Hear ye, hear ye! The Potato Awards of 2014 is now upon us! We started doing this last year and it was a major success, and we’ve decided to have another showdown of books this year again. I know it’s already almost a month past, but better late than never, right? And besides, there is a giveaway involved as well! Read on our entries and join the giveaway at the end to get a chance to win ONE of any books highlighted here!
Are you ready to explode your TBR?!
RISE THE CURTAINS TO GIVE WAY TO OUR FIRST CATEGORY!
(Warning: GRAPHICS HEAVY!)
Our first category goes to the best cover of 2014 (or 2015?). There have been many books published this year but for us, there is always that ONE cover that stands out among the rest, and here are our picks.
This category is dedicated to the books that have dared to think outside the box. Tired of the same old clichés and tropes? Do you want to read something new? For us, these books gave the most refreshing reading experience.
God knows how many series we get in a year. There are duologies, trilogies, sagas, and many others that have been running for years! These books, however, were the most memorable, and we anticipate how far they will go.
Whoever is ready to say goodbye to their darling series? Not I, said the dog. Not I, said the cat. Not I, said the cow, and definitely not I, say I! Wait, what? In any case, we may have said goodbye to these series, but we said them with a smile, because boy! did they go out with a bang.
There are our favorite authors, and there are our favorite debut authors. These were the ones who were given a chance to shine in 2014, and we are their minions forever and ever and ever.
These are the couples/relationships that made our hearts go a-flutter, that made our knees weak, that transformed our stone-cold heart into blasted fluffy clouds of love and swoon. Our ultimate ships, ladies and gents.
Last year, after watching Disney’s blockbuster Frozen on screen, we held a category for which book we would want Disney to make into a musical. This time, after the success of Big Hero 6, we decided to choose the books we read in 2014 that we want to see go pew pew in the big screen!
The young adult demographic is full of heroines. Some of them good, some of them bad, and some of them AWESOME. Here are our favorite heroines of 2014.
One of Newton’s laws of motion states that for every action, there is a reaction. In a bookworm’s world, for every heroine you love, there is also a heroine you don’t love (for hate is such a strong word). These are the girls that made us want to bang our heads on a wall.
Did you know? Bookworms have book boyfriends. They can be one, or two, or three, but they are our boyfriends. Yeah, they are fictional, we know that (just don’t say it to our faces), but even then, we also have our favorite book boyfriends. Here are the ones who made us swoon the most!
And just like the heroines we don’t like, we also have heroes or love interests who we don’t like (for hate is such a strong word). These are the boys who, if ever they were real, we prefer to stay the fuck away from us.
And of course, these are the villains who don’t even try to be good-evil. Does that make sense? There are complex villains, and there are the one-dimensional ones who make you wonder if they doused themselves with cheese. We don’t want any cheesy ones over here!
Have you ever felt like you’re at the edge of the cliff and are about to fall? Have you ever felt like you’re on your toes? Have you ever felt your heart jumping, kicking, and squeezing – all at once? We have, and these books are the culprits.
THE BEST BOOKS OF 2014
Time for the awesome giveaway to commence. You see those fantastic titles above? You get a chance to win ONE book from that pile of epicness. It can be anything as long as the book was mentioned in this “ceremony”. Are you excited? You should be! At least you have an assurance that what you’re gonna read will be full of magnificence /wink wink
- You must be 13 years old or above to join.
- The Social Potato will not be responsible for any losses or damaged goods.
- An e-mail will be sent within the first 24 hours after the winner has been announced
- NO CHEATING!
We would like to thank the following for their contributions:
- Kelly @ Diva Booknerd
- Pili @ In Love with Handmade
- Serena @ Reading over Sleeping
- Zoe @ Stories on Stage
- Dianne @ Oops I Read a Book Again
- Larissa @ YA Midnight Reads
- Amir @ Not-So-Literary Heiresses
- Mariesa @ 2AM
- Valerie @ Innocent Smiley
- Jules @ Jules Bookshelf
- Hannah @ Fully Booked Reviews
- Rachel @ Perfection Called Books
- Fari @ My Little Corner for Books
- Dre @ Sporadic Reads
We would also like to credit the following for their amazing background patterns!
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