Book Recs Novels

Book Recs: Books about Mothers

This is a call for book recommendations! Last week, reader Dina commented asking for book recs that have “interesting and complex characters who happen to be mothers,” like Catelyn Stark. Characters who are mothers, but who retain their own personalities as well. And I have to admit, I’m pretty stumped. I certainly can’t think of …

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Request for Book Recs!

Over the weekend, I got an email from Nina, asking for recs for books with protagonists like Brienne of Tarth. Specifically: Prominent female characters who aren’t just great warriors but who really have to struggle for their place in a male-dominated world. Preferably characters who aren’t children or teenagers but grown-up women. I wish I had some …

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Book Recs: Best Historical Fiction

I recently finished reading The Other Boleyn Girl (I know, I know, I’m about a decade behind the rest of the reading world), and despite the frequent historical inaccuracies, it’s given me a bit of a taste for historical fiction! The only problem is that, apart from historically-set fantasy, I’ve never read any historical fiction before, …

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