Hello and welcome back friends! I hope you’re all doing well. As the title suggests, today we’re discussing whether I prefer male or female protagonists in books.
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Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme hosted by me and Dani @ Literary Lion where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts. Today’s topic is about whether you prefer male or female protagonists in books. Join in on this meme by writing your own discussion on the topic, and sharing your link using the inLinkz available here.
The answer to this question has changed for me over the years, and I currently have a much different opinion on it than I did previously. Without further ado, let’s get started!
Hey everyone. I hope you’re all doing well. Summer semester has started and so far so good. It feels a lot more chill for me, and it’s weird because I keep feeling like I should be panicked and stressed with multiple deadlines, but I’m not. Which is making me more stressed because I can’t accept that I can actually have my nights and weekends free.
School has traumatized me.
I hope the semester is going well for everyone else though if you’re taking classes this summer.
Anyway, it’s Friday, meaning it’s time for the second LTB discussion of this month. As always, Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme, hosted by me and Dani @ Literary Lion, where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts.
Today’s topic is all about the “I’m Not Like Other Girls” Trope, brought to us by my lovely co-host Dani. Personally, I find this trope highly annoying, so let’s get right into it.
Good morning dear readers! How are you doing today? It’s pretty cold here in Atlanta (in the 40’s! Fahrenheit though), which is something, since just a few weeks ago, the temperatures were in the 90’s. I hope you’re keeping warm (or cool), and enjoying the weather wherever you are!
Anyways, welcome again to Let’s Talk Bookish! Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme, created and hosted by me, where we discuss chosen topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts.
Today’s topic is: What are some tropes/characters that you think are poorly or under represented in books?
You can choose to write about just tropes, or just characters, or about misrepresented ones, or underrepresented ones, or all four all together. This post is already super late, so I’m just going to do two character types that I think are underrepresented.
Home Schooled Students
I’m going to say that this is underrepresented because I’m pretty confident that I have never read a book with a home schooled main character. And I’m talking about the present day/contemporaries, and not historical fiction novels.
I’m home schooled and I love to see books with such representation because there are many different ways to home school. I do an online school, and take classes with teachers and other students, but another home schooled student might just do text books and end of year exams at home. It’d be interesting to read about what’s it’s like for other home-schooled kids, and seeing them being just normal out-going, or introverted (you can come read my life story for this…), kids.
Female Muslim MCs
I am a Muslim girl, and I love reading books with all sorts of representation, especially female Muslim representation. And I’ve found so many good books with this, but I’m also a bit disappointed. They are still not really common. And many of these girls in these books are not like me at all, and I’m kind of trying to find something that I can relate to more. And so while I love the rep and the fact that YA or books in general are diversifying to include other cultures and religions, I find myself still feeling a little left out because I don’t have a favorite character, that is really kind of like me.
What are some misrepresented or underrepresented characters or tropes? Have you read a good book with home schooled students? What’s your favorite type of character? What’s one trope that you love to read? Chat with me in the comments below!
Hola, amigos y amigas! Welcome to Tag Thursday! Today’s tag is the End of Year Book Tag that I found over @ Pretty Purple Polka Dots. This is very appropriate, considering this is the last Thursday of 2018. Time flies, amirite?