Tag: Women’s History Book Tag

To go along with the Women’s History Month Readathon, Margaret @ Weird Zeal has created a Women’s History Book Tag! Thanks for tagging me, Margaret. It was so difficult to choose only one book per prompt because so many fit, but here are my responses.rosa-parks-117910164

A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan

Isabella fights tooth and nail to attain her desired place in the world, and her success is so satisfying.

 

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The Hork-Bajir Chronicles by K.A. Applegate

The entire Animorphs series has its ups and downs and doesn’t end well, but with installments like this one, it is 100% worth reading.

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The Second Mango by Shira Glassman

This series is a joy. The world definitely needs more queer-heavy Jewish fantasy books.

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Thrall by Natasha Trethewey

It might be cheating to include poetry since it’s a medium designed to be beautiful, but I will take any opportunity to promote Trethewey’s genius.

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The Blue Place by Nicola Griffith

The main character is technically a retired police lieutenant, not a warrior, but considering the importance of fighting in this story, I’m going to say it counts. The writing and action in this book blew me away.

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Planetfall by Emma Newman

The entire series just gets better and better. Some of the best writing I’ve encountered.

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Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell

This steampunk Cinderella retelling is glorious, and the sequel somehow manages to be even better. I don’t see them talked about in the book sphere, which is a travesty.

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Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

I actually recommend watching the movie first, then reading the book, but you can’t go wrong whichever way you choose.

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Briar Rose by Jane Yolen

It won the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature in 1993. This book in a nutshell: “His voice had a wonderful flow to it, and even the awful things he had to say were beautifully said.”

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The historical woman I chose is Murasaki Shikibu, the Japanese author of the world’s first full-length novel, The Tale of Genji. Ever since she showed up in the ’90s video game Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego, I’ve had a special soft spot for her. I own a lovely edition of The Tale of Genji and will one day read its 1100+ pages.

 

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Book of Shadows by Phyllis Curott

While I don’t buy in to everything Curott does, reading this book back in high school opened my eyes to a whole different way of looking at things spiritually that I will be forever grateful to her for.

 

 

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If they are interested, I tag:
Devour Books with Dana
Genie in a Novel
Isobel’s Book Corner
anyone else who wants to play!

3 thoughts on “Tag: Women’s History Book Tag”

  1. Ooh so many books that I haven’t even heard of and need to check out! 😀 Thanks for doing this tag, I really loved reading all your answers! And I love that you chose Murasaki Shikibu for the last question. What a wonderful choice!

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