So I’ve been super incredibly bored this week. In addition to pinning a thousand different crafts and annoying the crap out of my book club on Facebook with articles that I found (like this one and this one and this one and this one), I’ve been working to find blogs that I want to start following. I started using Feedly to keep track of different blogs and YouTube channels that I am following. I’m still not 100% sure how I like it (the app is awesome, but I’m not a huge fan of the actual website version).
However, while browsing aimlessly, I came across this amazing blogger, Jamie, at Perpetual Page Turner. Seriously in love with this blog. It has interesting articles about new things happening on the book scene, as well as novel reviews. Plus, she loves YA Fiction, just like I do.
On Friday, she posted this cool blog post that sent me back to 2006 and MySpace! So it’s Survey Time: Book Edition!
Of course, I have to give it to Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters from The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. How could I not?
Chip “The Colonel” Martin from Looking for Alaska by John Green. Everyone loves a practical joker!
Holden frickin’ Caulfield from The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger… Could he get any more angsty and hypocritical?
Most Likely to be Friends Forever
Charlie, Sam, and Patrick from The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephan Chbosky
Most Likely to Have their own Reality Show
Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
Tender Branson from Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk… Unique = Crazy in this case.
Survive a Zombie Apocalypse
Got to give this to Jun Do from The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson considering he survived wars, tortures, and a shark bite.
Mrs. de Winter from Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. That’s what you get for marrying a man after knowing him for a few weeks.
Most Likely to Break Your Heart
I’m going to make this one a tie between Alaska Young from Looking for Alaska by John Green and Lady Brett Ashley from The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway. Two very different books, but the characters are strangely similar, and definitely have broken hearts in their time.
Craig Gilner from It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
Most Likely to Get Arrested
Bernadette from Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
Best Person to Bring Home to Mom and Dad Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. Have you ever met a bigger suckup to parents?
(Note: I tried not to use the same book twice in this category, and trust me, it was difficult not to put TFiOS for everything!)
Most Likely to Make You Cry
The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters by Elisabeth Robinson has the best character growth I’ve ever read AND it WILL make you cry.
Dares to be Different
Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk. Written starting on page 300something and counting down to one. Different!
Best Dressed (Prettiest Cover!)
The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen. Beautiful book, beautiful cover.
Never Saw It Coming
There are so many that come to mind, but I’ll say Little Bee by Chris Cleave was a book I picked up on a discount rack at BN and it shocked me.
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. Seriously one of the best written books (and best translated to movie) I’ve read/seen.
Most Likely to Change the World
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher really affected me. It may not change the entire world, but it certainly made me rethink how I treat people.
Most Likely to be Put Off Reading
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. This is the only novel I have attempted to read on multiple occasions and FAILED. Oh, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson. I just couldn’t get into the translated English. Blehhhh.
Most Likely to be Christmas Gifts for Everyone You Know
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
Most Likely to be Thrown
The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling and I’m so so so sad about that.
Most Likely to be Reread More than Once
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and The Giver by Lois Lowry. I love dystopian/utopian society books and these are two books that I find something new in every time I read them.
Most Likely to Keep You Reading Through an Earthquake
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. I was able to sit in my apartment in NYC on vacation for 5 hours at a time reading because I. Just. Couldn’t. Stop.
Most Likely to be Passed on to Your Children
Harry Potter, of course.
Most Likely to Break Your Heart into a Million Pieces
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green because it ends and it would be better if it never ended. Ever.
Most Likely to Brighten Up Your Day
It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini. Even though this novel deals with a pretty heavy topic (stress-induced depression), it is hilarious. The characters are witty and different.
What do you think? Any that I missed way off of the mark?