I have a Top Ten Books of 2015 list here and Ann has a Top 5 list here but we thought it would be fun to do this tag as it also includes categories where a book may deserve a mention but didn't make it on to our top lists. We've tried to avoid choosing the same book more than once each.
Best Actor: (Best Male Protagonist)
Ann: Noah from Girl Online. I like Noah but there was a moment in Girl Online On Tour where I thought that he was being such a terrible person. However I changed my mind about him by the end of the book.
Clare: Elliot from The Heartless City/Kaz from Six of Crows. I had to cheat and choose two for this one because they are just such very different characters. I mentioned in my review of The Heartless City how much I loved Elliot - he is a sweet, wonderful character and I just wish I could be friends with him in real life. On the other hand Kaz was so complex and interesting (and he kind of reminded me of my brother) so I had to include them both!
Best Actress: (Best Female Protagonist)
Ann: Celaena from Throne of Glass. I love Celaena so much she is so amazing,I also feel like I can relate to her a bit.
Clare: Rachelle from Crimson Bound. This was a hard category because there are so, so many amazing female protagonists (and I could easily have gone back to Six of Crows) but I really loved Rachelle's strength and vulnerability and her ability to make hard decisions. She wasn't perfect and I appreciated that.
Best Cinematography: (Best Plot Twist)
Ann: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. This has to be one of the best books I read this year I loved it so so much.
Clare: The Uninvited by Cat Winters. I never saw this plot twist coming. I loved this book as a whole and all her other books as well.
Best Costume Design: (Best Book Cover)
Ann: Username Evie by Joe Sugg. I really like the cover of Username: Evie it is so well designed and detailed. Overall it is a really nice and I love it.
Clare: Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone by J.K. Rowling. There were a lot of beautiful covers this year but I am in love with my illustrated copy of Harry Potter and the cover just makes me so happy.
Best Supporting Actress and Actor: (Best Male and Female Sidekick)
Ann: Elliot from Girl Online/Isabelle from CoHF. I love both of these characters for different reasons so couldn't really decide which one to go for, so I went for them both.
Clare: Jared from The Rest of Us Just Live Here/Alexis from Truly, Madly Famously. Jared was such a huge part of why I loved The Rest of Us Just Live Here and as for Alexis - I desperately want her to have her own spin off series!
Best Original Screenplay: (Most Unique Plot/World)
Ann: Hollow Boy by Jonathon Stroud. I feel like the plot of The Hollow Boy is unique and also I really like the whole series and all the characters who are so different.
Clare: I Am Her Revenge by Meredith Moore. This was such an interesting and compelling read. I wasn't sure about it at first but by the end I was gripped. It also has potentially the best (or worst) villain of my reading year.
Best Adapted Screenplay:(Best Book-to-Movie Adaptation)
Paper Towns. Me and Clare got to watch Paper Towns 2 weeks early cause I have the best sister. I really enjoyed the film but Clare's pick is also a good one.
Clare: Mockingjay Part 2. This was just a great ending to the series. Although I am now incredibly sad that we have no more films to look forward to!
Best Animated Feature: (A book that would work well in animated format)
Ann: The Hollow Boy by Jonathon Stroud. I feel like this book would make a very good animation. I don't know why I just feel it would be a good animation.
Clare: Otto Von Trapezoid and the Empress of Thieves by Jesse Baruffi. I struggled with this category at first but then I remembered this brilliantly weird book. It would make a perfect animation!
Best Director:(A writer you discovered for the first time)
Ann: Sarah J. Maas. One of my friends at school and Clare both really liked the Throne of Glass series so I thought I would read them and I really enjoyed the first book.
Clare: Patrick Ness. I've held off on reading Patrick Ness for a long, long time and I can't for the life of me remember why. I loved all of his books that I read in 2015 and I am definitely planning on reading more!
Best Visual Effects:(Best Action in a Book)
Ann: Timebound by Rysa Walker. Although I didn't really enjoy this book. I really liked the action in it and it was done well.
Clare: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. I wasn't sure how exciting a book told in document form would be but I needn't have worried. There was never a dull moment in this and I loved the format.
Best Musical Score: (Best Music in a book-to-movie adaptation)
Ann: Mockingjay. Like Clare said these two films are the only Book- to -move- adaptations that we have seen so, they are the only ones that we could pick.
Clare: Paper Towns. Pretty sure these are the only two book-to-movie adaptations we've seen this year.
Best Short Film:(Best Novella or Short Book)
Ann: The Bane Chronicles. I loved The Bane Chronicles so much, all the stories in it were so well thought out.
Clare: Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda. Outside of The Bane Chronicles I can't really remember any novellas I read this year so instead I have gone for the somewhat short Simon. I loved this book. It was so cute and left me feeling so happy.
Best Picture: (Best Stand-Alone)
Ann: The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenburg. I read this at the beginning of the year and I really enjoyed it.
Clare: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. This book. I just love this book. I could honestly re-read it multiple times and never get bored.
Best Documentary: (Best Historical Fiction or Non-Fiction - we did both!)
Ann: Anne of Green Gables and Selp Helf. Both of theses I loved so much, especially Anne of Green Gables which was so well written and done amazingly.
Clare: Historical: The Haunting of Maddy Clare. I have loved all her books this year and I can't wait for more in 2016. This is such a great, atmospheric read!
Fact: How to Survive a Sharknado. Shh, it totally is fact. Or at least written as fact. And I adore this book. I got it for Christmas and I have been slowly working my way through and loving every second.