Women’s History Month [Book Tag]

March 29, 2021

Women’s History Month Book Tag

Six young women standing on a bluff with itheir hands on the shoulders of the girl in front of her ... all facing sideways looking at the ocean

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Thanks Lisa @ Hopewell’s Public Library of Life Blog for the inspiration for today’s book tag!


  • Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post. Thanks for the inspiration Hopewell’s Public Library of Life!
  • Link to the creator’s blog in your post Thank you, Margaret at Weird Zeal!
  • Answer the questions below using only books written by women
  • Feel free to use the same graphics
  • Tag 8 others to take part in the tag

*This post contains Amazon affiliate links.

Women’s history month is one of my favorite topical posts to create. I debated about using the same format I’ve used in the past, but then I came across Lisa’s tag post last week and “bingo!” I knew this was the direction for this year’s post celebrating women characters, women authors, and women’s achievement!

Book with an intelligent female character:

These are my favorite types of characters and I’ve met so many of them through the books I’ve read!

Invisible Woman by Erika Robuck

The Invisible Woman

Virginia is a complex and complicated character. She’s tough-minded, a demanding leader, cunning, and smart with her disguises, planning, and problem solving. (based on a real-life person)

An award-winning book that deserves the hype:

Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell (cover) Image: head shot of a young boy wearing a felt hat and a large feather lies horizontally across his eyes

Maggie O’Farrell writes a compelling, poignant, and beautiful story of marriage, family, and grief. (based on the wife and family of William Shakespeare). Hamnet won the Women’s Prize for Fiction in 2020.

A book about a female character who doesn’t do as she’s told:

Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

invention of wings

I admire books about independent women with minds of their own! Sarah Grimke is a southern woman who rejects the traditional idea of having a slave, heads north with her abolitionist views, and promotes women’s rights while she’s fighting slavery. (based on a real life person)

A book about a female warrior:

Code Name Helene by Ariel Lawhon

Code Name Helene by Ariel Lawhon (cover)

I don’t usually read books about real female warriors in the traditional sense of the word, but Nancy Wake was a warrior/spy in WW11 and participated in her share of physical fighting! (based on a real life person)

A book set in space:

Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle (cover)

I literally read nothing set in space, so I’m throwing back to this favorite Middle-Grade read featuring brave and adventurous Meg!

A book set in a unique setting: (added, not part of prompt)

I’m frustrated by not having read more books set in space, so I’m adding this sub category about books with a unique setting:

Glass Houses and the Inspector Gamache Series

Glass Houses by Louise Penny (cover)

This is ONE in the sixteen-installment Inspector Gamache series by Louise Penny. Even though the main character is a man, many of the supporting characters are strong women. Most (but not all of the stories) are set in the fictional Canadian village of Three Pines. Author Louise Penny is a master at establishing an intruiging setting, describing delicious food, and creating atmosphere and tension. What makes the setting unique is that Penny uses Three Pines as a symbol of safety, comfort, and acceptance. (read more about the setting in the book review link above)

A book about LBGTQ+ Characters:

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (cover)
Yes, there’s a trans character; however, there’s also thought-provoking themes about sibling (sisters) relationships and loyalty, passing as white, difficult choices, overcoming childhood trauma, finding safety, and small-town culture. Lots to discuss here!

A book about a woman in a position of power:

Eliza Hamilton in My Dear Hamilton (fictionalized biography) by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie
Eliza Hamilton (biography) by Tilar J. Mazzeo

Eliza is Alexander Hamilton’s most valued and treasured partner as she’s able to help him strategize, think, and write. She is strong enough to calm him, challenge him, and help him reason out the best actions and plans. She becomes his only personal confidant whom he learns to trust. After Hamilton’s death, Eliza spends her remaining years collecting all of his papers and preserving them for prosperity as well as supporting and founding orphanages.

An underappreciated book:

A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza

A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza (cover)

This complicated family drama is on my lifetime favorites list and favorite read of 2018. I wish everyone would read it!

A book with beautiful writing:

The Girl With the Louding Voice by Abi Daré

The Girl With the Louding Voice by Abi Dare (cover)

In this debut novel, Abi Daré captures the “voice” of Adunni and reminds us about a girl’s right to education.

A book that inspires you:

The Choice by Dr. Edith Eva Eger

The Choice by Dr. Edith Eva Eger (cover) Image: black text on a white background and a black stemmed reddish flower is placed on the entire left margin

Memoirs usually always inspire me! The Choice is part self-help and part compelling memoir by a Holocaust survivor.

Women's History Book Tag (text over a background of women's faces


Did you answer these questions for yourself as you read my post?!
I’m tagging anyone who wants to participate!

Happy Reading Book Buddies!

“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke

“I love the world of words, where life and literature connect.”
~Denise J Hughes

“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad ones.”
~Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

“I read because books are a form of transportation, of teaching, and of connection! Books take us to places we’ve never been, they teach us about our world, and they help us to understand human experience.”
~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text

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