TGIF: Book Olympics. 08.03.2012

TGIF: Book Olympics


By Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez / @ZaraAlexis

This Friday weekly meme is hosted by GReads! The question for the day is:

In the spirit of the Olympics, which books would you give the gold, silver, and bronze medals to?

Our television set has been blaring with the international news of sport and summer games and I don’t have to tell you how sweet it is to not only witness your home country win a medal, but to be a part of the communal celebration of international competition and collegiality. As an avid justice advocate, the significance of the Olympics is far more meaningful than just medals. That said, it’s still important to reward those in excellence as the top three champions in the world in their specific event and/or sport. Four years of determined training and stamina calls for rewarding results.

The same can be said for exceptional books and writing. An author, like an Olympian, has his or her own personal goals of completing and publishing a novel with the hopes of recognition worthy of his or her work. And as book enthusiasts turn the many pages of the books they read, it is worthy to note that gifted writers and storytellers deserve accolades since the craft of writing and its excellence is indeed a specialty.

My Olympic medal awards for the books I have most recently read and reviewed go to (Click the image for my review!):


Tie for Bronze












Which books have you recently reviewed and think should receive top nominations for Olympic Gold, Silver, and Bronze?


Zara Alexis


2 thoughts on “TGIF: Book Olympics. 08.03.2012”

  1. Saying “recently read and reviewed” sure narrows down the field of contestents for me! No ties allowed in my Book Olympics rules, so I award the bronze to Emily St. John Mandel (Canada) for The Lola Quartet (Canada), the silver to Mark Haddon (Great Britain) for The Red House (Great Britain), and the gold to Laurie Frankel (United States) for Goodbye for Now. You know the U.S. has to win the gold, right? At least Canada got the bronze. 😉

    1. LOL! Good on ya! I haven’t read those titles yet to agree or disagree, but I have Mark Haddon on my TBR list! Hope you’re enjoying the Olympic Games as much as I am! 😀

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