Hey guys! Today I’m bringing you another book tag! This is one I’m very excited about doing and the questions in this tag look amazing! My Lady Jane is a book that’s been on my radar for a while and when I found out that the third book is going to be My Calamity Jane I finally took the leap and picked up this series. So, in commemoraton of that, today I’m bringing you the Lady Janies Book Tag! This tag was created by @ allonsythornraxx and @ BookishlyRebecca and you can find the original post here.
JANE LYNCH: A favourite book featuring a character on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum
There are quite a few books I’ve read recently that feature a character on the LGBT+ spectrum, but I’m going for one of the best books I’ve read this year. That book is The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and features multiple LGBT+ people and definitely worth the read!
LADY JANE GREY: A short book that packed a punch
This one came to me quite easily. I first read The Iron Man by Ted Hughes when I was six years old. Since then I’ve read it dozens of times and even read it in other languages. This is a book I haven’t read in years but has stayed with me for as long as I can remember.
JANE AUSTEN: Favourite heroine in a classic book.
I’m going to be honest here and say that I haven’t actually read a lot of classics. One that I can think of is the play The Rover by Aphra Behn. I read this for a class in University and fell in love with the character of Angellica Bianca. Angellica is a courtesan in eighteenth century Spain, but she uses her sexuality to gain power. I’m not going to go into it too much, but she’s awesome and so is this play. Aphra Behn is such an under appreciated playwright and novelist and you should all definitely check her work out.
JANE EYRE: Your favourite retelling.
Off the top of my head, A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro was a sort of retelling I read recently that I really enjoyed. The story really captured the essence of the Conan Doyle Holmes stories while giving its own unique spin. The characters of Jamie and Charlotte reflect a younger, modern version of their counterparts and I think that this novel is a perfect retelling.
CALAMITY JANE: Your most anticipated release.
This is easy. Venegful by V. E. Schwab. I loved Vicious and I cannot wait for the next book to come out. I’ve already preordered it. I’m pumped.
JANE FONDA: A character who upholds feminist ideals
Part of me wants to go with an easy option and say someone like Hermione, but I won’t. Instead I’m going to go for a character from a book I’ve more recently read and that is Willowdean from Dumplin’. I was nervous to start Dumplin’ because I’ve often found that plus sized characters are often portrayed as non-feminist, looking at other girls and putting them down because they’re confident with their sexuality, often stemming from a place of jealousy. But Willowdean was not like that at all. She knew herself – yes she was jealous of Ellen’s friendship with Cally – and she wasn’t afraid of herself. She never wanted to change who she was to feel good and she never wanted to change anyone else to feel good. She’s awesome.
JANE KRAKOWSKI: An underrated book you wish more people would read.
Again, an easy one. This is a book from my childhood that I think is massively underrated. I have loved this book for longer than I can remember and I know for a fact that it will always be one of my favourites. Skellig by David Almond is incredible and I would definitely recommend checking it out!
THE LADY JANIES: Two or more authors you wish would write a book together.
This is a tricky one for me. I’ve not read many books with multiple authors and so I don’t really have much of an idea how the process works. I’m excited for Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera’s book What If It’s Us, but apart from Will Grayson, Will Grayson, I can’t actually remember reading a book that has been written by more than one person. I guess it would be cool to see V. E. Schwab and Leigh Bardugo work together.
So that’s it for The Lady Janies Book Tag! I hope you all enjoyed. I tag anyone who is interested in doing this book tag and, if you want to do the tag on Instagram please don’t forget to tag me @browsingforbooks as I would love to see what you guys have to say!
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Have you guys read any of the books by The Lady Janies? Which one is your favourite so far?
What book release are you most excited for this year? Did you enjoy this tag?