Reading Women Challenge 2020

Duration: 1st January – 31st December 2020
Number of books: 26
Hosted by: Reading Women

All books read for this challenge must be by or about women.

(Please note that the spirit of this challenge is to read books that aren’t by men.)

  1. A Book by an Author from the Caribbean or Indian descent – Cherish Hand by Nalini Singh
  2. A Book Translated from an Asian LanguageHuman Acts by Han Kang
  3. A Book about the EnvironmentWilding by Isabella Tree
  4. A Picture Book Written/Illustrated by a BIPOC AuthorThe Outside Circle by Patti LaBoucane-Benson
  5. A Winner of the Stella Prize or the Women’s Prize for Fiction
  6. A Nonfiction Title by a Woman HistorianThe Five by Hallie Rubenhold
  7. A Book Featuring Afrofuturism or AfricanfuturismChildren of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
  8. An Anthology by Multiple AuthorsHot in Handcuffs by Sylvia Day, Shayla Black & Shiloh Walker
  9. A Book Inspired by FolkloreRed Winter by Annette Marie
  10. A Book about a Woman ArtistStealing Home by Sherryl Woods
  11. Read and Watch a Book-to-Movie AdaptationThe DUFF by Kody Keplinger
  12. A Book about a Woman Who Inspires YouBecoming by Michelle Obama
  13. A Book by an Arab WomanWe Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal
  14. A Book Set in Japan or by a Japanese AuthorAcross the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn
  15. A BiographyTruganini by Cassandra Pybus
  16. A Book Featuring a Woman with a DisabilityThe Cruel Prince by Holly Black (in this story, her humanness is treated as a disability)
  17. A Book Over 500 PagesThe Ill-Made Mute by Cecilia Dart-Thornton (578 pp.)
  18. A Book Under 100 PagesPoison Dance by Livia Blackburne
  19. A Book That’s Frequently Recommended to YouLittle Women by Louisa May Alcott
  20. A Feel-Good or Happy BookNever Been Witched by Annette Blair
  21. A Book about FoodCleaving by Julie Powell
  22. A Book by Either a Favorite or a New-to-You PublisherThe Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang (Corvus)
  23. A Book by an LGBTQ+ AuthorThe Tea Dragon Festival by Katie O’Neill
  24. A Book from the 2019 Reading Women Award Shortlists or Honorable Mentions


  • A Book by Toni Morrison
  • A Book by Isabel Allende

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