The Women’s History Book Tag | A List Of My Literary Heroines

Hello there allies, archenemies and, everyone in between! I’m finally doing another book tag and this is by far my most favorite. Thankfully, Belle @Belle Can Read tagged me; this was originally created by Margaret @Weird Zeal. (Make sure to check out Belle’s blog as well, she writes eloquent discussion posts!)


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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Adelina is fearless and fearsome by her own right. She does not cower in fear, she acknowledges it, befriends it, and let it envelop every tear and crack in her resolve only to strengthen herself and strike her enemies.
She doesn’t bow to anyone and only listens to her instincts. Adelina is kind of a villainess but truth be told, you’ll find yourself rooting for her despite the dark descent she goes through. On a brighter side though, the conclusion for this series is actually worth it! 
Amazon.com: Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper (1 ...
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Audrey Rose is very passionate about her study on forensics even if it is forbidden for women to do so. Not only that but she is able to best others despite her disadvantages. I admire her incessant pursuit of knowledge!
My Lady Jane (The Lady Janies, #1) by Cynthia Hand
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Lady Jane Grey is known as the “nine-day queen” because of her limited regime in the real world. However, in this book, she is immortalized and goes on adventures with her betrothed that turns into a horse by day and turns into a man by night; she’s also a die-hard bookworm btw. I really really enjoyed the breaking the fourth wall narrative of this book! It made me laugh so hard XD
The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
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Alex Craft is a well written and nuanced character and it’s actually thanks to McGinnis’ amazing writing that she is sooo well fleshed out. Alongside this, I felt this book so immensely because of its beautiful writing. Here’s one of my favorite quotes from the book:

 

“I use my markers as I go from place to place. Seeing evidence of my small rebellions, spots where my death was allowed to vent and has impacted the world around me, no longer safely encapsulated inside. My life is made of these tiny maps, my paths always steady as I move inside a constricted area, the only one I should ever be allowed to know.
My violence is everywhere here.
And I like it.”

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Maika of Monstress is just the perfect fit for this prompt. I really love the artwork of this comic series, steampunk art deco had never been so enthralling until Monstress existed. You’ll definitely feast your eyes over this and will grow to empathize with Maika’s struggles with her literal personal demon. 
Binti (Binti, #1) by Nnedi Okorafor
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Binti is made for this prompt! I’m so happy to have thought of her because not only is her story set in space, she is also a black woman like Mae Jemison. I really love how Binti’s tradition of hair dyeing of otjize was emphasized in the book as it holds cultural significance for the Himba women.
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Aza Wu deserves to be seen by more readers than the 151 ratings it now has in Goodreads. I mean, this is the love child of Fight Club, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and Full Metal Alchemist. GIVE CASTER SOME LOVE PLEASE???
The Songbird's Refrain by Jillian Maria
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Elizabeth Brighton is the first lesbian fictional character that I truly admired. I’m quite ashamed with my meager LGBTQ+ books but I can guarantee you that The Songbird’s Refrain is definitely worth the read!
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Evelyn Hugo is a name you won’t ever forget after reading this book. I personally only read this because of the overwhelming hype two years ago and it really astounded me! She’s a cunning self-serving woman and unapologetic with what she did to reach her dreams. It exceeded all my expectations and I was a wreck after bawling my eyes out when I finished this. 
Art by LAZIR CALUYA

Teresa Ferraris Magbanua (born Teresa Magbanua y Ferraris October 13, 1868 – August 1947), better known as Teresa Magbanua, dubbed as the “Visayan Joan of Arc” was a Filipino schoolteacher and military leader.

When the 1896 Philippine Revolution against the Spanish Empire broke out, she became one of only a few women to join the Panay-based Visayan arm of the Katipunan, the initially secret revolutionary society head by Andrés Bonifacio.

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
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This book is very symbolic and important for me because, like Moxie, I’ve been obsessed with the Riot Grrrl revolution and believe in the empowerment of women.
This is the perfect book that I wished I read when I was younger but probably wouldn’t have appreciated it because I still haven’t grown into the woman that I am now. Moxie is the book that I wish I wrote myself. Moxie is the book that I wish every teenage girl and women have read. Moxie is the book that I am eternally grateful for and will forever carry in my heart.
Read my full glowing review here: Moxie Book Review
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TAG TIME!

Maica | Ella | Tasya | Lili | Dini | Sahi | Misty | Noura

Please don’t feel obligated to do this tag! HAHHAH Only if you want to.

And YOU! If you want to do this tag as well :>

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14 thoughts on “The Women’s History Book Tag | A List Of My Literary Heroines

  1. Thanks so much for doing this tag! 😀 You have such great answers – I just read My Lady Jane and Binti recently, and they’re both amazing. And Evelyn Hugo is CERTAINLY not a name to forget!! I hadn’t heard of Teresa Magbanua before this, but she sounds truly inspiring…and now I definitely need to check out Moxie 😀

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  2. Ahh… I love this tag so I absolutely adored getting to see your answers!! I read The Young Elites last year and I am determined to finish it very soon and you have just made me even more excited!!!
    I just finished The Female of the Species and I really enjoyed it. The characters were so well fleshed out and the writing was amazing, reading 50 pages honestly only felt like you read 10, so good!!!
    I DEFINITELY NEED TO READ CASTER!!!!
    Yes Evelyn Hugo! 😍😍
    Teresa Magbanua sounds like an amazing person, thank you for telling me about her!!!
    I absolutely loved reading this post!! 😊

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  3. Okay, so I haven’t read ANY of these books HAHA 😅. But I’m so glad you did this tag because your answers are SO good. I just added Binti, Caster (ATLA?? ❤️), and Moxie to my TBR 😍.
    And gosh, I didn’t know who Teresa Magbanua was at all 😮😓. My knowledge on Philippine history is incredibly superficial (did someone say Jose Rizal?? lolol), and I really want to change that.
    (Also, thank you for calling my discussions eloquent 🥺💕. That means a lot coming from you 😄.)

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    1. YESSS PLS FOR CASTER. I really really love that book, it’s not perfect, it’s not too complicated, it’s just right. HAHAH To be fair, I only knew Teresa Magbanua recently because I saw a feature article last month that showcased Filipina heroines so…XD Also yess Jose Rizal who???

      I’ll have to finish reading your discussion posts though and they are well writtenn grrrrrrr why r u so talented??? thank you for reading this Belle!!

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