Reading Women 2020

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 Book by an Author from the Caribbean or India
  2. A Book Translated from an Asian Language
  3. A Book about the Environment
  4. A Picture Book Written/Illustrated by a BIPOC Author
  5. A Winner of the Stella Prize or the Women’s Prize for FictionThe Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (Women’s Prize, 2012)
  6. A Nonfiction Title by a Woman Historian
  7. A Book Featuring Afrofuturism or Africanfuturism
  8. An Anthology by Multiple Authors
  9. A Book Inspired by Folklore
  10. A Book about a Woman Artist
  11. Read and Watch a Book-to-Movie Adaptation
  12. A Book about a Woman Who Inspires You
  13. A Book by an Arab Woman
  14. A Book Set in Japan or by a Japanese Author
  15. A Biography
  16. A Book Featuring a Woman with a Disability
  17. A Book Over 500 Pages
  18. A Book Under 100 Pages
  19. A Book That’s Frequently Recommended to You
  20. A Feel-Good or Happy Book
  21. A Book about Food
  22. A Book by Either a Favorite or a New-to-You Publisher
  23. A Book by an LGBTQ+ Author: Spinning by Tillie Walden
  24. A Book from the 2019 Reading Women Award Shortlists (Nonfiction | Fiction) or Honorable MentionsFrankissstein by Jeanette Winterson or Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson
  25. BONUS: A book by Toni Morrison
  26. BONUS: A book by Isabel Allende