2021 Reading Women Challenge

2021 Reading Women Challenge
13/28 prompts completed 
111 books read 
as of October 17

You can find this Goodreads reading challenge here!

One book can be counted for multiple prompts!

1) A Book Longlisted for the JCB Prize
Also short-listed in 2020
May 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
A Burning by Megha Majumdar (2020)
Prelude to a Riot by Annie Zaidi
These, Our Bodies, Possessed By Light by Dharini Bhaskar (2020)
When the Moon Shines By Day by Nayantara Sahgal (2018)
In Search of Heer by Manjul Bajaj (2020)
Undertow by Jahnavi Barua (2020)
All the Lives We Never Lived by Anuradha Roy (2018)
The Far Field by Madhuri Vijay (2019)
Milk Teeth by Amrita Mahale (2019)
A Patchwork Family by Mukta Sathe (2019-only on Kindle)

2) An Author from Eastern Europe: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Armenia, Azerbajan, Georgia, Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, (southeastern) Albania, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Bulgaria,  Croatia, Greece, Czech Republic, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovinia, Turkey, Kosovo.
April 18 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
*Fat Like the Sun by Anna Swir, translated by Frazyna Baran & Margaret Marshment
August 22 ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster by Svetlana Alexievich, Keith Gessen (translator), Alma Lapenskiene (translator)

3) A Book About Incarceration
Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World by Baz Dreisinger
Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis

4) A Cookbook by a Woman of Color
Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat

5) A Book with a Protagonist Older than 50
*Cards on the Table (Hercule Poirot #15) by Agatha Christie
January 23 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
April 18 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
*Mrs. Pollifax and the Hong Kong Buddha (Mrs. Pollifax #7) by Dorothy Gilman
May 22 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
*Monogamy by Sue Miller
June 6 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
*The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax (Mrs. pollifax #2) by Dorothy Gilman
June 29 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
*The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax (Mrs. Pollifax #3) by Dorothy Gilman
July 25 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
*The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax (Mrs. Pollifax #1) by Dorothy Gilman
August 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

6) A Book by a South American Author in Translation
*Eva Luna by Isabel Allende
*The Stories of Eva Luna by Isabel Allende

7) Reread a Favorite Book
*The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
May 26 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

8) A Memoir by an Indigenous, First Nations, Native, or Aboriginal Woman
*The Right To Be Cold: One Woman's Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic and the Whole Planet by Sheila Watt-Cloutier

9) A Book by a Neurodivergent Author
*Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals by Temple Grandin, Catherine Johnson
January 13 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
*Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism by Temple Grandin
September 7 
All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

10) A Crime Novel or Thriller in Translation
April 18 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
*Inspector Imanishi Investigates by Seicho Matsumoto
*Dean Man's Share by Yasmina Khadra

11) A Book About the Natural World
*Gorillas in the Mist by Dian Fossey
*The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson
*The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery
Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer

12) A Young Adult novel by a LatinX author
*The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez
Santiago's Road Home by Alexandra Diaz
Running by Natalia Sylvester
Diamond City (The City of Diamond and Steel #1) by Francesca Flores
This Train is Being Held by Islee Amiel Williams
The Last 8 by Laura Pohl
Salty, Bitter, Sweet by Mayra Cuevas
Tigers, Not Daughters by Samantha Mabry

13) A Poetry Collection by a Black Woman
*Urban Tumbleweed: Notes from a Tanka Diary by Harryette Mullen

14) A Book with a Biracial Protagonist (fiction)
*The Trespasser (Dublin Murder Squad #6) by Tana French
April 12 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
*Elsewhere, Home by Leila Aboulela
September 12 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

15) A Muslim Middle Grade Novel
*Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed
May 30 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

16) A Book Featuring a Queer Love Story
February 21 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
March 7 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
July 17 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

17) A Book about a Woman in Politics
*Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For by Susan Rice
*Our Time Is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America by Stacey Abrams
The Truths We Hold: An American Journey by Kamala Harris
What Happened by Hillary Clinton
Living History by Hillary Clinton
Hard Choices by Hillary Clinton

18) A Book with a Rural Setting
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
February 24 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Beauty by Susan Wilson
March 26 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
*Saving Shiloh (Shiloh #3) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
March 28 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
*A Shiloh Christmas (Shiloh #4) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
March 29 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
*The Islander by Cynthia Rylant
March 29 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
*Death of a Gossip (Hamish Macbeth #1) by M.C. Beaton
April 6 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
*Blue Asylum by Kathy Hepinstall
April 10 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
April 18 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
*The Secret Garden by Francis Hodgson Burnett (adapted by Devra Newberger Speregen, illustrated by Richard Lauter)
May 6 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
*The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
May 26 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
*Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed
May 30 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
*The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax (Mrs. pollifax #2) by Dorothy Gilman
June 29 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
*Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly
July 3 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
*The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax (Mrs. Pollifax #1) by Dorothy Gilman
August 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
*Force of Nature (Aaron Falk #2) by Jane Harper
August 9 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
*Catherine House by Elisabeth Thomas
August 14 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
*The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich
August 22 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
*Children of the Mind (Ender's Saga #4) by Orson Scott Card
October 15 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
*City of Silver by Annamaria Alfieri
October 17 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

19) A Book with a Cover Designed by a Woman
July 17 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
*The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich
August 22 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
*Writers & Lovers by Lily King

20) A Book by an Arab Author in Translation
Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi, Marilyn Booth (translator)

21) A Book by a Trans Author
*All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
I'm Afraid of Men by Vivek Shraya
Even This Page Is White by Vivek Shraya
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

22) A Fantasy Novel by an Asian Author
The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu

23) A Nonfiction Book Focused on Social Justice

24) A Short Story Collection by a Caribbean Author
*Krik? Krak! by Edwidge Danticat
October 9 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
How to Love a Jamaican by Alexia Arthurs

25) A Book by Alexis Wright
Plains of Promise (must purchase directly from University of Queensland Press)
Tracker (must purchase directly from Giramondo)
The Swan Book (SFB/BWB)

26) A Book by Tsitsi Dangarembga
*Nervous Conditions (SFB)

27) A book by Leila Aboulela
*Elsewhere, Home by Leila Aboulela
September 12 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Translator 
The Kindness of Enemies
Bird Summons 

28) A Book by Yoko Ogawa
*The Housekeeper and the Professor

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