We here at Bibliobibuli YA have a rather long bookish Christmas list. However, we are heathens so will probably be receiving none of the following.
Some of these things may not possible.
Also, we are poor and so are all our friends. And our parents laugh at us if we ask for more bookishness and say silly, nonsensical things, like “You already have a lot of book things, you do not need more.”
They are obviously liars or our real parents were abducted by aliens.
The point being, we made a list and want everything on it.
So, happy holidays lovely readers. Go forth and celebrate this unusually warm winter season in the best way you deem possible.
Some days it seems like every American just has this strange obsession with the people coming from the British Isles. Something about an accent, maybe, something about the cultural remnants of colonialism, maybe…whatever it is, quite a lot of American culture seems to have a complex of Anglophilia.
And we here at Bibliobibuli are no exception. In fact, we find British books to be a valuable, interesting, fun read almost all of the time, although there are books we feel are just exceptionally British.
Well, dear readers, grab some jammy dodgers and a cup of your favourite tea, because here is our Very British List of Books, in No Particular Order.
So badass ladies come in many different forms. Be they knife-wielders, fantastical mages, or bloody geniuses.
Let’s focus on the geniuses: these ladies can kick your ass with their brains. If they weren’t on your side, you’d piss your pants. You can’t help but root for them, and you know that they can get you out of dicey situations.
Below, we’ve gone beyond the tried and true Nancy Drew (who deserves her own list) to give you some of the best leading ladies who happen to also be blow your mind brilliant, in no particular order.
Part of what attracted me and Emily to the whole big genre of YA is that it has so many, many incredible woman characters. Seriously, there’s nothing quite like it if you want to read about badass women doing badass things. Or women doing anything, honestly, although I think that’s changing.
Anyways, YA features a whole host of women who are truly incredible. And there’s an important reason why they’re a key part of YA–because they tell us that we ourselves can be a little bit badass, and we can be women too. So here is our first Top Ten list, and a tribute to all of the badass heroines who have been there for us, in no particular order.