Today I’m doing the Moxie Book Tag which I totally pinched from Fantastic Books and Where to Find Them. I read, and loved, Moxie earlier this year so doing the tag seemed like a great idea.
Time to Fight Like a Girl: A page-turning read with a feminist message, for anyone who has ever had to deal with #everydaysexism
Is it cheating to answer this with Moxie by Jennifer Matthieu? There’s a reason this is a popular book. It’s a brilliant representation of the everyday sexism girls have to deal with at school.
Girls Supporting Girls –Your Favourite female friendship.
Sara Barnard writes the best and most authentic female friendships (and I’ll fight anyone who says otherwise). Caddy, Rosie and Suzanne from Beautiful Broken Things and Fierce Fragile Hearts are my absolute favourites. Their friendship isn’t always pretty, but it is always real.
Seth – A book that problems, maybe it made you angry or you just hated it but it worked out in the end.
I can’t answer this one. If I find a book problematic or I just hate it, I’m not going to finish it.
GRIT: Girls respecting and inspiring themselves – A book that made you feel inspired.
Laura Steven’s books The Exact Opposite of Okay and A Girl Called Shameless. I defy anyone to read these books and not be inspired by the amazing Izzy O’Neill, her best friend Ajita and her grandma Betty.
Queen Emma – A book that surprised you.
Flawed by Cecelia Ahern. Cora put this one on my TBR a couple of months ago. I did not expect to enjoy it as much as I did, or to have such physical reactions to parts of it. If you’ve read it, you know what I mean; if you haven’t read it, that’s not what it sounds like.
Walkout – A book you just couldn’t finish.
What If It’s Us? by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera. I’m sorry. Don’t hate me. I just cannot get on with this book.
Show some Moxie – Your Favourite Feminist Read.
At the moment I am still recovering from how utterly awesome and brilliantly feminist The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon is. If you haven’t read it yet, please do.