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Ashely from Falling Down The Book Hole is hosting the first ever Fierce Female Reads Readathon with the help of a few other fantastic bloggers (including myself)! It starts today on February 15th, and is running until the last day of the month – February 28th. If you are planning on participating in the readathon, sign up here! The Fierce Female Readathon is all about reading books written by fierce female authors or fierce female characters. There are six challenges that you can follow when selecting your TBR books for this readathon, or you can chose your own fierce female books! The challenges are listed in the graphic below!
I have chosen a book for each of the categories, but I highly doubt that I will be able to read seven books in the next 14 days!
The book we have selected as our group read is Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu. I will be posting my full review for this book on Feb. 17, and I am so excited to share all of my thoughts on it with you! Therefore, I have actually already read the novel and won’t be reading it during the readathon. However, I encourage you to read Moxie along with the group, and I look forward to reading all of your thoughts on the novel!
The first challenge for this readathon is to read a book with women/girl in the title. I am sort of cheating for this one, as I am picking a book with female names in the title (I hope that’s ok!). The first book I plan on reading is “Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee” by Jeff Zentner! The first thing that drew me into this book was obviously the beautiful cover, but the premise seems very interesting. Apparently there is a lot of humour in this book, and I can’t wait to read it! Thanks to Penguin Teen Canada for this ARC!
The second challenge for the FFR is to read a book written by a women of colour. For this challenge, I have chosen “Internment” by Samira Ahmed. This book is a fictional story based on what is happening at the boarders in the United States of America. While I am a proud Canadian citizen, I think that this story and the real events that are going on at the boarders in the USA are so important and need to be spoken about more. Words cannot explain how excited I am to read this book. Thanks to Hachette Book Group for the finished copy (hopefully I will get my copy in the mail before the end of the readathon)!
The third challenge is to read a fierce female recommendation recommendation from the book community. I thought this would be the perfect time to finally read “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” by Taylor Jenkins Reid! I have heard SPECTACULAR things about this book in all of the book communities (book blogs, book tube, bookstagram, etc.), and I am eager to see what I think about it!
The fourth challenge is to read a book featuring/written by a fierce female or a book based off of women in history. I have chosen to read “Becoming” by Michelle Obama. This book has been the #1 best selling books on charts all over the world, and I am SO excited to finally read her novel. I am a huge Michelle Obama fan, and I was ecstatic to hear that she was writing and publishing her very own novel. I actually featured this book in my “Fierce Females in YA” post, which you can read here.
The last challenge for the FFR is to read a book with a fierce female leading a resistance. For this challenge, I have chosen to read an eARC of Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto, which has been sent to me from Simon & Schuster Canada. This book came out just a few days ago, and I am really looking forward to reading it! I have not read a YA fantasy book in ages, so I am interested to see what my opinions of this book will be since my reading preferences have changed drastically over the past six months. To be honest with you, I have heard very mixed things about this book, so it will be interesting to see what my overall opinions of it are.
And those are all of the books I plan on reading during the Fierce Females Reads Readathon! If you are participating, let me know what you plan on reading or comment the link to your post down below and I will be sure to check it out! Also make sure to follow the twitter for the Fierce Female Reads and use the #FierceFemaleReads, as there will be a lot of fun stuff going on there as well! I hope you will all participate in this readathon, since it is going to be a lot of fun!
Good Night Book Owls!