2017 Womxn of Color Reading Challenge

Criteria:
-All books must be written by womxn of color
-Choose one book for each challenge

1. A book that became a movie
2. A book that came out the year you were born
3. A book that has been on your reading list for way too long
4. A book by an author who uses a pseudonym
5. A book that is published in 2017
6. A book about food
7. A book with more than 500 pages
8. A book written by a queer womxn of color
9. A book written by a trans* womxn of color
10. A book in a genre you usually avoid
11. A book with pictures
12. A book purchased from a womxn of color-owned store
13. An audio book that is at least 10 hours long: "Fledgling" Octavia Butler
14. A book of poetry
15. A book that is becoming a movie in 2017-2020
16. A book with themes of community and support
17. A memoir – author has the same racial/ethnic identit(ies) as you *skip if not applicable
18. A memoir – author has different racial/ethnic identit(ies) as you
19. A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit
20. A book that passes the Bechdel test (“features at least two women who talk to each other about something other than a man. The requirement that the two women must be named is sometimes added.”)
21. A book set in two or more different time periods
22. A book by or about a person with a disability
23. A book about a topic or subject you already love
24. A book that was written in languages other than English (translated works too)
25. A book that features main characters who identify as LGBTQ+
26. A book by a best-selling author
27. A book that you have to wait for (currently out of stock, or that you have to put on reserve)
28. A book you selected based off the cover
29. A book whose main character or author owns and expresses their sexuality
30. A book you’ve given to someone as a gift
31. A book someone recommended to you: "The New Jim Crow" Michelle Alexander
32. A book you don’t want to admit that you’re reading, but you’re going to read it anyway!
33. A book about a religion or spirituality different from your own
34. A book whose main character is approximately 10+ years younger than you
35. A book whose main character is approximately 10+ years older than you
36. A book that was on a main display at the library or bookstore
37. A book based on a true story
38. A book that was banned
39. A book with bad reviews
40. An e-book
41. A book of short stories
42. A book that has been picked for a book club
43. A book with multiple heroines
44. A book that starts with the first letter of your first name
45. A book that is accompanied by a podcast, or the author has a podcast
46. A used book that costs $5 or less
47. A book with a theme of liberation
48. A book whose cover has an animal on it
49. A book you can read in a day
50. A book you heard about from someone on this reading challenge
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14 books · 5 voters · list created January 5th, 2017 by Tawana (votes) .
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