Alexandra at Reading by Starlight tagged me for the fabulous Women’s History Book Tag which was created by Margaret @ Weird Zeal. I believe this tag was circulating during women’s history month, but I think every month can highlight fabulous women!
I read mostly literature by and about women, so this post is right up my alley. According to Book Sirens, 84% of the books I’ve read were written by women. So, of course I’m excited to participate in a tag that highlights women’s history and authors. I can’t wait to get started!
- 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
Elizabeth Bennet is one of my favorite protagonists. Smart, witty, and courageous, Lizzie has a mind of her own. Very much an idealistic female with a mind of her own, she often disregards societal and familial restrictions.
Eva is a sharp and intelligent young woman who uses her knowledge to help others during World War II. Her experiences with language, knowledge of coding, and smarts when dealing with the atrocities and dangers of war save her and those she loves on more than one occasion.
In her later years, she is a knowledgeable librarian who emotes wisdom and intellect.
Talise has come a long way from the start of The elements of Kamdaria series. Though she is closely connected to the Emperor, her leadership shines while she is away from the palace and the constraints inflicted upon her there.
In Ice Crown, Talise shows us just how powerful she is. She leads an army, infiltrates an enemy compound, and stands strong in her assertions. Plus, she has an epic speech that epitomizes leadership!
Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca is a beautifully written Gothic romance. The imagery, sensory language, and exceptional use of figurative language adds to the beauty of her writing.
In the first few pages of the novel, she describes the drive to Manderley so vividly that you almost feel as if you are there. Stylistically, this story is gorgeous while the plot is more sinister.
I’m sure this is a surprise to no one. SJM is my QUEEN (as is Oprah, MKA, Michelle Obama, and whoever invented air conditioning), and Celaena is a bad-ass warrior. Fierce, strong, and brave, she is ruthless when needs be and has no qualms about getting her hands dirty.
In a world of survival of the fittest, Calaena would be one of the few to survive.
I read this book years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. Waverly is a fantastic protagonist, and the setting is immersive and interesting.
If you like sci-fi YA novels with strong female protagonists, and you haven’t read this series, you should totally give it a try!
I admit, I’m OBSESSED with this book! I love the story, the characters, the writing style – basically everything. It’s my favorite book of 2020, and I’ve talked about it on my blog repeatedly.
I hope more people read this fantastic romantic fantasy and fall in love with it as much as I have. It is totally underappreciated!
Sophia refuses to conform to the heterosexual societal rules and believes people should be able to love whoever they want. This is unacceptable and punishable in the dystopian society in which she lives.
I adore Sophia and loved her journey to fight for equality and acceptance for all.
Madeline Miller’s The Song of Achilles completely deserves the hype. It is a wonderfully written story with dynamic characters and a fantastic love story.
I loved following the story from Patroclus’ point of view, as traditional Greek mythology usually focuses on Achilles.
As I said before, Oprah is my Queen, and I adore her (along with SJM, Michelle Obama, MKA, and the inventor of air conditioning). This book shares some of the aha moments from her Super Soul Sundays series, and I found it very inspirational.
I read this shortly after I resigned from the teaching profession, and it inspired me so much!! There are some sections that really spoke to me and helped me to put certain things into perspective.
4 thoughts on “The Women’s History Book Tag”
This was super fun to read. I read mostly women too. Probably 95% women.
I’m glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
Ahh thanks so much for doing this tag! 😀 I loved reading all your answers to these questions – I agree that Elizabeth Bennet is the best, and you’re making me really want to pick up Rebecca right now. And yes, The Song of Achilles absolutely deserves the hype!!