Another month, another recommendations list. Since I seem to have been unceremoniously kicked out of the Goodreads group for whatever reason, I'm just going to be coming up with my own themes from now on and do Monthly Recommendations my way. While I know everyone is going to be doing a spooky and horror themed post of some kind (which I may do later) I've decided to revisit my favorite genre of fiction: sci-fi. I love speculative fiction in general, but science fiction especially is fascinating and fun. All these amazing visions of the future, and any one could become reality...if people weren't so shitty, but that's another rant for another day. While the Goodreads group typically focused on books and graphic novels, I'm extending Monthly Recs to all media: movies, TV, video games, anime, etc., just to make the list more fun and diverse. I have eight things on this here list, so let's get right into it...
It is time, yet again, for another Monthly Recommendations!!! This months topic focuses on Empowering Female Leads. It took me a good little bit to come up with the entries for this list because I don't have a great deal of female characters that I look up to. These ladies I've met just recently, within the last four or five years; three are from different manga series and the other three are from one Middle Grade series. These women have not necessarily had a huge impact on my life, but they reflect an ideal that I hold of women and womanhood, and their presence in their respective narratives improves the overall quality and well rounded-ness of the whole work.
Another year, another day, another Monthly Recommendations. This months theme takes us to far off lands awash in culture, beauty, and creativity. We're looking at stories that take us Around the World, whether to breathe life into a bygone era, bring mythological characters to life, or provide insight on how culture and people change. These stories allow you to travel to brand new places without ever having to spend a dime. Sadly, I don't think SFF worlds count for this, although I think they'd make for a much more interesting list. So, without further ado, here are my international recommendations for June.
My very first Monthly Recommendations, yay!!! For anyone who doesn't know, Monthly Recommendations is a Goodreads group started by Booktubers Trina from Between Chapters and Kayla from Kayla Rayne, and every month a theme is chosen and members are free to recommend as many or as few books as they like that fit into that category in some fashion. This month's theme is Survival Stories. "...Stories about the human capacity to survive harsh living conditions or overcome challenging, life threatening situations. This should be a central theme in the book. What does it take to survive in a world without water? A zombie apocalypse? Being stranded on Mars? A dystopian society?"