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message 1: by Kathy (last edited Feb 28, 2018 12:36PM) (new)

Kathy (kathyxtran) | 16 comments I think I'll take a stab at this challenge. It'll force me to read out of my comfort zone a bit ...

Reading Women Challenge Plan
from the Reading Women Podcast Reading Women Podcast (here)
(h/t Carol for the typed up list!)

updated February 2018

1. Book by a woman in translation (bonus if the translator is female)
A True Novel by Minae Mizumura Human Acts by Han Kang Frontier by Can Xue
2. Fantasy novel written by a woman of color
Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
3. Book set in the American South
Jubilee by Margaret Walker
4. Short story collection
Ambiguity Machines and Other stories by Vandana Singh
5. Graphic novel (or memoir)
Monstress, Vol. 1 Awakening (Monstress, #1) by Marjorie M. Liu かくかくしかじか 1 (Kakukaku Shikajika, #1) by Akiko Higashimura
6. Book published by an independent press
The Iliac Crest by Cristina Rivera Garza Tropic of Orange by Karen Tei Yamashita
7. Book set in Russia or by a Russian author
The Slynx by Tatyana Tolstaya White Walls Collected Stories by Tatyana Tolstaya
8. Book with a viewpoint character who is an immigrant or refugee
Tell Me How It Ends An Essay in Forty Questions by Valeria Luiselli
9. Book by an Australian or Canadian author
I Am Woman A Native Perspective on Sociology and Feminism by Lee Maracle Islands of Decolonial Love by Leanne Simpson
10. An essay collection
Borderlands/La Frontera The New Mestiza by Gloria E. Anzaldúa
11. Book about someone with a chronic illness
Sick A Memoir by Porochista Khakpour
12. True crime
American Fire Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land by Monica Hesse One of Us The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway by Åsne Seierstad
13. Book by an African American woman about civil rights
Are Prisons Obselete? by Angela Y. Davis
14. Classic novel written by a woman (bonus if it's not Austen or a Bronte)
American Indian Stories, Legends, and Other Writings by Zitkala-Ša Mules and Men by Zora Neale Hurston Passing by Nella Larsen
15. Poetry
Tightrope by Selina Tusitala Marsh
16. Book where the characters are traveling somewhere
Call Me Zebra by Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi
17. Book with a food item in the title
My Year of Meats by Ruth Ozeki
18. Book written by a female Nobel prize winner
The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing
19. Book from the Reading Women Award 2017 shortlists
The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O'Neill The Strays by Emily Bitto The Weight of Him by Ethel Rohan **
20. Memoir by someone who lives in a country other than mine
Secrets We Kept Three Women of Trinidad by Krystal A. Sital
21. Inspired by a fairy tale
Deathless (Leningrad Diptych, #1) by Catherynne M. Valente
22. By a local author or recommended by my local bookstore
Decline and Fall on Savage Street by Fiona Farrell
23. Book that has been on my TBR the longest
Kassandra and the Wolf by Margarita Karapanou
24. Genre I've never read
*
25. Virginia Woolf
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf Orlando by Virginia Woolf
26. Flannery O'Connor
The Complete Stories by Flannery O'Connor ***

*Not sure about this one yet
**I've already read half the books on this list, and not really interested in these other three, so we'll see ...
***Started previously and put down for various reasons


message 2: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments Loving your layout, Kathy. I hope you like Tolstaya and Lessing and Larsen, among others. They're some of my faves.


message 3: by Kathy (last edited Jun 30, 2018 07:21PM) (new)

Kathy (kathyxtran) | 16 comments Completed updated July 2018
The first book (ish) I completed for each category

Record of a Night Too Brief by Hiromi Kawakami Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward Ambiguity Machines and Other Stories by Vandana Singh Monstress, Vol. 1 Awakening (Monstress, #1) by Marjorie M. Liu
Mean by Myriam Gurba TBD by Lauren Gilley Tell Me How It Ends An Essay in Forty Questions by Valeria Luiselli The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood Can You Tolerate This? by Ashleigh Young
TBD by Lauren Gilley Maximum Harm The Tsarnaev Brothers, the FBI, and the Road to the Marathon Bombing by Michele R. McPhee TBD by Lauren Gilley TBD by Lauren Gilley Tightrope by Selina Tusitala Marsh
TBD by Lauren Gilley TBD by Lauren Gilley TBD by Lauren Gilley TBD by Lauren Gilley Heart Berries A Memoir by Terese Marie Mailhot
Deathless (Leningrad Diptych, #1) by Catherynne M. Valente TBD by Lauren Gilley TBD by Lauren Gilley TBD by Lauren Gilley TBD by Lauren Gilley
TBD by Lauren Gilley


message 4: by Kathy (new)

Kathy (kathyxtran) | 16 comments Books I've read recently that technically qualify but I'm not counting for this challenge:

Jane Eyre is a classic (#14) but I'm planning on reading another "classic" that is neither an Austen or Bronte for the bonus.

The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater: Essays on Crafting is an essay collection (#10) but I'm lukewarm about it and I'm mentally filing it as more of a memoir.


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