I found this tag on ZeZee with Books and really love it! The Women’s History Book Tag is created by Margaret at Weird Zeal. History has always been one of my favourite subjects in high school. I still love to learn about history, especially about women. Learning and reading historical women is also a great way to celebrate Women’s History Month!
- 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
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
It was hard to choose just one. The four main characters in the Lunar Chronicles are all strong girls who don’t do what they are thought.
This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada
Catarina lives in a future when people are able to recode their DNA and change their bodies. She is the daughter of a legendary geneticist and a talented hacker herself. Her father may be the last hope to defeat a terrible plague that causes people to literally explode in toxic clouds. The problem is that Cat’s father was kidnapped by a shadowy organization…
The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
When Tea finds out that she can raise the dead, she has to learn how to handle this gift. In her world having magical powers is common, but necromancy is quite rare. Bone witches are feared for the power they have. But they are the only ones who can defeat demons that come back to life every so many years. The world in this book is fascinating! Although the pacing is a bit slow, the world-building is great.
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
This tag wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Laini Taylor. Her writing feels just as magical as the things she writes about. It’s poetic and dreamy and just perfect!
The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
It’s a surprise for every one when Rin, a poor war orphan, passes the test to get into the most elite military school in Nikan. She worked hard for it and is prepared to do anything to succeed. Next to fighting skills, Rin also has to learn to control her shamanic powers. She is an incredibly strong, ambitious and well-developed character.
An honourable mention for Mia from Nevernight. Since one of the rules of this tag is to only use books written by women, I actually couldn’t use this book by Jay Kristoff. But I do want to mention this fierce female murderer.
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
This is a feel-good book with amazing characters! It’s about a crew of a spaceship with five humans and four non-human characters. It was interesting to read about the alien cultures. Due to the details that Becky Chambers integrated in the story, all the characters felt so real! I truly loved every one of them.
On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis
This book starts a few days before a comet is scheduled to hit the earth. Denise, her mother and sister Iris have to go to a temporary shelter. But Denise’s drug-addicted mother isn’t in any hurry and they don’t know where Iris is. In this way they won’t reach the shelter in time… It is an exciting and realistic story with a good plot. But what makes the book really special is the narrator. Denise is a biracial girl who has autism (just like the writer). This was an interesting point of view I don’t see often in books.
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
The chapters of this book alternate between twins. Noah tells the reader about his life when he and his sister are thirteen years old. Jude’s story is set three years later. The story is beautifully written and the characters grew on me.
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
I usually don’t pay much attention to book awards. So I just found out that this book won the Hugo and Nebula award in 2017. It totally deserved this! The premise of the story is so unique: What happened to children that came back from magical lands? Every Heart a Doorway has a diverse cast of children that can’t find their way back to their own fantasy world. They are all welcome in Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children.
Helen Keller (1880 – 1968)
Of course there are many women to choose from, but I like to mention Helen Keller. She was deaf and blind, but she never let that stop her from earning a Bachelor of Arts degree, traveling the world and writing books. Helen coudn’t do this without her teacher and lifelong companion Anne Sullivan.