The Bookish One-Liner Challenge!

Good day, friends! Recently, I had the lovely pleasure of doing The One-Liner Anime Challenge! I wasn’t sure how it would turn out given that I completed that while being dead-fucking-exhausted, which added to the fun of it, now that I’m thinking about it. Then not too long afterwards Jenn at Anime Hell Zone tagged me to do another one-liner challenge. She originally wanted me to do a Korean drama version of it. That sounded SO AWESOME! However, I’ve only seen like three K-dramas (so far!) and because of that I ended up doing the bookish version of the challenge instead.

Thank you, Jenn, for tagging me!!! One day when I’ve watched enough K-dramas, I’ll do that version as well. 😊

Anyway, check out my answers down below. I tried my best to keep most of these spoiler-free and not too inappropriate, where applicable. One day I’ll have to do a one-liner challenge that is just blaringly inappropriate because that sounds like it’ll be a party!

Rules, Rules, Rules…

  1. Accept and thank your challenger(s) by linking back to their post.
  2. Make a post of one-sentence summaries / roasts of at least five anime.
  3. No spoilers!
  4. Link back to The Awkward Book Blogger so she can see your post.
  5. Challenge as many or as little people as you want!
  6. Have fun.

10. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

A merry group of nine people with varying levels of disdain for one another embark on a journey to destroy the realm’s most glorified wedding band.

09. The Lord of the Sands of Time by Issui Ogawa

A love and sex capable android is transported to Ancient Japan where he convinces technologically unsavvy locals to prevent total domination of the universe via a predatory alien race.

08. Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

An unnamed group of lady scientists are sent into a secret garden of doom to study and observe over-aggrandised house plants.


07. The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng

A retired judge recalls her complicated relationship with an exiled Japanese gardener in post-colonial Malaysia while attempting to preserve the last traditional Japanese tattoo of the era.

06. Thieves of Blood by Tim Waggoner

An assassin-turned-priest and a banished half-orc walk into a bar and quickly find themselves entangled in a quest to prevent thousands of people from becoming sacrificial lambs to an overcompensating vampire queen.

05. Naomi by Jun’ichirō Tanizaki

A 28-year-old man marries a highly westernised teenager to fulfil his post-war fantasy of the perfect wife, only to dive into a hilariously humiliating pool of helpless masochism.

anime masochism

04. Koko Takes a Holiday by Kieran Shea

A retired assassin finds herself staring down the barrel of irony when her vacationing brothel is blown up in an attempt on her life.

03. Bōtchan by Natsume Sōseki

A brazen Tokyoite moves to the boorish countryside so he can be a teacher, only to discover that the unkempt barbarian of society is none other than himself.

02. Dune by Frank Herbert

A drug-addicted universe converges on a single planet to obtain dominance over an alien strain of cinnamon so that they may reap ultimate control of the cosmos.

01. The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa

A formerly stray cat is enlightened on the bittersweet beauty of true companionship and life’s inevitable impermanence when his human parnter faces great adversity.

cat chronicles

I’m not going to be tagging anyone because most people have either done the tag, or aren’t participating in tags at the moment.

Once again, I’d like to thank Jenn! This challenge was very pleasant. I liked the challenge of taking complex narratives and stripping them down into their most basic versions.

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Thank you so much for visiting me today. I appreciate the support! Until next time, keep reading and keep otakuing. 🖤

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11 thoughts on “The Bookish One-Liner Challenge!

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  2. Haha ah perfect thing to read this morning, this was hilarious and right up there with the anime one liners 🙂

  3. This was a fun read 😀 Honestly, the only reason I picked Korean dramas was because I was gonna say “do books!” but I assumed you had already done a book one-liner post, haha!

    …and based on these one-liners, I definitely gotta check some of these out, starting with The Lords of the Sands of Time!

    • I loved The Lord of the Sands of Time. It was such a surprise for me. And one day I DO wanna do a Korean drama one. I feel that will be lots of fun haha.

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