The Women’s History Book Tag | Looking at Some Amazing Females and Female Written Books

It's a Book Tag!

Hello my loves! How are you all doing? The world is a little crazy right now but I hope you’re all well and enjoying lots of good books. I’m here today with a tag! I was tagged for this one by Margaret @ Weird Zeal – the lovely creator of it!

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

Women’s History Book Tag

Rosa Parks

Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder

Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder book cover

Okay, if you read this blog with any sort of regularity you will probably hate me right now for mentioning this series again. I can’t help myself! It’s the perfect answer to this question – Yelena spends pretty much the entirety of this book going against everything she’s told, breaking rules, getting in trouble, then doing it again. While her headstrong nature and tendency to ignore the help of others can get her into trouble, her heart is always in the right place and she usually finds a way to save the day.

Ada Lovelace

Glass Houses by Rachel Caine

Glass Houses by Rachel Caine book cover

Claire, the protagonist of this novel, is a physics prodigy, who graduates high school early to start a college degree at just 16. While her university in Morganville, Texas has a few fanged surprises she wasn’t expecting, she still manages to fit classes and homework around kicking vampire butt.

Queen Elizabeth I

The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

The Demon King by Cinda Willliams Chima book cover

The Demon King is set in a queendom, and stars Princess Raisa as one of its main characters. As heir to the throne Raisa has been protected from the truth most of her life, but when she finds out what life is really life for the people in the cities below the castle, she does her best to try and ease their suffering in any way. While she doesn’t always get along with her mother, she respects the Queen and the power she holds.

Virginia Woolf

The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon book cover

While it isn’t the most poetic , and it certainly doesn’t have flowery prose, I find the way this book is written to be really beautiful. It follows a day in the lives of two starcrossed teens, looking at the events of those 24 hours through their eyes and the eyes of the people they meet, examining how other’s tiny, distant decisions have a ripple effect that profoundly impacts the lives of these two people.

Joan of Arc

Feed by Mira Grant

Feed by Mira Grant book cover

Okay, I seriously struggled with this prompt, so I cheated a little – Georgia is a truth warrior. She’s a news blogger in a zombie infested world, fighting to unveil a conspiracy (while not getting eaten, of course). She’s an extrememly strong woman who values the truth above all else – that makes her a type of warrior in my book.

Mae Jemison

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers book cover

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet is a beautiful journey, following the crew of a ship on a year-long trip across space, on their way to do the biggest job of their lives. This book is quietly beautiful – the story meanders, and focuses more on the character’s lives and experiences than following a rigid plot. It balances peace with action, heartfelt, homely moments with tear-jerking tragedies. If you enjoy character-driven books, this is an absolute must read.

Rosalind Franklin

Knife by R. J. Anderson

Knife by R. J. Anderson book cover

I found this question kind of difficult because I’ve already mentioned both of my go-to answers for “underappreciated book” and honestly, I haven’t read many books that aren’t already hugely popular and hyped. I had to look back into my past a little to find Knife, part of the Faery Rebels series that I read when I was younger. I picked this because I feel like dark faery novels have had a recent resurgence (thanks, Holly Black) and this series perfectly fits within that category. The books are Middle Grade, but I think they’re still worth reading if you love faery stories with a twist.

Marsha P. Johnson

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman book cover

If you want amazingly written LGBTQ+ characters, look no further than Alice Oseman. The majority of her characters are queer and all are totally well-rounded and fleshed out. There’s nobody better, in my opinion, at writing books for and about the current YA generation. You can read my whole review of Radio Silence.

Amelia Earhart

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee book cover

Gentleman’s Guide received the Stonewall Honor Book Award, and I’d say it’s highly deserved. This books is utterly hilarious – it had me crying with laughter (the Gardens of Versailles scene, anyone?) whilst also jumping for joy at the brilliant historical LGBTQ+ representation. This book has adventure, scandal, romance, and pirates – what more could you ask for? Not to mention Monty’s sister, Felicity, who is the absolute shining gem of this novel.

Your choice

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo (1907-1954)

Frida Kahlo was a hugely influential Mexican artist who is admired as a feminist icon. Her most famous works are her self portraits, which she began painting after being seriously injured in a bus accident. She dealt with chronic pain and health issues for most of her life, which was often reflected in her art. But she never let this stop her, and became heavily involved in political activism.

Grow: The Art of Koyamori

Grow: The Art of Koyamori

This is a beautiful art book that just fills me with inspiration every time I look at it. The bright colours and surreal images really remind me of Frida’s work. While this probably isn’t the type of book you were expecting, I think this is a perfect fit!

Well, that was fun! I’ve loved taking part in the Women’s History Month Readathon throughout March, it’s been a nice highlight in an otherwise really strange month. I think it’s super important to celebrate history – especially women who are often erased from history. So I’m super excited for people to take part in this tag and maybe learn somethign new about these wonderful women!

I tag: Mary and the Words πŸ‹ Ashley @ The Infinite Library πŸ‹ Sarah @ Thoughts of the Reader πŸ‹ Sophie @ Sophie’s Corner πŸ‹ Xandra @ Starry Sky Books πŸ‹ Sorry if anyone’s already done this! And if anyone else wants to do this then I tag you, too!

Which historical women inspire you? Have you read any books about female warriors? Let me know in the comments!

Love and lemons, Abi

11 thoughts on “The Women’s History Book Tag | Looking at Some Amazing Females and Female Written Books

  1. Ahhh thanks so much for doing this tag! πŸ˜€ You’ve got a lot of books that I keep meaning to read, like The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet and The Demon King. And Radio Silence and Gentleman’s Guide are both ALWAYS great answers πŸ˜€ I love your choice of Frida Kahlo for the inspiring woman question!! I didn’t actually know that she dealt with chronic pain, so thanks for teaching me something new today 😊

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    1. Thanks for tagging me in it, I had so much fun πŸ˜„ Ooh yes, definitely recommend those two (and definitely need to read the sequels myself). Haha, glad I could teach you something! She’s definitely inspiring for her strength – one of my favourite stories is how when she was bedridden she got carried in to one of her exhibitions in a four-poster bed!

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  2. Ah.. I absolutely loved reading your answers to this tag!! It is so great!! I’ve always wanted to read Cinda Williams Chima’s books and I don’t think you actually hear too much about them on book blogs but I’ve definitely want to, although at first I got to confused where to start as the series are connected right???
    Yes I love Radio Silence so much and Alice does write the best, well-rounded characters who are all queer and so precious!! I’m excited to read the rest of their work.
    I’m so happy to hear you loved The Gentlemen’s Guide because I am hoping to pick that one up soon!! I especially love that it is funny but comedies are my go-to with TV shows so really I should love it in books as well.
    Knife sounds interesting and I hadn’t heard of it!! I love the cover as well, thank you for bringing it to my attention!!
    Frida Kahlo sounds like an amazing women, I had heard of her art but not too much about her personally but wow!!
    Great tag, I loved reading it!! ❀

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    1. Yeah, they’re connected but I’ve never thought too hard about the timeline (I just jumped in and hoped for the best). I think they’re all set in the same world with some being prequels and sequels but I’ve got he vague idea that they’re all hundreds of years apart so it doesn’t really matter too much??? I don’t know, I could be making that up πŸ˜‚

      Yessss! If you need me I’ll just be here desperately waiting for Loveless to release.

      Ooh yes, Gentleman’s Guide is soooo funny – you’ll definitely understand what I mean when you get to the Gardens of Versailles scene, it was laugh-out-loud, nearly in tears kind of funny.

      Yeah, Knife! I read the first three books in the series when I was about 10, but it wasn’t completed at the time so I’ve never finished reading them. I should get on that!

      We learnt a lot about her personal life in my high school art class, she’s such a strong woman. Thank, I’m so glad you enjoyed reading it!! β€πŸ˜„

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      1. Oh right I see that makes it easier then πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ you can start wherever πŸ˜‚ Thank you 😊

        I know!! I can’t wait, all the characters seem amazing already !! 😍

        Ahh.. you are making me want to read it now!! I will let you know my thoughts 😊 I can’t wait!!

        Aww.. a series to complete. The life of a book lover πŸ˜‚

        Aww.. amazing!!!! 😍😍

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  3. This is such a cool post!! The Demon King and Magic Study sound so good?! and The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet sounds like it will take over my heart! radio silence is so good and I’m glad you liked it!! loved reading this! πŸ’›

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