Sunday, November 11, 2018

Reading Women Challenge 2019

This year was my first time doing this one, and I will be trying again next year, again completing as many of the categories as I can get to.

We've been fans of reading challenges for a while now and are quite excited to get to host our own. Reading challenges are a great way to read outside your comfort zone—and you get to do it with other bookish friends!
It officially begins January 1st, 2019 and ends December 31st, 2019.

Here’s the rundown: complete as many challenges as you can from the list below. If you have one book that covers two categories, feel free to count it for both. It's not a contest. Our goal is to encourage you to read widely (and fight the patriarchy, but that was probably a given), so just have fun with it! To help cheer you on, we’ll be hosting mini giveaways along the way. 
Be sure to share your progress, use the hashtag #ReadingWomenChallenge.

Need some recommendations? Scroll to the bottom of this page for a list of resources and join the Goodreads group.
My books for this one:
  1. Nature: Quicksilver Chronicles--Frances K. Woods
  2. Historical Fiction: Journey to Topaz--Yoshiki Uchida
  3. Woman With a Mental Illness: Wasted--Marya Hornbacher
  4. Any Book From a Series: The Isle of the Lost--Melissa De La Cruz
  5. Family Saga: The Gangster We Are All Looking For--Le Thi Diem Thuy
  6. Play: A Raisin in the Sun--Lorraine Hansberry
  7. Picked Up Because of the Cover: The Female Persuasion--Meg Wolitzer
  8. Romance or Love Story: The Last Time I Saw You--Elizabeth Berg
  9. Novella: Speak--Laurie Halse Anderson
  10. Women in Science: Hidden Figures--Margot Lee Sheerly
  11. Mystery or Thriller by a Woman of Color: Bluebird, Bluebird--Attica Locke
  12. Children's Book: Tuck Everlasting--Natalie Babbitt 
  13. Lambda Literary Award Winner: Hard Love--Ellen Wittlinger
  14. Myth Retelling: Vinegar Girl--Anne Tyler
  15. YA Book by a Woman of Color: The Sun is Also a Star--Nicola Yoon
  16. South Asian Author: The Inheritance of Loss--Kiran Desai
  17. Bought in 2019: Radical Sanity--Elizabeth Wurtzel 
  18. Featuring a Religion Other Than Your Own: Rachel--Vivian Schurfranz
  19. Woman Athlete: Courage to Soar--Simone Biles
  20. Translated Book Published Before 1945: The Tale of Genji--Murasaki Shikibu
  21. Author From New Zealand: The Bone People--Keri Hulme
  22. Indigenous Woman: Night Flying Woman--Igantia Booker
  23. Set in Appalachia: One Foot in the Gravy--Delia Rosen
  24. From the 2018 Reading Women Shortlist: Fruit of the Drunken Tree--Ingrid Rojas Contreras


  1. Salvage the Bones--Jesmyn Ward
  2. Unaccustomed Earth--Jhumpa Lahiri
Challenge completed on December 14