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message 1: by Cassandra (last edited Jan 26, 2015 10:19AM) (new)

Cassandra | 5832 comments #READWOMEN
Duration: January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015


#readwomen is a movement started by Joanna Walsh who was tired of the status quo. In her own words, this is what the movement is all about:

It’s a truth universally acknowledged, and confirmed by VIDA, that, though women read more books than men, and female authors are published in comparable numbers, they are more easily overlooked: a smaller presence in literary journals both as reviewers, and the reviewed, they also account for fewer literary translations.

It’s not whether women are published (because they are) but how they are published. Are men more likely to write what’s considered ‘important’ literary fiction, or could it be that more are regarded that way? I’ve heard female writer friends grouse when their books are given flowery covers though their writing’s not, when reviews, even press-releases, describe their work as “delicate” when it is forthright, “playful” when it is experimental, “delightful” when it is satirical, “carving a niche” when it is staking a claim (none of these examples is made up).


For this challenge, decide how many new-to-you female authors you would like to read. Once your goal is set, read! And come back and tell us who your favorites were to get great female authors more exposure. Each author can only count once.

This challenge will be led by Cassandra.


message 2: by Cassandra (last edited Jan 05, 2016 03:37PM) (new)

Cassandra | 5832 comments How to Participate
1. Post here telling the challenge leader that you'd like to join the challenge. You can choose your books for the challenge at the beginning, or add them as you go. You can join a challenge at any time, as long as the challenge is still active.

2. Whenever you finish a book for the challenge, post here and let the challenge leader know so they can update your progress.

Some members choose to update their original post with their progress to keep track of their challenge more easily, but make sure to also post a new message so the challenge leader knows to go look at your original post. You can look at how other members report their progress to find a strategy that works well for you.

For more information about how challenges work, check out this thread or ask your challenge leader.

Participants

Alison | 1/10
Amy | 5/25
Amy F | 38/40*
Angela | 21/21
Anissa | 5/5
Annika | 20/20*
Ariel | 34/35**
Artemisia | 0/10
Auntie | 4/15
Beky | 17/25
Berit | 13/18
Beth | 25/25
Beth (Ducky) | 10/20
Brenna | 7/15
Brianna | 22/30
Brianna | 57/80*
Brindolyn | 9/10
Candiss | 20/20
Carine | 0/20
Caro | 13/10
Cassandra | 55/25
Charity | 30/30*
Cheri | 21/20*
Chloé | 9/10
Courtney | 12/24
Dana | 21/12
Danielle | 0/15
darkbuttrfly | 1/10
Delitealex | 20/20
Delta | 135/100*
Diana | 10/10
Diana | 39/30*
Dom | 20/20*
E | 0/40
Elsbeth | 13/40
Erika [erikarae] | 10/30
Erika [EriLynneK] | 0/10
EstaAmeliaR | 0/15
Fanny | 9/15
frugalitymom | 0/15
Genean | 0/50
Greg | 12/12
Heather | 9/30
Ian | 1/6
Ilona | 15/10
Izavel | 0/10
Jacqueline | 1/10
Jane | 10/10
Janet | 14/13*
Jayne | 13/30*
Jen | 20/20
Joanne♥~Bookworm Extraordinaire | 0/10
Jocelyn | 3/10
Joe | 10/10
Julia | 0/5
Julie | 0/12
Kadijah Michelle | 16/22
Kai | 0/12
Karena | 55/30
Kari Ramirez | 8/20
Karina | 15/15
Kathryn | 50/50
Katie | 3/15
Katy | 10/10
Kelsi | 71/55**
Kylie | 18/20*
Laura Jane | 8/15
Laurie | 25/25*
Libby | 0/10
Linda | 0/10
Lois | 0/10
Lorelei | 8/9
Louise | 10/10
Lulu | 33/25
Lyndi | 1/10
Margie | 0/10
Mari | 0/10
Maria | 20/10
Marina | 23/30
Marta | 2/10
Mary | 0/10
Mary | 68/40
Mary-Ann | 1/25
Mary Pat | 20/20*
Meg | 14/35
Meimei | 0/10
Merja | 4/10
Michelle | 10/15
Michelle (xalfoy) | 4/20
Nicole | 0/12
Nicole W | 18/5
Nitya | 0/25
Nurai | 16/25
Pat | 18/26
Paul | 47/40**
Rachel | 12/15
Rae | 15/12
Raluca | 0/10
Rebecca | 0/12
Renee | 21/20
Sakina | 27/30
Samantha (AK) | 9/10
Sarah | 10/10
ScarlettMi | 32/20
Scott | 22/20*
Sheryl | 13/13
SibylM | 12/12
Sirius | 4/25
Star | 3/25
Stefani - SpelingExpirt | 20/20*
Stephanie | 44/30
Sue | 0/10
Susan | 14/15*
Susan [sacorwin] | 27/25
Tasha | 16/15
Tearsa | 0/10
Theresa~OctoberLace | 12/10
Timothy | 0/10
Vanessa | 2/8
Vernice | 25/25
Victoria | 30/30*
Virginie (LaChouett) | 0/20
Voracious_reader | 15/15
Winter | 10/10


message 3: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra | 5832 comments I'm so glad we decided to bring this challenge back this year. I can't wait to discover plenty of new women authors with all of you!


message 4: by Janet (new)

Janet (goodreadscomjanetj) | 780 comments I am in with a goal of 10 for now. Enjoyed this challenge last year.


message 5: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra | 5832 comments Wonderful, Janet! I'm glad you enjoyed it and are coming back for more.


message 6: by Candiss (last edited Dec 31, 2015 08:21PM) (new)

Candiss (tantara) | 996 comments I'm so happy this one is back. Please put me down for 20.


1. The Yellow Wall-Paper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (10/06/15, ****)
2. Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher (11/03/15, ****)
3. Geek Love by Katherine Dunn (08/08/15, ****)
4. Sultana's Dream by Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, aka Begum Rokeya (01/06/15 - ***)
5. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (04/04/15 - *****)
6. Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes (05/10/15 - ****)
7. The Country of Ice Cream Star by Sandra Newman (03/20/2015 - ****)
8. Through the Woods by Emily Carroll (01/07/15 - ****)
9. Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley (01/20/15 - *****)
10. Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill (06/16/15 - ****/4.5)
11. Queenpin by Megan Abbott (08/24/15, ****)
12. Dark Orbit by Carolyn Ives Gilman (finally finished 11/28/15, ***)
13. Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson (09/19/15, ***/3.5)
14. Bone Gap by Laura Ruby (09/23/15, ****/4.5)
15. What I Didn't See: Stories by Karen Joy Fowler (09/25/15, ****)
16. This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki (12/02/15, ***)
17. Gigi and The Cat by Collette (12/27/16, ***)
18. Transformations by Anne Sexton (12/24/15, ****)
19. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (12/28/15, *****)
20. The Library Window by Margaret Oliphant (12/31/15, ***/3.5)


Read: 20/20


message 8: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn | 581 comments I'm in and will do 35 - for now, at least.


message 9: by Tasha☺ (last edited Aug 21, 2015 06:05AM) (new)

Tasha☺ | 874 comments I am in for 15 plz 16/15 Completed


1) Eon Dragoneye Reborn (Eon, #1) by Alison Goodman by Alison GoodmanJan26
2) Timebound (The Chronos Files, #1) by Rysa Walker by Rysa Walker Feb 4
3 First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, #1) by Darynda Jones ,Darynda JonesFeb 19
4 The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black ,HollyBlackMar 9
5 In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1) by Tana French byTana French March 28
6) A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1) by Madeleine L'Engle ,Madeleine L'EngleMay 9
7) The Diviners (The Diviners, #1) by Libba Bray ,Libba Bray May 17
8) His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire #1) by Naomi Novik by Naomi Novik June 9/15
9) Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1) by Susan Ee by Susan Ee June 15
10) The Giver (The Giver, #1) by Lois Lowry by Lois LowryJune 17
11) Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle, #1) by Diana Wynne Jones byDiana Wynne Jones June 19
12 Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #1) by Joanne Fluke by Joanne Fluke July 9
13) Ink and Bone (The Great Library, #1) by Rachel Caine by Rachel Caine July 25
14) Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1) by Rachel Hawkins by Rachel Hawkins Aug 1
15) The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman by M.L. Stedman Aug 9
16) Virgin River (Virgin River, #1) by Robyn Carr by Robyn Carr Aug 20


message 10: by Bonnie (new)

Bonnie I would like to join this one and to set my goal at 25. Please put me down for 25.


message 11: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn | 581 comments Actually, put me down for 40 - I already have over 35 female authors I want to read this year who I've never read before!

1. Candle in the Darkness by Lynn Austin

2. A Lancaster County Christmas by Suzanne Woods Fisher

3. Though the Bud Be Bruised by Jo Wanmer

4. Passion Play - the Oberammergau Tales by Valerie Volk

5. Oceans Apart by Karen Kingsbury

6. A Century of Wisdom: Lessons from the Life of Alice Herz-Sommer, the World's Oldest Living Holocaust Survivor by Caroline Stoessinger

7. Miniskirts, Mothers & Muslims: A Christian Woman in a Muslim Land by Christine A. Mallouhi

8. Di Morrissey

9. Elianne by Judy Nunn

10. Wild Lavender by Belinda Alexandra

11. Family Secrets by Liz Byrski

12. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

13. The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran

14. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

15. The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert

16. The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

17. The Visitors by Sally Beauman

18. The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

19. Fractured by Dawn Barker

20. Ronan's Echo by Joanne van Os

21. Questions of Travel by Michelle de Kretser

22. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

23. Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner

24. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

25. We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

26. Pennies for Hitler by Jackie French

27. The Tea Chest by Josephine Moon

28. The Heavy: A Mother's Battle Against her Seven-year-old Daughter's Obesity by Dara-Lynn Weiss

29. The Hand That First Held Mine by Maggie O'Farrell

30. Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light by Amy Thomas

31. Big Brother by Lionel Shriver

32. Passion Play - the Oberammergau Tales by Valerie Volk

33. The Lady's Maid: My Life in Service by Rosina Harrison

34. Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

35. The Tea House On Mulberry Street by Sharon Owens

36. Longbourn by Jo Baker

37. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson


Marina (Sonnenbarke) (sonnenbarke) Please count me in, this challenge is one of my favourites!
I aimed at 45 this year but only read 41, so next year I will narrow it down a bit and set my goal at 30.


message 13: by Karina (last edited Dec 20, 2014 05:52AM) (new)

Karina (karinargh) | 805 comments The hard part is the new-to-you requirement - I'll aim for 15 and see how that turns out!

Candidates from TBR pile:
Frances Hardinge
Nnedi Okorafor
Kij Johnson
Alena Graedon
(adding more later)


message 14: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra | 5832 comments Welcome to the challenge, everyone!

I was initially going to set my goal higher for this challenge, but then I realized that I have a lot of repeat authors planned as well (male and female), so I dropped it down to 25. It's so much fun to discover new favorite authors, though.


message 15: by E (last edited Jan 10, 2015 11:40AM) (new)

E (fleurinka24) | 14 comments Count me in for this, I'm already trying so add more female authors to my TBR list and there are some I definitely will read this year.
I think I'm gonna set my goal to 40 and I'll see how I do with that.

01/40

1. Katherine Mansfield - Something Childish But Very Natural 1/5/2015


message 16: by Laurie (last edited Nov 16, 2015 07:30PM) (new)

Laurie I was surprised to see that I read 27 new female authors this year, but I won't try for that many in 2015 since I doubt I'll be able to manage to read nearly as many books total next year.

So I set my initial goal at 15. Updated to 25 (6/13/15)

25/25

1. Annie Proulx - Brokeback Mountain 1/3/15
2. Elizabeth Gaskell - Cranford 1/4/15
3. Maya Angelou - Letter to My Daughter 1/15/15
4. Mary Roach - Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers 1/16/15
5. Emily St. John Mandel - Station Eleven 1/25/15
6. Lisa See - Shanghai Girls 1/30/15
7. Drew Gilpin Faust - This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War 2/21/15
8. Shannon Hill - Crazy, VA 2/22/15
9. Emma Hooper - Etta and Otto and Russell and James 3/13/15
10. Diane Ackerman - The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us 4/9/15
11. Flannery O'Connor - A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories 4/28/15
12. Elizabeth Peters - Crocodile on the Sandbank 5/3/15
13. Margaret Mitchell - Gone with the Wind 5/18/15
14. Hilary Mantel - Wolf Hall6/7/15
15. Arundhati Roy - The God of Small Things 6/12/15
16. Emma Larkin - Finding George Orwell in Burma 6/29/15
17. Donna Tartt - The Secret History 7/5/15
18. Louise Erdrich - The Round House 7/17/15
19. Connie Willis - To Say Nothing of the Dog 8/10/15
20. Carson McCullers - The Heart is a Lonely Hunter 8/28/15
21. Alexis M. Smith - Glaciers 9/12/15
22. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Purple Hibiscus 9/22/15
23. Nadine Gordimer - July's People 10/20/15
24. Lily King - Euphoria 11/4/15
25. Kate Chopin - The Awakening 11/16/15


message 17: by Erika (last edited Jan 31, 2015 06:20PM) (new)

Erika (erikarae) | 708 comments I'm going for 30 for now!

05/30

Bad Feminist Essays by Roxane Gay Magic for Beginners Stories by Kelly Link A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1 No Normal by G. Willow Wilson The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka


message 18: by Lois (last edited Dec 21, 2014 07:03AM) (new)

Lois | 112 comments #READWOMEN2015.
Duration: January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015
Goal: To read 10 biographies writen by women
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message 20: by Jane (last edited Jul 06, 2015 07:50AM) (new)

Jane | 236 comments I'm in! I will aim for 10.

10/10 DONE!


1. The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld
2. Mrs. Hemingway by Naomi Wood
3. From Here by Jen Michalski
4. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
5. Anything Goes: A Biography of the Roaring Twenties by Lucy Moore
6. The Liars' Club by Mary Karr
7. Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach
8. In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer by Irene Gut Opdyke
9. Paris Without End: The True Story of Hemingway's First Wife by Gioia Diliberto
10. No Kidding: Women Writers on Bypassing Parenthood by Henriette Mantel


message 21: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Fields | 1 comments I'm in for 12.


message 22: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra | 5832 comments Welcome to the challenge!


message 23: by Linda (new)

Linda Brown | 1 comments I'm in for 10. I just graduated grad school and am not entirely sure how much time I will have. I'm new, do I post what I want to read here?


message 24: by Caro (last edited Dec 21, 2014 11:45AM) (new)

Caro (karopi) | 967 comments I like this challenge. I have at least 30 different women in my TBR that I had never read before. But I will not aim that high, instead I will try to relax a little bit more. Please put me with ten, and once I have read them I will put the list.Maybe later I manage more, but I think 10 is a good start.


message 25: by Cassandra (last edited Dec 21, 2014 11:49AM) (new)

Cassandra | 5832 comments Linda, Some members post a list of their planned reading for this challenge either here or in a member corner. You can keep track of it however you like, but the important part is that you'll need to post what books you've finished for this challenge in this thread at some point so I can update your count! You can do that after each book you read for the challenge, or once monthly, or any combination that works well for you. Does that make sense?

Caro, that sounds great. You can always increase your goal later, if you'd like.


message 26: by Mary-Ann (last edited Jan 12, 2015 01:49AM) (new)

Mary-Ann Smith (marysorangebookcorner) | 171 comments Can you sign me up for 25 to start with please, I already have 22 planed so I thought I would round it off.

1/25

1. Jung Chang – Empress Dowager Cixi
2. Elizabeth Kolbert - Number: The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
3. Helene Wecker – The Golem and the Jinni
4. Veronica Roth – Divergent
5. Helen Fielding – Bridget Jones’s Diary (04/01/2015)
6. Anne Sewell – Black Beauty
7. Anne Frank – The Diary of a Young Girl
8. Zadie Smith – NW
9. Becca Fitzpatrick – Hush Hush
10. Cassandra Clare – City of Bones
11. Dori Jones Yang – Daughter of Xanadu
12. Tabitha Suzuma – Forbidden
13. Joanne Harris – The Gospel of Loki
14. Gemma Malley – The Killables
15. Louise Penny - The Long Way Home
16. Veronica Rossi – Under the Never Sky
17. Veronica Rossi – Flowers In The Attic
18. Leigh Bardugo – Shadow and Bone
19. Alivia Anders - A Shard of Ice
20. Charlaine Harris – Midnight Crossroad
21. Julie Kagawa – The Iron King
22. Holly Black – White Cat
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message 27: by Chloé (new)

Chloé (fullmetalclo) | 573 comments There's no way for me to skip this challenge, count me in!

I'll go only for 10 this year, because I took more classes this winter. I'll probably have a bunch of reading to do because most of them are literature's classes.


message 28: by Rae (new)

Rae | 64 comments I'll go for 12


message 29: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra | 5832 comments I'd be worried if you didn't participate in this challenge, Chloé!

Welcome Mary-Ann and Rae.


message 30: by Lorelei (last edited Sep 08, 2015 09:54AM) (new)

Lorelei (goodreadscomlorelei_reads) | 393 comments Here is the list I plan to read:
8/9

1.I've Got Your Number*** READ 1.12.15
2.The Handmaid's Tale*** READ 9.7.15
3.The Inn at Eagle Point***READ 5.17.15
4.The Incredible Journey***READ 8.13.15
5.Death Of A Gossip***READ 3.22.15
.The Beekeeper's Apprentice ***READ 7.24.15
7.Orphan Train***READ 1.16.15
8. Big Little Lies*** READ 3.6.15
9. Crocodile on the Sandbank


message 31: by Dana (new)

Dana (elkins_88) | 458 comments I'm happy to see this challenge back for another year! Sign me up for 12 for now please :)


message 32: by Susan C (last edited May 10, 2015 05:44PM) (new)

Susan C (sacorwin) | 902 comments I'm going to do 10 for this challenge, since I've gone a little overboard on all the other challenges...

1. We Were Liars E. Lockhart read 1/2/2015
2. Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness Susannah Cahalan read 1/9/2015
3. The Middlesteins Jami Attenberg read 1/10/2015
4. My Accidental Jihad Krista Bremerread 1/11/2015
5. The Pecan Man Cassie Dandridge Selleck read 1/16/2015
6. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln Doris Kearns Goodwin read 1/25/2015
7. Still Alice Lisa Genova read 1/30/2015
8. Landline Rainbow Rowell read 2/3/2015
9. Lost Lake Sarah Addison Allen read 2/10/2015
10. Divergent Veronica Roth 2/16/2015
11. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Lisa See read 2/19/2015
12. The History of Love Nicole Krauss read 2/22/2015
13. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking Susan Cain read 2/23/2015
14. The Homecoming of Samuel Lake Jenny Wingfield read 2/26/2015
15. Dead Politician Society Robin Spano read 2/1/2015
16. We Need New Names NoViolet Bulawayo read 3/13/2015
17. Painter of Silence Georgina Harding read 3/14/2015
18. Dance of the Winnebagos Ann Charles read 3/15/2015
19. Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity Katherine Boo read 3/17/2015
20. Early Decision: Based on a True Frenzy Lacy Crawford read 3/17/2015
21. The Bell Jar Sylvia Plath read 3/25/2015
22. The Weight of Blood Laura McHugh read 4/6/2015
23. Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard Laura Bates read 4/6/2015
24. Chocolat Joanne Harris read 4/11/2015
25. Stolen: A Letter to My Captor Lucy Christopher read 4/13/2015
26. Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War Helen Thorpe read 4/14/2015
27. Sybil Exposed: The Extraordinary Story Behind the Famous Multiple Personality Case Debbie Nathan read 4/19/2015
28. We Have Always Lived in the Castle Shirley Jackson 5/4/2015
29. The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett read 5/6/2015
30. Cold Comfort Farm Stella Gibbons read 5/10/2015

Increasing my goal from 10 to 25

Challenge completed (but I will keep updating my list as I read more women)


message 33: by Beth (last edited Nov 22, 2015 09:24PM) (new)

Beth | 41 comments I read 36 new-to-me female authors this year, so I'll be conservative and say 25 for this challenge.

25/25 completed

1. Cracked by Eliza Crewe (1/4)
2. Thunderstruck & Other Stories by Elizabeth McCracken (1/6)
3. What the Chinese Don't Eat by Xinran (2/1)
4. Marked by Sarah Fine (2/2)
5. Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives by various female authors (2/3)
6. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (2/22)
7. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (2/28)
8. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (3/10)
9. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (4/22)
10. The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg (4/25)
11. Reasons to Live by Amy Hempel (5/4)
12. Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates (6/18)
13. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (6/23)
14. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (7/5)
15. All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews (7/6)
16. Uprooted by Naomi Novik (7/7)
17. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce (8/11)
18. Beyond the Sky and the Earth by Jamie Zeppa (9/4)
19. Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre (10/4)
20. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (10/13)
21. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson (10/29)
22. Boundary Crossed by Melissa F. Olson (10/31)
23. Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann (11/1)
24. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondō (11/18)
25. Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor (11/22)


message 34: by Meg (new)

Meg (megscl) | 270 comments I just did a back count and I read 27 new female authors in 2014. I will aim to up that to 35 for 2015 - count me in to this challenge :)


message 36: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra | 5832 comments Updated to here!


message 37: by Maria (new)

Maria (mariah90602) | 1627 comments Put me down for 10.


message 38: by Carine (last edited Dec 23, 2014 01:36AM) (new)

Carine (winterfrosted) | 15 comments I'm in for 20 books, here 10 but the year is unpredictable
Rooms - Lauren Oliver
The Casual Vacancy - JK Rowling
Side Effects May Vary - Julie Murphy
Love and Other Foreign Words - Erin McGahan
Anatomy of a Misfit- Andrea Portes
Love Hurts - Malorie Blackman
Shadow and Bone - Leigh Bardugo
We Were Liars- E. Lockhart
Hate List - Jennifer Brown
Clockwork Angel - Cassandra Clare


message 39: by Courtney (new)

Courtney Ward (courtneyajw) | 248 comments I'm so glad this challenge is back! Sign me up for 24, please!

I'll add a layer to this also - I want at least 12 to be either debut authors or books published in 2014 or 2015.

0/24 Completed


message 40: by Karena (last edited May 20, 2015 07:35PM) (new)

Karena (karenafagan) I'm in. I will say 30 for now.

30/30

1. Lorrie Sprecher Pissing in a River 1/2 √
2. Tiffany Reisz The Siren 1/6 √
3. Marie-Helene Bertino2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas
4. Zadie Smith White Teeth
5. Cheryl Strayed Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
6. Denise K. Lajimodiere Dragonfly Dance
7. Celeste Ng Everything I Never Told You
8. Liz Rosenberg The Moonlight Palace
9. Roni Loren Crash into You
10. Shayla Black Wicked Ties
11. Cherise Sinclair Club Shadowlands
12. Shanna Germain As Kinky as You Wanna Be: Your Guide to Safe, Sane and Smart BDSM
13. Mallory Ortberg Texts from Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters
14.Jacqueline Woodson Brown Girl Dreaming
15.Jenny Nordberg The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
16. Indu Sundaresan The Twentieth Wife
17.Caitlin Doughty Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory
18. Xiaolu Guo A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers
19. Octavia Butler Parable of the Sower
20. NoViolet Bulawayo We Need New Names
21. Issa Rae The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl
22.Veronica Chambers Kickboxing Geishas: How Modern Japanese Women Are Changing Their Nation
23. Jenny Offill Dept. of Speculation
24. Ursula K. Le Guin The Lathe of Heaven
25. Rebecca Solnit Men Explain Things to Me
26. Nayomi Munaweera Island of a Thousand Mirrors
27. Shan Sa Empress
28. Anna Freeman The Fair Fight
29. Ellen Oh Prophecy
30. Terry Tempest WilliamsWhen Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice

Done


message 41: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra | 5832 comments Courtney, that's a great idea!

Welcome to the challenge.


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I'm aiming for six fiction and six non-fiction. I've pretty much picked out all the fiction and half the non-fiction, so will be on the look out biography, history, or philosophy by women.


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Cassandra | 5832 comments That's awesome, Greg. I really like that idea.


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Stefani - SpelingExpirt (speling_expirt) | 585 comments The new to you bit is the tricky bit here! I think I'm in for 15.

How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
Tomb Raider Volume 2: Secrets and Lies by Gail Simone and Rhianna Pratchett. Pratchett is new to me although I have read plenty of Simone before.
The Paper Magician by Charlie N Holberg
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
I Was Here by Gayle Forman
Silverwood by Betsy Streeter
Material Girls by Elaine Dimopoulos
Rage: A Love Story by Julie Anne Peters
The Dark Victorian: Risen Volume One by Elizabeth Watasin
Agnes Moor's Wild Knight by Alyssa Cole
Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton

11/15


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Chloé (fullmetalclo) | 573 comments Greg wrote: "I'm aiming for six fiction and six non-fiction. I've pretty much picked out all the fiction and half the non-fiction, so will be on the look out biography, history, or philosophy by women."
Greg here's the non fiction I read by women this year:
A House in the Sky
Glitter and Glue
Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference
Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution
The Compact Reader: Short Essays by Method and Theme

I think you already read A house in the sky last year.

Glitter and Glue, is about travel and familly.

Delusion of gender is about the stereotype and the sexism in neuroscience.

Bi: is a text about sexual orientation, and label, and LGBTQ movement. No matter the orientation of the reader, I think it's an interesting read. It will make you think about labels you use, stereotypes view you might have...

The compact reader is learn redaction trough essay.


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Sue | 46 comments What a lovely challenge. I read a lot of woman authors, and like series, so I'll aim for 10 new ones.
10/10. So increase to 10/20
January 2015
1. Ruth Dugdall - The Woman Before Me
2. Emma Healey- Elizabeth Is Missing
3. Lisa Genova - Still Alice
4. Sabine Durrant - Remember Me This Way
5. Esther Freud - Mr Mac and Me
6. Sarah Hilary - Someone Else's Skin
7. Naomi Wood - Mrs. Hemingway
February:
8. Amanda Coe -Getting Colder
9. Zoë Ferraris. -Finding Nouf
10. Laura Kasischke. - Laura Kasischke


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Esther  (estame) | 49 comments I did this challenge this year and found a lot of new-to-me female authors. I want to participate again this year, but as I also want to read the back catalogues of authors I have found in 2014 this will limit finding new authors.

I shall aim for 15.

4/15 completed

Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
An Untamed State by Roxane Gay
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson


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Cassandra | 5832 comments Chloe, how did you like Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference?

Welcome to the challenge, Sue and Esta!


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Artemisia Sage (bookworm56) | 12 comments CHALLENGE COMPLETED 10/10!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lets Go With 10
#READWOMEN2015
Duration: January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015


1. The Outsiders by SE Hinton READ 1/5 4/5 Stars
2. Smile by Raina Telgemeier READ 1/18 4/5 Stars
3. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros READ 2/1 3/5 Stars
4. Artichoke's Heart by Suzanne Supplee READ 2/20 5/5 Stars
5. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell READ 3/20 5/5 stars
6. 37 Things I Love by Kekla Matula READ 3/24 3/5 stars
7. The Mother Daughter Book Club by Heather Frederick Vogel READ 4/10 4/5 Star
8. Parenting: Illustrated with crappy pictures by Amber Dusick READ 4/15 4/5 Stars
9. Please Write in This Book by Mary Amato READ 4/15 3/5 Stars
10.Grace's Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-up by Grace Helbig READ 6/22 4/5 Stars


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