Hi! Today I am here with Women’s History Book Tag. This tag was created by Margaret from The Weird Zeal last year to celebrate women who have inspired millions and women authors who have given us stories that have inspired us, helped us in our tough times and given us a place to reside when the world seemed too hard to live in! I wasn’t tagged, but it looked really interesting so I decided to do it. You can read the Margaret response to the tag questions here. Now, let’s begin.
- 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
Okay, for this one I will go with Austen from Always Human by Ari North. Austen is both intelligent and very hard working. She has a particular syndrome because of which she can’t use mods (Always Human is set in future where mods are available to aid humans for different purposes such as to cure a disease or help in studies, etc), but even though she can’t use mods she is still able to be at par with other students who use them.
I will go with We Were Liars by E.Lockhart for this one. It was the winner of the 2014 Goodread’s Choice Award in Best Young Adult Fiction category. I know that by award Margaret probably meant awards that involve critics and judges and stuff, but issue is all the “real” award winning books I have read till date have been huge disappointments, so I am sorry but I have to go with We Were Liars for this one.
When I read Rosa Park’s prompt card bio, the first character that came to my mind was Ayla from Crier’s War by Nina Varela. In Ayla’s world, if there were buses, if some Automae came to demand her seat I absolutely see Ayla doing exactly the same thing. I know she doesn’t fit the actual prompt that well because she doesn’t really do what she is not told to do literally, but just for being part of the resistance movement and also by trying to avenge her family’s death, she doesn’t do what she is told to do or rather is expected to do. So, I guess Crier’s War should qualify, what do you think?
I will go with Deka from The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna for this one.
As you all know I am not much of a sci-fi reader, so for this one I will go with a book that is on my TBR, To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers. If you have read this book do tell me if you liked it.
There are quite a few books I can recommend for this one but I guess I will go with Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur. Written in the Stars doesn’t have coming out trope nor does it have queer pain, it is just a cute romance to sit back and relax with. I know that this book is not a good fit for this prompt because of the woman this prompt is inspired by, but all the books about queer pain and struggle I have read are not by women authors, so I decided to go with one of my recent favourite LGBTQIA+ read for this prompt.
I will go with Kings and Queens by J.N Eagles for this one. It is about a queen, so position of power. If you love novels in verse I would highly recommend this book to you.
I will go with The Warrior Maiden by Melanie Dickerson for this. I don’t see anyone, literarily no one talking about The Warrior Maiden and I have no clue why because it is such a great Mulan retelling! If you like retelling I highly highly recommend this book to you.
When I read this prompt the first book that came to my mind was Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar. I think everyone who has read this book will unanimously agree on this one point, Star Daughter has one the most gorgeous writing ever!
There are so many historical woman who inspire me, but if I have to choose one, I will go with Kadambini Ganguly. Kadambini Ganguly (Bengali: কাদম্বিনী গাঙ্গুলি; 18 July 1862 – 3 October 1923), along with Anandibai Joshi was one of the first two female physicians of India as well as from the entire British Empire. Kadambini, herself, was also the first Indian as well as South Asian female physician, trained in western medicine, to graduate in South Asia. She was also the first Indian women to practice western medicine in India. During a time when most Indian women were denied even the basic elementary education, Kadambini became a doctor, just think about it! As Kadambini is also a Bengali like me, she inspires me even more.
I will go with Idiot by Laura Clery for this one. I have talked about this book so many times, so I am not going to rehash the same things here as well, but if you want to read my full thoughts on Idiot head over to this link.
That is all for this post. Thank you so much for reading!
Before I sign off,
What books would you have chosen for these prompts? And who is that one historical woman who has inspired you the most?