Reading Women Challenge 2021

Duration: 1st January – 31st December 2021
Number of books: 28
Hosted by: Reading Women Podcast

All books read for this challenge must be by women or people of other historically marginalized genders who are comfortable being included in feminine-coded initiatives.

  1. A Book Longlisted for the JCB PrizeThe Far Field by Madhuri Vijay
  2. An Author from Eastern EuropeThe Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys
  3. A Book About IncarcerationPunching the Air by Ibi Zoboi & Yusef Salaam
  4. A Cookbook by a Woman of ColorA Southern Girl’s Guide to Plant Based Eating by Cametria Hill
  5. A Book with a Protagonist Older than 50The Switch by Beth O’Leary
  6. A Book by a South American Author in TranslationThe House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
  7. Reread a Favorite BookGrave Witch by Kalayna Price
  8. A Memoir by an Indigenous, First Nations, Native, or Aboriginal WomanHeart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot
  9. A Book by a Neurodivergent AuthorThe Bride Test by Helen Hoang
  10. A Crime Novel or Thriller in Translation
    • As with all of our translation prompts, you can read in any language you like as long as the book has been translated from one language to another.
  11. A Book About the Natural WorldBorn Free by Joy Adamson
  12. A Young Adult Novel by a Latinx Author
  13. A Poetry Collection by a Black WomanWitch Wife by Kiki Petrosino
  14. A Book with a Biracial ProtagonistRed, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston (Alex)
  15. A Muslim Middle Grade Novel
  16. A Book Featuring a Queer Love StoryThe Edge of Heaven by E.M. Lindsey
  17. About a Woman in PoliticsThe Truths We Hold by Kamala Harris
  18. A Book with a Rural SettingOver Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper
  19. A Book with a Cover Designed by a WomanKissing Tolstoy by Penny Reid
  20. A Book by an Arab Author in Translation
    • As with all of our translation prompts, you can read in any language you like as long as the book has been translated from one language to another.
    • The Arab World consists of twenty-two countries in the Middle East and North Africa: Algeria, Bahrain, the Comoros Islands, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.
  21. A Book by a Trans Author
    • This includes trans women and nonbinary trans authors comfortable being included in feminine-coded initiatives.
  22. A Fantasy Novel by an Asian AuthorThe Iron Hunt by Marjorie M. Liu
  23. A Nonfiction Book Focused on Social JusticeLucky Child by Loung Ung
  24. A Short Story Collection by a Caribbean Author

BONUS

  • A Book by Alexis Wright
  • A Book by Tsitsi Dangarembga
  • A Book by Leila Aboulela
  • A Book by Yoko Ogawa

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