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Today I’m bringing you The Women’s History Book Tag, that has been sitting on my Notion blog page for almost an entire year 😱 I was tagged by Belle @ Belle Can Read, and I’ve been saving it for this exact time! So I’m really sorry I’m late, but thank you so much for tagging me, Belle 💕
- 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
Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers
I read Honey Girl recently, and I absolutely adored it. Grace is a PhD student who goes to Las Vegas with some friends, to celebrate her graduation, and ends up getting drunk and marrying someone she doesn’t even know. And the thing is, this doesn’t sound like her at all. She’s a planner, she had her life all figured out, and then, suddenly, all comes tumbling down. I found it different that there’s not a figure of authority that CLEARLY states what she can and can’t do, but in a subtle way, Grace’s father expected some things and put a lot of pressure on her. By not following the area of studies he expected (consciously) and by marrying someone spontaneously (unconsciously), Grace is definitely going against what she was always told growing up, and she’s figuring life by herself now.
These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong
I read These Violent Delights a bit after reading Romeo and Juliet, and I was surprised by the clever references to the original text. And, in TVD, Juliette was such an intelligent character, she’s cunning and ambitious, she knows how to manipulate people around her, and she has the best plans, and doesn’t even announce them, which creates this mysterious vibe around her.
American Royals by Katharine McGee
American Royals explores what America would be like if it had a royal family. It’s teen royalty drama and romance and duties, and it’s really addictive. We follow the POV of four women of this story, and all of them were really interesting, but I especially liked Beatrice. She’s the oldest sister and the heir to the throne, and therefore has most of the spotlight on her and her actions.
A Curse of Roses by Diana Pinguicha
I’ve already talked so much about A Curse of Roses, and it was also my favourite book of 2020. I found Pinguicha’s writing absolutely beautiful and enthralling, I couldn’t get enough of it, and it had such a big fairytale-like feeling to it. Moreover, I’m totally biased, but I looooved how many Portuguese references and words there were, which made it even more special to me.
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
The Dark Artifices trilogy is, so far, my favourite Shadowhunters trilogy, and mostly because I adored these characters. There’s also Emma Carstairs, who’s one of the biggest badasses (alongside Isabelle Lightwood), and she won’t take anyone’s bs.
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
The Lunar Chronicles series is a sci-fi retelling of four fairytales: Cinderella, Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Snow White, and it’s a really addictive series, with interesting references and unique traits. And I absolutely loved all the four women, Cinder, Scarlet, Cress and Winter, how strong, fearless, sweet and supportive they all were.
I tried to look around on my Goodreads shelves, but I don’t think I have any books that are that underappreciated. 😢
The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan
The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali follows Rukhsana, whose Muslim parents don’t know she’s dating a girl, and when they find out, they send her off to Bangladesh, where she’ll be thrown in this world of arranged marriages. I really, really enjoyed this book, and it’s even one of those books that has left an impact on me (I talked about it here). I just wanted to protect Rukhsana at all costs.
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A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
This has been already mentioned here on the tag, but I’ll have to go with A Room of One’s Own. I read it on my first year of college, for my English culture class, and it was my favourite book out of all those I had to read. I absolutely loved reading it, annotating it, discuss it in class and study it, and I believe it’s such a quick, enjoyable and thought-provoking read!!
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
I truly couldn’t choose simply one more women to add to this list. I am inspired and in awe of all these women featured on this book tag, and many more, not only historical figures, but also empowering women I have in my life, my family and friends. One of the books I enjoyed reading the most was Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, that features a collection of inspiring women, and I believe it is a great recommendation for this prompt. In fact, it’s been a while since I last gave it a look, and I believe that, after writing this tag, I’ll go get it downstairs and always keep it in my room with me (somewhere, still need to find space for it 😅).
I’m tagging Thea @ Thea Reads, Noura @ The Perks of Being Noura, Kayla @ The Book Loving Beaut, Jessica @ The Awkward Book Blogger, Althea @ Althea is Reading, Lais @ The Bookish Skies, Ruby @ Ruby Rae Reads, and Jan @ Januisance! 💕
What historical women inspire you? 🥰