- Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post.
- Link to the creator’s blog in your post Thank you, Margaret at Weird Zeal!
- 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
My extra rules for me: No old favorites! No GWTW, no Anna Karenina, etc. None of my real life female role models that I’ve written about too many times! No Eleanor! No Jane Addams. Newer ones! And all must be newer-to-me books!
Book With An Intelligent Female Character
I’m using this one “anyway.” She IS a character in the book because she is writing about her own experiences. Yours, For Probably Always: Martha Gelhorn’s Letters of Love and War 1930 to 1949 I I have only read excerpts from this, but hope to buy it this year.
An Award-Winning Book That Deserves The Hype
The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom. An excellent memoir that deserves the awards and the hype.
A Book About a Female Character Who Doesn’t Do As She’s Told
A book about a prison full of women who didn’t do what they were told! Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison: A Memoir by Piper Kerman (scroll down in the linked post to the review which displays a different cover for the book).
A Book About a Female Warrior
The Shadow King: A Novel by Maaza Mengiste which I am still reading. She’s written some of the world’s best battle scenes though. Wow.
A Book Set in Space
A Wrinkle in Time in Time by Madeline L’Engle which I first read as as an adult. I don’t read sci-fi so I’d have to look through the astronaut books if I couldn’t use this one!
A Book About LGBTQ+ Characters
The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth. The story of a lesbian teen sent to a faith-based gay conversion therapy center was my choice for Banned Books Week a few years ago.
A Book About a Woman in a Position of Power
I could not decide between these two. Twice in American history, a woman has been both the wife of a U.S. President and the mother of one. Abigail Adams is as much a Founding “Father” of our nation as her husband, John. Barbara Bush, was one of the most likeable First Ladies in my lifetime. No one knows just how much of any successful man is the wife behind him. The power the President’s wife wields is not to be underestimated. Dearest Friend by Lynne Withey and Barbara Bush A Memoir.
An Underappreciated Book
Ok, ONE Roosevelt book. This is a lovely novel, even if it is about a love affair that destroyed a marriage. Lucy: A Novel by Ellen Feldman is a book I wish I’d written. The tone of this novel inspired the tone of my work in progress.
A Book With Beautiful Writing
4 full pages of quotes in my Commonplace Book! The Professor’s House by Willa Cather.
A Book That Inspires You
While it has it’s precious and preachy moments, this book inspires me. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver, the best but one to come out of DePauw! Scroll down in the linked post to my review from my old blog.
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