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Martha (marthais) | 31 comments I'm going to give this challenge a go, and also keep the Year of Reading Women of Colour going (even though it's not official in this group!) - I didn't hit my target the last two years, so this is the year I'm going to make it!


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Martha (marthais) | 31 comments 2018 Year of Reading Women of Colour

Progress: 34/20

Read

White Privilege: The Myth of a Post-Racial Society by Kalwant Bhopal
The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging by Afua Hirsch
Feel Free by Zadie Smith
Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World by Ann Shen,
Happiness by Aminatta Forna
Language: Vintage Minis by Xiaolu Guo
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
The Good Immigrant by Nikesh Shukla (ed) - more than half the essays are by women
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After by Clemantine Wamariya
This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare by Gabourey Sidibe
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
Decolonial Daughter: Letters from a Black Woman to her European Son by Lesley-Ann Brown
Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock
Suicide Club by Rachel Heng
The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
The Mothers by Brit Bennett
The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Quiet Girl in a Noisy World: An Introvert's Story by Debbie Tung
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison
Washington Black: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018 by Esi Edugyan
Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture by Roxane Gay
Young, Gifted and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and Present by Jamia Wilson
Belonging by Umi Sinha
What a Time to Be Alone: The Slumflower's Guide to Why You Are Already Enough by Chidera Eggerue

Currently Reading


Potential Reads
Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman
The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi
An Untamed State by Roxane Gay
Singin' and Swingin' and Getting' Merry Like Christmas by Maya Angelou
A Song Flung Up to Heaven by Maya Angelou
All God's Children Need Travelling Shoes by Maya Angelou
Gather Together in My Name by Maya Angelou
Letter to My Daughter by Maya Angelou
Mom and Me and Mom by Maya Angelou
Living By The Word: Selected Writings 1973 1987 by Alice Walker
Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth: New Poems by Alice Walker
Do It Like a Woman... and Change the World by Caroline Criado-Pérez
Letters from Burma by Aung San Suu Kyi
Jazz by Toni Morrison
Possessing The Secret Of Joy by Alice Walker
Meridian by Alice Walker
The White Woman on the Green Bicycle by Monique Roffey
Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
Brick Lane by Monica Ali
Bitter Sweets by Roopa Farooki
Open: A Toolkit for How Magic and Messed Up Life Can Be by Gemma Cairney
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly
What is Not Yours is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
Gender and Disability: Women's Experiences in the Middle East by Lina Abu-Habib
The Wrath & the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
The Rose & the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh
Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed
Legend by Marie Lu
Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo
Welcome to Lagos by Chibundu Onuzo
Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu, 25th Mar 18
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Small Island by Andrea Levy
Inferior by Angela Saini
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang
Mirage by Somaiya Daud
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write by Sabrina Mahfouz
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata
Diversify: A fierce, accessible, empowering guide to why a more open society means a more successful one by June Sarpong
Reading The Ceiling by Dayo Forster
In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner
Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa
Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
A Golden Age by Tahmima Anam
The Pirate's Daughter by Margaret Cezair-Thompson
Generation M: Young Muslims Changing the World by Shelina Zahra Janmohamed
Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde

Completed it!! Third time lucky :D


message 3: by Martha (last edited Dec 20, 2018 11:10AM) (new)

Martha (marthais) | 31 comments Reading Women Challenge 2018

Progress: 17/24


1 - A book by a woman in translation (bonus if also translated by a woman)
The Summer Book by Tove Jansson

2 - A fantasy novel written by a woman of color
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

3 - A book set in the American South
Kindred, 5th Jun 18

4 - A short story collection
The Color Master, 6th Jun 18

5 - A graphic novel or memoir
El Deafo, 5th Mar 18

6 - A book published by an independent press
White Privilege: The Myth of a Post-Racial Society, 4th Jan 18

7 - A book set in Russia or by a Russian author
The Bear and the Nightingale, 28th May 18

8 - A book with a viewpoint character who is an immigrant or refugee
The Japanese Lover, 23rd Jan 18

9 - A book by an Australian or a Canadian author
The Named by Marianne Curley, 7th Apr 18

10 - An essay collection
Women of the Revolution: Forty Years of Feminism, 16th Jan 18

11 - A book about someone with a chronic illness

12 - A true crime book

13 - A book by an African American Woman about Civil Rights

14 - A classic novel written by a woman (bonus points if not Austen or a Brontës)
Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, 23rd Mar 18

15 - A poetry collection

16 - A book where the characters are traveling somewhere
The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin, 19th Jul 18

17 - A book with a food item in the title
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer, 15th Apr 18

18 - A book written by a female Nobel Prize Winner

19 - A book from the Reading Woman Award 2017 shortlists

20 - A memoir by someone who lives in a country different from yours
The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After by Clemantine Wamariya

21 - A book inspired by a fairy tale
The Snow Child, 7th Aug 18

22 - A book by a local author or recommended by your local bookstore

23 - The book that has been on your TBR the longest
The Children's Book, 21st Mar 18

24 - A book in a genre you have never read
I don't think there's a genre I've never read but Romance/Women's Fiction is one I've only read once or twice
You Had Me At Hello, 20th Dec 18


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Martha (marthais) | 31 comments Exceeded by goal of reading women of colour quite considerably but didn't quite make the Reading Women Challenge! Will try again in 2019 :)


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