Wednesday, August 24, 2016

My Fictional Bookish Girl Squad

Oh, hi!

I hope that August has been treating you all well.

The inspiration for today's post comes from YouTube. When I saw Sanne of booksandquills' "Fictional Bookish Girl Squad" video, I knew it was something that I wanted to do here on Girl Writes Reviews. (You should all subscribe to Sanne's channel, by the way. She's always posting fun and insightful bookish videos!)

I had fun putting this post together! I really had to search through my reading reserve to find answers for these questions. I looked back on some of my favorite books that I read years ago, which only made me want to pick them up again in the near future. But, in writing this post, I discovered that I've read a lot of books about incredibly cool and badass chicks.

Introducing My Fictional Bookish Girl Squad...

// Someone who will force you to go out when you want to stay in //

Maddy from Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (who will be portrayed by Amandla Stenberg in the upcoming film adaptation). Seeing that she spent the majority of her life locked away in her house, allergic to the outside world, I think that Maddy would be that friend who pulls the covers off of you and forces you to get off your ass and get dressed.
She'd be all about Carpe-ing the Diem.

// Someone who will have your back //

This one was the easiest choice. Of course, I'm going with Celaena from the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. I mean, I'd be crazy not to, right? No one fucks with Celaena or the people she loves.

// Someone who will help you move //

Lia from The Remnant Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson. In The Kiss of Deception, Lia performs the ultimate move--she flees her kingdom on her wedding day. And, she makes a pretty decent living for herself afterward. She'd be in charge of helping me get all my crap together to move and in charge of finding me a place to live and work.

// Someone who you can share your problems with, a listening ear //

Kestrel from The Winner's Curse. As a spy, Kestrel has a good ear and she's incredibly observant and perceptive. Aside from being a good listener, she's someone who values honesty. I think she'd be the friend that I'd vent all of my feelings to and turn to for honest advice.

// Someone to gossip with //

The expert weaver of tales--Shazi from The Wrath and The Dawn.
As someone who tells tales that make even the Caliph of Khorasan stop and listen, I'm sure that Shazi would not only have the best gossip but also tell it to you in the most spellbinding of ways.

// Someone to go on holiday with // 

Marguerite from A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray because she can jump to other universes. That sounds infinitely more intriguing than just lounging on a beach somewhere.

// Someone to hang out with quietly //

Cath from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. One of the main reasons why I loved Fangirl was because I could identify with Cath so much. She was pretty much me during my first year of college: introvert-ish, spending way too much time in my room, absolutely dreading trips to the dining hall. Cath and I are kindred spirits and I think we'd get along well. We'd hang out quietly together all the time.

Who would you include in your Fictional Bookish Girl Squad?


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