Okay, so for those of us who went to public or private school in the States, we’re all pretty familiar with the concept of silly superlatives. For everyone who isn’t familiar (or those that need refreshing – let’s face it: high school was a long time ago for some of us), let me explain.
Every year the high school yearbook committee puts out a yearbook going over that year’s highlights (and sometimes highlights from the previous year) as well as photos and shoutouts to that year’s senior class. Some yearbooks had what is called silly superlatives which is basically a list of things like “most likely to succeed,” “most likely to take over the world,” and, my personal favorite, “most likely to go to clown school.” After all these, a photo of a male and female student that best exemplifies the particular superlative (usually the entire class votes on it) will be shown.
Well I was thinking about this today (no idea why, I just have random thoughts sometimes) and it hit me that it would make a fun book tag. I haven’t seen it before so I thought I’d create it! It’s my first tag, so please go easy on me!
Now here are the rules:
1: Thank the person that tagged you and link back to their post. All link to me (thebookwench.com) if possible. Since this is my first tag, I’d like to see how far it goes!
2: Fill out the superlatives with a male and female of your choice (please do not be afraid to add non-binary or other gendered characters if they fit, we love all sorts here!) You can reuse a character a few times, but try to go for variety if possible.
3: Here’s the catch – You can only use books you have read in 2017. If you’re anything like me, you may be inclined to use a bunch of characters from your favorite books (Ron Weasley would so ace clown school). If this tag becomes popular and runs through the next year, use 2017 books through the early months of 2018 unless you feel like you’ve read enough to make it work!)
4: Tag 6-10 people to do the tag. If anyone sees this and wants to do it, consider yourself tagged!
5: Have fun! Whether you’re serious or silly, this tag is meant to be fun! And please don’t hate on other people’s choices. NOTE: Please try to keep this spoiler-free!
1: Most Likely to Try to Take Over the World: Levana Blackburn (The Lunar Chronicles) and Row Finn (The Queen of the Tearling series)
2: Class Clown: Iko and Carswell Thorne (The Lunar Chronicles)
3: Most Likely to Host a day-time talk show: Iko (The Lunar Chronicles) and Cassian (A Court of Thorns and Roses Series)
4: Best Dressed: Morrigan ( A Court of Thorns and Roses) and Kai (The Lunar Chronicles)
5: Biggest Flirt: Morrigan (A Court of Thorns and Roses Series) and Carswell Thorne (The Lunar Chronicles)
6: Most likely to appear on America’s Most Wanted (or, if not American, something similar): Linh Cinder and Carswell Thorne (The Lunar Chronicles)
7: Best Couple That Never Was (ship away, my friends): Azriel and Elain (A Court of Thorns and Roses Series)
8: Most Likely to Win an Oscar: Amren and Rhysand (A Court of Thorns and Roses)
9: Most optimistic: Iko (The Lunar Chronicles) and Cassian (A Court of Thorns and Roses)
10: Most Likely to survive a zombie apocalypse: Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles) and Azriel (A Court of Thorns and Roses)
11: Best person to “bring home to mom:” Rhysand (A Court of Thorns and Roses Series) and Kelsea Raleigh Glynn (The Queen of the Tearling Trilogy)
12: Most likely to marry for money: Kaltain (Throne of Glass) and Graysen (A Court of Thorns and Roses Series)
13: Most Likely to Survive the Hunger Games: Celaena Sardothian (Throne of Glass) and it’s a tie between Silyen and Gavar (The Dark Gifts series)
14: Most Changed: Nesta and Lucien (A Court of Thorns and Roses)
15: Best Bromance: Rhysand, Cassian, and Azriel (A Court of Thorns and Roses Series)
16: Most Likely to Talk Your Ear Off: Iko (The Lunar Chronicles) and Cassian (A Court of Thorns and Roses)
17: Most Likely to Have a Blog: Iko (The Lunar Chronicles) and Cassian (A Court of Thorns and Roses) (I’m sorry, but I just really picture Cassian having a xanga/ online diary where he would be extra-dramatic)
18: Biggest Book Nerd: Kelsea Raleigh Glynn and Father Tyler (The Queen of the Tearling Trilogy)
19: Most Likely to Brighten Your Day: Cress (The Lunar Chronicles) and Rhysand (A Court of Thorns and Roses Series)
20: Best Person to Get Stranded on and Island With: Feyre and Rhysand (A Court of Thorns and Roses Series)
1: Betty at The Geeky Bibliophile
2: Nia at Shades of Paper
3: Dee at The Bookish Khaleesi
4: Kristi at Confessions of a YA Reader
5: Hannah at Mortal Reader
6: Nafiza at Bibliophilic Monologues
7: Tiana at The Book Raven
8: Erica at The Literary Apothecary
9: Krysti at YA and Wine
10: Sam at RiverMoose-Reads
Can’t wait to see if anyone participates!