This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is a pick-your-own-topic: ‘Books for Readers Who Like ______’. I wasn’t planning to take part, but then Ming suggested that ‘Books for Readers Who Like Teenagers Effing Up The Patriarchy’ as an idea. I loved it, and told her so, and after a little bit of discussion we agreed to make this a collab. I’m going to list five books below, and once you’ve read this post you can pop on over to Rare Medium Well Done for the rest of the list.
So without any further ado:
3. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, by E. Lockhart – Frankie finds out that her boyfriend is in a secret all-male society at their school. He won’t even admit that it exists. Bored by this lying and shameless sexism, she decides to infiltrate it. Fun ensues.
4. The Forestwife Trilogy, by Theresa Tomlinson – Medieval teenager Mary de Holt doesn’t fancy getting married off to some old guy, so she runs off into the forest with her wet nurse Agnes, where they help heal the sick and rescue people from the patriarchy. Along the way she changes her name to Marian, learns archery, and spends a bit of romantic time with a dude called Robert who wears a hood. Also there are AWESOME NUNS.
5. Valiant, by Holly Black – this is more incidental patriarchy-effing but Val a) learns how to fight with a really cool sword and b) has to use these skills to save her love interest. Goodbye stereotypical fairy tale!
Captivated Reader10th March 2015 at 10:26 pm
Nice list of books for this week's TTT post!! Here's a link to my TTT post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/03/top-ten-tuesday-ten-books-for-readers.html
Alysia A11th March 2015 at 3:36 pm
What a great list. LOL! I love the buttons too.
My TTT: http://littlepocketbooks.blogspot.com/2015/03/10-books-for-readers-who-would-like.html
Missie12th March 2015 at 12:07 am
All of these are new to me, I will definitely have to check them out!
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Rosy25th March 2015 at 1:13 pm
Gah! Yes! I love this list! And some awesome, awesome books on there! Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen is another one (also another Robin Hood retelling so extra bonus points.) Alanna in the Song of the Lioness Quartet by Tamora Pierce is having none of the patriarchy. Puck in The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater refuses to be cut from the race just because she's a girl. And bonus points for awesome nuns, have you read the His Fair Assassin Trilogy by Robin LaFevers?
This reminds me I need to re-read the Gemma Doyle books because YES. Love this list!
jowearsoldcoats10th May 2015 at 10:16 am
I LOVE this post, Julianne. And yesyesyes to The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks. That story makes me want to fist pump all over the place.
I also love The Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta (excellent ladies) and, or course, my favourite homegirl Katniss!
That Kiki Strike's book sounds excellent 😀