Hello beautiful people!
Currently, it’s Women’s History Month in the United States. For Canada, Women’s History Month isn’t until October — but I’m not waiting until October to do this tag. And at any rate, it’s women’s history day any day for me. There are so many inspirational and courageous women I have to thank, for there powerful movements have provided me so much today!
Thank you Lauren @ Narrative Paradise for tagging me! Seriously, this human KNOWS my love for book tags ha-ha! She’s a lovely individual with such a welcoming vibe about her! And that blog! Her posts make me laugh SO HARD! I can’t even!
The Creator & the Rules
The creator of this tag is Margaret @ Weird Zeal. The graphics used do NOT belong to me — Margaret has graciously made them and has allowed us to use them!
As for the 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.
Scout Finch, a young lady full of energy and spirit, is NOT one to listen WHATSOEVER! Even when society looks at her strangely or individuals try to tell her how to behave, Scout is her own person. She does listen to her father, but it’s out of a mutual respect for his character — not because she feels the need to. Gosh I love this book!
Seriously, Charlotte is one FLIPPIN’ intelligent woman! A descendant of the great Sherlock Holmes, her uncanny abilities to find clues and solve crimes are like no other. Though she’s young and has lots to learn, there’s no denying how brilliant she is. The series is also just full of really smart individuals — but Charlotte trumps them all!
Okay … Alosa may not be the stereotypical royalty, but she definitely posses a position of power! Firstly, she’s the captain of her own pirate crew. Secondly, her father in the pirate king. Thirdly, her mother is the siren queen. So basically, she’s a captain with a bunch of royal blood flowing through her, with the knowledge and capability to take on those leadership roles!
This might not be the most HAPPY short story, but the writing is absolutely incredible! Gilman is able to truly grasp the main characters decent into madness through the use of the written word. Starting in elegant prose and perfect grammar, the short story starts to take a turn as the writing grows more confusing. Honestly, I can’t get over how amazing this short story is.
Eelyn!!!! Oh my gosh!!!! She’s such an amazing warrior! She’s basically grown up in war, so she’s developed some incredible fighting abilities and a strive for survival. Even after being beaten and humiliated to the point where most people would give up, Eelyn doesn’t back down — QUITTING is not in her vocabulary. Her best friend is also an incredible warrior, among many other women in the novel.
To be frank, I haven’t read a book with a female character (or by a female author) set in space. The only book that comes to mind is The Little Prince, which does not pertain much to women (in particular). I’m HOPING to remedy this, since I never realized how LOW my “out of world” reading repertoire is!
This is definitely getting more recognition as of late, but I seriously think this book is under appreciated. Kaufman explores in-depth the pains and sorrows we experience in our lives. But she also discusses how beautiful life is, how the traumas we’ve experienced don’t control or define us. Her works are memorizing, making me want to read more!
Lee’s Montague Siblings series is FULL of diversity, especially when it comes to representation of those in the LGBTQ+ community! Asexuality, M/M romance, F/F romance, bisexuality — and what’s even better? It doesn’t feel forced. I don’t know HOW she manages to do that, but it works and I’m so in-love with her novels!
There are NO words to describe how powerful and moving this novel is. With all the racism and prejudice going on in the world, this novel is even more important to show the importance of acceptance and loving all for who they are — not by the colour of their skin. I waited WAY too long to read this but I’m glad I finally did! Thank you for writing and sharing such a beautiful story, Thomas!
A woman who inspires me
Rupi Kaur is an Indian-Canadian poet and author, known for her works milk and honey and the sun and her flowers. Her works consist of topics regarding love, trauma, prejudice, sexuality, healing and much more. I was TERRIFIED to read her poetry at first, knowing how heavy the topics are. But after reading them, I fell in-love with her free verse style poetry. She’s passionate and unapologetic, illustrating impeccably through her works real traumas people experience — but also showing the ability to heal and let go. I honestly don’t care what people say about her works — she’s remarkable, someone who truly saved me in many ways without even knowing it.
A book that inspires me
Not to get too much into my personal life, but I’m definitely a sufferer of anxiety; unfortunately, it’s just something I’ve struggled with most of my life. I’ve also had to endure some things that people shouldn’t have to, and they still effect me to this day. But Kaur’s poetry helps those who’ve suffered the injustices of the world that they don’t get to dictate your life — you are in control of that. Life is still so beautiful and full of amazing opportunities — and things will get better! So again … thank you for sharing your beautiful words towards healing, Kaur.
Tag! You’re it!
As always, there’s no pressure to participate. And if you want to and haven’t been tagged, please do so!