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I completed the Reading Women Challenge 2020 on December 26th of this year. This is the third year I have participated in The Reading Women Challenge and the third year I completed it. This annual challenge is a great way to expand your reading. I highly recommend you check it out.

“READING WOMEN CHALLENGE 2020 … All books read for this challenge must be by or about women. Please note that the spirit of this challenge is not to read books by men.”

Here is a fun shot of the covers of the books I read for this year’s Reading Women Challenge (The list had 26 categories this year, but I read multiples in a couple of categories because, why not?):


Here is the list of the Titles & Authors:

1) A Book by an Author from the Caribbean or India: The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste

2) A Book Translated from an Asian Language: The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa, (Translated by Philip Gabriel)

3) A Book about the Environment: Plastic : A Toxic Love Story by Susan Freinkel

4) Picture Book Written/Illustrated by a BIPOC Author: Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match by Monica Brown

5) A Winner of the Stella Prize or the Women’s Prize for Fiction: The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood

6) A Nonfiction Title by a Woman Historian: The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold

7) A Book Featuring Afrofuturism or Africanfuturism: Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture  by Ytasha L. Womack

8) An Anthology by Multiple Authors: Our Women on the Ground by Zahra Hankir

9) A Book Inspired by Folklore: The Serpent’s Secret (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond, #1)By Sayantani DasGupta (Also, Midummer’s Mayhem by Rajanni LaRocca)

10) A Book About a Woman Artist: Who was Frida Kahlo? by Sarah Fabiny

11) Read and Watch a Book-to-Movie Adaptation: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank (Film: The Diary of Anne Frank, Starring Kate Ashfield, 2009)

12) A Book About a Woman Who Inspires You: Becoming by Michelle Obama

13) A Book by an Arab Woman: The Turtle of Oman : a novel by Nye, Naomi Shihab.

14) A Book Set in Japan or by a Japanese Author: This Time Will be Different by Misa Sagura (Also, The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa, Philip Gabriel (Translator)

15) A Biography: Notorious RBG : the life and times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg / Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik

16) A Book Featuring a Woman with a Disability: Guts by Raina Telgemeier

17) A Book Over 500 Pages: The Huntress by Kate Quinn

18) A Book Under 100 Pages: Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison. Also, Little Dreamers by Vahsti Harrison

19) A Book That’s Frequently Recommended to You: The Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

20) A Feel-Good or Happy Book: The bookish life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

21) A Book about Food: A Constellation of Roses by Miranda Asebedo

22) A Book by Either a Favorite or a New-to-You Publisher: A Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

23) A Book by an LGBTQ+ Author: A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers, Also Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers

24) A Book from the 2019 Reading Women Award Shortlists and Honorable Mentions: Know My Name by Chanel Miller



25) A Book by Toni Morrison: Peeny Butter Fudge

26) A Book by Isabelle Allende: Ripper


And check out the list for the READING WOMEN CHALLENGE 2021


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