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message 1: by Aubrey (last edited Aug 03, 2019 02:03PM) (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments CHALLENGE COMPLETE

Collating everything here.

1 - Mystery/Thriller by a Woman of Color - Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke (completed 1/25/19)
2 - A Book About a Woman with a Mental Illness - An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison (completed 1/24/19)
3 - An Author from Nigeria or New Zealand - Second Class Citizen by Buchi Emecheta (completed 3/26/19)
4 - About or Set in Appalachia - Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison (completed 1/23/19)
5 - A Children's Book - I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith (completed 2/12/19)
6 - Multi-Generational Family Saga - Pachinko by Min Jin Lee (completed 4/3/19)
7 - Featuring a Woman in Science - Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA by Brenda Maddox (completed 3/6/19)
8 - Retelling of a Myth - The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (completed 2/4/19)
9 - A Novella - Our Nig by Harriet E. Wilson (completed 2/18/19)
10 - A Book About a Woman Athlete - Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina - Misty Copeland (completed 5/26/19)
11 - Young Adult Book by a Woman of Color - Coffee Will Make You Black by April Sinclair (completed 3/20/19)
12 - Lambda Literary Award Winner - Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America by Lillian Faderman (completed 3/18/19)
13 - Translated Book Published Before 1945 - Indiana by Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin (completed 3/15/19)
14 - A Play - for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf by Ntozake Shange (completed 1/14/19)
15 - A South Asian Author - Trespassing by Uzma Aslam Khan (completed 5/6/19)
16 - Indigenous Author - Halfbreed by Maria Campbell (completed 4/10/19)
17 - From the 2018 Reading Women Award Shortlist - Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras (completed 5/28/19)
18 - Romance/Love Story - Belinda - Maria Edgeworth (completed 5/15/19)
19 - About Nature - The Land of Little Rain by Mary Austin (completed 1/31/19
20 - Historical Fiction - Romola - Mary Ann Evans* (completed 1/11/19)
21 - Books Bought/Borrowed in 2019 - The Man Who Loved Children -Christina Stead (completed 6/18/19)
22 - Book You Got Because of the Cover - Little Reunions - Eileen Chang* (completed 3/11/19)
23 - Any Book From a Series - Force Of Circumstance by Simone de Beauvoir*
(completed 4/17/19)
24 - Book Featuring a Religion Other Than Your Own - Fantasia: An Algerian Cavalcade by Assia Djebar* (completed 5/20/19)
25 - BONUS - Book by Jesmyn Ward* - Men We Reaped (completed 2/26/19)
26 - BONUS - A Book By Jhumpa Lahiri* - Unaccustomed Earth (completed 2/5/19)

Completed: 26/26

* = Authors previously read


message 2: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments Cleaned this up a bit to better coordinate with my other reading challenges.


message 3: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments I've finished task 20 and posted my review above.


message 4: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments I've finished task 14 and posted my review above.


message 5: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments I've completed task 4 and posted my review above. I also figured out what book I'll be reading for task 21, so three cheers for multi tasking.


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Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments I've finished tasks 1 and 2 and posted my reviews above.


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Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments I've finished task 19 and posted my review above.


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Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments I've completed tasks 8 and 26 and posted my reviews above.


message 9: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments I've completed task 5 and posted my review above.


message 10: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments I've completed task 9 and posted my review above.


message 11: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments I've completed task 25 and posted my review above.


message 12: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments I've completed task 7 and posted my review above.


message 13: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments I've completed task 22 and posted my review above.


message 14: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments I've completed tasks 11 and 12 and posted my reviews above.


message 15: by Nell (new)

Nell (sackvillepanza) | 60 comments I'd love to hear what you think of Force Of Circumstance. I've been thinking about giving Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter a go in the next year, but this sounds like it might be more interesting.


message 16: by Aubrey (last edited Mar 21, 2019 06:35PM) (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments Nell wrote: "I'd love to hear what you think of Force Of Circumstance. I've been thinking about giving Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter a go in the next year, but this sounds like it m..."

Ha ha, well, Nell, FoC is the third of four volumes in de Beauvoir's autobiography series, of which MoaDD is the first, so you should really start with Memoirs. They've all been wonderful so far.


message 17: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments I've completed task 3 and posted my review above.


message 18: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments I've completed task 6 and posted my review above.


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Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments I've completed task 16 and posted my review above.


message 20: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments I've completed task 16 and posted my review above. I still don't know what I'm reading for tasks 10 and 17, so I should probably start figuring that out.


message 21: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments I've completed task 15 and posted my review above.


message 22: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments I've completed task 18 and posted my review above.


message 23: by Aubrey (last edited May 26, 2019 04:53PM) (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments I've completed task 10 and posted my review above. Two to go.


message 24: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments I've completed task 7 and posted my review above. One left.


message 25: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments This is long overdue, but I've completed task 21 and posted my review, thereby finishing my challenge.


message 26: by Nell (new)

Nell (sackvillepanza) | 60 comments Congrats, Aubrey! You're way ahead of me.


message 27: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments Thanks, Nell. Now I need to figure out what to do with the rest of my reading year. The lack of direction is the hardest part sometimes, but I'll figure out something. Women in Translation Month this month is helping at any rate.


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