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