2017 International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day! πŸ™‚ On this day last year, I did a post about books that I liked or loved that feature awesome females in fiction. I’m hoping to make it yearly thing. I’m choosing to highlight books written by female authors, that I enjoyed reading within the past year, and have ladies who have shown strength in various ways. One of the reasons why I liked these books is because the female main characters have demonstrated physical, emotional, or mental strength. They fought, they endured, they persisted. And that’s always something that I would admire.

Same as last year, I’m going by genre:

Speculative fiction:
White Hot magic-binds The Mountain of Kept Memory fresh-romance Monstress
master-of-crows Warprize a-promise-of-fire a-darker-shade-of-magic
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms the-broken-kingdoms

Summer Skin Iris After the Incident A Crown of Bitter Orange Pairing Off

What about you, who are some of the fictional female characters you enjoyed reading about? πŸ™‚ As always, if you have recommendations for me based on the titles I featured here, please feel free to share them!


Strangelet Journal: call for submissions

Strangelet is a speculative fiction literary journal that publishes short stories, poetry, and comics. They want to receive submissions from Filipino speculative fiction authors so I volunteered to write a post, in case anyone who reads my blog is interested in this. Here’s the relevant info:


Strangelet is a new journal publishing speculative fiction, poetry, and art by new and emerging writers and artists. We welcome English-language submissions from around the world, and are especially interested in short stories, poems, and short comics. To learn more about our submission guidelines and how to submit your work, visit http://www.strangeletjournal.com/submit/

I haven’t read any of the issues of this journal but I did receive a review copy of Strangelet Volume 1. Looking forward to diving into it!