Reading Women Challenge 2019

The Reading Women Challenge comes from the Reading Women podcast. There are 24 tasks (plus two bonus tasks) that push readers out of their comfort zone. As the name suggests, all books must be by or about women.

I’m going to use this page to link back to posts as we go. Anything that isn’t a link yet is subject to substitution before 31 December!

  1. A mystery or thriller written by a woman of color: Fatality in F by Alexia Gordon
  2. A book about a woman with a mental illness
  3. A book by an author from Nigeria or New Zealand
  4. A book about or set in Appalachia
  5. A children’s book: Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  6. A multigenerational family saga
  7. A book featuring a woman in science
  8. A play
  9. A novella
  10. A book about a woman athlete
  11. A book featuring a religion other than your own
  12. A Lambda Literary Award winner: Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado
  13. A myth retelling: Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles by Jeanette Winterson
  14. A translated book published before 1945: Corinne by Germaine De Staël
  15. A book written by a South Asian author
  16. A book by an Indigenous woman
  17. A book from the 2018 Reading Women Award shortlist: Educated by Tara Westover
  18. A romance or love story: An Unconditional Freedom by Alyssa Cole
  19. A book about nature
  20. A historical fiction book: Gold Digger by Vicki Delany
  21. A book you bought or borrowed in 2019
  22. A book you picked up because of the cover
  23. Any book from a series
  24. A young adult book by a woman of color: The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
  25. BONUS: A book by Jesmyn Ward
  26. BONUS: A book by Jhumpa Lahiri