Monthly Recommendations #2: 1 Year Celebration.

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Monthly Recommendations was created by Trina at Between Chapters and Kayla at Kayla Rayne. You can join the Goodreads group here.

This month is a celebration of one year (but this is only my second time participating) and I’ll be sharing one book from the past 12 topics. If that makes any sense. Instead of sharing photos of each book I’ll link them all back to Goodreads.

1. An underrated book.
Spark by Rachael Craw.

2. A book set in school.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.

3. A creepy book.
 The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King.

4. A trilogy.
The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski.

5. A book you think others should read ASAP.
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff.

6. A fantasy book.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas.

7. A book with little to no romance.
The Outliers by Kimberly McCreight.

8. A standalone.
When We Collided by Emery Lord.

9. Your favourite survival story.
The Starbound Trilogy by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner.

10. Favourite book friendship.
Harry, Hermione and Ron (Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling)

11. A book set outside the U.S.
In the Skin of a Monster by Kathryn Barker.

12. A book with your favourite empowering female character.
Lada from And I Darken by Kiersten White.

So that’s another month of Monthly Recommendations. I think next month is somethings to do with sci-fi books and I haven’t read a lot of those so it should be interesting. Sorry I didn’t really share my reasons behind picking the books but I’m just too lazy for that today.

Aimee.

Monthly Recommendations #1: Empowering Female Leads

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Monthly Recommendations was created by Trina at Between Chapters and Kayla at Kayla Rayne. You can join the Goodreads group here.

This is my first time doing Monthly Recommendations and I couldn’t have picked a better subject.

fba7431af1fccc929da5b78a50162da31. Hermione Granger (Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling)
I have always loved Hermione. I don’t think “strong female leads” need to be physically strong to count in this category. Hermione is wise and doesn’t let what others think of her get in her way. She’s strong, smart, loyal and one of the best female characters ever. Hermione was the one character when I was a kid who I could relate to as a reader, she loved reading and didn’t care that she was seen as a nerd for it. But she’s not just book smart.

large2. Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling)
Luna is another great character from the Harry Potter series and another example that you don’t have to be physically strong for me to be a “strong female lead.” I always wanted a friend like Luna. She taught me to be okay with being different, that it’s okay to be whoever you are and it’s other people’s problem if they can’t accept my weirdness. I love Luna. I think both Hermione and Luna taught me a lot growing up.

22my-name-is-celaena-sardothien22-she-33. Celaena Sardothien (Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas)
Celaena is a badass assassin and at the same time she loves pretty clothes, sweets, reading and puppies. Celaena is proof that you can be both a girl and be powerful. e4c4543bd79608fcd2778ff392176e56
Daenerys Targaryen, Arya Stark & Sansa Stark (A Song of Ice and Fire by Gerorge R.R. Martin)
There are a lot of strong females in the A Song of Ice and Fire series but the ones I’ve named are my favourites. I decided to add the others that I think are strong, even if they’re evil, because they’re strong. I can’t wait to see what’s next for Dany, Sansa and Arya.

“All men must die. But we are not men.”

I could sit here for another hour and list so many more female leads that I think are strong but I have to go and be an adult now.

Who are your favourite female leads?

Aimee.