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…)
↠ 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.