2019 Reading Women Challenge

Duration: 1st January – 31st December 2018
Number of books: 26
Hosted by: Reading Women

1. A mystery or thriller written by a woman of colorThe Mephisto Club by Tess Gerritsen

2. A book about a woman with a mental illnessCold Feet by Brenda Novak

3. A book by an author from Nigeria or New Zealand

4. A book about or set in Appalachia

5. A children’s bookThe Silver Horse by Kate Forsyth

6. A multigenerational family sagaIn the Shadow of Man by Jane Goodall (the tale of multiple generations of chimpanzees)

7. A book featuring a woman in scienceThe Turn by Kim Harrison

8. A playPrince of Shadows by Rachel Caine (a play rewrite)

9. A novellaHexed by Ilona Andrews, Yasmine Galenorn, Allyson James & Jeanne C. Stein

10. A book about a woman athleteBorn to Run by Cathy Freeman

11. A book featuring a religion other than your ownThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank (Jews)

12. A Lambda Literary Award winnerBeowulf for Cretins: A Love Story by Ann McMan

13. A myth retellingThe Siren by Kiera Cass

14. A translated book published before 1945Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne

15. A book written by a South Asian author

16. A book by an Indigenous womanFollow the Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington

17. A book from the 2018 Reading Women Award shortlist

18. A romance or love storyA Date With the Other Side by Erin McCarthy

19. A book about natureBeluga Days by Nancy Lord

20. A historical fiction bookGrave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

21. A book you bought or borrowed in 2019The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook

22. A book you picked up because of the coverMad Hatters and March Hares edited by Ellen Datlow

23. Any book from a seriesWild Fire by Christine Feehan

24. A young adult book by a woman of colorThe Young Elites by Marie Lu


25. A book by Jesmyn Ward

26. A book by Jhumpa LahiriUnaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri


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