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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.”

The above image 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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