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message 1: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (last edited Feb 28, 2016 11:41AM) (new)

Renee M | 4720 comments Mod
Mix-n-Match : Women's History

Rules: Pick Two books to read during March. Make your choices by matching a format in list one to a category in list two. For example, if you listen to Pride and Prejudice as an audiobook, your next book cannot be written before 1900 or on audio.

Format
1) Paperback
2) Hardcover
3) Audio
4) Ebook

Categories
1) Biography of a Woman
2) Female Author, written before 1900
3) Female Author, written after 1900
4) Women's Studies
5) Feminist Studies
6) Fiction with a strong female character


message 2: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4720 comments Mod
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message 3: by megan (new)

megan | 886 comments Oh fun! Perfect excuse to get some non-fiction in.


message 4: by Evan (new)

Evan (perfect_leaves) | 97 comments Tentatively going to put myself down for Women, Religion, Peacebuilding: Illuminating the Unseen (women's studies, ebook)

and The Prayer Rug (fiction-female lead, audiobook?)


message 5: by Cindy (last edited Feb 29, 2016 11:49AM) (new)

Cindy  | 384 comments My plan is to read Help the Poor Struggler by Martha Grimes (Female Author, written after 1900, paperback) and Narrative of My Captivity Among the Sioux Indians by Fanny Kelly (Biography, ebook)


message 6: by Cindy (new)

Cindy  | 384 comments First leg complete, I finished Help the Poor Struggler by Martha Grimes. I was disappointed, a really good promise of a mystery that fell flat at the end.


message 7: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4720 comments Mod
Hope your second book is better, Cindy.


message 8: by Holly, That Geeky One (new)

Holly (hollycoulson) | 1949 comments Mod
Happy International Women's Day everyone!


message 9: by Dana (last edited Mar 11, 2016 10:12PM) (new)

Dana (danachewy) | 36 comments My first book I'm currently listening to on audiobook is Grace: A Memoir! It's a biography.
The second book is Ella Minnow Pea, both a hardcover and a fiction book with a strong female character!


message 10: by Cindy (new)

Cindy  | 384 comments Second book complete. I finished Narrative of My Captivity Among the Sioux Indians (Autobiography, Ebook). For this challenge I wanted to read an autobiography of a pioneer woman. This was the story of Fanny Kelly who was taken captive by the Sioux Indians. I read this quickly because I had to know what happened to her and if she was given her freedom.


message 11: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4720 comments Mod
Good on you, Cindy. Two very interesting choices. :)


message 12: by Sam F (new)

Sam F | 198 comments I've finished my two:

1. Katherine by Anya Seton - audiobook and female author written after 1900's.

2. I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai - paperback and biography of a woman (also feminist/women's studies!)

Great reads about very courageous women, though very different in nature.


message 13: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4720 comments Mod
Great choices! I read Katherine back in high school and just loved it. And I'm on the waiting list for Malala at the library.


message 14: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly | 1 comments planning on finishing up the Bell Jar for this and reading Pride and Prejudice over spring break.


message 15: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4720 comments Mod
That's a terrific pairing, Kimberly.


message 16: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4720 comments Mod
I'm torn between The Feminine Mystique and Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World. One is a classic. The other just looks really interesting and Bly has always fascinated me.

For my second book, I'll do a mystery.


message 17: by Jenny, Certified Bookworm (new)

Jenny Clark | 1535 comments Mod
Eighty days was the book my work gave as a christmas present haha


message 18: by megan (new)

megan | 886 comments Megan's Mix-n-Match: Women's History

1. Biography of a woman/Female author; ebook:
Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Notorious RBG The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon
Read: 9 March

2. Women's (Mental Health) Studies/Female author; paperback:
The Bell Jar
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Read: 23 March


message 19: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4720 comments Mod
Great job, Meg! Those look like terrific reads!


message 20: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4720 comments Mod
Renee's Women's History: Mix-n-Match

1) Death at Wentwater Court (library audiobook, female author)
2) The Feminine Mystique (paperback, Feminist Studies)

The mystery was just meh, but has the potential to become better as the series moves on.
The Feminine Mystique is absolutely riveting.


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