Sunday, January 10, 2010

Reading Challenge: Women Unbound

Late in '09 I found out about the existence of reading challenges, where you set a goal for yourself to read a certain number of books about a certain topic within a time frame. I like the idea of having another way of keeping track of what I'm reading, and sharing those books with a community of like minded people. Women Unbound is my first one!
Women Unbound Reading Challenge

Probably the best part of this challenge for me is that, even though I'm starting a few months late, I really don't think it'll be difficult for me to complete the suffragette level - read eight book, at least three of them non-fiction. Books that meet the qualification are those that can fall under the banner of "women's studies."

This is going to be fun!

3 comments:

Tia said...

I've been on the fence for this challenge for probably a month. I think I've avoided taking the plunge because I don't have any specific ideas for books yet even though a read several last year that would definitely have worked. Any idea what you'll read?

Angela Craft said...

I get a lot of my recommendations for new books through the Amelia Bloomer Project, which compiles a list of children's and YA feminist-themed lit (fiction and non-fiction) for ALA. Some of my favorite books of the year came from there - books that I haven't really seen recognized on any other best-of lists. They also have a blog that posts the nominees as they are nominated so it's easy to stay current with the list.

I don't have any specific titles I'm looking forward to because I'm so rarely on top of upcoming releases :-( I'm trying to get better at that so I can grab books as soon as they're available at the library, rather than waiting until I see other people review a title before I even put in my request for it.

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