I did this tag over a year ago and thought it was time to do it again, as it is one of my favourites!
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Opal was who made The Final Revival of Opal & Nev special to me. She is not afraid of pushing back against expectations and that is what makes her memorable. I would have loved to have spent even more time with her!
Grace from Honey Girl has a PhD in astronomy, so she is obviously extremely educated and intelligent. That said, it is her emotional intelligence that developments throughout the novel that truly stands out to me. She looks inward at what she wants for her self and there is a great conversation around therapy in mental health. I thought it was so well-handled and added to Grace’s overall intelligence.
I had to go with Mary Queen of Scots from My Contrary Mary for this one! Not only did I just finish the book, so it is fresh on my mind, but her conflict with Queen Elizabeth I makes her the perfect choice for this prompt. I loved the spin on Mary’s story in these pages and it just brought me so much joy!
Piranesi is my favourite book of 2021 so far, and a large part of that is Susanna Clarke’s writing style. I was so drawn into this world and I could have tabbed so much of the book. I have written down many of the quotes that I loved! It’s amazing that she was able to add so much detail and heart into a story that is told through diary entries.
I instantly knew that I had to choose The Gilded Ones for this prompt! I mean the tagline reads, “Outcasts by blood, Warriors by choice.” I adored Deka as a main character and the army of girls that becomes her found family. This was an interesting set up and I am curious to see where the rest of the series goes. I still have so many questions about the world!
I have slowly been making my way through The Murderbot Diaries and they are always so delightful. It is my go-to series when I need a pick-me-up or when I feel a slump coming on! I have read up to Exit Strategy and hope to continue on with is soon. Martha Wells is amazing!
Akemi Dawn Bowman is a pretty popular YA author, but I have not seen many people talking about her newest release, which is such a shame. It is Sci-Fi, which is not her usual genre, so that may be why readers are reluctant to pick it up? I had so much fun with this one and loved the world. Can’t wait for the next book in the series!
I read She Drives Me Crazy in June and had so much fun with it! I am always here for the fake dating trope and I adored Irene, who is the love interest in this story. Our main character, Scottie, is frustrating at first but there is so much character growth throughout the story and some great conversations! I need to read more from Kelly Quindlen.
Hamnet won The Women’s Prize for Fiction in 2020, and it definitely deserved it! I was so moved by this book and I just love Maggie O’Farrell’s writing style. I want to read more books that focus on the family of someone who is famous (real or fictional!). Malibu Rising also did this and I have discovered it is a trope I love!
No book has inspired me in quite the same way as Know My Name by Chanel Miller. I knew this would be a difficult read for me, but I came out of it feeling more empowered but also frustrated with how Miller was revictimized by the legal system. Miller is a brilliant writer and speaker and I am excited to follow her career.