Hey everybody! I’m going to let you in on a little secret – I’m seriously OBSESSED with the show Schitt’s Creek, and I’m not sorry about it. I saw on Twitter that this week was the sixth anniversary of the show’s premier, and I knew that I had to do something to commemorate that! I found this book tag on Youtube (You can find it here for Pages and Pens, and here for Aimee Reads, I included both links as they co-created the tag!), and I thought it would be the perfect way to honor the show! (The graphics are my own, so if you reuse them, please give credit!) Let’s get started!
Red, White, And Royal Blue
This one was pretty tough for me to pick a book for. I don’t usually read “uplifting” books (frankly a lot of my books end up being dark or depressing – but in the best way). I ended up going with one of my personal favorites, because it always makes me smile and gives me all of those warm and fuzzy feelings. It’s also pretty uplifting, and has a great message. Even though the book itself is really nothing like Johnny Rose, I still think it fits pretty well here!
Magnus Bane – Shadowhunter Chronicles
Even if you’ve never watched Schitt’s Creek, or read a single Cassandra Clare book, please trust me wholeheartedly when I say that Moira and Magnus are long-lost soul sisters. I have never seen two people who would get along so well in my life. I adore both of them, and their over-the-top, extravagant asses would be the best of friends. You can quote me on that.
City of Girls
Not only does City of Girls match my aesthetic, but so does David Rose. My sister likes to tease me that I’m such a David, and well…it’s probably true. I can attest that I unapologetically own a leather sweater. City of Girl is also fully on brand for the both of us. Glitter, glitz, and glamour? LGBTQ+ content? A New York setting? Finding oneself? Check, check, check, and check! Easily a five star book – look for my review to come soon!
Alex Stern – Ninth House
Alex goes through a lot in Ninth House, but she grows so much as the book progresses. I read this book a little while ago, and I’ll probably write up a review on it soon, so keep an eye out for that! But without giving spoilers, I can say that Galaxy (Alex) Stern grows by leaps and bounds throughout the book, and can’t wait to see where she ends up in the sequel! Leigh Bardugo: write faster!
Six of Crows
I have to say that my favorite Ride-Or-Die group of friends is easily the gang in Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom. Each of them brings something unique to the table, and even though they’re a bunch of street thugs, I fully believe that they would die for each other (even if they openly profess that they wouldn’t). I would easily trust them, and Stevie, with my life.
Not gonna lie, out of all of the prompts for this challenge, I’m kindof sad that this is what my beloved Ted gets. Don’t get me wrong! This tag is great, and I love it – but I would have loved something a little more fleshed out for my pun-loving Vet. That being said, his love of animals knows no bounds! For this criteria, I went with Nevernight by Jay Kristoff (shoutout to all the Schitt’s Creek fans who know why I went with a crow on the cover!)
John Ambrose McLaren
I have to say John just because I can’t say Patrick himself because Patrick is, sincerely, the sweetest and most wholesome character ever. While I am 100% team Peter K for Lara Jean, for me, it’s sweet, considerate, smart, kind, chivalrous John Ambrose McLaren who holds my heart.
I’m not personally a fan of classics, or of Jane Austen’s writing style (I tend to get lost in language that is too flowery), but this book shocked me. I think it was partially because I adore the movie Clueless, so as I was reading it, I was able to associate it with the film. Nevertheless, I really enjoyed it!
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
I deal with a lot of social anxiety, and depending on the book/film/etc. I will get second-hand anxiety from the characters who can’t read the room or who do something vastly outside of what I would expect to be the social norms or expectations. This book deals with a lot of mental health issues, but I had so much anxiety reading about Eleanor’s actions that I could not finish it. I hate putting it under the “Ew, David” prompt because it wasn’t gross or graphic content, but it was just not something that I could personally handle.
The Last Olympian
I love how the Percy Jackson series ends. It doesn’t really feel like the series ended per-say, since it has so many spin-off novels, however, the ending of this series is pretty stellar. We get a lot of character growth for Percy, but we also get justice for all of the demigods fighting in the war, not just the winning side, and that’s the best ending I could ever think of.
The Raven Cycle / Maggie Stiefvater
I can’t really say that I’ve broken up with Maggie because I keep reading her books (or trying to, anyway), but I’ve determined that I don’t really mesh well with her writing style. That being said, I did DNF the Raven Cycle saga because I just couldn’t get through it. It’s sad because the concept seems so interesting to me, but I can’t get behind her characters or her writing style. Here’s hoping I find a Maggie book like!
I see a lot of people raving about Nicola Yoon books. Like. A lot of people. Now, I’ve read both Everything, Everything and The Sun Is Also A Star and I can honestly say that I don’t see the appeal or hype in these books. I think that they’re too happy, too hopeful, and way too coincidental. I don’t appreciate that everything is tied to everything else, and that everything gets wrapped up with a nice little bow completely serendipitously. I really don’t see the hype and the love that everyone has for these two books, and I don’t think I ever will. Yay for everyone who does love them though!
Since you made it this far, I’m assuming you’re a Schitt’s Creek fan, so I’m tagging YOU to do this tag and let me know your answers! (Or you can tell me in the comments!)