I feel like it’s been awhile since I’ve done a book tag. This one, of course, I definitely wanted to do, even if I wasn’t tagged. But a big thank you to Mayu at Bookshelf Life for tagging me! Be sure to check her blog out 🙂
- 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
Onna Gebowa from Unnatural Magic by C.M. Waggoner – such a great book and a wonderfully written character who knows how smart she is and isn’t afraid to show it. My review.
Circe by Madeline Miller – This is the only Miller book I’ve read so far, but I really enjoyed it! And I definitely think it deserves its awards. My review.
Mercy Thompson from the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs – yeah, Mercy is very independent and makes her own path and everyone else finds a way to support her and avoid everyone getting hurt or dying.
I looked through my books, but couldn’t find one that I liked or fit the prompt. Guess I need to up my reading game a little.
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – I loved Illuminae and this whole series. Kady is definitely one of my favorites as well as this first installment. My review.
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon – While I didn’t absolutely love this one (but didn’t hate it either), I liked how easy the blossoming relationship between two of the main characters felt and how it read; I thought it was well done. My review.
Becoming by Michelle Obama – I really enjoyed this book, one because it’s Michelle Obama and two, because her story is a humble one; she worked hard very moment to get to where she wanted to be. She persevered and when she married Barack, they both saw opportunities to not only help their communities but then suddenly be in a position to try and help the whole of the country. And it wasn’t just Barack who did things, it was Michelle too. And she’s a great ally to many. My review.
My Last Continent by Midge Raymond – I just really liked this book. I thought the story was interesting and the writing was beautiful. It sadly only has about 1,500 ratings on Goodreads. My review.
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey – OMG, this book. I absolutely loved it and Ivey’s writing was so lyrical without being overbearing. My review.
So I found two very interesting women of history that I had no idea about; I want to share both and with that I can share two books!
Hedy Lamarr – Often called “The Most Beautiful Woman in Film,” Hedy Lamarr was more than what met the eye. While Lamarr’s screen presence made her one of the most popular actresses of her day, she was also an inventor with a sharp mind. Along with avant-garde composer George Anthiel, Lamarr developed a new method of “frequency hopping,” a technique for disguising radio transmissions by making the signal jump between different channels in a prearranged pattern.
Their “Secret Communication System” was created to combat Nazis during World War II, but the U.S. Navy ignored their findings. It wasn’t until years later that other inventors realized how groundbreaking the work was. If you use a smartphone today, you can thank Lamarr—her communication system was a precursor to wireless technologies including Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
Margaret Sanger – Sanger, a feminist and women’s rights activist, coined the term “birth control.” She wrote pamphlets and opened a women’s health clinic decades before her biggest achievement—getting the Food and Drug Administration to approve the first oral contraceptive, Enovid, in 1960, six years before her death.
The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here by Hope Jahren – This inspired me to do a lot more of my own research into what I eat and buy plus it inspires me to just continue to be as sustainable and environmentally conscious as I can.
Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid – I loved the concept of this book. This book reminds me that our lives are made up of all of our choices; many small some big. But most importantly, I think we always end up where we’re supposed to be even if a past choice made differently would have standing next to someone different or be in a different job.
And there you have it! Have you done this book tag? What were some of your answers?
If you’re interested in doing this tag, feel free!