Here are the 26 prompts from the Reading Women Challenge 2018, hosted by Reading Women Podcast.
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 black and white to be able to tell at a glance.
BR RH = Book Riot Read Harder Challenge 2018 . If you see BR RH next to the title, the book is also being used in the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge 2018.
Wish me luck!
For those who want to see the whole list of reading prompts and my picks from above:
A book by a woman in translation(bonus if also translated by a woman): Kalpa Imperial by Angelica Gorodischer (BR RH)
A fantasy novel written by a woman of color: Kindred by Octavia Butler (BR RH) | READ
A book set in the American South: Salvage the Bones – Jesmyn Ward
A short story collection: Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout (BR RH) | READ
A graphic novel or memoir: Fun Home by Alison Bechdel (BR RH)
A book published by an independent press: Sister Heart by Sally Morgan (AusYa BC) | READ
A book set in Russia or by a Russian author: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden (BR RH)
A book with an immigrant or a refugee viewpoint character: Music of the Ghosts by Vaddey Ratner
A book by an Australian or a Canadian author: Don’t Take Your Love to Town by Ruby Langford-Ginibi | READ
An essay collection: Not That Bad ed Roxane Gay (BR RH)
A book about someone with a chronic illness: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren (BR RH)
A true crime book: The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich (BR RH)
A book by an African American Woman about Civil Rights: Hidden Figures – Margot Lee Shetterly
A classic novel written by a woman(bonus points if not Austen or a Bronté: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
A poetry collection: Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
A book where the characters are traveling somewhere: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
A book with a food item in the title: Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
A book written by a female Nobel Prize winner: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison (BR RH)
A book from the Reading Woman Award 2017 shortlists: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
A memoir by someone who lives in a country different from yours: Hunger (a memoir) by Roxane Gay
A book inspired by a fairytale: Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
A book by a local author or recommended by your local bookstore: Vigil by Angela Slatter
The book that has been on your TBR the longest: One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
A book in a genre you have never read: The Romanov Sisters by Helen Rappaport
A book by Virginia Woolf: Mrs Dalloway | READ
A book by Flannery O'Connor: The Complete Stories