Challenges

This is the page where I keep track of my various reading challenges

In 2017, I’ll be doing the Goodreads Challenge, once again reading 52 books.

I participated in the Dumbledore’s Army Readathon this January. A post to view my progress can be found here.

I’m also hosting the Mental Health Reading Challenge.

Books read for the Mental Health Reading Challenge 2017

  1. Girl, Interrupted – Susanna Kaysen
  2. Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys
  3. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

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Once again the lovely Femividual is hosting the Feminist Reading Challenge, and once again I am participating. My aim is to read between 10-14 feminist books, which means Poison Ivy-level. I love those female superhero levels, although Jessica Jones is missing 😦

I”m also doing the Feminist Bingo card she made.

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Feminist Books

The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison (bingo square: black feminist)

Girl, Interrupted – Susanna Kaysen (bingo square: book about being a girl)

Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys (bingo square: feminism in another country)

Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte (bingo square: feminist book from before 1930)

Dear Ijeawele, Or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (bingo square: book of essays)

Renascence and Other Poems – Edna St. Vincent Millay (bingo square: book of poetry)

Are Women People? a Book of Rhymes for Suffrage Times – Alice Duer Miller (bingo square: book about politics)

I’m also trying to read more essays and essay collections. I’m taking them from this list. So far I’ve read:

  •  We Should All Be Feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • I read 11 essays in August 2016 on the topic of Gender for the Summer School I was taking at the Radboud University in Nijmegen.
  • I’ve read selected essays from Zadie Smith’s essay collection Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays
  •  Dear Ijeawele, Or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

And the ongoing Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge. That one, fortunately, isn’t limited to 2017. It is a life-long endeavor. Find the full list here. Books from it that I have read will be marked in this post.

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Previous Challenges

Goodreads Challenge 2016

Feminism Reading Challenge 2016

LGBTQIA Reading Challenge 2016