liesel Meminger (The Book Thief by Markus Zusak)
Favorite Male Protagonist: Harry Potter (J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series)
Favorite Female Supporting Character: Hermoine Granger (J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series) 
Favorite Male Supporting Character: Patrick (Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Best Villain: 
Lord Voldemort (J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series)


Favorite Romance: Fire and Prince Brigan (Fire by Kristin Cashore)
Favorite Friendship: Charlie and Patrick (Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower)
Favorite Family: The Starks (George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Fire And Ice saga)
Favorite Siblings: George and Fred Weasley (J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series)


This Scene Broke My Heart: The final bombing scene in Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief
Best Kiss: Seraphina and Kiggs in Seraphina 
Did Not See That Coming (Best Plot Twist): Everything Harry learns during Snape’s memory sequence (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling)

Again, if I’d picked my nominations sooner, I’d encourage all of you to take part in The Writing Hufflepuff’s 2015 Book Awards. But let’s be hypothetical and have some fun anyways: What would some of your nominations be for any of the above categories? Share them in the Comments section below!

18 thoughts on “My Nominations for The Writing Hufflepuff’s 2015 Book Awards

  1. For “This scene broke my heart”, Prim’s fate in Mockingjay immediately came to mind. I was reading that bombing scene in the middle of a class and I started crying right there. Thankfully, only the girl who sat ahead of me noticed, and she had read the books so she totally understood.

    Great choices with everything, by the way! The only one I disagree with is The Alchemist. My best friend loves it so much that she read it 3 times in 2 years. Me on the other hand? I could barely finish it! Just not my style, I suppose.

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    • I have a really hard time recalling much from Mockingjay. (Probably because it was my least favorite of the THG books.) I do remember that Prim died, but I don’t remember how…

      Totally understand your feelings about Paulo Coelho. A few other people I know don’t care for his style of writing, so it’s not just you. That first category was reeeeeallllyyyy hard to pick, btw. I had to skip it and come back when I’d finished the other categories, just because I was going back and forth between a few choices.


      • *Spoiler Warning*
        In Mockingjay, Katniss is fighting her way through the Capitol while Prim is serving as a nurse in the field (aka the streets of the Capitol). Bombs start falling and Katniss watches as Prim gets blown up! Katniss later finds out that the bombs weren’t sent by President Snow but by District 13, and that Gale had helped design the bombs for mass destruction,

        Essentially, Katniss loses her sister and her best friend in one day! It was pretty heartbreaking for me, though I agree that Mockingjay was the weakest HG book.

        Also, I’m glad to know that I’m not the only one who isn’t a huge fan of Coehlo! It’s always weird when everyone you know absolutely loves something and you’re just in the corner like, “Um, yeah. No.” Haha!

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      • OK. I vaguely remember that, yes. I guess I must have blocked out most of Mockingjay after I read it. That’s how dissatisfied I was with it. :/ Though a lot of it came back while I was watching Part 1, but… That’s a whole other story.


  2. Hey Sara! I think it’s seriously cool how you know all about the latest challenges and blog events. It’s like one of your blog specialties now 😉 Loving this book awards one…I’m especially loving all of the Harry Potter references! The Weasley twins are definitely my favorite siblings in fiction. I’m reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower now, and I can’t seem to put it down!

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  4. I love that your pick for best book series (for a blog called The Writing Hufflepuff) is Harry Potter. And that there is a lot of HP-love on this list in general. Seems very fitting!!

    Also, Ursula K. Le Guin for best female author! *claps* I haven’t read too many of her books, but I’ve loved the ones I did. One day I will finally get around to reading The Left Hand of Darkness.

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    • Thanks, Miriam. 🙂

      Ha ha! That really was a coincidence, though. I adore the Harry Potter series, so those answers would have been the same even if it was for another blog. 🙂

      Yay for another Ursula fan! 😀 I just love her writing style; and like you, I’ve loved everything I’ve ever read by her. The Left Hand of Darkness is a brilliant story. Haunting, too. I’d love to know what you think of it once you get around to reading it!


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