I have some unconventional answers for this tag. You got to get a little creative when you never dip into fantasy or sci-fi books. This tag was created by Margaret from The Weird Zeal and I found it at The Bookish Life.
- 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
I just recently finished Know My Name by Chanel Miller, and if she isn’t the definition of a warrior, then I don’t know what is. Chanel Miller chronicles her sexual assault by Brock Turner, court proceedings, and the aftermath in this memoir, and it’s one of the most powerful and hard-hitting memoirs I’ve ever read. She holds nothing back, detailing the trauma of doing a rape kit, the hate comments, and the heartbreaking sentencing hearing.
American Royals and its sequel, Majesty, by Katharine McGee tell the story of America’s first queen, if they had decided on a monarchy all those years ago. As the eldest, Beatrice has known her entire life that she will be queen, but when her father dies unexpectedly, she is forced into the role much sooner than she would have liked. This duology also follows Samantha, the wild child younger sister otherwise known as the spare as she falls in love with the one person off limits. This duology is so much fun, I could read an epically long series about the royal Washington family.
The March family is filled with intelligent women from Marmee to Amy. Little Women shows young women different types of intelligence that can reside in one family, as the March girls are all very different. I really noticed this as I read the book again as an adult, and when I saw Greta Gerwig’s adaptation. I always disliked Amy when I was young, but now I sympathize and understand all that she went through during her adolescence.
Honestly there were so many books I could have chosen for Miss Virginia Woolf, but this was at the forefront of my brain. Coming out just last month, Amelia Unabridged, by Ashley Schumacher, took my heart and gave me something so beautiful. This was beautifully written with some incredible imagery. I was so wrapped up into the prose that at times it felt even magical as Amelia described the water on Lake Michigan or the colors and sounds coming from the wind. And that COVER!
I mean, come on. No one can say this doesn’t deserve all the love, praise, and attention this received when it came out.
Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson could work in a bunch of categories, but what leads to Enchanted down such a destructive and scary rabbit hole is the fact that she deliberately disobeys her parent in order to get ahead in her career. All she wanted was to be a famous singer, but Korey Fields takes advantage of her drive, her innocence, and willingness to please. This book is outstanding.
I really wish more people talked about Little Universes by Heather Demetrios. This story highlights sisters during the fallout of their parent’s death. Not only was this a gripping story and incredibly heartbreaking, this was beautifully written. You have a destructive sister who is pushing everyone away, while the other is trying to hold on as tight as she can as she’s trying to understand a way to fix everything, as if it was a scientific equation.
Just thinking about We Are Okay by Nina LaCour, makes my heart hurt. Nina LaCour has such a way with words, but how she handles grief and loss, and that it’s okay to sit in the loneliness because everything will be okay at some time. She also explores the confusing time when the line gets blurred between best friend and more than best friend.
I don’t have any book that would traditionally fit this prompt because I only read contemporary, but Grace Porter from Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers has a Phd. in astronomy and the way she talks about the sky makes me feel like I’m in space.
Not only does Amy Poehler inspire me, but she so cool doing it. She is such a badass who started who own improv theater as the only woman in group of guys, in a field of work that is predominately men. She’s hilarious and doesn’t take herself too seriously. She’s all about raising girls up and acknowledging their accomplishments through her website, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls.