#FiveOnFriday #InternationalWomensDay

I’d like to try something new. Every Friday I will blog about five items on a particular topic. In celebration of International Women’s Day, my first post will be about five books by female authors with female MCs.

First, I loved Warcross by Marie Lu.
This book features a 17 year old hacker who accidentally glitches herself into the Warcross Championships. Instead of getting in trouble, the creator, Hideo Tanaka, asks her to participate in the virtual reality games to uncover a security problem. This book features action, suspense, love, and betrayal. I loved the computer science aspect of this book and how the story progressed. It also includes characters with disabilities, LGBTQ+ characters, and characters of color. I recommend this book if you’re interested in YA, Sci-fi, or fantasy.

Next up is Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu. I gave this book 5 stars. If you want to read a book about feminism and fighting the patriarchy, this is it. The MC Viv is fed up with the misogyny and harassment from the males in the school. She starts a zine called Moxie, calling the boys out for the unacceptable treatment of the female students of the school and the principal’s and faculty’s lack of action. She makes friendships and even gains a love interest while fighting against the school’s sexism and getting ever closer to her goal. I recommend this book to everyone. Period.

My next five star recommendation is The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I went into this book not sure what the full synopsis was, not sure what to expect. I listened to it on audio and was blown away. Monique Grant works for a magazine and is chosen by Hollywood icon, Evelyn Hugo to write her biography. Monique begins to arrive at Evelyn’s NYC apartment everyday and begins to hear Evelyn’s life story. I was captivated from the beginning and the audio book was extremely entertaining. Goodreads classifies this book as “Historical Fiction”, “Fiction”, “Contemporary”, “Romance”, “Adult”, and “LGBT”. Unless this books sounds like absolutely nothing you’d be interested in, I would also recommend this book to everyone.

House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig is another book I loved. Read my full review here:
https://starvinforbooks.com/2019/02/17/house-of-salt-and-sorrows-by-erin-a-craig/
This book will be released August 6, 2019. I was fortunate enough to be approved by NetGalley to receive the eARC. This was such a fascinating story. It combines fantasy, horror, and suspense. If your enjoy books about magic, ghosts, mysteries, and/or questioning ones own sanity, this is the book for you!

Last, Circe by Madeline Miller is incredible book. As soon as I finished Circe, I picked up Song of Achilles and Madeline Miller became an instant favorite author. Circe is a retelling of the Greek myth. Miller’s writing is beautiful and pulls you into the story. This was one of those books that’s difficult to put down. If you enjoy Greek mythology, retellings, or even just a beautiful, engaging story, I recommend this book.

Well that is my first #FiveOnFriday and I hope you enjoyed it!
Thanks for reading.
-V

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