The Women’s History book tag

THE WOMEN’S HISTORY
BOOK TAG


Happy Women’s History month! I’m back from my impromptu break and feeling much better than before. I was having trouble thinking about what I wanted to post when the lovely Marta @ Of Waves and Pages tagged me to do this fun book tag! Marta’s the sweetest person on earth, so please give her blog and YouTube channel some love!

Rules:

  • 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

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From Blood and Ash: Armentrout, Jennifer L.: 9781952457005: Amazon.com:  Books

From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Poppy does pretty much the opposite of her role as the Maiden in this story. The Maiden is a symbol of “purity,” where she is expected to be never looked at, touched, or talked to. It’s a bunch of BS (if the job description didn’t clue you in on that), and Poppy decides to take her life into her own hands.

Amazon.com: Warcross (9780399547966): Lu, Marie: Books

Warcross by Marie Lu

Warcross follows Emika, who is both a hacker and a bounty hunter. Not only is she tech smart, she’s street smart as well. There is this game called Warcross (I wonder how the author came up with the title) that everyone in the world is obsessed with, and Emika accidentally hacks herself into its international championship. She obviously gains the attention of the game’s creator Hideo, but rather than arresting her, he offers her a job: spy on the competition to discover a security problem. However, things aren’t as simple as they seem. The more Emika digs, the more questions are raised.

Becoming: Obama, Michelle: 9781524763138: Amazon.com: Books

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama was the First Lady of the United States between 2009 to 2016. In 2018, she published a widely popular memoir. While I’m not big on politics, I decided to pick this one up because everyone was talking about it. It was super interesting to learn more about her upbringing and the day-to-day life of the first family. There is so many logistics to consider when you’re the one of the leaders of a country that us common-folk don’t have to think about. It was cool to see just how insane their lives were before and during Obama’s presidency. Even if you didn’t support them while they were in office, I still think this book is worth a read.

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

While I had some minor problems with this story, the one thing that stood out to me was the writing. The writing was *chef’s kiss.* People say that literature is art, and this book solidifies that claim. I felt like I was consuming a work of art. V.E. Schwab’s writing style is so lyrical, and I can’t wait to see what else she releases.

Amazon.com: An Ember in the Ashes (9781595148049): Tahir, Sabaa: Books

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

I immediately thought of Helene Aquilla when I saw this prompt. She is one of the best soldiers at Blackcliff Academy, and her sword and mind only becomes sharper as time goes on. Also, as much as I don’t like the Commandant, she’s also a super skilled female warrior. I still haven’t read the last book of this series. I’m too scared that my favorite characters (who’s left of them) are going to die, but I’ll have to find out sooner or later.

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Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Before you yell at me that Jay Kristoff is not a female author, I have to say that I didn’t want to put The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, and I don’t read a lot of sci-fi books. The only books set in space I’ve read in the past couple years is by this duo, so this is all you’re getting out of me. Aurora Rising is a cross between Guardians of the Galaxy and a soap opera. It is amazing, dramatic, hilarious, and intense.

Amazon.com: Gods of Jade and Shadow eBook: Moreno-Garcia, Silvia: Kindle  Store

Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

I don’t know if this book is underappreciated, but I don’t see a lot of people talking about it on the internet. Who doesn’t like a good mythology? When I heard this was about Mayan gods, I was like sign me the heck up! This book is unlike anything I’ve ever read before, and I hope there are going to be more stories about mythologies outside of Europe published in the future.

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

I wanted to choose a book with a transgender character, but I realized that I haven’t read that many books with them. If you have any recommendations of books by trans authors/about trans characters, please let me know! I clearly need to expand my reading horizons. Anyways, one book I finished very recently is Red, White & Royal Blue, which is about the son of the US president and the prince of England falling in love. It’s a perfect blend of drama, romance, and politics.

Books We Love: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas | High Point University |  High Point, NC

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

I don’t think I have to explain this choice. This book is absolutely amazing and important. It surrounds the topic of Black Lives Matter. If you haven’t picked it up yet, I highly recommend. John Green had said that this book is going to be a classic, and I completely agree.

Amazon.com: These Violent Delights (9781534457690): Gong, Chloe: Books

These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

I haven’t finished reading this book yet, but what has made me fall in love with it so far is that the author expertly incorporates the problems, microaggressions, and racism that Asian people face. When I started reading it, it was nice to see that someone acknowledged that this stuff we face everyday can be shitty. This is even more relevant with what’s been going on in America. My family and I have avoided a lot of the physical violence, but there have been some cases where some strange people would show up to our house.

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I tag…

Nehal @ Books and Words
Leyanis @ The Blogger and the Geek
Erin @ Reading on a Star
Maeve @ Books by Maeve
Cherry @ Letters to the Lost
Rae @ Rae’s Reads and Reviews
Naty @ Naty’s Bookshelf
Melissa @ Young Creative Press
… and you!

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Stay awkward and amazing!

16 thoughts on “The Women’s History book tag

  1. magicalmaeve 03/20/2021 / 12:07 pm

    Thanks so much for the tag!! I will definitely be doing this, it looks so cool ❤️

    Liked by 2 people

    • Jessica 03/20/2021 / 3:48 pm

      No problem! Super excited to see what you come up with! ❤

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    • Jessica 03/20/2021 / 3:50 pm

      I agree! When I saw this tag, I thought it was genius to talk about books with female characters by female authors to celebrate this month 😀

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Naty 03/21/2021 / 5:25 am

    What a great tag! Thanks for tagging me. I really want to read Becoming – it’s nice to see it on your list here!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Jessica 03/21/2021 / 12:43 pm

      Becoming is such a great memoir! If you can listen to the audiobook, I highly recommend! It’s narrated by Michelle Obama herself, and it’s nice to hear her story in her voice.

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  3. Marta @ of waves and pages 03/23/2021 / 2:20 pm

    AHHH I loved reading your answers, thank you so much for answering the tag!! 😀 And for the shoutout as well, you’re the sweetest!! ❤ I've been hearing SO MUCH about From Blood and Ash lately, but I have to admit I have no idea what it is about hahaha And I'm so curious about Warcross, it's so cool you enjoyed it a lot, I have to pick it up asap!!

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    • Jessica 03/25/2021 / 10:51 pm

      Thanks for tagging me! I had so much fun with this one 😀

      I feel like From Blood and Ash gives off the same vibes as ACOTAR. The plots are different, but there are the same kinds of characters. You have the badass female protagonist and the hot, powerful love interest. You have the outgoing friend, etc. etc. etc.

      Warcross was a fun read! It reminds me a lot of Ready Player One. If you liked Marie Lu’s other works, you’re definitely going to like it!

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  4. Margaret @ Weird Zeal 03/30/2021 / 2:14 pm

    Thanks so much for doing this tag—I loved reading all your answers! 😀 Gods of Jade and Shadow is on my TBR and I’m really glad to hear that you enjoyed it so much. And I completely agree that The Hate U Give is going to be a classic!

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    • Jessica 04/02/2021 / 11:45 pm

      Thank you for creating this tag! It was so much fun! Gods of Jade and Shadow is a good book, and I hope you enjoy it if you decide to pick it up. THUG is a masterpiece, and I hope we continue to get more books like it ❤

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