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message 1: by MK (last edited Dec 04, 2018 05:11PM) (new)

MK (wisny) | 2993 comments This looks like a pretty interesting and worthwhile challenge. I'm going to give it a go (hopefully I'll have time to finish planning by Dec 31st!) :)

Using an author only once will make it challenging indeed!


message 2: by MK (last edited Dec 04, 2018 05:28PM) (new)

MK (wisny) | 2993 comments .

The Century Challenge: Read 10 books from any 10 consecutive decades (1 book per decade) written by women authors. The authors can only be used once in the challenge. You can use authors previously read by you. Or you can add a level of difficulty to your challenge by selecting only authors you've never read before.

(Century Challenge)

MK's Century Challenge

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message 3: by MK (last edited Dec 04, 2018 05:31PM) (new)

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The Decade Challenge: Read 10 books from any 10 consecutive years (1 book per year) written by women authors. The authors can only be used once in the challenge. You can use authors previously read by you. Or you can add a level of difficulty to your challenge by selecting only authors you've never read before.

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MK's Decade Challenge

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message 4: by MK (last edited Dec 04, 2018 05:34PM) (new)

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Potential Classic Decade Bonus: Made this one up for myself, on the fly. Female authors post-2000 seem to compete more equally in recent years. That could just be my own perception, but it seems like there's some kickin' authors writing now. Thought I'd see if I could put together a post-2000 'potential classic' decade.

(Potential Classic Decade Bonus)

MK's Potential Classic Decade Bonus

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message 5: by MK (last edited Dec 04, 2018 05:38PM) (new)

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1700s - Female Authors Writing Then, Who Interest Me

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1700s - Female Authors Writing Then, Who I Don't Know A Lot About

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1800s - Female Authors Writing Then, Who Interest Me

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message 7: by MK (last edited Apr 03, 2019 12:59PM) (new)

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1900s - Female Authors Writing Then, Who Interest Me

Ellis Peters P.D. James Rosemary Sutcliff Virginia Woolf

Ellis Peters P.D. James Rosemary Sutcliff Mary Mann Hamilton Virginia Woolf

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message 8: by MK (last edited Mar 16, 2019 01:14AM) (new)

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2000s - Female Authors Writing Then, Who Interest Me

Kelly Barnhill

Kelly Barnhill Margaret Nagel Sara Steger

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message 9: by MK (last edited Apr 20, 2019 01:21AM) (new)

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List of books authored by female authors, read in 2019, by year published:


1933: Flush, by Virginia Woolf


1944: Strange Fruit, by Lillian Smith


1956: Beowulf, by Rosemary Sutcliff


1960s


1979: One Corpse Too Many, by Ellis Peters


1980: Monk's Hood, by Ellis Peters
1981: St. Peter's Fair, by Ellis Peters
The Leper of Saint Giles, by Ellis Peters


1992: The Children of Men, by P.D. James
Trials of the Earth: The True Story of a Pioneer Woman, by Mary Mann Hamilton
1993: The Giver, by Lois Lowry


2000: Gathering Blue, by Lois Lowry
2004: Messenger, by Lois Lowry


2012: Son, by Lois Lowry
2014: Moving On, by Sara Steger
2016: The Girl Who Drank the Moon, by Kelly Barnhill
The Adventures of Brother Arcadius and Pangur Ban: 11 Tales, by Margaret Nagel


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message 12: by MK (last edited Dec 04, 2018 05:36PM) (new)

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MK's 2019 Challenge Threads (or Posts) ...

A-Z Author Challenge
A-Z Title Challenge
Classic Bingo Challenge
Old & New Classic Challenge
Reading George Eliot 2019 Challenge
Quest for Women Authors Challenge


MK's Other Challenge Threads (or Posts) ...

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message 13: by MK (last edited Dec 04, 2018 05:36PM) (new)

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MK's 2019 Books ...

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message 14: by MK (last edited Dec 04, 2018 05:36PM) (new)

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The Rules ...

Bob wrote: "This will be our third year of using a challenge to increase awareness of classics written by women. Formally known as the Women’s Century Challenge, this is the vehicle our group uses to learn about women authors and the classics they've written. Every challenge created, every author and every book listed, becomes a resource for our members to learn about authors and books they haven’t heard of before.

Many of the worlds classics are dominated by male authors, especially the classics written in the 19th century and earlier. This dominance also exists on our group bookshelf, where the male authors out number female authors 92 to 35. Whether this challenge increases the number of women authors nominated to our monthly reading categories, or just helps a member discover a new favorite author or book, it should prove to be worthwhile and fun.

For 2018 we are adding, in addition to a new name, a twist to the challenge, you can choose between two different challenge versions. The first is the familiar challenge from the past two years. Read one book from 10 consecutive decades, one century total. The second is a twist from the past challenge. Read one book per year for 10 consecutive years, one-decade total. Only one version of the challenge is required to participate. For those exceptional readers, over achievers, or gluttons for punishment, feel free to take on both versions.

The Century Challenge: Read 10 books from any 10 consecutive decades (1 book per decade) written by women authors. The authors can only be used once in the challenge. You can use authors previously read by you. Or you can add a level of difficulty to your challenge by selecting only authors you've never read before.

Challenge Example: (Century Challenge)

My Century Challenge, Authors-Some Old Some New
1850-1859 Villette-*Charlotte Brontë, 1853
1860-1869 Sylvia's Lovers-*Elizabeth Gaskell, 1863
1870-1879 Black Beauty-Anna Sewell,1877
1880-1889 Jack and Jill-*Louisa May Alcott, 1880
1890-1899 The Awakening-Kate Chopin, 1899
1900-1909 The Tale of Peter Rabbit-Beatrix Potter, 1901
1910-1919 My Antonia-Willa Cather, 1818
1920-1929 The Murder of Roger Ackroyd-*Agatha Christie, 1926
1930-1939 Cold Comfort Farm-Stella Gibbons, 1932
1940-1949 The Heart is a Lonely Hunter-Carson McCullers, 1940
1950-1959 The Haunting of Hill House-*Shirley Jackson, 1959

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The Decade Challenge: Read 10 books from any 10 consecutive years (1 book per year) written by women authors. The authors can only be used once in the challenge. You can use authors previously read by you. Or you can add a level of difficulty to your challenge by selecting only authors you've never read before.

Challenge Example: (Decade Challenge)

My Decade Challenge, Authors-Some Old Some New
1920-The Age of Innocence by *Edith Wharton
1921-The Narrow House by Evelyn Scott
1922-The Mysterious Affair at Styles by *Agatha Christie
1923-Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers
1924-Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos
1925-The Professor's House by *Willa Cather
1926-The Blue Castle by *L.M. Montgomery
1927-To the Lighthouse by *Virginia Woolf
1928-Grey Mask by Patricia Wentworth
1929-Passing by Nella Larsen

*Authors I've read before

Members wanting to participate should create their own discussion thread. When making your selections please use, "add book/author" link to help others view the books selected. This is the easiest way for others to read a book synopsis or view the authors other works.

Selections from this challenge can be used with your other challenges. With some creative planning books and authors selected here can be used to fill other challenge needs in Bingo, A-Z's, and Old & New. Hopefully some of these challenge books will end up being nominated for group reads. Which should result in more women authors finding a home on our group bookshelf."


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message 16: by MK (last edited Jan 28, 2019 11:45AM) (new)

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MKs 2019 Books by Female Authors
Any Publication Date, Chronological Order Read (List Form)

Kindle - Monk's Hood by Ellis Peters
Kindle - Saint Peter's Fair by Ellis Peters


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MKs 2019 Books by Female Authors
Any Publication Date, Chronological Order Read (Book Covers Form)

Monk's Hood (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #3) by Ellis Peters Saint Peter's Fair (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #4) by Ellis Peters


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MKs 2019 Books by Female Authors
Any Publication Date, Chronological Order Read (Portraits Form)

Ellis Peters


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MKs 2019 Books by Female Authors
By Publication Date (List Form)

1980 - Monk's Hood by Ellis Peters
1981 - Saint Peter's Fair by Ellis Peters


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I see your are still planning your list, looking forward to it.


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