In true Caitlin fashion, this post is late.
International Women’s Day has come and gone, but here I am doing the Women’s History Book Tag! But every day is a perfect time to celebrate feminism—which is what I’m telling myself to comfort myself about the fact that this post is late. Thank you so much to Caro @ Bookcheshirecat for tagging me! And thank you to Margaret @ Weird Zeal for creating this wonderful tag that does a great job of highlighting women’s history. 💗
- 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
Though I have a complicated relationship with The Folk of the Air trilogy, I gotta give this one to Jude Duarte, who is immensely determined to carve out a place of power among the fae, even though mortals like her are incredibly at a disadvantage in Faerie. One of the most Slytherin characters I’ve ever come across, she definitely breaks a lot of rules in the name of ambition, and refuses to back down against faeries who are more powerful than her.
Kestrel from The Winners trilogy lives in a society that highly values fighting prowess, but throughout the series, it is emphasized that her skill does not lie with the sword, but rather in her strategic mind. I loved seeing the way she thought herself out of tough situations throughout the trilogy!
In The Never Tilting World, we follow two twin goddesses who hold the fate of the entire planet in their hands, and are gifted with powers that nobody else in their world has! Please pick this book about climate change up. 🥺
Whenever I mention Strange the Dreamer, I always just gush about its writing, but can you blame me? Laini Taylor’s writing is so flowery and whimsical. I can honestly taste the magic in some of the lines she writes. *chef’s kiss*
The Poppy War follows an orphan named Fang Runin who, against all odds, ends up in the top military school in her country. There, she trains to be a soldier and graduates into a war. Rin goes through so much in these books (they make for PAINFUL reading experiences), but she never stops fighting.
Oof. I haven’t read a lot of books set in space, especially by female authors, so this one goes to Tarnished Are the Stars by default! It’s such a quaint sci-fi novel with a great queer found family. 💖
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Ya’ll are hardcore sleeping on The Dragon Warrior!! If you like Percy Jackson (I mean, who doesn’t), then pick up the Chinese version of it! (And I’m not just saying this because they’re both middle grade fantasies; The Dragon Warrior genuinely reminds me of PJO because of its sarcastic characters and modern take on mythology!)
Crier’s War is about an angry bisexual who falls in love with the useless lesbian she’s supposed to murder! Also, fantasy world with zero homophobia!!
I feel like The Hate U Give is a book that transcends books. I say with all seriousness that I see no way you could dislike it. And even if you do, I think you’d still be able to appreciate how expertly it tackles racism, police brutality, and more. It 100% deserves the numerous awards it’s won. And I’m so happy that it’s being read in schools, and has stayed at the top of the NYT Bestsellers list for so long!
Princess Diana became Lady Diana Spencer after her father inherited the title of Earl Spencer in 1975. She married the heir to the British throne, Prince Charles, on July 29, 1981. They had two sons and later divorced in 1996. Diana died on August 31, 1997, from injuries she sustained in a car crash in Paris. She is remembered as the “People’s Princess” because of her widespread popularity and global humanitarian efforts.
For free choice, I decided to go with Princess Diana. Last, last year, I studied a speech she gave on the landmine issue in Angola for English class. I have so much respect for her benevolence, and the fact that the effect of her good parenting is evident in her children, even today.
A book that inspires me is From Lukov With Love. It’s a romance novel, but what I loved most about it was its strong message about never giving up, no matter how many failures you go through.
I’ll just go ahead and tag Belle, Tiffany, Vera & Sabrina, Marie & Nyx, Daria, and Nish & Ngoc for this! No pressure to do this tag, because I know International Women’s Day has already passed! But feel free to say I tagged if you want to do this. 💖
Also, I know things have been hard right now because of this pandemic. So I sincerely hope that this post finds you well! Please stay safe, everyone! *hugs*