Monday, February 8, 2016

The 2016 Feminism Reading Challenge

I didn't think I'd be signing up for any more challenges, and it didn't look like this one was being offered this year.  But here it is at a new blog, so I'll be in again.  There are no levels again, and I've already read some books that fit. See here.

Last year I created a Feminism Suggested Reading List. I decided to create a reading challenge for this goal and invite others to participate. It was a great success so I'm bringing it back for 2016!

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:

  1. Brown Girl Dreaming--Jacqueline Woodson
  2. Prozac Nation--Elizabeth Wurtzel
  3. Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson
  4. Anne of Green Gables--L.M. Montgomery
  5. The Funeral Dress--Susan Gregg Gilmore
  6. Letter to My Daughter--Maya Angelou
  7. Room--Emma Donoghue
  8. Jane Eyre--Charlotte Bronte
  9. X--Sue Grafton
  10. Hillary Rodham Clinton: Some Girls Are Born to Lead--Michelle Markel
  11. To Kill a Mockingbird--Harper Lee
  12. Diving Into the Wreck--Adrienne Rich
  13. The Yellow Wall-Paper and Other Writings--Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  14. Queen's Own Fool--Jane Yolen and Robert J. Harris
  15. Persepolis--Marjane Satrapi
  16. Persepolis 2--Marjane Satrapi
  17. Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo and Me--Ellen Forney
  18. Precious--Sapphire
  19. Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me?--Mindy Kaling
  20. Hyperbole and a Half--Allie Brosh
  21. Everything I Never Told You--Celeste Ng
  22. Etiquette & Espionage--Gail Carriger
  23. Curtsies & Conspiracies--Gail Carriger
  24. Waistcoats & Weaponry--Gail Carriger
  25. Manners & Mutiny--Gail Carriger
  26. I Am Malala--Malala Yousafzai
  27. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot--Kim Barker
  28. Yes Please--Amy Poehler
  29. Philomena--Martin Sixsmith
  30. 1968: The Year That Rocked the World--Mark Kurlansky
  31. Such a Pretty Fat--Jen Lancaster
  32. Northanger Abbey--Jane Austen
  33. Villette--Charlotte Bronte
  34. Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia--Jean Sasson
  35. Princess Sultana's Daughters--Jean Sasson
  36. Princess Sultana's Circle--Jean Sasson
  37. Being Jazz--Jazz Jennings
  38. Firefly Lane--Kristin Hannah
  39. The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty--A.N. Roquelaure
  40. Go Set a Watchman--Harper Lee
  41. The Bell Jar--Sylvia Plath
  42. The Third Witch--Rebecca Reisert
  43. The Underground Railroad--Colson Whitehead
  44. Another Brooklyn--Jacqueline Woodson
Calling this complete on November 22. The blog has been deleted.


ebookclassics said...

Good luck with the challenge! I almost joined a similar challenge, but decided to scale back this eyar. You reminded me I've wanted to read Prozac Nation probably since it came out and still haven't.

Jamie Ghione said...

I've been on Prozac since last summer (check my blog archives for posts) so I knew I had to read it. I then felt I was living in my own Prozac Nation, and wanted to write about, but then felt it was a story that's already told. But everyone I know convinced me otherwise, that my story is different.