Reading Women Challenge 2018

Here are the 24 prompts from the Reading Women Challenge 2018, hosted by Reading Women Podcast (there are also two bonus picks, so really 26).

Below are the front covers of each book I plan to read for each prompt. When a book has been read, I will mark as READ and link to the review if I have one. The cover will be made gray to be able to tell at a glance.  

RH = Read Harder Challenge 2018 . If you see RH next to the title, the book is also being used in the Read Harder Challenge 2018

Wish me luck!

23 / 26 (including the bonus picks)




Books I read for Reading Women 2018


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Prompts and PICks

For those who want to see the whole list of reading prompts and my picks from above:

  1.  A book by a woman in translation(bonus if also translated by a woman): Kalpa Imperial by Angelica Gorodischer (RH) | READ

  2.  A fantasy novel written by a woman of color: Kindred by Octavia Butler (RH) | READ

  3.  A book set in the American South: Salvage the Bones – Jesmyn Ward | READ

  4.  A short story collection: Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout (RH) | READ

  5.  A graphic novel or memoir: Fun Home by Alison Bechdel (RH) | READ

  6.  A book published by an independent press: Sister Heart by Sally Morgan | READ

  7.  A book set in Russia or by a Russian author: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden (RH) | READ in Jan 2019 (fail in 2018)

  8.  A book with an immigrant or a refugee viewpoint character: Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien | READ

  9.  A book by an Australian or a Canadian author: Don’t Take Your Love to Town by Ruby Langford-Ginibi | READ

  10.  An essay collection: Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde | READ

  11.  A book about someone with a chronic illness: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren (RH) | READ

  12.  A true crime book: The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich (RH) | READ

  13.  A book by an African American Woman about Civil Rights: Hidden Figures – Margot Lee Shetterly | READ

  14.  A classic novel written by a woman(bonus points if not Austen or a Bronté: Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys (RH) | READ

  15.  A poetry collection: Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur | READ

  16.  A book where the characters are traveling somewhere:  The Lace Weaver by Lauren Chater | READ

  17.  A book with a food item in the title: Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire | Wayward Children #3 | READ

  18.  A book written by a female Nobel Prize winner: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison (RH) | READ

  19.  A book from the Reading Woman Award 2017 shortlists: Hunger (a memoir) by Roxane Gay | READ

  20.  A memoir by someone who lives in a country different from yours: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (RH)| READ

  21.  A book inspired by a fairytale: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert | READ

  22.  A book by a local author or recommended by your local bookstore: Lilah by Gemma Liviero | READ

  23.  The book that has been on your TBR the longest: One for the Money by Janet Evanovich

  24.  A book in a genre you have never read: Take the Lead by Alexis Daria | READ

  25.  A book by Virginia Woolf: Mrs Dalloway | READ

  26.  A book by Flannery O'Connor: The Complete Stories

Reading Women Challenge 2018