From: Goodreads 2016 Reading Challenge Group
Duration: March 1, 2016 to March 31. 2016
In the spirit of last year’s challenge:
“It’s a truth universally acknowledged, and confirmed by VIDA, that, though women read more books than men, and female authors are published in comparable numbers, they are more easily overlooked: a smaller presence in literary journals both as reviewers, and the reviewed, they also account for fewer literary translations.”
For this challenge we would like you to explore women writers and pick books only written by women:
1. Re-read your favorite book.
2. Read a book new to you by an author you have previously read.
3. Read a book written by an author under 30.
4. Read a book about the Eastern Cultures.
5. Read a book by an author that is not White.
6. Read a book of essays.
7. Read a comedy book.
8. Read a graphic novel written by a woman.
9. Read a book about women during war.
10. Read a book about an LGBTQIA issue.
11. Read a book sci-fi/ fantasy book.
Jackie B’s Challenge Books
WOW! I blew this one out of the water. I haven’t done this with a challenge in a long time. I think this was partially because I fell off the wagon last month, and partially because I have never done a Read Women challenge before. It was great, and I’m feeling amped to jump into April. Bring on the challenges.
2. Read a book new to you by an author you have previously read. — Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo; completed 3/22/16
5. Read a book by an author that is not White. — The Color Purple by Alice Walker; completed 3/5/16
8. Read a graphic novel written by a woman. — Fatherland by Nina Bunjevac; completed 3/31/16
9. Read a book about women during war. — I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai; completed 3/17/16
11. Read a book sci-fi/ fantasy book. — Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs; completed 3/1/16