Friday, February 10, 2017

2017 Feminist Reading Challenge

The blog Femvidual will be hosting a Feminist Reading Challenge, with the choice of either Levels or a Bingo card. I'll be choosing the first level, but based on how many of the books I read last year, I'll probably read more than that. I knowI've already read some books that fit the challenge.

The Feminist Reading Challenge is back and fashionably late for 2017! This reading challenge focuses on reading nonfiction and fiction that is about feminism, sexism, and gender.

I've added some fun new challenges to the 2017 version including levels and even a feminist reading Bingo card. The Bingo card will be optional but I do want you to choose a level which are based on female superheroes. 

The Levels are:

Batgirl 1 - 4 books read
Catwoman 5 - 9 books read
Poison Ivy 10 - 14 books
Harley Quinn 15 - 19 books
Storm 20 - 24 books
Supergirl 25 - 29 books
Wonder Woman 30+ books

My books:

  1. City of Women--David R. Gilliam
  2. Pink--Lili Wilkinson
  3. The Sky is Everywhere--Jandy Nelson
  4. One Thousand White Women--Jim Fergus
  5. Hope--Amanda Berry and Gina De Jesus
  6. Lady Susan--Jane Austen
  7. To All the Boys I've Loved Before--Jenny Han
  8. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks--Rebecca Skloot
  9. Quicksand--Nella Larsen
  10. Are You My Mother--Alison Bechtel
  11. The Blacker the Berry--Wallace Thurman
  12. Bitch--Elizabeth Wurtzel
  13. The Goose Girl--Shannon Hale
  14. The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo--Amy Schemer
  15. Wives and Daughters--Elizabeth Gaskell
  16. Lipstick Jihad--Azadeh Maven
  17. A Fighting Chance--Elizabeth Warren
  18. The Boyfriend List--E. Lockhart
  19. The Boy Book--E. Lockhart
  20. The Treasure Map of Boys--E. Lockhart
  21. Real Live Boyfriends--E. Lockhart
  22. Soulesss--Gail Carrier
  23. Ash--Malinda Lo
  24. When She Woke--Hillary Jordan
  25. La Cucina--Lily Prior
  26. Orphan Train--Christina Baker Kline
  27. More, Now, Again--Elizabeth Wurtzel
  28. Welcome to My World--Lauren Slater
  29. Willow Weep for Me--Meri Nana-Ama Danquah
  30. The Rules Do Not Apply--Ariel Levy
  31. Smile--Raina Telgemeier
  32. The Girls--Emma Cline
  33. Britt-Marie Was Here--Fredrik Backman
  34. Lisette's List--Susan Vreeland
  35. The Secrets of My Life--Caitlyn Jenner
  36. Luckiest Girl Alive--Jessica Knoll
  37. Reading Lolita in Tehran--Azar Nafisi
  38. The Princess Diaries--Meg Cabot
  39. Princess in the Spotlight--Meg Cabot
  40. Ballet Shoes--Noel Streatfeild
  41. Eight Cousins--Louisa May Alcott
  42. Jane--April Lindner
  43. The Hate U Give--Angie Thomas
  44. Interpreter of Maladies--Jhumpa Lahiri
  45. Serena--Ron Rash
  46. Southern Discomfort--Rita Mae Brown
  47. Lady Audley's Secret--Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  48. Agnes Grey--Anne Bronte
  49. The Way to Paradise--Mario Vargas Llosa
  50. The Girl With All the Gifts--M.R. Carey
  51. Zombies Calling--Faith Erin Hicks
  52. Page by Paige--Laura Lee Gulled
  53. North and South--Elizabeth Gaskell
  54. Heartless--Marissa Meyer
  55. The Scarlet Letter--Nathaniel Hawthorne
  56. Dear Martin--Nic Stone
  57. Snow & Rose--Emily Winfield Martin
  58. Caraval--Stephanie Garber
  59. Life Studies--Susan Vreeland
  60. Where'd You Go, Bernadette--Maria Semple
Challenge completed on December 19


  1. What a great challenge. Keep us posted on what you read.
    Have a lovely weekend, Jamie.

  2. Happy Valentine's Day, Jamie!
    Treat yourself.