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message 1: by Jen (last edited Oct 05, 2018 07:54AM) (new)

Jen | 32 comments This looks like fun. Thanks for setting it up, Aubrey. I am late to join in but I can't resist a women reading challenge.

1. Book by a woman in translation (bonus if the translator is female) - The White Book by Han Kang (translated by Deborah Smith) (7/4/18)
2. Fantasy novel written by a woman of color - Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson (15/07/18)
3. Book set in the American South (Noon Wine)
4. Short story collection - Montreal Stories by Mavis Gallant (22/01/18)
5. Graphic novel (or memoir) (The Rabbi's Cat)
6. Book published by an independent press - When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife (11/04/18)
7. Book set in Russia or by a Russian author (Mastering the art of soviet cooking)
8. Book with a viewpoint character who is an immigrant or refugee - Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien (15/07/18)
9. Book by an Australian or Canadian author - Suzanne by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette (20/05/2018)
10. An essay collection (notes from no man's land)
11. Book about someone with a chronic illness - Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong (31/01/18)
12. True crime (Dead Reckoning, Cragg)
13. Book by an African American woman about civil rights (I know why the caged bird sings)
14. Classic novel written by a woman (bonus if it's not Austen or a Bronte) Excellent Women by Barbara Pym (13/01/18)
15. Poetry (Ocean, Goyette)
16. Book where the characters are traveling somewhere -The Boat People by Sharon Bala (10/03/18)
17. Book with a food item in the title (Honey from a weed)
18. Book written by a female Nobel prize winner - Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster by Svetlana Alexievich (30/05/2018)
19. Book from the Reading Women Award 2017 shortlists - Pachinko by Min Jin Lee (25/02/18)
20. Memoir by someone who lives in a country other than mine - The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich (13/06/18)
21. Inspired by a fairy tale- The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey (28/05/2018)
22. by a local author or recommended by my local bookstore (Notes for the Everlost)
23. Book that has been on my TBR the longest - The Sea, the Sea (26/03/18)
24. Genre I've never read. (Lovingkindness - self help / meditation)

Bonus tasks.
25. Virginia Woolf - The Voyage Out (08/05/18)
26. Flannery O'Connor


message 2: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments Jen wrote: "This looks like fun. Thanks for setting it up, Aubrey. I am late to join in but I can't resist a women reading challenge.

1. Book by a woman in translation (bonus if the translator is female) - [b..."


Welcome to the challenge, Jen. I hope you get a lot of good reading done :)


message 3: by Jen (new)

Jen | 32 comments Aubrey wrote: "Welcome to the challenge, Jen. I hope you get a lot of good reading done :) ..."

Thank you!


message 4: by Jen (new)

Jen | 32 comments I've just updated my progress so far and I'm really pleased with how this challenge is unfolding for me. I've read some great books including a recent surprise - Brown Girl in the Ring - which I would not have picked up otherwise (I'm not a big fantasy reader) and I really enjoyed it.

15/28 books read so far, a way to go yet.


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