The Lady Janies Book Tag

A long, long time ago, in a cow town far from here, I cowrote a novel with two other women.

That project EXPLODED in a mess of depression, post-grad tension, and ruined friendships.

While reading the two excellent books written by the Lady Janies, I took comfort in the fact that coauthoring a book CAN be DONE.

This tag was inspired by those ladies and other famous Janes.

(Spoilers)

 

Jane Lynch

Favorite book featuring a character on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum

Favorite?  That’s a lot of pressure.

Because Ronan Lynch is my dearest love and has a great coming-story, I have to choose The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater.

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I choose this book often. It’s one of my favorites.

 

Lady Jane Grey

A short book that packed a punch

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I can’t believe this tiny book based on a Ted Talk became a bestseller.

We SHOULD all be feminists!

 

Jane Austen

Favorite heroine in a classic book

I gotta go with Jane Eyre.

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Her personality coincides most closely with my own.

 

Jane Eyre

Your favorite retelling

I have two, but I can only think of one.

Despite the many years between rereads, Diana Peterfreund’s For Darkness Shows the Stars still has the power to make me cry.

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It’s a genuinely beautiful love story and a great retelling. Peterfreund honors Persuasion‘s original intent.

And there’s a COMPANION NOVEL?

I’m losing my mind.

 

Calamity Jane

Your most anticipated release

WAYWARD SON WON’T BE RELEASED UNTIL 2020.

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I AM FROTHING AT THE MOUTH, WONDERING WHAT THE PLOT WILL BE.

WHY BOTHER ANNOUNCING IT IF YOU WON’T GIVE US DETAILS?

MARKUS ZUSAK HAD THE DECENCY TO DISAPPEAR FOR A DECADE BEFORE RELEASING BRIDGE OF CLAY.

(This is some surefire evidence that fans are impossible to please.)

 

Jane Fonda

A character who upholds feminist ideals

I want to say Jane Eyre again.

My next obvious choice is Katsa from Graceling.

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Katsa refuses to accept the limits of gender, won’t settle for an unwanted future, overthrows a monarchy, and escapes the control of her uncle.

Go, girl.

 

Jane Krakowski

An underrated book you wish more people would read

Y’all…Literally was really good.

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It’s rare I read a romance this mindbendingly creative.

Lucy Keating explores free will and the writing process in weird yet effective ways.

Why is this book getting bad reviews!? I loved it!

 

The Lady Janies

Two or more authors you wish would write a book together

That’s a tough question.

Nina La Cour, Becky Albertalli, and Mackenzi Lee would make an interesting team.

What magic could come out of such a partnership? I NEED TO KNOW.

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