The Lady Janies Book Tag

I was blog hopping yesterday when I got a welcome notification that I’d been tagged for The Lady Janies Book Tag. Thanks to Sara @ The Bibliophagist for tagging me. A special shoutout to Sara as the first blogger to nominate me for a book tag (3 Days 3 Quotes) and an all-round lovely reviewer.

Thanks as well to Rebecca @ Bookishly Rebecca and Ellyn @ Allonsythornraxx for creating this tag. I haven’t read the Lady Janies series, but I’m thrilled to be doing this one anyways!


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  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Answer all the questions down below.
  • Pingback to the creators Rebecca & Ellyn.
  • Nominate 5+ bloggers to do this tag.

Jane Lynch | A favourite book featuring a character on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum

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We Are Young by Cat Clarke | This was a super cool contemporary psychological drama/mystery with a bisexual main character, Evan Page. Her ex and bestie Daze is lesbian and along with third member of the trio Sid proves that it’s not always a bad idea to stay friends with your exes.

Lady Jane Grey | A short book that packed a punch

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Women & Power by Mary Beard | 115 pages and a convincing handbook on misogyny throughout history. Mary Beard knows her stuff as one of the only classicists non-classicists have heard of.

Jane Austen | Favourite heroine in a classic book

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Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen | Do plays count? Because I love Hedda Gabler. She’s so messed up, it’s great. It’s probably not a surprise that I also like Euripedes’ Medea. Oddly enough, I also admired Hester Prynne of The Scarlet Letter, but considering what most people think of that book I thought it best not to make it my pick.

Jane Eyre | Your favourite retelling

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The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton | Such a cool retelling of King Lear, and about as faithful a retelling as you can get while still changing everything that matters. The Queens of Innis Lear grants Shakespeare’s tragedy the much more palatable ending it seems everyone except for me wanted. I wasn’t a big fan of how Gratton concluded her story, honestly, but the book was overall quite fantastic.

Calamity Jane | Your most anticipated release

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The Wicked King by Holly Black | I’ve seen this called the Holy Grail of ARCs. That’s exactly right. What wouldn’t I give for a copy of The Wicked King, just so I’ll have even longer to wait before The Queen of Nothing?

Jane Fonda | A character who upholds feminist ideals

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The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven | I looked, but there’s no better choice than Sara’s nomination of Izzy O’Neill. She’s proudly, unashamedly against slut shaming and does it all with an indefatigable sense of humour. I wish I had half as much style as her.

Jane Krakowski | An underrated book you wish more people would read

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Invictus by Ryan Graudin | I had to google Jane Krakowski, so I suppose she’s a fitting name for the category. As for Invictus, I read it so long ago I almost forgot about it myself. But I’ve literally never seen mentions of this book around, which makes no sense for how epically awesome it is. Any YA reader who loves time travel, historical fiction or both should put this on their list.

The Lady Janies | Two or more authors you wish would write a book together

I actually sort of answered this in another blog post a long time ago talking about my dream mashups. I nominated V.E. Schwab and Madeline Miller. It may be somewhat an odd pairing, but both of them write so beautifully and with such heart for their characters, I can only imagine that a book with both of their storytelling skill combined.


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Charlotte @ Charlotte, Somewhere | Rylee @ Hermit Odysseus | Marta @ The Cursed Books | Claire @ Bookscoffeeandrepeat | Jennifer @ Sleeping Suburb


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As usual, no pressure to do the tag. On the other hand, if you’ve been wandering across the blogosphere, stumbled across this post and think it looks just a little bit cool, consider yourself tagged.

Have you read the Lady Janies series, and if so how did you find it? If you’ve got any Lady Janie/other Jane thought, I’d love to hear it in the comments. Thanks for reading! ❤

19 thoughts on “The Lady Janies Book Tag

  1. Haha, I love that you used my Holy Grail comparison!! And thank you for the nomination—I’ll definitely do this one! Also, I’m totally adding Invictus to my TBR because it sounds perfect for me.

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    1. Yes that’s one of the most accurate comparisons I’ve ever seen LOL. I’ve seen a couple bloggers with Wicked King ARCs and I’m just sitting here in envy and awe wondering how I can get myself one of those. Oh those days when getting the Cruel Prince ARC was as easy as requesting it on NetGalley…

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      1. Yeah, I’ve given up for the most part. I wish I knew what kind of magical words people use to convince the publishers. Still have my fingers crossed that ARCs will be given away at New York Comic Con, but I won’t hold my breath.

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        1. Haha I haven’t even tried, living in the UK I know that if something isn’t on NetGalley I have no chance at it. I really want to go to a YA lit con sometime but I was away for the last one in London. They sound so cool–plus I’m thinking of all the ARCs.

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          1. I’d like to go to a book-focused one too! None of them are near me though, so they require planning. There’s one in NY that’d be cool to go to next year—maybe ARCs will tempt me enough to make the trip.

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  2. I’m so excited you did our tag! Lately, a lot of people have been doing it even though they haven’t read the series which blows me away 🙂

    I’ve never heard of We Are Young but it sounds really interesting. I’m also anticipating reading The Wicked King, I might need to do a reread of The Cruel Prince though 🙂

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    1. Oh yeah, I feel like half of the plot of The Cruel Prince flew over my head lol. Even while reading I had a bit of a hard time deciphering exactly what was going on, and with the time that has passed I’ll definitely need to refresh myself on the first book. Some things are very memorable, however, like Jude’s awesomeness and just Cardan (all of Cardan).

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    1. Both of them are solid YA reads, I know you read more adult romance but do give them a chance if you ever have time! I have you to thank for getting me into book tags really, I’d done a few before that I saw randomly and thought were fun but not frequently, and never tagging people.

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    1. You’re welcome! The cover is lit, I agree. I nominated it as part of the Dreamy Book Covers Tag a while back, as a ‘a cute cover that is so fluffy you want to give it a hug’. I wish I had a physical copy of this book–it would look gorgeous on a shelf!

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  3. Thanks for doing the tag, I’d never heard of some of these books so it was really cool to be introduced to them!
    I completely agree with you about Invictus, it was such a fun book but barely anyone has actually read it!

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  4. Great answers! I agree with you, Invictus is ridiculously underrated. It’s such a fun and twisty read, plus there’s a red panda in it. Who doesn’t want that in their lives? (Maybe I’m projecting, cause I literally bought the book for the red panda) Izzy sounds like a characters I’ll love, so I’m definitley adding The Exact Opposite of Okay to my TBR 😊

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    1. Thank you! Lol the red panda was a definite highlight (as well as the bamf plot twists and revelations). I hope you enjoy The Exact Opposite of Okay, Izzy is really a memorable protagonist with an indomitable sense of humour. The book is getting a sequel next year as well, A Girl Called Shameless, and already had a great title + cover.

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