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message 1: by Louise, Group Founder (new)

Louise | 715 comments Mod
In addition to the general challenge now on the group's homepage to count how many female-authored books you read this year, this is a challenge to keep track of the number of individual women you read as well.


How it works:
Decide how many women you want to read this year, post your intention in this thread. Then go forth and read! Once you've achieved your goal post here, let us know, and tell us who your favourite authors were.

Remember: each author only counts once (so reading the entire HP series would only count for one of your goal).


message 2: by Louise, Group Founder (last edited Nov 05, 2018 05:25AM) (new)

Louise | 715 comments Mod
I'm aiming 35 female-authored books this year (half of my year challenge of 70 books) by at least 30 different women authors.


31/30 - CHALLENGE COMPLETE
1. *Madeleine Thien, Do Not Say We Have Nothing
2. *Lian Hearn, Across the Nightingale Floor
3. *Andrea Levy, The Long Song
4. *Gail Honeyman, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
5. *Libba Bray, Beauty Queens
6. *Jung Chang, Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China (NF)
7. *Jane Harper, The Dry , Force of Nature
8. Lauren Beukes, Zoo City
9. *Reni Eddo-Lodge, Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race (NF)
10. *Chinelo Okparanta, Under the Udala Trees
11. *Claire North, The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
12. *Mary Beard, Women & Power: A Manifesto (NF)
13. *Caroline Wallace, The Finding of Martha Lost
14. *Megan Hunter, The End We Start From
15. *Louise Beech, Maria in the Moon
16. *Sarah J. Harris, The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder
17. *Laura Esquivel, Like Water for Chocolate
18. *Kamila Shamsie, Home Fire
19. *Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀, Stay With Me
20. *Becky Albertalli, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
21. *Alison Bechdel, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic (NF)
22. *Elif Shafak, The Bastard of Istanbul
23. Becky Chambers, Record of a Spaceborn Few
24. *Jenny Han, To All The Boys I've Loved Before
25. Amy Stewart, Lady Cop Makes Trouble , Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions
26. *Emma Donoghue, The Wonder
27. N.K. Jemisin, The Fifth Season
28. *Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone
29. Nnedi Okorafor, What Sunny Saw In The Flames
30. *Louise Candlish, Our House
31. *Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

*new to me this year.


message 3: by Martha (last edited Dec 26, 2018 02:13AM) (new)

Martha (marthais) | 15 comments I'm going for 50 female-authored books overall this year, so I'll set this goal as at least 40 different female authors

83/40
*new to me this year

1. *White Privilege: The Myth of a Post-Racial Society by Kalwant Bhopal
2. *The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks
3. *Women of the Revolution: Forty Years of Feminism by Kira Cochrane
4. *The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
5. *A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
6. *Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging by Afua Hirsch, 30th Jan 18
7. *Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, 31st Jan 18
8. *Home by Amanda Berriman, 3rd Feb 18
9. Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult, 7th Feb 18
10. *The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave, 12th Feb 18
11. Feel Free by Zadie Smith, 15th Feb 18
12. Fantastically Great Women Who Made History by Kate Pankhurst, 18th Feb 18
13. *My Own Story by Emmeline Pankhurst 21st Feb 18
14. *The Last of the Greenwoods by Clare Morrall, 28th Feb 18
15. Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 3rd Mar 18
16. *El Deafo by Cece Bell, 5th Mar 18
17. *Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, 9th Mar 18
18. Misogynation: The True Scale of Sexism by Laura Bates, 13th Mar 18
19. *The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin, 16th Mar 18
20. *The World as 100 People: A Visual Guide to 7 Billion Humans by Aileen Lord, 16th Mar 18
21. *The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt, 21st Mar 18
22. *Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, 23rd Mar 18
23. *Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World by Ann Shen, 25th Mar 18
24. Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo, 27th Mar 18
25. The Half Sister by Catherine Chanter, 31st Mar 18
26. *book:Stardust|36237704] by Jeanne Willis, 30th Mar 18
27. *Happiness by Aminatta Forna, 7th Apr 18
28. *Language by Xiaolu Guo, 7th Apr 18
29. The Named by Marianne Curley, 7th Apr 18
30. Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge, 11th Apr 18
31. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer 15th Apr 18
32. *Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, 18th Apr 18
33. The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood, 21st Apr 18
34. *The Summer Book by Tove Jansson, 23rd Apr 18
35. *Women & Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard, 30th Apr 18
36. *The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After by Clemantine Wamariya, 9th May 18
37. *I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson, 10th May 18
38. *No Is Not Enough: Defeating the New Shock Politics by Naomi Klein, 16th May 18
39. *Standard Deviation by Katherine Heiny, 21st May 18
40. *This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare Gabourey Sidibe, 22nd May

COMPLETED on 23rd May. This either means I need to set a higher target or read more male authors...I'm going to just set another target ;)

41. *The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden, 28th May 18
42. *I Know A Woman by Kate Hodges, 28th May 18
43. *The Radium Girls by Kate Moore, 31st May 18
44. Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty, 3rd Jun 18
45. *Kindred by Octavia E. Butler, 5th Jun 18
46. The Color Master by Aimee Bender, 6th Jun 18
47. Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi, 10th Jun 18
48. *The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, 11th Jun 18
49. *Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World by Pénélope Bagieu, 14th Jun 18
50. The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown, 19th Jun 18
51. *The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin, 21st Jun 18
52. *Decolonial Daughter: Letters from a Black Woman to her European Son by Lesley-Ann Brown, 24th Jun 18
53. *Strip: The Making of a Feminist by Catlyn Ladd, 30th Jun 18
54. *The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, 7th Jul 18
55. *Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock, 9th Jul 18
56. *Suicide Club by Rachel Heng, 15th Jul 18
57. *The Bricks that Built the Houses by Kate Tempest, 27th Jul 18
58. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, 30th Jul 18
59. *Spectacles by Sue Perkins, 4th Aug 18
60. *The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey, 7th Aug 18
61. *Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, 12th Aug 18
62. *Biographic Kahlo by Sophie Collins, 12th Aug 18
63. *The Mothers by Brit Bennett, 20th Aug 18
64. *Frida Kahlo by Mª Isabel Sánchez Vegara, 16th Sep 18
65. *Quiet Girl in a Noisy World: An Introvert's Story by Debbie Tung, 27th Sep 18
66. Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay, 7th Oct 18
67. *Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan, 15th Oct 18
68. *Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison, 20th Oct 18
69. *Young, Gifted and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and Present by Jamia Wilson
70. *Franklin's Flying Bookshop by Jen Campbell, 31st Oct 18
71. *The Vagenda: A Zero Tolerance Guide to the Media by Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett, 11th Nov 18
72. *Sweet Little Lies by Caz Frear, 13th Nov 18
73. *The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend, 20th Nov 18
74. *Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick, 26th Nov 18
75. *Belonging by Umi Sinha, 2nd Dec 18
76. *Love: Vintage Minis by Jeanette Winterson, 8th Dec 18
77. *The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters, 16th Dec 18
78. *The Mental Load: A Feminist Comic by Emma, 17th Dec 18
79. *Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak, 19th Dec 18
80. *You Had Me At Hello by Mhairi McFarlane, 20th Dec 18
81. *What a Time to Be Alone: The Slumflower's Guide to Why You Are Already Enough by Chidera Eggerue, 20th Dec 18
82. One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson, 24th Dec 18
83. *Little Moments of Love by Catana Chetwynd, 25th Dec 18


message 4: by Tamara (new)

Tamara Agha-Jaffar | 570 comments I am going for 55 books this year, 35 of them by female authors.


message 5: by Laurie (last edited Dec 26, 2018 05:25AM) (new)

Laurie I will try for 25 different women authors. Completed on 6/13/18

1. Quicksand by Nella Larsen
2. Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster by Svetlana Alexievich
3. Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi
4. The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez
5. Blue Is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh
6. On Beauty by Zadie Smith
7. My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family's Nazi Past by Jennifer Teege
8. Binti, Home, and The Night Masquerade by Nnedi Okorafor
9. The Little Virtues by Natalia Ginzburg
10. Lucy by Jamaica Kincaid
11. The Dispossessed No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters, and The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
12. The Moomins and the Great Flood by Tove Jansson
13. Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo
14. Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik
15. Jubilee by Margaret Walker
16. The Book of Dog by Lark Benobi
17. Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World by Suzy Hansen
18. Sultana's Dream by Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain
19. 800 Days in Doha by Penelope Gordon
20. Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
21. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
22. Garden of Lamentations by Deborah Crombie
23. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
24. The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui
25. Force of Nature by Jane Harper
26. Dancing Lessons by Olive Senior
27. Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
28. Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
29. Black Mamba Boy by Nadifa Mohamed
30. Maud Martha by Gwendolyn Brooks
31. When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors
32. My Invented Country: A Nostalgic Journey Through Chile by Isabel Allende
33. The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat
34. Revenge by Yōko Ogawa
35. After Midnight by Irmgard Keun
36. The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater
37. The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner
38. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
39. A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
40. Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin
41. Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord
42. The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers
43. Herding Cats by Sarah Andersen
44. The Witness for the Prosecution: A Short Story by Agatha Christie
45. Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck
46. The Library Book by Susan Orlean
47. Two Old Women: An Alaskan Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival by Velma Wallis
48. Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun by Sarah Ladipo Manyika
49. Normal People by Sally Rooney


message 6: by SarahJaneSmith (last edited Dec 31, 2018 12:52PM) (new)

SarahJaneSmith | 5 comments I'm going for 40 female-authored books this year.

1. The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
2. Wir haben Raketen geangelt by Karen Köhler (German)
3. Stechäpfel : Gedichte von Frauen aus drei Jahrtausenden by various female poets (German)
4. Old Filth by Jane Gardam
5. Das Hochhaus: 102 Etagen Leben by Katharina Greve (German)
6. Ton und Scherben by Jana Kreisl (German)
7. Recipes for Love and Murder by Sally Andrew
8. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
9. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women by Elena Favilli
10. A Line Made by Walking by Sara Baume
11. Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant
12. Broken Bones by Angela Marsons
13. Die potente Frau: Für eine neue neue Weiblichkeit by Svenja Flaßpöhler (German)
14. Unterleuten by Juli Zeh (German)
15. Ja, unsere Kreise berühren sich. Briefe by Christa Wolf (German)
16. One Year of Writing and Healing: Writing to Transform the Experience of Illness, Grief, and Other Trouble by Diane Morrow
17. Handkantenschlag by Dorthe Nors (in German)
18. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
19. Ingeborg Bachmann und Max Frisch: Eine Liebe zwischen Intimität und Öffentlichkeit by Ingeborg Gleichauf (German)
20. Der gute Gott von Manhattan. Hörspiel by Ingeborg Bachmann (German)
21. Patentöchter by Julia Albrecht (German)
22. Die Kieferninseln by Marion Poschmann (German)
23. Sämtliche Gedichte by Hilde Domin (German)
24. Crudo by Olivia Laing
25. Less Than Angels by Barbara Pym
26. Women & Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard
27. Lost For Words by Stephanie Butland
28. Crazy America by Michaela Haas (German)
29. Dying Truth by Angela Marsons
30. The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler
31. Quasikristalle by Eva Menasse (German)
32. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
33. Das Geräusch des Lichts by Katharina Hagena (German)
34. Elizabeth and Her German Garden by Elizabeth von Arnim (in German).
35. Educated by Tara Westover
36. If... by Sarah Perry
37. This Body of Death by Elizabeth George
38. Einstein and the Rabbi: Searching for the Soul by Naomi Levy
39. Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva
40. These Dividing Walls by Fran Cooper


message 7: by Serian (last edited Sep 08, 2018 05:42AM) (new)

Serian (mamapata) | 6 comments I'm aiming to read around 25 books by different female authors this year. I reached my first goal last year, but failed when I pushed it up, but it definitely made me much more aware of what I was reading. Let's see how it goes this year!

1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling - January (Russian)
2. Gender, Generation and Identity in Contemporary Russia ed. by Hilary Pilkington - January
3. Love and Freindship and Other Early Works by Jane Austen - January/February (and Lady Susan in September!)
4. The Wisdom of Whores: Bureaucrats, Brothels, and the Business of AIDS by Elizabeth Pisani - February
5. The Magic in the Weaving by Tamora Pierce - February (Russian)
6. Магическая уборка. Японское искусство наведения порядка дома и в жизни by Marie Kondō - April (Russian)
7. Chesapeake Blue by Nora Roberts - May (Russian)
8. The True Deceiver by Tove Jansson - May
9. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
10. The Mitford Saga (mine has a different title, but think it is this one) by Mary S. Lovell - June
11. Sex and the Citadel: Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World by Shereen El Feki - June
12. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott - June
13. Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler - July1222
14. The Social Sex: A History of Female Friendship by Marilyn Yalom - July
15. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg - July
16. The Angel of Grozny: Orphans of a Forgotten War by Asne Seierstad - August
17. The Making of a Marchioness by Frances Hodgson Burnett - August
18. 1222 by Anne Holt - August (Spanish)
19. Queer, There and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World by Sarah Prager - August
20. Retour a Cold Creek - La Revanche de Jared James - La Nuit Du Scandale (3 authors, but so terrible I'm listing them as one!) - August (French)
21. Chéri by Colette - August (French)
22. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell - September


message 8: by Aine (last edited Aug 26, 2018 09:47AM) (new)

Aine | 8 comments I'm aiming to read 26 female authors this year.

1. Under the sun by Lottie Moggach Read: 7 Jan 2018
2. Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Jackson Read: 13 Jan 2018
3. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey Read: 14 Jan 2018
4. When the Emperor was divine by Julie Otsuka Read: 27 Jan 2018
5. The bookshop on the corner by Jenny Colgan Read: 27 Jan 2018
6. The crow trap by Ann Cleeves Read: 2 March 2018
7. Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan Read: 16 Mar 2018
8. Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon Read: 27 Mar 2018
9. Do They Hear You When You Cry by Fauziya Kassindja Read: 8 Apr 2018
10. Light a penny candle by Maeve Binchy Read: 22 Apr 2018
11. The Encyclopedia of Early Earth by Isabel Greenberg Read: 28 Apr 2018
12. The Rúin by Dervla McTiernan Read: 29 Apr 2018
13. Kiss me first by Lottie Moggach Read: 13 May 2018
14. Every heart a doorway by Senan McGuire Read: 19 May 2018
15. Creative Truths in Provincial Policing by Paula Licahtarowicz Read: 2 June 2018
16. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor Read: 4 June 2018
17. Vows of silence by Susan Hill Read: 16 June 2018
18. The red virgin and the vision of Utopia by Mary M. Talbot Read: 17 June 2018
19. The rapture by Liz Jensen Read: 1 Jul 2018
20. The rising of Bella Casey by Mary Morrissy Read: 14 Jul 2018
21. The island by Victoria Hislop Read: 6 Aug 2018
22. The twins by Tessa deLooRead: 28 Aug 2018
23. Irish twins by Susan Hill Read: 26 Aug 2018
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message 9: by Carol (last edited Dec 31, 2018 05:04PM) (new)

Carol (carolbrani) | 1466 comments Mod
Updated December 31.
* new to me this year

1. Neighbour Rosicky by Willa Cather (finished 10January)
2. Paving the New Road by Sulari Gentill* (finished 12January)
3. Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination by J.K. Rowling (finished 10January)
4. Liar's Candle: A Novel by August Thomas* (finished 17January)
5. Portrait of a Murderer by Anne Meredith* (finished 27January)
6. The Chosen by Kristina Ohlsson* (finished 31January)
7. A Good Cry: What We Learn From Tears and Laughter by Nikki Giovanni (finished 2February)
8. A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry* (finished 2February)
9. Proud Shoes by Pauli Murray* (finished 8February)
10. Maud Martha by Gwendolyn Brooks* (finished 14February)
11. Silent Scream by Angela Marsons*. (Finished 19February)
12. Bats in the Belfry by E.C.R. Lorac*. (Finished 21February); also Fire in the Thatch: A Devon Mystery (Finished April); and Murder by Matchlight (finished December)
13. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie*. (Finished 21February); also Americanah (finished 26June)
14. Ayiti by Roxane Gay*. (Finished 26February)
15. Nowhere Is a Place by Bernice L. McFadden. (Finished 27February)
16. After the Eclipse: A Mother's Murder, a Daughter's Search by Sarah Perry*. (Finished 3March).
17. Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo*. (Finished 7March).
18. The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish*. (Finished 7March).
19. Hiroshima Boy by Naomi Hirahara. (Finished 14March).
20. We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver*. (Finished 22March).
21. Dog Songs by Mary Oliver*. (Finished 27March).
22. At the Bottom of the River by Jamaica Kincaid. (Finished 1April)
23. The Finishing School by Muriel Spark. (Finished 2April)
24. Beast in View by Margaret Millar*. (Finished 5April)
25. I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara*. [finished 8April).
26. [book:The Shooting Party|3570821] by Isabel Colegate*. [Finished 11April].
27. Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster by Svetlana Alexievich*. [finished 24April].
28. Life and Death of Harriett Frean by May Sinclair*. (Finished 29April).
29. The Birds of Opulence by Crystal Wilkinson*. (Finished 22May).
30. The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence*. (Finished 24May).
31. The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui*. (Finished 28May).
32. A Thousand Beginnings and Endings, edited by Ellen Oh. (Finished 1June).
33. Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor*. (Finished 6June).
34. The Chalk Circle Man by Fred Vargas*. (Finished 18June).
35. The Shakespeare Requirement: A Novel by Julie Schumacher. (Finished 29June).
36. The Poisoned City: Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy by Anna Clark*. (Finished 8July).
37. Suffragette: My Own Story by Emmeline Pankhurst*. (Finished 19July).
38. How to Love a Jamaican by Alexia Arthurs*. [finished 22July].
39. Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively*. (Finished 27July).
40. Snap by Belinda Bauer*. (Finished 7August).
41. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor* (finished 4September)
42. Babylone Prix Renaudot 2016 by Yasmina Reza* (finished 10September)
43. The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks* (15September)
44. The Wedding by Dorothy West* (finished 17September)
45. Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine* (finished 18September)
46. The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater* (finished 29September)
47. The So Blue Marble by Dorothy B. Hughes (finished 12October)
48. Herding Cats by Sarah Andersen (finished 27October).
49. The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West* (finished 13November).
50. Evil Things by Katja Ivar* (finished 14November).
51. Death of a Rainmaker: A Dust Bowl Mystery by Laurie Loewenstein* (finished 22November).
52. Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck (finished 9December)
As of December 9, 40 out of 52 are new-to-me authors.


message 10: by Kali (new)

Kali Larsen | 16 comments I'm aiming for 20 female authors this year (out of 35 total goal).

I do have a question though. I know reading the same author more than once in a year only counts once, but what if I'm reading a female author I read last year (a different book)? Any opinions?


message 11: by Carol (new)

Carol (carolbrani) | 1466 comments Mod
Kali wrote: "I'm aiming for 20 female authors this year (out of 35 total goal).

I do have a question though. I know reading the same author more than once in a year only counts once, but what if I'm reading a..."


They don't need to be new to you, or a first read. Diversity of authors within the calendar year is the metric.


message 12: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Findler | 1 comments 30 books by 30 female authors.

So far:

1. Manhattan Beach, Jennifer Egan
2. The Power, Naomi Alderman
3. Mrs Dalloway, Virginia Woolf
4. Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


message 13: by Stef (last edited Mar 10, 2018 12:37PM) (new)

Stef Rozitis | 13 comments Ok I am aiming for 40 female authors at least in my mix of 75 books by women. I won't count editors of anthologies either (I only count them as "read women" if ALL contributors are women anyway)

I will count the ones I read in January and February though

1. Catherine O'Connell (Well read and Dead)
2. Marguerite Duras (The Lover)
3. Joan D. Chittister (Wisdom distilled from the daily)
4. Marelle Day (Lambs of God)
5. Nan Chauncey (Tangara)
6. Ellen Meiksins Wood (The Origins of Capitalism)
7. Natasha Solomons (The novel in the viola)
8. Nancy Telfer (singing high pitches with ease)
9. Katharine Kerr (Daggerspell)
10. Naomi Klein (No is not enough)
11. Geraldine Brooks (People of the book)
12. Anne Tyler (The accidental tourist)
13. Emma Donoghue (Astray)
14. Clarissa Pinkola Estes (Women who run with the wolves)
15. Debi Glover (Pure, dead wicked)
16. Pip Granger (The Widow Ginger)
17. Deborah Leblanc (Morbid curiosity)
18. Jan Bowen (Feminists fatale)
19. Val McDermid (Blue Genes)
20. Margaret Dickinson (Suffragette Girl)
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message 14: by Kali (last edited Oct 15, 2018 07:12PM) (new)

Kali Larsen | 16 comments I'm aiming for 20 out of my 35 total goal to be women authors this year.

1. In the Land of Invisible Women: A Female Doctor's Journey in the Saudi Kingdom by Qanta A. Ahmed
2. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
3. Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal
4. Leaving the Saints: How I Lost the Mormons and Found My Faith by Martha N. Beck
5. Breaking Free: How I Escaped My Father-Warren Jeffs-Polygamy, and the FLDS Cult by Rachel Jeffs
6. Just Like Other Daughters by Colleen Faulkner
7. On Ordeal: Roshaun ke Nelaid by Diane Duane
8. Prisoner of Tehran by Marina Nemat
9. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
10. Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta
11. Looking for Palestine: Growing Up Confused in an Arab-American Family by Najla Said
12. The Boat People by Sharon Bala
13. Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia by Jean Sasson
14. The Last Madam: A Life in the New Orleans Underworld by Christine Wiltz
15. Holy Ghost Girl: A Memoir by Donna Johnson
16. Full Disclosure by Beverley McLachlin
17. Mystics, Mavericks, and Merrymakers: An Intimate Journey Among Hasidic Girls by Stephanie Wellen Levine
18. The Secret Lives of Saints: Child Brides and Lost Boys in a Polygamous Mormon Sect by Daphne Bramham
19. Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman's Awakening by Manal Al-Sharif
20. Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea

Made it as of August 16. Will be upping my goal to 25.

21. Jesus Land: A Memoir by Julia Scheeres
22. Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien
23. The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
24. Uncovered: How I Left Hasidic Life and Finally Came Home by Leah Lax
25. I'm Perfect, You're Doomed: Tales from a Jehovah's Witness Upbringing by Kyria Abrahams

Hit 25 as of October 15th.


message 15: by Sally906 (new)

Sally906 I have committed to 50 - I’m counting from this week and have created my shelf - read women 2018

1. The Rising Storm by Ceri A. Lowe
2. Feels Like Home by Lisa Ireland
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message 16: by Carol (new)

Carol (carolbrani) | 1466 comments Mod
Martha wrote: "I'm going for 50 female-authored books overall this year, so I'll set this goal as at least 40 different female authors

42/40

1. White Privilege: The Myth of a Post-Racial Society..."



Congratulations! What a great diversity of books and authors, too.


message 17: by Laurie (new)

Laurie I have reached my goal of 25 authors which are listed in message 5. I don't plan to increase my goal, but I will keep adding new authors and I will see how many I end up with.


message 18: by Carol (new)

Carol (carolbrani) | 1466 comments Mod
Laurie wrote: "I have reached my goal of 25 authors which are listed in message 5. I don't plan to increase my goal, but I will keep adding new authors and I will see how many I end up with."

That’s awesome, Laurie. Any favorites?


message 19: by Laurie (new)

Laurie Carol wrote: "Laurie wrote: "I have reached my goal of 25 authors which are listed in message 5. I don't plan to increase my goal, but I will keep adding new authors and I will see how many I end up with."

That..."


I thought The Dispossessed and Jubilee were excellent.


message 20: by Carol (new)

Carol (carolbrani) | 1466 comments Mod
Laurie wrote: "Carol wrote: "Laurie wrote: "I have reached my goal of 25 authors which are listed in message 5. I don't plan to increase my goal, but I will keep adding new authors and I will see how many I end u..."

I have let Jubilee drop off my radar and need to fix that. Thanks for the nudge.


message 21: by Louise, Group Founder (new)

Louise | 715 comments Mod
Laurie wrote: "I have reached my goal of 25 authors which are listed in message 5. I don't plan to increase my goal, but I will keep adding new authors and I will see how many I end up with."

Congratulations! Will def have to check out Jubilee.

You're all doing so much better than me, has been such a slow reading year now that my commute has been cut in half. Updated my post now though and I'm halfway there, so def still an achievable target.


message 22: by Laurie (new)

Laurie Louise wrote: "Laurie wrote: "I have reached my goal of 25 authors which are listed in message 5. I don't plan to increase my goal, but I will keep adding new authors and I will see how many I end up with."

Cong..."


Your goal is absolutely achievable. I see that all but one of your authors is new to you which is great. I hope you are finding some new ones that you enjoy.


message 23: by Louise, Group Founder (new)

Louise | 715 comments Mod
Louise wrote: I'm aiming 35 female-authored books this year (half of my year challenge of 70 books) by at least 30 different women authors.

Challenge complete! And 25 of them new authors too.

Have a few (Kamila Shamsie, Gail Honeyman) I'll be revisiting and more than a few that I definitely won't (Sarah J. Harris, Caroline Wallace, Claire North, Lian Hearn).

Still plenty of time left in 2018 to up the ratio of good books/duds though!


message 24: by Carol (new)

Carol (carolbrani) | 1466 comments Mod
Louise wrote: "Louise wrote: I'm aiming 35 female-authored books this year (half of my year challenge of 70 books) by at least 30 different women authors.

Challenge complete! And 25 of them new authors too.

Hav..."


Congratulations! I didn't set a goal, but have been far more intentional this year about balancing my reads by gender and I'm pleased with the outcome. Note to self: avoid Harris, Wallace, North and Hearn. lol


message 25: by Louise, Group Founder (new)

Louise | 715 comments Mod
To be fair on the first three, they were all reads for my RL book group and for each of them there was at least one person who really enjoyed/loved them. And Hearn does seem to have a fairly big fanbase from reviews here, so it might just be me!


message 26: by Tamara (last edited Oct 14, 2018 10:17AM) (new)

Tamara Agha-Jaffar | 570 comments My challenge for 2018 was to read 55 books this year, 35 of them by female authors. I completed my goal a few days ago by reading 56 books so far, 38 of them by female authors.

I like to review books because it is the only way I can remember what I've read.

1. The Legacy of Luna: The Story of a Tree, a Woman, and the Struggle to Save the Redwoods by Julia Butterfly Hill.
My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

2. Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume.
My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

3. Distant View of a Minaret and Other Stories by Alifa Rifaat.
My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

4. The War That Killed Achilles: The True Story of Homer's Iliad and the Trojan War by Caroline Alexander.
My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

5. The Golden Mean by Annabel Lyon.
My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

6. The Life of Poetry by Muriel Rukeyser.
My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

7. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery.
No review.

8. Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar.
My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

9. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach.
My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

10. Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan.
My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

11. Three Daughters of Eve by Elif Shafak.
My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

12. The Green Bicycle by Haifaa al Mansour.
My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

13. No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters by Ursula K. Le Guin.
My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

14. My Soul Is a Woman: The Feminine in Islam by Annemarie Schimmel.
My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

15. Elmet by Fiona Mozley.
My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

16. Reflections in a Golden Eye by Carson McCullers.
My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

17. The Moor's Account by Laila Lalami.
My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

18. Pearls on a Branch: Arab Stories Told by Women in Lebanon Today by Najla Khoury.
My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

19. Circe by Madeline Miller.
My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

20. The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers.
My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

21. Silas Marner by George Eliot.
My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

22. The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry.
My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

23.The Odyssey. Trans. by Emily Wilson.
My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

24. The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald.
My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

25. The Keepers of the House by Shirley Ann Grau.
My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

26. Courtesans: Money, Sex and Fame in the Nineteenth Century by Katie Hickman.
My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

27. The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui.
My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

28. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

29. Women & Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard.
My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

30. July's People by Nadine Gordimer.
My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

31. The Pickup by Nadine Gordimer.
My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

32. Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter.
My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

33. Cassandra: A Novel and Four Essays by Christa Wolf.
My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

34. The Clay Girl by Heather Tucker.
My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

35. To The Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey.
My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

36. Spider Woman's Granddaughters: Traditional Tales and Contemporary Writing by Native American Women edited by Paula Gunn Allen.
My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

37. The Mere Wife by Maria Dahvana Headley.
My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

38. The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker.
My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 27: by June (last edited Oct 15, 2018 09:50AM) (new)

June | 19 comments I set a goal of 20, and have read 16 so far. It's great to keep count because in my mind, I read so many more books -- and more by women and people of color -- than I do in reality. I need to step everything up!

This recent article by Katy Waldman in the New Yorker is pertinent, I thought: https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-...


message 28: by Tamara (new)

Tamara Agha-Jaffar | 570 comments June wrote: "This recent article by Katy Waldman in the New Yorker is pertinent, I thought: https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-..."

A very interesting article. Thank you for sharing it.


message 29: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Cassel | 38 comments I enjoy reading books.


message 30: by Carol (last edited Oct 15, 2018 03:03PM) (new)

Carol (carolbrani) | 1466 comments Mod
June wrote: "I set a goal of 20, and have read 16 so far. It's great to keep count because in my mind, I read so many more books -- and more by women and people of color -- than I do in reality. I need to step ..."

@June, this article reminded me of an article I read in the Post yesterday about Wiki's institutional editorial bias against setting up pages for female academics. I'm certain nothing here will surprise you, Tamara.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outloo...


message 31: by Tamara (new)

Tamara Agha-Jaffar | 570 comments Carol wrote: "I'm certain nothing here will surprise you, Tamara..."

You're right! None of it surprised me.

It's really sickening that we still have to contend with so much gender bias in this day and age.


message 32: by June (new)

June | 19 comments @ Carol - Thanks for posting this!
@ Tamara - "It's really sickening that we still have to contend with so much gender bias in this day and age." I agree -- it's daunting how pervasive it is.


message 33: by Tamara (new)

Tamara Agha-Jaffar | 570 comments Cont. from #26.

I realized it's been a while since I updated my progress. My challenge for 2018 was to read 55 books this year, 35 of them by female authors. I completed my goal a while back and have read 41 books by female authors so far. And the year is not over yet!

39. Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi.
My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

40. Texts of Terror: Literary-Feminist Readings of Biblical Narratives by Phyllis Trible.
My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

41. Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories by Alice Munro.
My review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


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