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Calendar Girls (March 2019): Women’s History Month: Favourite Book With a Strong Female Lead

It’s time for another Calendar Girls Books post, and this month our prompt is Women’s History Month: Favourite Book With a Strong Female Lead. Picking a favourite was so hard! And I had to limit the amount of my honourable mentions by only allowing myself to pick from the books that I read in 2018 and 2019 only… My list still got out of hand.

Hosted by Katie @ Never Not Reading and Darque Reader Reads, “Calendar Girls is a monthly blog event created by Melanie at MNBernard Books, and Flavia at Flavia the Bibliophile, and will now be hosted by me, Katie. It is designed to ignite bookish discussions among readers, and was inspired by the 1961 Neil Sedaka song, Calendar Girl. Just like the song, each month has a different theme. Each blogger picks their favorite book from the theme, and on the first Monday of the month reveals their pick in a Calendar Girls post. Make sure to post back to the hostess’s post, and I will make a master list for the month. The master lists allow everyone to see the other Calendar Girls’ picks and to pop on over to their blogs. Thus, we all get to chat about books and even make some new friends!” — Katie

TitleA Court of Mist and Fury
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, NA, Fantasy, Romance
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Published: May 3, 2016

Note: This book is a sequel, and there will be spoilers for the previous book in the synopsis below!

Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world torn apart.

So, those of you who have been following this blog and my social media platforms for a while will know that I am kookoo for this book! The story blew my mind, and I’ve even re-read parts from it since I first sat down and read it from cover to cover (and I almost never re-read books)! There are a number of strong female characters in this one, but I’ve always considered Feyre to be quite inspiring all on her own as well.

Like I said in the intro paragraph, I had to limit myself to what I read in 2018 and 2019, and even so… this list got out of control. Hahaha. I’m sorry! And enjoy!

Adrienne @ Darque Dreamer Reads – The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo Katie @ Never Not Reading – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
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THANK YOU FOR READING MY CALENDAR GIRLS POST! HAVE YOU EVER READ ANY OF THE BOOKS THAT I HAVE SELECTED FOR THIS MONTH’S PROMPT? IF SO, WHAT DID YOU THINK? AND IF YOU HAVEN’T READ ANY YET, ARE THEY ON YOUR TBR LIST? PLEASE SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS IN THE COMMENTS BELOW, WHETHER YOU’RE A CALENDAR GIRLS BOOKS PARTICIPANT OR NOT!

10 thoughts on “Calendar Girls (March 2019): Women’s History Month: Favourite Book With a Strong Female Lead

  1. Oh Flavia I wanted to speak about Nina too! This is a praise to all strong women here!!! Feyre is certainly the epitome of strong!

  2. It’s amazing that even with this series all over the place, I don’t really know what it’s ABOUT, lol. I know that there’s a lot of bad-ass dudes and dudettes, and that’s about it. Good choice!

    1. Hahaha! Well to give you the short version… it’s kind of a retelling of Beauty and the Beast…or some Tamlin fairytale that I’m not too familiar with. This poor girl (Feyre) goes into the woods to hunt so she can feed her LAZY FAMILY….and she accidentally kills an important animal and a sexy Fae man takes her over the border from the human lands and into the Fae lands…and awesomeness / epic fantasy plot ensues. Haha. Hope that makes sense!

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