I was tagged to do the Lady Janies book tag forever ago. Like, late May or June sometime? it’s just been awhile since I’ve been in the mood for a tag, ha! Filling out tag posts is kind of hard? Maybe because I don’t want my answers to look stolen from the million and a half other people doing the tag. (Am I over stressing about this? Very much probably)
Anyway, back to this post and not my mini-sidetrail. If you haven’t read my My Lady Jane, go read it. It’s comical and funny and a perfect spin on history. And as soon as my library has the latest book, I’m grabbing it! And this tag is all about celebrating the Lady Janies authors and My Plain Jane’s book releases.
Rules of the Tag
- Thank the person who nominated you. Can I remember who nominated me? Pretty sure it was Ellyn and Malanie?
- Answer all the questions down below. (so bossy!)
- Pingback to the creators: Rebecca @bookishlyrebecca and Ellyn @Allonsythornraxx
- Nominate 5+ bloggers to do this tag
The Little Prince! I’ve actually not read this in English? I read it in French class last fall, so I have it all down in French. And believe me, reading in French is difficult but incredibly fun. I also managed to read the first 7 chapters of Harry Potter in French AND the first book of Les Miserables in French.
Let me just take a moment to celebrate that I NEVER HAVE to read anything in French again.
But The Little Prince was short and incredibly powerful! I mean, it’s all about NOT taking life for granted AND seeing things from a child’s perspective.
Anne Shirley! I do love Jane Austen’s heroines, especially Lizzy Bennet. BUT Anne of Green Gables will always and forever be my favorite.
My Granny gave me Anne the summer after I was adopted, and I read it at least once a week for a year. I basically memorized every page of my paper copy of Anne. And that poor copy of this special book is tattered and falling apart.
I just love Anne. Her spunk and originality. The way she holds grudges, and loves deeply. Her imagination and drive to be the best she can be. Anne always inspired me and made me dream bigger.
Ok, so I just read Dress Codes for Small Towns and it’s my new favorite diverse read. It’s just so realistic and good.
(But I don’t have any pictures of it? Because it was a library book and I never stopped to take a picture, oops!)
Anyway, I hadn’t heard much about Dress Codes BEFORE reading this treasure and it’s simply breathtaking. I couldn’t really put this book down, in fact I think I read it in two days.
And maybe I just read it last month and have mentioned it a dozen or more times in my recent blog posts??? Am I obsessed? #sorrynotsorry
Also, on a side rant… I saw someone on Goodreads say Dress Codes was too wordy and over-the-top because it was a teenagers narrator? Ok, let’s just say this person has never met me as a teenager.
I was so over the top and wordy THAT one time when I was depressed and upset I ran outside at 11pm and shook my hand at the moon and promised that I would wreck my vengeance wherever the moon shone. SO yes, teenagers can be over the top and wordy.
Do I have an absolute favorite retelling? This is hard. because I really, really love Pride by Ibi Zoibo. It’s diverse and the storytelling is rich and so great!
BUT then I remembered Cinder! And the entire Lunar Chronicles. And how much I ADORED that series. It’s the best retelling, ever, really it is.
My absolute favorite is Cress because it’s a Rapunzel retelling and apparently that’s my actual favorite fairy tale?
Me @ all things Tangled and cuteness
Gosh, there’s so many. Like a hundred anticipated releases. But let’s start with a very basic book release that I’m absolutely dying to hit the bookstores!
King of Scars! Not only are we returning to the world of Grisha, but we get the Pirate Prince’s story! On top of that, Nina is a major character! I am ecstatically anticipating this story. I may have squealed when this book was announced and it’s only 5 months away???
Besides all of that happy goodness, Leigh Bardugo is also writing another book in the Six of Crows world? Very much anticipating that volume.
Now if any of you guys have any ARCs, you can send them my way 😉
Also, me with all the ARCs I need to read. So don’t be sending me any more.
Felicity Montague! I LOVE Felicity and I cannot wait for the entire world to read her book coming out in October! Felicity is from the 1700’s BUT she’s one of the BEST feminists I’ve ever read.
Not only is she stubborn and independence and smart, but she overcomes her own prejudices and grows as a character. I think, that’s what I appreciate the most. The LAdy’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy is an incredible discussion on colonialism and internalized homophobia and feminism.
Can I say much more without spoiling the entire plot? Probably not. Just know that you should read this book. And adore Felicity Montague along with me.
The Scarlet Pimpernel! I mean, it’s an old classic and the 1980’s movie is an absolute treasure. This book is hilarious AND emotional.
Also, I deeply love any book or movie or story set during the French Revolution and this book is ALL that PLUS spies and adventures.
Yes, it’s older. Yes, it might be tad wordy. But it’s completely lovely and you’ve got to read it.
Leigh Bardugo and Victoria Schwab! I mean both of these ladies are crazy creative, and I love thier world building. I also feel like their characters could get along really well? And have these crazy adventures that would just be fantastic to read about!
Rick Riordan and Laini Taylor! Oh my goodness these two could pack a punch of a mythological magical book! I don’t even know what this book would be but I do know there would be a killer cliffhanger and incredible characters who I will die for. Imagine Percy Jackson and Lazlo Strange in the same book???????
I mean, there’s probably more but those are the top authors pairings I could think of at the moment!
This tag is so unbelievably long??? But it’s also so fun! I mean, isn’t fangirling about all your favorite reads and authors fun???
And now, to tag 5 other bloggers. WHY? I tag everyone who reads this, haha. But I’m also a rule follower and tagging 5 people is part of the rules, so here goes.
By the way, if you’ve done this tag already, I’m so sorry for double tagging you!
Have you read any of the Janie books? Or done this tag? If you’ve done the tag, link it below so I can read all your answers! (mainly because I’m nosy and want to know, hehe)
Also, do you know all these Janes this tag lists? Because I do NOT. I need to research some of these ladies.
What authors would you love to see write a book together? Do you have a favorite classic or retelling? What feminist character inspires you?