My purpose for this challenge is to educate myself about the history of feminism, significant people in the movement, and to learn the different schools of feminist thought.
However, this is a design it yourself challenge. I want you to choose your own reading goals. They may be be different from mine. Perhaps you will want to focus on reproductive rights, on just third wave feminism, or just on female fictional authors. The choice is yours.The Rules:
This challenge begins January 1, 2016 and ends Dec 31, 2016.
You may sign up anytime during the year.
I won't be creating different levels. Read as little or as many books as you want.
You may include books of any format including traditional books, ebooks, or audiobooks.
Books may be YA, adult, fiction, or nonfiction. You will find a suggested reading list here. Books do not have to come from this list but they must focus on feminist issues and themes.
You may reread books.
Here is what I am reading:
- Brown Girl Dreaming--Jacqueline Woodson
- Prozac Nation--Elizabeth Wurtzel
- Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson
- Anne of Green Gables--L.M. Montgomery
- The Funeral Dress--Susan Gregg Gilmore
- Letter to My Daughter--Maya Angelou
- Room--Emma Donoghue
- Jane Eyre--Charlotte Bronte
- X--Sue Grafton
- Hillary Rodham Clinton: Some Girls Are Born to Lead--Michelle Markel
- To Kill a Mockingbird--Harper Lee
- Diving Into the Wreck--Adrienne Rich
- The Yellow Wall-Paper and Other Writings--Charlotte Perkins Gilman
- Queen's Own Fool--Jane Yolen and Robert J. Harris
- Persepolis--Marjane Satrapi
- Persepolis 2--Marjane Satrapi
- Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo and Me--Ellen Forney
- Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me?--Mindy Kaling
- Hyperbole and a Half--Allie Brosh
- Everything I Never Told You--Celeste Ng
- Etiquette & Espionage--Gail Carriger
- Curtsies & Conspiracies--Gail Carriger
- Waistcoats & Weaponry--Gail Carriger
- Manners & Mutiny--Gail Carriger
- I Am Malala--Malala Yousafzai
- Whiskey Tango Foxtrot--Kim Barker
- Yes Please--Amy Poehler
- Philomena--Martin Sixsmith
- 1968: The Year That Rocked the World--Mark Kurlansky
- Such a Pretty Fat--Jen Lancaster
- Northanger Abbey--Jane Austen
- Villette--Charlotte Bronte
- Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia--Jean Sasson
- Princess Sultana's Daughters--Jean Sasson
- Princess Sultana's Circle--Jean Sasson
- Being Jazz--Jazz Jennings
- Firefly Lane--Kristin Hannah
- The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty--A.N. Roquelaure
- Go Set a Watchman--Harper Lee
- The Bell Jar--Sylvia Plath
- The Third Witch--Rebecca Reisert
- The Underground Railroad--Colson Whitehead
- Another Brooklyn--Jacqueline Woodson
Calling this complete on November 22. The blog has been deleted.