Superlatives Tag

Hello all! Phew, it feels like I’ve not been on in ages, because I’m falling so far behind with comments and bloghopping- all I can do is apologise profusely for that. I’m juggling quite a lot at the moment and at the same time I feel at this point peppering every post with excuses will drive everyone (including me) mad. So just consider me the *most sorry* monkey on the planet. And that’s a nice segue into…

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how happy I am to do the Superlatives Tag! Thank you so much Kelly @Another Book in the Wall for tagging me! Now, I’m not exaggerating at all when I say Kelly is absolutely lovely and makes such an interesting wide range of topics- I’m constantly blown away by how awesome her blog is!

#1 Most Likely To Be in the Movies: the Book That Would Make the Best Movie

Red Rising Pierce Browns

Red Rising! Can you imagine how good this would be? Roman culture *in space*- I’m imagining this in my head right now and it’s amazing.

#2 Biggest Drama Queen/King: The Most (Overly) Dramatic Book or Character

thirteen reasons why

Thirteen Reasons Why– *Very* unpopular opinion, let’s not start a row in the comments section about all the various controversial aspects of this book (I’ve made my opinion on it clear years ago and I stand by pretty much all of it) but I’ve been watching thirteen reasons why and it’s reminded me how much I hated the mc. She’s not actually nice to *anyone*- ever. Not to her parents, not to her friends, not to potential bfs. And she takes rather drastic means of revenge, which ends up hurting people who didn’t deserve it and psychologically damaging them (I mean, didn’t Jessica suffered enough?! Why torment Clay when he wasn’t a reason?) Of course, people are free to reach entirely different conclusions, I just really didn’t like her.

#3 Best Dressed: The Book With the Best Cover

hazel wood

Hazel Wood- ahhh- I read it recently (review coming soonish) and I LOVED every second! I can happily say this is gorgeous both inside and out.

#4 Most Creative: The Book With the Most Unique Plot, Characters, & Structure

eleanor oliphant is completely fine

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine- tempted to use We Were Liars like Kelly, but I talk about that a lot anyway. This is so different to anything I’d ever read- in every area! I was thinking I was in for a fluffy contemporary, but I was wrong, in a good way! And there was no way I was expecting that ending. This book certainly kept me on my toes!

#5 Most Popular: The Book With the Most Ratings on Goodreads

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Harry Potter- erm pretty sure Harry Potter’s pretty popular and justifiably so 😉

#6 Most likely to succeed: The Book That is Going to be Appreciated For Many Years to Come

homegoing

Homegoing– I actually mentioned this in my mini review– it’s a remarkable book and I’d be surprised if it isn’t a future classic.

#7 Class Clown: The Book That Made You Laugh Out Loud

the light fantastic

The Light Fantastic– really I could have said any of Pratchett’s books, only I read this the most recently (I’m all over the place with Rincewind books) and yeah, as per usual with Discworld books, it made me laugh out loud 😉

#8 Most Improved: The Book That Started Off Slow, But Really Picked Up

magician's guild

The Magician’s Guild­- this started off so s-l-o-w. Grinding through infodumps and non-action, I really wanted to DNF it. But my friend told me to power through because it gets better. And do you know what? To my amazement, it did. In fact, I ended up loving that series. So I guess I’m grateful to my friend for the heads up (I also blame this book for me forcing myself through so many books that *do not* get better).

#9 Cutest Couple: Cutest Couple in a Book

carry on

Carry On– okay, I wanted to be all original, but really, it’s got to be Baz and Simon!

#10 Biggest Heartbreaker: The Book That Broke Your Heart

words in deep blue

Words in Deep Blue– I spent the vast majority of my time reading this in floods of tears. I need to sort out my thoughts and do a review soon, but it’s gonna be hard, cos this book is *emotional*.

And on that note, I tag: Bethan May, Jill Jemmett, Lit Crit Pop, Kat@Life & Other Disasters, Samantha@Modern Witch’s Bookshelf, Sam@Rivermoose Reads, Bookish Owlett, Journey into Books, Angelica, Howlin Books, The Sweaterist and The Readers Bay

So what do you agree or disagree with the *most*? Let me know in the comments!

 

 

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104 thoughts on “Superlatives Tag

  1. Katie Wilkins (@DoingDewey) says:

    I’ve heard such mixed things about Elanor Oliphant! Some reviews make me feel like I have to read it and others make it sound a little too weird. I’m also a little nervous about stereotyping introverts based on the description. I am sad to say I’m actually returning it to the library unread today because I’ve not mustered these enthusiasm to pick it up, but seeing it in your mentions makes me go back to feeling like I should really read it, haha. Maybe someday 🙂

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    • theorangutanlibrarian says:

      Ah well I think it was a little weird, but in a good way. I think it’s a bit more complicated than it just being about an introvert- I think Eleanor is pretty unique as a character and is more of an outsider if that makes sense? That’s a shame, but if you do ever get round to it, I hope you like it 🙂

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  2. Kat Impossible says:

    Fun fact: Red Rising was supposed to become a movie a while ago, but (thank the heavens) that was stopped a while back and now I think it is planned for a TV show instead. You cannot imagine the abysmal things they were planning to do for that movie. They wanted to make Sevro a girl and do a love triangle with Mustang, Darrow and Sevro or something like that. I blanked out the details, because they gave me the creeps. Aaaaanyway, Pierce is involved in the writing of the show and that gives me the utmost hope.
    Thanks for tagging me 😀 This will be fun for sure (also, I am definitely waiting for your review of Words in Deep Blue here!!)

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    • theorangutanlibrarian says:

      Ye wot?!?!! That sounds terrible!! Why would they do all that?! WTF! That’s a massive relief tbh- I just hope it doesn’t become one of those shows that’s based on a book that I end up hating (basically I don’t want it to be the next shadowhunters…)
      You’re welcome!! Ah I hope you like it when it comes (/when I write it 😉 )

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      • Kat Impossible says:

        That movie sounded like the worst thing to ever come out of a book adaptation. But I am more confident with shows. Pierce is involved and said he saw more potential to it sticking closer to his work. I think it all comes down to what network picks it up. Syfy may not have the best budget, but I could see them treating it right. Starz has done a phenomenal job with American Gods, so also like their approach. I never mind Netflix hahaha but Freeform is just a big trouble maker for me. I can barely watch anything they produce without getting furious at one point or another.
        I am sure I am going to love it!

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          • Kat Impossible says:

            I am just going to ramble off some Freeform shows, so that you can get a coherent picture. Shadowhunters, Famous in Love, Pretty Little Liars (at least in their final season) and the Fosters. However, I do like The Bold Type. It’s just that they cancel a lot of stuff after a season (like Bunheads, Ravenswood, Twisted, etc.) when they were still ABC Family, but their new direction is to go darker (but sometimes it just looks fake and cheap). If they mess up Cloak and Dagger, I am going to be SO pissed.

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  3. sorryless says:

    When books turn into movies, I usually cringe. I’m currently reading Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Just seeing a preview for the movie makes me turn away. My son says it looks good, but Imma wait and see on that.
    As for The Hazel Wood, that is a fine looking over. Though Words in Deep Blue is a quite interesting cover indeed.

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  4. Lit Bitch says:

    I love this list, and I have similar feelings about Thirteen Reasons Why. I am interested in several of the books on here which I haven’t read, especially the Hazel Wood. I am definitely adding this one to my TBR and am looking forward to your review!

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  5. dragonsandzombies says:

    ‘The Hazel Wood’ really is pretty. I picked it up in the store yesterday. But unfortunately it doesn’t sound that interesting to me.

    Yaaay, Rincewind books! 🙂 Whenever I see someone mentioning the Discworld novels, I want to jump straight back in.

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  6. Nel says:

    It’s Spring! We’re all getting busy. Appreciate your posts when they happen! I keep hearing about Red Rising. The cover alone looks like it’s movie worthy. Great tag. Totally agree with Harry Potter of course. Interesting to see your review about 13 Reasons Why. I’m still debating whether or not I want to watch it, lol.

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    • theorangutanlibrarian says:

      Thank you very much! Oh I definitely recommend it! Thank you! hehe I felt pretty much the same way about the show as the book tbh- it was just more graphic and heavy on the messaging (that I didn’t agree with- like guilt tripping people who knew someone that killed themselves… I get that they wanted to go for a “we need to be kinder” message, but that’s really not the same thing)

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  7. Lashaan (Bookidote) says:

    Wonderful answers, yo! And her, you totally don’t need to apologize for being busy and taking care of yourself. I hope everything is all right though and will always enjoy whatever you pop up for us, whenever it is (a week later, a month later, even a year later!). And waahhhh Roman culture in space sounds crazy awesome!!

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  8. Bookstooge says:

    I have to wonder why that “most popular” book question was on there. It’s not like the most/highest rated book on GR is in constant flux and anyone who does the tag is just going to repeat the same answer. I think things were rigged!

    And like others have said, Life is life. Not much you can do about it really 😉

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  9. Miss Gentileschi says:

    I so agree – any book by Terry Pratchett makes you laugh out loud! I used to read on my way to school on the underground train and had to stop because the people were getting so annoyed by me giggling and snorting all the way! 😀

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  10. ivysbooks says:

    Im glad you liked the Hazel Wood! I have it on my shelf but I’ve seen mixed reviews and it had n​me thinking its overhyped. I will read it soonish,​ but I’m ​a bit less apprehensive​ now knowing you liked it. Also, agree with Ellinor Oliphant and Homegoing. loved both! Lastly, I have the entire Black Magician trilogy on my shelf but never managed to get started on them. I will at some point so thanks for the heads up on the slow start. Great post!

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  11. (Danielle) Books, Vertigo and Tea says:

    I love Rincewind ❤ I am not sure where I left off though haha. I have been picking them up from Powell's when I can. I am glad to see Eleanor Oliphant on the list and your thoughts. I have this planned soon as a potential buddy read. And Hazel Wood that cover ❤ Although I have seen a green one floating around, I still favor my arc copy that is black and gold.

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  12. Naty says:

    Cool tag!! I’m so hyped for Eleanor Oliphant… and I never read a Terry Pratchett book (shaaame) but now I’m even more curious about them!! Which do you recommend I start with??

    Also… *whispers* I agree with you on 13 reasons why. I didn’t read the book but the series was very strange.

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    • theorangutanlibrarian says:

      Thank you! I’m really glad 😀 hehehe no worries- ooh that’s a good question- I recommend either Mort (the first in the death series) guards guards (first in the city watch) or Equal Rites (first in the witches)- all of them are amazing, but they also give a nice place to start at the beginning of individual story arcs- I hope that helps 😀

      hehe I’m so glad you agree!! (the series is very similar to the book)

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  13. Winged Cynic says:

    No need to apologize for getting behind! Reality takes priority over the Internet, and I myself have been taking time off recently; it helps refresh the creative juices lol. And I’m glad you loved The Hazel Wood! That cover is seriously gorgeous, and I myself enjoyed the book. Fun post! 😀

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  14. Beth (Reading Every Night) says:

    Oh wow Red Rising would be an epic movie. I can almost imagine it but my imagination isn’t big enough to quite do it justice. 😀 Either way if it ever was made into a movie I would be first in line to see it when it was released in the cinemas.
    I really love the US cover for The Hazel Wood, I actually prefer it to the UK cover if I’m being honest, and yes Simon and Baz from Carry On are one of my ultimate OTPs. I just love the two of them together so much. 😀
    Great post, and great answers for these questions as well. 🙂 ❤

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  15. lucindablogs says:

    Oooh, some great picks on here. The Hazel Wood looks so intriguing but I’ve held off from requesting/buying it because my TBR is tooooo full! I’ve stopped and started reading 13 Reasons Why so many times, I just hate the ridiculous premise but I’m going to power through because I want to see how it ends. Loved Eleanor Oliphant but Rincewind is probably my least favourite of the Discworld characters (although I don’t mind him too much) so I probably would have made a different Pratchett choice 😊

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    • theorangutanlibrarian says:

      Thank you! It really is so good- but I totally get that. Yeah, the premise winds me up *so much*- I’m really not a fan of how it plays out either. Fair enough! It’s probably my least favourite too, but I still enjoy it and I just so happened to be reading (and laughing) to it when I wrote the post 😉

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  16. Marie says:

    Ohhh I have to agree with you here, The Hazel Wood has such a stunning cover, I love it so much. I am glad to hear you enjoyed it, I can’t wait to read your review 🙂 x
    And Words in Deep Blueeeeeeeeee ahhh I loveed this book, it made me quite emotional as well ❤

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