BOOK TAG #19 | Rocky Horror Picture Show Book Tag

Rocky Horror Picture Show Book Tag
Rocky Horror Picture Show Book Tag

Hey, y’all! I hope you’re having a great day/night and getting through the first full week of 2021. Today, I’m doing another book tag ’cause I need to ease myself back into blogging, and tags are easy. This one is the Rocky Horror Picture Show book tag brought to us by Rach over at Anxious Nachos. That link leads y’all to Rach’s original book tag post, in case you want to do the tag yourself! She actually tagged me for this back in…uh…October? So here we are, three months later, lmao. I swear I wasn’t ignoring it, I was just in a blog hiatus. But let’s get into it now!

Science fiction, double feature: a book that has been made into a TV show or film

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng

I haven’t watched the series on Hulu or read the book, but it sounds interesting! I’ll have to pick it up sometime soon and watch the adaptation.

Damnit, Janet: a YA romance

Let's Talk About Love by Claire Kann
Let’s Talk About Love – Claire Kann

While it’s not my favorite book (I think I rated it 3 stars?), I thought Let’s Talk About Love was cute! It was the first YA romance (the first romance ever, even?) that I read that had an asexual protagonist.

Over at the Frankenstein Place: your favorite gothic fiction

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Mexican Gothic – Silvia Moreno-Garcia

I don’t read much gothic fiction — in fact, Mexican Gotchic might be the only gothic book I’ve read outside of the Poe I read for high school. And honestly, I think I need to read more because, while I didn’t finish Mexican Gothic (I ran out of time on my library hold 😭), I absolutely loved the vibes of it all.

Time Warp: your prettiest book cover

Six of Crows: Collector's Edition
Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo (Collector’s Edition)

Aaron gifted me the UK collector’s edition of Six of Crows for Christmas one year, and it’s absolutely gorgeous. This picture really doesn’t do it justice. I love the read on black and how shiny it is. Definitely one of my prettiest books, along with the collector’s edition of Crooked Kingdom.

Sweet Transvestite: an iconic queer book

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
Girls of Paper and Fire – Natasha Ngan

I read this one last year and fell in love. Such a good book! The world-building is super interesting, and I love the characters, especially Wren. Can’t wait for the third one to come out this year!

I Can Make You a Man: a book set in a medical setting/about medicine/with a doctor or nurse main character

Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present by Harriet A. Washington
Medical Apartheid – Harriet A. Washington

This is a non-fiction book about the history of medical abuse, neglect, and racism against the Black community in the United States, from colonial times to more recently. While it was hard to read at parts, it was a phenomenal book that I definitely recommend.

Hot Patootie: a book set in the 1970s or 1980s

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
The Miseducation of Cameron Post – Emily M. Danforth

This prompt was a bit challenging: I don’t know many books set in the ’70s or ’80s. I eventually found The Miseducation of Cameron Post; I haven’t read it, but I’ve heard others liked it. I may read it in the future, when my owned TBR isn’t so high…

Toucha Toucha Told Me: a book where a character loses their innocence

The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, from left to right: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay.
The Hunger Games trilogy – Suzanne Collins

It was hard for me to think of a book for this prompt, too, but once I did, it seemed like a “duh” kind of moment. Prim in the Hunger Games trilogy seems like a character that loses her innocence, but doesn’t lose hope. I could be wrong, it’s been a minute since I read the series, but that was the impression I remember.

Eddie: a book where one of your favorite character dies

Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan
Girls of Storm and Shadow – Natasha Ngan

I included GOPAF already, so it’s only right that I include its sequel. No spoilers, but let’s just say I do not forgive Miss Ngan for what she did. 😤

Rose Tint My World: a book that makes you happy

Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee
Not Your Sidekick – C.B. Lee

I read this book twice already, and I absolutely love it. It’s just a cute and fun superhero book that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Ant the romance? Adorable! I definitely recommend it if you want some (not Marvel) superhero media.

Don’t Dream It, Be It: a book by a trans, non-binary, or gender diverse author

Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee
Dragon Pearl – Yoon Ha Lee

I haven’t read Dragon Pearl yet, but! It’s definitely one that I want to get to, especially since it’s from a trans man. I’ve been wanting to get more into sci-fi, especially middle grade sci-fi, so this book seems perfect for that, too.

Wile and Untamed Thing: a book that makes your heart race

Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray
Before the Devil Breaks You – Libba Bray

Out of the four Diviners books, I think Before the Devil Breaks You is the one that had me on the edge of my seat the most. I thought it was the best out of the series, partly because the stakes seemed to be the most personal. And oof, that last quarter of the book? It almost gave me a heart attack. Definitely recommend the series!

I’m Going Home: a book with the found family trope

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet – Becky Chambers

Yet another book I haven’t read, but I own it, so…half points? My friend Makenzie recommends it big time, and literally all I know about it is that it’s one big, queer found family book. Which, I mean…what more do you need?

Superheroes: a book with one of your favorite villains or monsters

And I Darken by Kiersten White
And I Darken – Kiersten White

So this may be cheating a little bit because Lada could be considered a grey character, not an outright villain, depending on the perspective. But! I absolutely love Lada’s development throughout the first two books of the trilogy, and I cannot wait to read the final book to see how it all ends.

And that’s the Rocky Horror Picture Show book tag! Like I said in the beginning of the post, feel free to do this tag if you’re interested. Below will be a list of the prompts, and link back to Rach’s original post if you want her to see it.

See y’all next time!

Kait | sixcrowsbooks

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MONTHLY TBR #14 | July 2019

Hi, everyone! I hope your July has gotten off to a good start and that you’ll get to read (or do other hobbies) a ton. This TBR will look a little similar to my June TBR, but that’s because I haven’t read a lot in the past month. However, I still have quite a few new books I plan on reading, too.

Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakely-Cartwright

This was from my June TBR, and I started it a few days ago. It’s from the library, so I’m hoping to get it finished within the next day or two. From what I know, it’s a Little Red Riding Hood re-telling with werewolves? I think? We’ll see.

The Autobiography of Malcom X by Malcolm X

Another from my June TBR. I like American history and biographies/autobiographies, so this seemed like a good match-up. I’ve also had it on my shelf for…a few years. So there’s that, too, I suppose.

Check, Please! Vol. 1 by Ngozi Ukazu

Surprise, surprise, it’s from my June TBR. But I know it’ll be a quick read — it’s a graphic novel, and I’ve been reading parts here and there because I’m so excited to read it. It just looks so cute, and I love the art style!

Empire of Sin by Gary Krist

I mean, I guess this could partially be a re-read? I started it back in the beginning of the year and got about halfway through before stopping for whatever reason. It’s half a re-read, half unread. Bazinga.

The Black Veins by Ashia Monet

I was given an ARC for this, and I’m so excited! A road trip with a group of magical teens, found family, and no romance? Count me in! You bet I’m reading this before the release date (July 17th, 2019, y’all. Write it down and remember it).

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

When I found out that the author of An Enchantment of Ravens wrote another book, I knew I had to read it. So here we are, with my library copy, and I think I’m ready. A love for books, a bisexual protagonist, magic, and an aromantic side character? You got me.

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

This is actually the Books and Tea Book Club readalong book for July’s theme: a translated book. I don’t remember much of anything about this book in terms of plot, but I do remember that the series gets pretty dark. I can’t wait to read it!

Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee

I’m re-reading this in order to get ready for Not Your Villain, pretty much. But! I’m also super excited for Not Your Backup, too! Honestly, I’m excited for this whole series. It’s wonderful, and y’all should check it out.

Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

I kinda forgot about this series… Until I saw its newest on NetGalley! I can’t remember if it already came out or if it’s coming out sometime later this year, but I’m pumped for it. I have to re-read the first one because even though I love it, I completely forgot what happened.

And that’s what I plan on reading in July! Let me know what y’all plan to read, whether it’s one of these books or others you have in mind.

Until next time~
Kaitlyn

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WRAP UP #9 | November 2018

Hi, everyone! I finally got to my November wrap-up! I didn’t finish everything I wanted to, but it was still a decent month for me!

1. Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee

⭐⭐⭐⭐ .5
4.5/5 stars

Review

I…didn’t realize how sweet this was going to be: it would induce so many cavities, to be honest. But I loved it so muchNot Your Sidekick was an amazing, fluffy read, and I absolutely cannot wait to get my hands on its sequel, Not Your Villain!

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REVIEW #29 | “Not Your Sidekick” by C.B. Lee (Sidekick Squad #1)

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Not Your Sidekick

Title: “Not Your Sidekick”

Author: C.B. Lee

Pages (paperback):

Original Publishing Date: 283 pages

Synopsis (from the back):

“Welcome to Andover… where superpowers are common, but internships are complicated. Just ask high school nobody, Jessica Tran. Despite her heroic lineage, Jess is resigned to a life without superpowers and is merely looking to beef-up her college applications when she stumbles upon the perfect (paid!) internship—only it turns out to be for the town’s most heinous supervillain. On the upside, she gets to work with her longtime secret crush, Abby, who Jess thinks may have a secret of her own. Then there’s the budding attraction to her fellow intern, the mysterious “M,” who never seems to be in the same place as Abby. But what starts as a fun way to spite her superhero parents takes a sudden and dangerous turn when she uncovers a plot larger than heroes and villains altogether.”

Trigger/Content warnings for the novel:

  • mild violence
  • eugenics
  • racism

Representation in the novel:

  • biracial (Chinese and Vietnamese) bisexual main character
  • trans man side/main character
  • sapphic love interest
  • f/f relationship

⭐⭐⭐⭐ .5
4.5/5 stars

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MONTHLY WRAP-UP #8 | October 2018

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Hi, folks! So another month has come and gone (somehow??), and here we are again: another monthly wrap-up. I read a lot more than I thought I was going to, and that’s saying something. So, let’s get into it!


1. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay

⭐ .5
1.5/5 stars

Review

Such a great duology does not deserve the conclusion that is Mockinjay. Seriously. I’m angry. Check the review out for full anger.

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TOP TEN TUESDAY #2 | Hidden Gems

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Hi, folx! I know I’m super late for Top Ten Tuesday (which is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl), but…better late than never, right? Anyway, this week’s topic is Hidden Gems: “books that haven’t been talked about as much or haven’t been marketed as strongly that you think deserve some recognition.”

So, in good ol’ me fashion, I only have five books because ten is a lot… But I hope you all like them!

1. Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee

Not Your Sidekick

I haven’t actually read this yet (it’s on my TBR for September, so I’m hoping to get to it eventually…), but I’ve heard so many good things about it by the bookish people I follow for book recommendations (amongst other things, of course). However, although I’ve seen people in my little circle talk about it, and its sequel, a lot, I haven’t seen much from people outside of the group I follow. It could be because it’s been a few years since it was published, but it’s been twenty years since Harry Potter was released, and that’s still going on…and on…and on…

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BOOK TAG #8 | Fall Book Tag

The Fall Book Tag

Hi, everyone! I know it’s been a hot minute since I’ve last posted (getting ready to go back to college was a struggle, haha). So, I wanted to start out nice and easy with a book tag! I understand that it isn’t quite fall yet, but I always made fall synonymous with September, so here we are.

Here are the rules for this tag:

  • Link back to Bionic Book Worm, as the creator of this tag!!
  • Use the graphics – if you want 🙂
  • Have fun!

Without further ado, let’s begin!


1. Crisp Fall Air: a book that felt fresh and new

The Diviners

I’m going to have to pick The Diviners by Libba Bray! Even though I’m only five or six hours into the audiobook, I’ve been loving it. I suppose the aspect of kids having magical powers isn’t entirely new, but the setting (1920s New York) has a great feel to it, and I think the narration is phenomenal. Definitely something that’s new. Continue reading “BOOK TAG #8 | Fall Book Tag”

MONTHLY TBR #6 | September 2018

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So, if you’ve read my August 2018 wrap-up, you would know that I finished zero books last month. It was partly due to a reading slump and partly because it was just a really busy month for me, and I couldn’t give nearly as much time as I wanted to reading. I’m hoping once I get back into school (omg, it’s my last year of undergrad, wtf), I can make up a schedule for both reading and keeping up on my blog. Because of that, I’m going to try and keep it light this month.

1. “Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins (audiobook)

Catching Fire

I’m pretty sure this has been on my “currently reading” shelf since July…well, let’s see if I can finish it this month. I only have about nine hours left on the audiobook? So I should be able to.

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