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message 1: by Jen (last edited Dec 08, 2019 06:55PM) (new)

Jen | 33 comments Tentative plan:

1. mystery / thriller woc - My Sister, the Serial Killer
2. woman with a mental illness - < Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness
3. author from Nigeria or NZ - Freshwater
4. about or set in Appalacia - Long Man
5. children's book - Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation
6. multi-gen family saga - The Story of the Lost Child
7. featuring a woman in science - State of Wonder
8. myth retelling - The Silence of the Girls
9. novella - The Girls of Slender Means
10. about a woman athlete - Rough Magic: Riding the World's Loneliest Horse Race
11. YA book by WOC - The Hate U Give
12. Lambda lit award winner - Here Comes the Sun
13. translated book pub pre 1945 - The Lover
14. a play - Wit
15. South Asian author - The God of Small Things
16. Indigenous woman - Heart Berries: A Memoir
17. from 2018 Reading Women award shortlist - A Place for Us or Fruit of the Drunken Tree
18. romance or love story - White Houses
19. about nature - My Ántonia / Oryx and Crake
20. historical fiction - Transcription
21. bought / borrowed in 2019- We Need to Talk About Kevin
22. book you got b/c of cover - Sight / The Essex Serpent
23. any book from a series - The Long Way Home
24 book featuring a religion other than your own - Woman at Point Zero

bonus: Ward or Lahiri


message 2: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments Great selection, Jan. You have many selections that I've enjoyed and some I was thinking of reading for various categories myself ('Brain on Fire' for one).


message 3: by Jen (new)

Jen | 33 comments Aubrey wrote: "Great selection, Jan. You have many selections that I've enjoyed and some I was thinking of reading for various categories myself ('Brain on Fire' for one)."

I'm pretty excited about this list. It's subject to change, but I'm quite pleased with it. I own 'Brain on Fire' on audio - that one is for sure.


message 4: by Samy (new)

Samy | 51 comments Hi, If you do end up reading Freshwater and want to discuss, drop me a line. I just finished it, but I don't know anyone else who has read it so far. I also sent a message to the other person doing this challenge who I see also has it listed. Very intense book.


message 5: by Jen (new)

Jen | 33 comments Samy wrote: "Hi, If you do end up reading Freshwater and want to discuss, drop me a line. I just finished it, but I don't know anyone else who has read it so far. I also sent a message to the ot..."

Hi Samy - sorry I'm just seeing your post now. I will do - I don't have immediate plans though, it will likely be a few more months before I get to this one. I'm glad to hear you describe it as 'intense', that sounds promising.


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