Hi guys! I was going to create a feminist book tag for the last day of my week of women, but when I did some googling I discovered that one already exists. It was created by a French blogger La Voix Du Livre and translated into English by Clemi’s Bookish World. I thought it looked pretty cool, so I’m borrowing it. Since I’ve been talking about books by and about women all week – I’m not sure I can answer all these questions without repeating myself, but I’m going to try my best.
1- Your favorite female author
Catherynne M. Valente and Laini Taylor – I can’t choose between them. My idea of a perfect novel is a beautifully written, exciting story set in a magical world populated with strange creatures and complex, loveable characters and both these women keep giving me just that.
2- Your favorite heroine
Vasya from The Winternight Trilogy. She’s fearless, headstrong, resourceful and confident – a wild child and a free spirit. I’ve loved every part of her journey so far and I can’t wait to read more about her adventures in The Winter of the Witch.
3- A novel with a feminist message
Akata Witch & Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor are the most feminist novels I’ve read which aren’t directly about feminism. They’re fantasy novels set in Nigeria, but the protagonist Sunny is a young feminist who’s very aware of society’s prejudices and double-standards.
4- A novel with a girl on the cover
Radio Silence by Alice Oseman is one of my favorite UKYA novels. It’s protagonist Frances is a bisexual mixed girl, who becomes friends with the creator of her favorite podcast.
5- A novel featuring a group of girls
The girls from the graphic novel series Giant Days are girlsquad goals.
6- A novel with a LGBTQIAP+ feminine character
Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova is a urban fantasy about brujas with a bisexual Latina protagonist and features a f/f relationship.
7- A novel with different feminine POV
The Invisible Mountain by Carolina De Robertis is a historical novel set in Uruguay told from the perspective of three generations of women from one family.
8- A book where a girl saves the world
September from The Fairyland Series might not save the world, but she definitely saves a world.
9- A book where you prefer the female sidekick to the male MC
I mean Hermione’s too obvious, right? So it’s got to be Julia from The Magicians, though calling her Quentin’s sidekick isn’t really accurate or fair. The reason I prefer Julia’s character to Quentin’s is that she has one of the most interesting character arcs I’ve seen, the place she ended up is so far from where she started and she went through so much to get there. Julia’s a fighter and I love her.
10- A book written by a male author and featuring a female character
Borne by Jeff VanderMeer is set in a chaotic, dystopian city that’s plagued by a giant flying bear, but is actually a rather slowly paced and character driven story. The protagonist Rachel is one of my favorite female main characters, she’s a tough, complex and resourceful woman with a lot of heart.
I’m gonna tag a few people, but if you don’t want to do it – don’t feel pressured!
That’s it for my week of women, I’ve had a lot of fun doing these posts and I hope you guys have enjoyed them as well. If I didn’t tag you, but you want to do this tag, please tell me so I can check out your post! Or feel free to answer the questions down in the comments, I’d love to hear your answers! Thanks for reading and I wish you all a lovely weekend 🙂