[Book Tag Tuesdays] Women’s History Book Tag

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I found this tag on Jenna’s blog and while I missed International Women’s Day, she kindly reminded me that March is the US’s Women’s History Month so I’m not too late, haha! (On that note, the Canadian Women’s History Month is October, so I’d like to see a women’s history book tag focused on Canadian women…)

The Rules:

↠ Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post.
↠ Link to the creator’s blog in your post.
↠ Answer the questions below using only books written by women.
↠ Feel free to use the same graphics.
↠ Tag 8 others to take part in the tag.

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Goodreads LinkFull Review

Speth’s whole arc starts with her disobeying the rules of her society, and despite all she experiences as a consequence, she stands firm in her choices. Her bravery is really astonishing, even when it could be frustrating, and especially because she doesn’t see it as a brave act.

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Though just a teenager, Kiera was able to teach herself how to code a whole video game, with a simple but effective card game embedded within it, and also monitor a server that supports thousands of users. This is something people spend years in school to do, and she’s out here literally slaying it!

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There are some good and bad things about the Monstress graphic novels but one thing becomes glaringly obvious as each issue comes out and that is there are almost no men in power; the leaders of nations and rebel groups, both human and not, are undeniably women who surround themselves with women advisors and allies. If you’re not used to it, it is very noticeable and an interesting break from the usual.

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Goodreads Link – Review to come.

Miller’s writing is absolutely astonishing; she manages to evoke great imagery and pull emotions out of you so easily. This was notable in SoA but while I hated the depiction of women in that novel, in Circe, we get the same level of beauty while centering a complex figure in Greek myth.

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Rin starts off as a poor orphan and country bumpkin who crawls her way to a spot in a prestigious military school. There, a ruthlessness awakens inside her and she sharpens herself into a formidable weapon, using her training and shamanic powers. She does many questionable things but you can’t question her warrior loyalties and strength.

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I don’t get to highlight this book enough but it was an absorbing standalone sci-fi murder mystery! Plus, it features a range of female characters with differing views on morality and what it means to be a human, even as a clone.

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I’m not sure how underappreciated this book is, but I hardly see it touched upon. This was a really fun, mind-blowing sci-fi about a rag tag group of outcasts who work together to bring down a vast, power-hungry empress. One of the taglines for this book is “a feminist Guardians of the Galaxy” and with it’s diverse, majority female cast, this tagline is certainly accurate.

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You can never read too many books about queer girls. This novel is one of my favourites! The romance is super cute and the characters are adorable and compelling!

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This whole series granted Jemisin three Hugo awards, and it’s no wonder! The story is intricate, the characters are engaging and infuriating at the same time, and the lore is expansive. If you haven’t picked up this series yet, you just have to!

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For this tag, I’m choosing Buffy Sainte-Marie, an Indigenous singer-songwriter and activist! She’s been a powerhouse for many years and I’ve admired her work for some time now.

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The Good Luck Girls is an inspiring story about breaking from your trauma and demanding the world to treat you with respect. It highlights that not all anger is destructive and that there is always a glimmer of hope in the darkness.


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11 thoughts on “[Book Tag Tuesdays] Women’s History Book Tag”

  1. Thanks so much for doing this tag! 😀 So many of your answers are books that I hadn’t heard of before or ones that I’m really excited to read…so thanks for the extra incentive! I definitely agree that Circe has the most beautiful writing, and The Summer of Jordi Perez is SO fun and cute! I didn’t know who Buffy Sainte-Marie was before this, but she does sound amazing 😀

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    1. Thank you for making this tag!! It was so fun and it reminded me of all the awesome women throughout history 🙂 I hope you really enjoy the books you’re excited to get to! And Buffy’s music is really great, I recommend a listen!

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  2. For some strange odd reason, I can’t like this, but I like it, haha! This was so much fun to read, and I loved reading your answers. After reading The Good Luck Girls, I certainly felt inspired, and it was such an empowering story. Six Wakes seems wholly interesting from what you described, and I’m totally going to have to check it out. And one of these days I will have to pick up Circe since I see it forever being praised. Wonderful answers, and thanks so much for the tag!! 🙂

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    1. Oh that’s a little concerning, but I love comments, too! Thank you, it was fun to do each prompt!! Yes, ‘Six Wakes’ is really good and works really well as a standalone 🙂 I’m looking forward to seeing your post!!

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