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Kadijah Michelle (kadmich) | 2176 comments March #readwomen Challenge:
Duration: March 1, 2016 to March 31. 2016


In the spirit of last year's challenge:
"It’s a truth universally acknowledged, and confirmed by VIDA, that, though women read more books than men, and female authors are published in comparable numbers, they are more easily overlooked: a smaller presence in literary journals both as reviewers, and the reviewed, they also account for fewer literary translations."

For this challenge we would like you to explore women writers and pick books only written by women:

1. Re-read your favorite book.

2. Read a book new to you by an author you have previously read.

3. Read a book written by an author under 30.

4. Read a book about the Eastern Cultures.

5. Read a book by an author that is not White.

6. Read a book of essays.

7. Read a comedy book.

8. Read a graphic novel written..

9. Read a book about women during war.

10. Read a book about an LGBTQIA issue.

11. Read a book sci-fi/ fantasy book
.

For this challenge, all the books must be written by women. Please pick the number of challenges you would like to participate in and let the challenge leader know.

This challenge was created based on an idea give to us from Caro. She will be leading this challenge. Thank you Caro.


message 2: by Janet (new)

Janet (goodreadscomjanetj) | 784 comments Since I have already pledged 4 books by male authors for March I will read 1 book for this challenge in March.


message 3: by Alison (new)

Alison G. (agriff22) | 1083 comments I love this challenge! Since I'm planning to read I am Malala, put me down for 1.


message 4: by Jessica (last edited Mar 11, 2016 09:58AM) (new)

Jessica R. | 508 comments I've been doing my own personal #readwomen challenge this year, and think that this would be a great motivator for me. Please put me down for six :)

COMPLETED 3/11/2016!!!

2. Read a book new to you by an author you have previously read: The Lake House (Oh Kate Morton, how I love your writing.)

3. Read a book written by an author under 30: He's a Stud, She's a Slut, and 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know (She is 37 now, but 29 at the time that she wrote this)

5. Read a book by an author that is not White: An Untamed State

6. Read a book of essays: Men Explain Things to Me

7. Read a comedy book: Uganda Be Kidding Me

10. Read a book about an LGBTQIA issue: The Good Body -- Kind of stretching it, but there was a brief mention of LGBTQ lifestyle.

6/6


message 5: by Janine (last edited Apr 01, 2016 01:58AM) (new)

Janine | 1115 comments Great idea :) I'm going to aim for 6. I'd go for more, but I think I want to try and read solely books that are already on my TBR for this challenge (with the exception of a re-read for #1 perhaps!)

Completed: 6/6

✔ 1. Re-read your favorite book. Allegiant by Veronica Roth

✔ 2. Read a book new to you by an author you have previously read. - Dark Places by Gillian Flynn.

✔ 3. Read a book written by an author under 30. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab.

✔ 5. Read a book by an author that is not White. - Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

✔ 10. Read a book about an LGBTQIA issue. Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity by Julia Serano.

✔ 11. Read a Sci-fi/ fantasy book. - The Goddess Within by Iva Kenaz.



Rough plans:


message 6: by Caro (last edited Apr 03, 2016 12:58PM) (new)

Caro (karopi) | 992 comments Hello all!

I am really happy to lead this challenge for March. Here I will make the updates for everybody.

As always if you will update a previous post please put a comment saying which message number I have to check.

Participants:

Alison: 0/1
Andrew: 3/5
Anna: 0/3
Ariel: 0/4
Bella: 0/5
Blagica: 1/4
Bobbi: 2/1
Candiss: 2/3
Cynthia: 0/3
Delitealex: 0/5
Erika: 4/4
Emma: 1/3
Gretchen: 2/4
Jackie B. : 1/3
Jade: 2/3
Jenny: 2/3
Karin: 2/?
Katherine: 0/5
Kristie: 0/4
Latricia: 0/5
Maya: 2/3
Merja: 0/3
Nik: 0/11
Ornina: 0/3
René: 1/4
Renee: 0/7
Sabreen: 0/4
Sam F: 9/10
Sharon: 2/3
Susan msg.29: 1/4
Yenny
Renee: 0/7

***COMPLETED***

Megan: 4/3
Jessica: 6/6
Maria: 4/4
Yvonne: 6/6
Susan msg.37: 5/5
Cheri: 4/4
Linda: 3/3
Alex: 4/3
Charity: 3/2
Monique: 5/5
Rachel: 4/3
Geri: 2/1
Ultrajbk: 4/3
Kylie: 2/2
Sherry: 3/3
Stephanie: 2/2
Aurora: 5/5
Lindsay: 11/10
Katharine: 4/2
Eva: 4/4
Angelique: 3/3
Caro: 3/3
Cassandra: 4/4
Janet: 1/1
Christa: 11/11
Kelly: 6/6
Kadijah Michelle: 4/4
Melissa: 8/8
Cindy: 4/4
Nicole: 3/2
Rachel: 5/3
Janine: 5/5
Amanda: 2/2

Update till message 229


message 7: by Candiss (last edited Mar 28, 2016 02:59PM) (new)

Candiss (tantara) | 996 comments I think I can manage 3 books for this challenge, given what I already plan to read for the month. So sign me up for 3, please!

1. Adulthood is a Myth: A "Sarah's Scribbles" Collection - Sarah Andersen
Task: Read a graphic novel written by...

2. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing - Marie Kondō
Task: Read a book by an author that is not White.

3.

Read: 2/3

Potential reads:
- The Labyrinth - Catherynne M. Valente
Task: Read a book written by an author under 30.
- All the Birds in the Sky - Charlie Jane Anders
Read a sci-fi/fantasy book.
- In Other Worlds - Margaret Atwood
Task: Read a book of essays.
- The Kappa Child - Hiromi Goto
Read a book by an author that is not White.


message 8: by Gretchen (last edited Mar 14, 2016 08:41AM) (new)

Gretchen (eab2012) | 552 comments I am in for 4 books for this challenge.

1.) Read a book about the Eastern cultures- The Strangler Vine by M.J. Carter- takes place in India during the early years of British occupancy (read 3/1-3/8)


message 9: by Sharon (new)

Sharon (sharint) | 740 comments Put me down for 3


message 10: by Jackie B. - (last edited Apr 04, 2016 11:46AM) (new)

Jackie B. - Death by Tsundoku (reiwing2040) | 1343 comments I'm in for three! I haven't done a Read Women challenge before-- I'm super excited.

Update: 4/1/16: GUYS! I blew this out of the water! I haven't done that with a challenge in a long time. This was great and I am feeling amped to jump into April. Bring on the challenges.

5/3


2. Read a book new to you by an author you have previously read. Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo - Completed 3/22/16

5. Read a book by an author that is not White. The Color Purple by Alice Walker - Completed 3/5/16

9. Read a book about women during war. I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai - Completed 3/17/2016

11. Read a sci-fi/fantasy book Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs - Completed 3/1/16

8. Read a graphic novel written… Fatherland by Nina Bunjevac - Completed 3/31/16


message 11: by Charity (last edited Mar 23, 2016 05:38PM) (new)

Charity (faeryrebel78) | 1465 comments Put me down for 2.

3/2

1. Re-read your favorite book.

2. Read a book new to you by an author you have previously read. The Secret History 3/8/16

3. Read a book written by an author under 30.

4. Read a book about the Eastern Cultures.

5. Read a book by an author that is not White.

6. Read a book of essays.

7. Read a comedy book.

8. Read a graphic novel written..

9. Read a book about women during war. Rose Under Fire 3/18/16

10. Read a book about an LGBTQIA issue. Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us 3/23/16

11. Read a book sci-fi/ fantasy book.


message 12: by Kadijah Michelle (last edited Mar 29, 2016 04:06PM) (new)

Kadijah Michelle (kadmich) | 2176 comments Thanks Caro! I'm in for four!

1. Re-read your favorite book.

2. Read a book new to you by an author you have previously read.


3. Read a book written by an author under 30.
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

4. Read a book about the Eastern Cultures.

5. Read a book by an author that is not White.
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

6. Read a book of essays.
Reclaim Your Heart: Personal Insights on Breaking Free from Life's Shackles

7. Read a comedy book.

8. Read a graphic novel written.
Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened

9. Read a book about women during war.

10. Read a book about an LGBTQIA issue.

11. Read a book sci-fi/ fantasy book.


4/4 Completed!!


message 13: by Sam F (new)

Sam F | 1093 comments I'll try for 2 this month. thanks!


message 14: by Jammin Jenny (last edited Mar 09, 2016 07:10PM) (new)

Jammin Jenny (jamminjenny) I'm in for three. I'm listing five possible reads... not sure if I"ll get to them all!

Update Mar 7, 2016
(2/3)

1. Re-read your favorite book.
And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie

5. Read a book by an author that is not White.
Soldier With a Backpack: Living and Dying Simultaneously - read 3/5 Soldier With a Backpack: Living and Dying Simultaneously

7. Read a comedy book.
Life Without a Recipe

8. Read a graphic novel written..
Harley Quinn Vol 1: Hot in the City - read 3/9 Harley Quinn, Vol. 1: Hot in the City

11. Read a book sci-fi/ fantasy book.
The Steampunk Tarot: Wisdom from the Gods of the Machine


message 15: by Alex (last edited Mar 20, 2016 11:51AM) (new)

Alex Shelby (jynxmecrazie) | 277 comments I'll try for at least 3
Progress: 5/3+
Read Women Challenge

1. Re-read your favorite book.

2. Read a book new to you by an author you have previously read.

3. Read a book written by an author under 30.

4. Read a book about the Eastern Cultures. Radhika's Story: Surviving Human Trafficking

5. Read a book by an author that is not White. The Girl from the Well

6. Read a book of essays.

7. Read a comedy book. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

8. Read a graphic novel written..

9. Read a book about women during war. Between Shades of Gray

10. Read a book about an LGBTQIA issue. - His Kidnapper's Shoes Although not the main focus in this book, there is a character who is bisexual and it does go into that a bit.

11. Read a book sci-fi/ fantasy book.


message 16: by [deleted user] (last edited Mar 15, 2016 08:25PM) (new)

I'd like to join for 5 books:

1. Re-read your favorite book - Wildflower Hill

2. Read a book new to you by an author you have previously read - Fire Touched

3. Read a book by an author that is not White - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

4. Read a book about women during war - The Nightingale

5. Read a book sci-fi/ fantasy book - His Majesty's Dragon


message 17: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 12048 comments I'm in for all 10 may need suggestions though


message 18: by Eva (last edited Mar 27, 2016 02:04PM) (new)

Eva | 134 comments Great idea for a challenge! I'll try for at least 4!
2. Read a book new to you by an author you have previously read. A Good Man Is Hard to Find And Other Stories by Flannery O'Connor
5. Read a book by an author that is not White.
A Mercy
3. Read a book written by an author under 30.
Burial Rites
7. Read a Comedy book
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

4/4


message 19: by Angelique (new)

Angelique Hi Caro, can you put me down for 3, please?


message 20: by Ultrajbk (new)

Ultrajbk | 67 comments Awesome Challenge...put me down for two (only because I will be trying to finish my box set quarterly challenge - which is all about female authors too so I don't feel particularly bad).

10. The Passion of the New Eve - Angela Carter
11. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms - N.K. Jemisin.


message 21: by Ornina (new)

Ornina | 40 comments Sign me up for three please:

4. Read a book about the Eastern Cultures:I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

5. Read a book by an author that is not White: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

6. Read a book of essays: A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories

0/3


message 22: by Maya (last edited Mar 28, 2016 01:43PM) (new)

Maya (ferafaces) | 99 comments 1. Re-read your favorite book.
Completed 3/7/2016 :: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone // J.K. Rowling

2. Read a book new to you by an author you have previously read.
In the Unlikely Event // Judy Blume

3. Read a book written by an author under 30.

4. Read a book about the Eastern Cultures.

5. Read a book by an author that is not White.

6. Read a book of essays.
Completed 3/25/2016 :: Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far) in Song // Sara Bareilles

7. Read a comedy book.

8. Read a graphic novel written..

9. Read a book about women during war.
Completed 3/7/2016 :: The White Queen // Philippa Gregory

10. Read a book about an LGBTQIA issue.

11. Read a book sci-fi/ fantasy book.
Completed 3/18/2016 :: Daja's Book // Tamora Pierce


1 :: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling :: 2 :: x :: 3 :: x :: 4 :: x :: 5 :: x :: 6 :: Sounds Like Me My Life (So Far) in Song by Sara Bareilles
:: 7 :: x :: 8 :: x :: 9 :: The White Queen (The Cousins' War, #1) by Philippa Gregory :: 10 :: x :: 11 :: Daja's Book (Circle of Magic, #3) by Tamora Pierce ::


message 23: by Caro (new)

Caro (karopi) | 992 comments Hello all! Is great to see all of you interested in this challenge!!! So excited to lead... I already add all of you!


message 24: by Caro (new)

Caro (karopi) | 992 comments Blagica wrote: "I'm in for all 10 may need suggestions though"
Hello Blagica! Is amazing that you are planing to do the 10 of them!!! Please let me know in which ones you will need suggestions... I know some books for all of the points, just not time to read for all of them in just one month...


message 25: by Melissa (last edited Mar 29, 2016 07:19PM) (new)

Melissa (melissa-juvinall) Count me in for 8! I already have these on other challenge lists...will be fun to focus on just women authors this month.

2. New to you book by author you've read--The Heart Goes Last
4. Eastern cultures--The Space Between Us
5. Not white--Breath, Eyes, Memory
6. Essays--We Should All Be Feminists
7. Comedy--Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
8. Graphic novel--Awkward
9. Women during war--The Nightingale
11. Sci-fi/fantasy--Kindred

COMPLETED!! 8/8

Melissa


message 26: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra | 5832 comments I'll go for four!

Here's the plan:
2. New to you book by favorite author - Kushiel's Justice
3. Author under 30 - Four: A Divergent Story Collection
5. Non-white author - The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story
11. Fantasy - The Fairy Godmother


message 27: by Geri (last edited Mar 27, 2016 07:23AM) (new)

Geri | 63 comments I'll start with one for now.

4. Read a book about the Eastern Cultures. - I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

1/1

Bonus:

2. Read a book new to you by an author you have previously read. - Otherwise Unharmed

5. Read a book by an author that is not White. - Binti


message 28: by Susan (new)

Susan | 169 comments I would like to try for 4. Thanks.


message 29: by Andrew (last edited Mar 30, 2016 01:21PM) (new)

Andrew (nitesead) I will try for five.
1. COMEDY BOOK: The Funny Thing Is... by Ellen DeGeneres (3/5/16)
2. WARTIME: Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Wartime Sarajevo by Zlata Filipović (3/14/16)
3. NEW TO ME AUTHOR: There Are Jews in My House by Lara Vapnyar (3/27/16)

Another new-to-me author book: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (3/27/16)


message 30: by Cindy (new)

Cindy (cindyd) I'm in for 4. :)


message 31: by Yvonne (last edited Mar 30, 2016 09:28PM) (new)

Yvonne (ysareader) | 162 comments I'll attempt 6 of these and see how far I get.

6/6 CHALLENGE COMPLETED

For this challenge we would like you to explore women writers and pick books only written by women:

1. Re-read your favorite book.

2. Read a book new to you by an author you have previously read.
Death of a Nightingale by Lene Kaaberbøl- 3/7/2016 - 3 Stars

3. Read a book written by an author under 30.
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie read 3/27/2016 3 Stars

4. Read a book about the Eastern Cultures.

5. Read a book by an author that is not White.
Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling 3/30/2016 3 Stars

6. Read a book of essays.

7. Read a comedy book.
Bossypants by Tina Fey - 3/2/2016 - 3 Stars

8. Read a graphic novel written..

9. Read a book about women during war.

10. Read a book about an LGBTQIA issue.
All I Love and Know by Judith Frank 3/9/2016 - 4 Stars

11. Read a book sci-fi/ fantasy book.
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey 3/30/2916 2.5 Stars


message 32: by Renee (last edited Mar 28, 2016 03:00PM) (new)

Renee completed: 4/7

For this challenge we would like you to explore women writers and pick books only written by women:

1. Re-read your favorite book. Dark Legend

2. Read a book new to you by an author you have previously read. Valley of Silence

3. Read a book written by an author under 30. Burial Rites

4. Read a book about the Eastern Cultures.

5. Read a book by an author that is not White. Legend completed 3/28/16 - 4 stars

6. Read a book of essays.

7. Read a comedy book.

8. Read a graphic novel written..

9. Read a book about women during war. Our Mothers' War: American Women at Home and at the Front During World War II completed 3/6/16 -4 stars - not my normal type of book but I enjoyed it

10. Read a book about an LGBTQIA issue. The Miseducation of Cameron Post completed 3/21/16 - 3 Stars

11. Read a book sci-fi/ fantasy book. The Oldest Soul - Animus completed 3/24/16 - 2 stars



message 33: by Merja (new)

Merja (merjafrob) | 488 comments I think that I could join this challenge by reading 3 books!


1. Re-read your favorite book.

2. Read a book new to you by an author you have previously read.

3. Read a book written by an author under 30.

4. Read a book about the Eastern Cultures.

5. Read a book by an author that is not White.

6. Read a book of essays.

7. Read a comedy book.

8. Read a graphic novel written..

9. Read a book about women during war.

10. Read a book about an LGBTQIA issue.

11. Read a book sci-fi/ fantasy book.


message 34: by Amanda (last edited Apr 01, 2016 02:08PM) (new)

Amanda R (fairyteapot) | 1474 comments Sign me up for 2 thanks.

March #readwomen Challenge:
Duration: March 1, 2016 to March 31. 2016


In the spirit of last year's challenge:
"It’s a truth universally acknowledged, and confirmed by VIDA, that, though women read more books than men, and female authors are published in comparable numbers, they are more easily overlooked: a smaller presence in literary journals both as reviewers, and the reviewed, they also account for fewer literary translations."

For this challenge we would like you to explore women writers and pick books only written by women:

4. Read a book about the Eastern Cultures:
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang Completed 28/03/16 Rating 4 stars

11. Read a book sci-fi/ fantasy book:
The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge Completed 24/03/16 Rating 4 stars

2/2

Challenge completed



message 35: by ✩Anna✩ (last edited Mar 05, 2016 01:57PM) (new)

✩Anna✩ (annanna) I'm going to try for 3 books.

1. Re-read your favorite book.

2. Read a book new to you by an author you have previously read.

3. Read a book written by an author under 30.

4. Read a book about the Eastern Cultures.

5. Read a book by an author that is not White.

6. Read a book of essays.

7. Read a comedy book.

8. Read a graphic novel written..

9. Read a book about women during war.

10. Read a book about an LGBTQIA issue.

11. Read a book sci-fi/ fantasy book. Born of Illusion 3/5/16


message 36: by Susan C (last edited Mar 14, 2016 08:29AM) (new)

Susan C (sacorwin) | 906 comments I'm in for 5 books for this challenge

March #readwomen Challenge:
Duration: March 1, 2016 to March 31. 2016


For this challenge we would like you to explore women writers and pick books only written by women:

1. Re-read your favorite book.

✓ 2. Read a book new to you by an author you have previously read. Where We Belong by Emily Giffin read 3/6/2016

3. Read a book written by an author under 30.

✓ 4. Read a book about the Eastern Cultures. Shanghai Girls by Lisa See read 3/10/2016

✓ 5. Read a book by an author that is not White. The Color Purple by Alice Walker read 3/4/2016

✓ 6. Read a book of essays. The Empathy Exams: Essays by Leslie Jamison read 3/8/2016

7. Read a comedy book.

✓ 8. Read a graphic novel written.. Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh read 3/5/2016

9. Read a book about women during war.

10. Read a book about an LGBTQIA issue.

11. Read a book sci-fi/ fantasy book.

5/5
Challenge completed!


message 37: by Delitealex (last edited Mar 06, 2016 11:30AM) (new)

Delitealex | 49 comments 1/5
1. Re-read your favorite book.

2. Read a book new to you by an author you have previously read.

3. Read a book written by an author under 30.

4. Read a book about the Eastern Cultures.

5. Read a book by an author that is not White.

6. Read a book of essays.

7. Read a comedy book.

8. Read a graphic novel written..

9. Read a book about women during war.
In The Blood Of The Greeks

10. Read a book about an LGBTQIA issue.
Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme currently reading

11. Read a book sci-fi/ fantasy book.
Reunion 3/2


message 38: by Kelly (last edited Mar 29, 2016 09:09AM) (new)

Kelly (kellysrambles) | 1000 comments #READWOMEN
Duration: March 1st - March 31st 2016

For this challenge we would like you to explore women writers and pick books only written by women:

1. Re-read your favorite book.
2. Read a book new to you by an author you have previously read. - Flawed by Cecelia Ahern ✔
3. Read a book written by an author under 30. - The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger ✔
4. Read a book about the Eastern Cultures. - I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai ✔
5. Read a book by an author that is not White. - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou ✔
6. Read a book of essays.
7. Read a comedy book. - Yes Please by Amy Poehler ✔
8. Read a graphic novel.
9. Read a book about women during war.
10. Read a book about an LGBTQIA issue.
11. Read a book sci-fi/ fantasy book. - Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo ✔

COMPLETE: 6/6


message 39: by Caro (new)

Caro (karopi) | 992 comments All updated till here. Since there are two Susan I decide to use the number of the first message to differentiate each of you.


message 40: by Rei ⭐ (last edited Mar 27, 2016 08:40AM) (new)

Rei ⭐ [TrulyBooked] (lgoto) I'd like to try for 10, please (only because I have no idea what to read for essays).

March: #Readwomen

"It’s a truth universally acknowledged, and confirmed by VIDA, that, though women read more books than men, and female authors are published in comparable numbers, they are more easily overlooked: a smaller presence in literary journals both as reviewers, and the reviewed, they also account for fewer literary translations."

For this challenge we would like you to explore women writers and pick books only written by women:

1. Re-read your favorite book.
Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey

2. Read a book new to you by an author you have previously read.
Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton

3. Read a book written by an author under 30.
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

4. Read a book about the Eastern Cultures.
When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka

5. Read a book by an author that is not White.
Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy an American Controversy by Annette Gordon-Reed

6. Read a book of essays.
The Penguin Book of Witches by Katherine Howe

7. Read a comedy book.
Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

8. Read a graphic novel written
Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1 & 2 by Stephenie Meyer, Young Kim (Art/Adaptation)

9. Read a book about women during war.
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

10. Read a book about an LGBTQIA issue.
For Today I Am A Boy by Kim Fu

11. Read a book sci-fi/ fantasy book.
Have Mercy by Jaida Jones, Danielle Bennett


message 41: by Nicole (new)

Nicole Woods (nicole_woods65) | 924 comments I'm in for 2!


message 42: by Emma (last edited Mar 04, 2016 01:40PM) (new)

Emma Green | 198 comments I'll try 3.

A book new to you by an author previouslt read - A Tiny Bit Marvellous by Dawn French


message 43: by Cheri (last edited Mar 14, 2016 08:48AM) (new)

Cheri (jovali2) Please put me down for 4! I loved the read women challenge last year, so I'm really glad to see this back. :) Thanks for suggesting it, Caro.

4/4 completed -- CHALLENGE FINISHED!

1) Task 2. Read a book new to you by an author you have previously read.
The Moor's Account by Laila Lalami (4 stars)
2) Task 4. Read a book about the Eastern Cultures.
The Vegetarian by Han Kang (4 stars)
3) Task 9. Read a book about women during war.
The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe by Elaine Showalter (5 stars)
4) Task 3. Read a book written by an author under 30.
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai (3 stars)


message 44: by Cheri (new)

Cheri (jovali2) Is it possible to add another choice to this challenge -- to read a book by a woman author we've never read before? I have several of these on my TBR list that don't fit any of the categories above.


message 45: by Aurora (new)

Aurora | 143 comments Sign me up for 5 please!

A book by an author that is not White - Americanah
A book of essays - The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion
A Graphic Novel - Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal
A book about an LGBTQIA issue - The Argonauts
A sci-fi/ fantasy book - ?


message 46: by Maria (new)

Maria (mariah90602) | 1848 comments I will try 4.


message 47: by Katharine (last edited Mar 30, 2016 01:55PM) (new)

Katharine | 101 comments Definitely 2, hopefully a few more.

Completed: 5/2

1. Re-read your favorite book. one of my many "favorites"Five Children and It by E. Nesbit finished 3/21/16 ★★★★★ (of course)

2. Read a book new to you by an author you have previously read. Why Mermaids Sing by C.S. Harris finished 3/17/16 ★★★★★

3. Read a book written by an author under 30.
Cinder by Marissa Meyer finished 3/28/16 ★★★★★

7. Read a comedy book. My Point... And I Do Have One by Ellen DeGeneres finished 3/24/16 ★★★★★

11. Read a sci-fi/fantasy book. His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik finished 3/20/16 ★★★

1: Five Children and It (Five Children, #1) by E. Nesbit 2: Why Mermaids Sing (Sebastian St. Cyr, #3) by C.S. Harris 3: Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer 7: My Point... And I Do Have One by Ellen DeGeneres 11. His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire, #1) by Naomi Novik


message 48: by Kristie (last edited Feb 29, 2016 02:32PM) (new)

Kristie (kristie621) | 23 comments I'm in for 4!

0/4

It turns out that most of the books I'm hoping to finish/read in March are by women, but I've only managed to fit a few into the categories.

3. Read a book written by an author under 30: A Darker Shade of Magic (to read)

4. Read a book about the Eastern Cultures: I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban (to read)

5. Read a book by an author that is not White: The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation After the Genome (currently reading)

11. Read a book sci-fi/ fantasy book: All the Birds in the Sky (currently reading)


message 49: by Cheri (new)

Cheri (jovali2) Kristie wrote: "I'm in for 4!
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I hadn't heard of The Social Life of DNA -- I see it's new! Thanks for posting, I'm adding it to my list.


message 50: by Kristie (new)

Kristie (kristie621) | 23 comments Cheri wrote: I hadn't heard of The Social Life of DNA -- I see it's new! Thanks for posting, I'm adding it to my list."

It happens that I won it to review, but received it about a week after it was published. This challenge gives me some extra incentive to actually finish a book I own (I'm knee-deep in library books and ebooks) so I can write some sort of review!


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