#FemmeFanTale TBR - fantasy books by female authors

#FemmeFanTale TBR – fantasy books by female authors

I am joining in on the #FemmeFanTale which runs from the 2nd to the 10th of March.

Check out Jean’s announcement video for all the info:

Books mentioned:
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
How Long ‘Til Black Future Month by N.K. Jemisin
A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos
Circe by Madeline Miller
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

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hello my name is day and tomorrow on the 2nd of March the ingeniously named femme fantail starts a one-week read-a-thon dedicated to reading fantasy novels by female authors and Jean and dill which that is also really satisfying they sound like they go well together are hosting this jean from jeans bookish thoughts and gel book all the pumps are nice and loose there is a like a 12 prompt bingo board which I took down from the Twitter you can find a nicer graphic if you search famished accent fantail I might try to generate my TBR keeping those in mind but mainly I'm concentrating on books that I want to read and I might end up hitting all of the prompts if I like double up on them I'm hoping yes oh I have six books three I have in physical form one I already have on my Kindle and two I will be listening on audio so there's a good mix in there I found that reader funds work better that way for me so first the physical books I have a darker shade of magic by ve Schwab I feel like everyone's read this already and a good friend of mine has recommended I do actually get down to reading this finally um the sharp Schwab is a very known a successful author I believe the ve acronym in the name indicates that this isn't for a more adult audience this perhaps can't be completely confident will also fulfill the queer prompt on the bingo board and this is the first in the series where we follow how a traveler who has magic powers that allow him to travel from different versions of London I've liked some of Victoria Schwab's books so I think this should be a good one although I think it's been hyped and come down the hype already some people are also a bit more critical of the series then next I have how long till black future month by NK jemisin I've never met anything by NK jemisin before I was considering starting one of her two next week bye sink I would just have to rush through it and not manage it in time and I want to give it a bit more time and attention that it deserves and this is a collection of sci-fi and fantasy short stories which I judging by the title or somehow deal with topics on race there is also the prompt in the bingo board to read a beam also which again was acronym I actually wasn't familiar with apparently it's like a commonly used in Britain meaning like black Asian minority ethnic something like that so I might not finish this in the week of the FEM fantail but it being short stories it's ideal because I can dip in and out of it and I won't feel this unsatisfied feeling if the work the week has passed and I haven't reached the end and then I have a winters promise by Chris Dell dude a boss double double perhaps because this is translated from the French this big hardback book I got for my friends which was really really kind um it is not a slim book which is not ideal for the read-a-thon but seeing as one of the prompts was reading translated fiction and I do much to a little of that I thought this was a good opportunity to dip into that then on my Kindle I mean I can you know hold up my mock Kindle but it won't help you much is a Cersei by Madeline Miller this will fulfill the prompt of being inspired by Miss Smith retelling something like that we follow the witch Circe although I have a friend who is Greek and he claims that we are pronouncing it incorrect it should be like not sure I am NOT weak I don't know but it follows the witch from the Greek myth I know super little about it I'm also not well-versed on all the myths but I've heard great things about it and it is my in real life book club pick and we I do have a bit more time than just next week to read it but I thought I might as well and then I have two books that are on my my script account I'm gonna hope to read every heart a doorway by Seanan McGuire um and this everyone has also seemingly read already it follows youngsters that have found portals to different worlds and what happens to them upon their return this I believe might count as a novella I think it's under a hundred and a six hundred and seventy pages I'm not actually sure what the strict guideline on something being a novella is but it might fulfil that prompt and then finally I also have the audio book for the bear and the nightingale by Katherine Arden this I believe might fit the prompt of reading historical fiction but it might also be fairy tale inspired I believe it's sort of heavily drawing from Russian folklore we follow a young girl who believes in I think sort of like winter spirits or demons or something like that and when her father remarries her stepmother doesn't want her to worship these spirits anymore and bad things happen which sounds very classically fairy tale II to me those are all the books I'm hoping to get to I think the only prompt that I'm definitely not hitting is the published before mm um which is a shame because I do also have all their books on my bookshelves but nothing that's calling out to me right now um and I'm not sure about the romance prompt but you know love ends up being in every story if it's one that I like so those are the ones that I'm hoping to get to let me know what I should definitely prioritize because I'm quite likely not to finish all of these books in one week and I will see you very soon bye


  1. This is the first readathon I'm taking part in so I'm excited to see what everybody else is reading! I'm starting with Deathless by Catherynne Valente and the audio book of Scarlett by Marissa Meyer.

  2. A good friend of mine just read Circe, and she absolutely loved it. I was sent so many snapshots of the prose. Also, the cover of the physical version is absolutely gorgeous… Anyway, can't wait to hear what you think about it. Also Shades of Magic.

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