The Lady Janies Book Tag



Hey, everyone! Since I’ve started reading The Goldfinch, which is a monster of a book, that also put me in a reading slump, I don’t have many bookish updates for you. Therefore, I’m going to do a tag, I haven’t done one in a long time and this one seems great!

I want to thank LaRonda @FlyingPaperbacks for tagging me, check her blog because she’s really amazing and you shouldn’t miss her posts!

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  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Answer all the questions down below
  • Pingback to the creators: Rebecca @bookishlyrebecca and Ellyn @Allonsythornraxx
  • Nominate 5+ bloggers to do this tag


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Jane Lynch : Favourite Book Featuring A Character On The LGBTQIA+ Spectrum


the golden trio for me. 

The Song of Achilles has gay rep, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo has bi rep and lesbian rep and Let’s Talk about Love has asexual, biromantic rep. They are all very dear to me, I adore Madeline Miller, she’s one of my favorite authors and TSOA is absolutely heartbreaking (I totally recommend it). The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo was a huge surprise to me, but the story was so meaningful and I adored Evelyn Hugo as a character so much. Let’s Talk about Love was really cute and it was the first book I’ve ever read with asexual rep, so it’s always going to be important to me.

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Lady Jane Grey: A Short Book That Packed A Punch


I’m not sure what packed a punch really means in this context. So, I’ll just go with short books that made me feel something.

And Then There Were None is so great if you’re in need for a quick, mysterious read that will keep you on edge, you’ll question everyone and wonder who did it and you probably won’t figure it out because Agatha Christie is that good. If you’re looking for some non-fiction, Adichie’s Dear Ijeawele is amazing, especially if you’re interested in a short book on feminism.

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Jane Austen: Favorite Heroine In A Classic Book


Éowyn from Lord of the Rings, she’s amazing in both movies and books, she’s the original badass queen. She deserves everything, in my opinion, that scene with “I am no man” gets me every damn time.
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Jane Eyre: Your Favorite Retelling


The coolest book out there, most probably. I love it, I love the banter, the characters, also it’s a darker, more twisted Little Mermaid retelling. If any of these are your thing, check the book. Here is my full review if you want a more in depth opinion.

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Calamity Jane: Your Most Anticipated Release


I’m very excited about all these books. I’m going to read Outrun the Wind soon, though, since I have an e-ARC of it and it looks amazing, it’s a mythology retelling of Atalanta’s story and it’s f/f, you can say I’m very pumped about it. Vengeful is going to smash my feelings since Vicious ended me in all good ways, I can’t wait for this book. Also, I’ve heard nothing but great things about Girls of Paper and Fire, everybody has been raving about it, hope I can get my hands on it as soon as it comes out.

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Jane Fonda: A Character Who Upholds Feminist Ideals


This is one of my most recent reads and it was the first that came up. Artemisia had some great feminist ideals and it was an excellent book. I’m so grateful to this book for introducing me to Artemisia’s story, which was heartbreaking, but also so powerful.

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Jane Krakowski: An Underrated Book You Wish More People Would Read


If you’re in the mood for cute contemporary with a lot of emphasis on family, friendships and self discovery, I’d recommend this one to you. It’s amazing, I adored it so much.

You can find my full review here.

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The Lady Janies: Two Or More Authors You Wish Would Write A Book Together


Okay, but actually Donna Tartt read and loved The Song of Achilles and The Secret History had some serious mythology vibes, I don’t see why not??? MAKE THIS HAPPEN. I had to include Marie Rutkoski because she’s highly talented and I think a book written by those three would be something else entirely, a total game changer.

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I tag :

  • Kat @Life and Other Disasters
  • Marie @Drizzle and Hurricane Books
  • Monica @Torn Pages and Roses
  • Fanna @Fannatality
  • and anyone else who wants to do it.



What’s your favourite retelling?

What are some authors that you’d love to see write a book together?


25 thoughts on “The Lady Janies Book Tag

    • Marta says:

      I think it was dedicated/inspired by The Lady Janies series by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows – I probably should read My Lady Jane soon.
      Thank you! ❤
      Éowyn is a total badass, she's one of my favorite characters from the trilogy, I really wouldn't mind a spin-off centered on her.

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  1. Swetlana @ The Caffeinated Bookworm Life says:

    I keep seeing people talk so highly of The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo which keeps pushing me closer and closer to finally reading the book – or listen to it, as I have it as an audiobook from audible! Same with TSOA. I feel like it’s pretty much everywhere these days, same with the author’s most recent release. I might have to put in on my TBR too and see what I think – I love me a good retelling that isn’t along the typical lines.

    BTW, would you want to read Outrun The Wind together? I got accepted for the eARC and I feel like reading it with someone might give me that final push to start it. 🙂

    As far as retellings go, I don’t think I read that many? There’s obviously The Lunar Chronicles which I adore with my entire being and Heartless and that’s it, I think? Or at least for retellings, I enjoyed. I didn’t have as positive of a reading experience with To Kill A Kingdom as you did.

    Kiersten White and Sabaa Tahir seem to get along super well from what I’ve seen on Twitter, so I’d have them write a series together that I know will destroy me completely and to add even more awesomeness, I’d make Tomi Adeyemi join them. Rip my heart out and all that. Plus, I feel like they would create a kickass world, with female characters who are freaking awesome but also maybe not quite as likable as you would think.

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    • Marta says:

      These are all favorites of mine, i’ve also read Circe and I adored it as well, such a powerful book about humanity and gods. I totally recommend them to you, The Song of Achilles and The Seven Husbands are kind of sad, so if you’re not in the mood, Circe might be a bit more hopeful and happy (at least, in the end).
      Ohhhh, yes, totally!!! ❤ When would you want to read it? I'm currently getting into Sky in The Deep, but after that, I'd be available.
      I haven't read The Lunar Chronicles yet *hides away in shame* I'm not sure if I'll ever read them because I keep saying I will, but I tried to read The Renegades and didn't like the writing style all that much :-/
      I'm sorry you didn't like To Kill a Kingdom 😦
      Aw, that sounds like a nice combo! ❤

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      • Swetlana @ The Caffeinated Bookworm Life says:

        Oh, I’ll have to keep that in mind about The Seven Husbands! I have the audiobook on my phone right now and can’t wait to get to it. Hopefully I’ll be in the mood soon! 😀

        I’m up for whenever you’ve finished Sky In The Deep! I don’t mind reading multiple books at once, so even if I’m reading something else by then, I’m good to go. 🙂

        I still need to read Renegades. I kind of keep pushing it back because its so big and there doesn’t seem to be an audiobook for it. Which is my favorite way to read bigger books!


    • Marta says:

      Ohhh, Tasya, you really should read The Secret History, it’s such a great book (if you don’t mind pretentious intelectuals that can also be assholes and murder people and well, some other things as well). I think with Miller and Tartt, there would be nothing, but dark myths and plot twists and breaking our hearts left and right.


  2. Marie says:

    Lovely answers for this tag, Marta! ❤ ❤ I can't wait to read Evelyn Hugo and see what all the hype is about haha, it seems like everyone loves this book so, very much 🙂
    I completely agree about To Kill A Kingdom, I loved this book SO much more than I thought I would, it was SO cool 😀 I'm also impatient to read Girls of Paper and Fire, it sounds like a great read!
    Thank you so much for the tag! ❤

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    • Marta says:

      JUST READ THE BOOK, MARIE. I’m sorry, I shouldn’t have yelled, but really you have to read the book. I’m pretty sure it’s a Marie book. Damn, I think it’s an everyone book, though.
      I’m still so happy that you’ve read To Kill a Kingdom and liked it, I was nervous about that one and how much you’d like it, but after that, I can say our tastes are even more similar than I first thought.
      Girls of Paper and Fire sounds amazing, can’t wait! ❤
      You're most welcome, can't wait to see your answers!

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    • Marta says:

      It really is! Have you read anything else by Agatha Christie? Because I need to read more books from her, but I’m not sure what to read next, she has written so many books. I watched it and it was amazing, loved Aidan Turner in it so much!


    • Marta says:

      Read both of them, Raven! ❤
      They are absolutely beautiful books and I really hope you enjoy them. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on To Kill a Kingdom!


  3. Kat Impossible says:

    Thanks for reminding me that I still haven’t read My Plain Jane haha have you read books in the Jane series? I am not really going to go into much detail as I will probably do the tag soon-ish (don’t hold me to that), but I liked your answers 😀 I loved how passionate you were about some of them haha

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    • Marta says:

      Don’t worry about it, do it whenever or don’t do it! I just love reading your answers and that’s why I tagged you, but I know how tags can get.
      Aw, thank you! ❤

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      • Kat Impossible says:

        The Jane books are super funny though! hahaha
        I will most likely do it. I saw the tag someplace else before and thoguht about doing it without being actually tagged, so this is awesome. I just might wait until after I finish reading My Plain Jane.

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  4. JJ @ This Dark Material says:

    Ahhh, I love this tag and I love your answers! Eowyn is one of my favorites as well 🙂 And I absolutely adore And Then There Were None! I read it when I was quite young and I think it’s spoiled other mystery novels for me. Evelyn Hugo has been getting name dropped quite a lot recently…I’m beginning to regret not choosing it for my BOTM all those months ago…


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