Hello and welcome to the Women’s History Month Reading Challenge!
What is this reading challenge, you ask?
The Women’s History Month Reading Challenge is a reading challenge hosted by me, Margaret, for the entire month of March, aka Women’s History Month. There are two sections of the challenge: the reading section and the blogging section. You can take part in both, or only one, or none at all if you’re only reading this post to find out what’s going on!
The goal for the reading section is to read only books written by women from March 1-31, 2019.
Below is a bingo board with sixteen challenges to push you to read a wide array of books. Whether or not you aim for a bingo or a blackout or anything else is entirely up to you. (If you get a blackout, though, you will earn my eternal respect.)
All books must be written by a woman author.
- Read an anthology/essay collection
- Read a book with a disabled MC
- Including invisible disabilities such as mental illness, learning disabilities, etc.
- Read a book with a girl squad
- Read a body positive book
- Read a book with a woman of color MC
- Read a classic written by/about a woman
- The definition of “classic” can be your determination
- Read a biography or memoir of a woman
- Read a book with a trans spec MC
- Including nonbinary, genderqueer, agender, etc.
- Read a book with a queer MC
- Including lesbian, bi, pan, aro/ace-spec, etc.
- Read a translated book
- Bonus if it’s also translated by a woman!
- Read a sci-fi or fantasy by/about a woman
- Read a book with a woman on the cover
- Read a middle grade book by/about a woman
- Read a book with no romantic subplot
- Read a graphic novel by/about a woman
- Read a book with multiple female POVs
Feel free to use the same book for multiple categories, and let me know if you want book recommendations for any of these! 💃
On each Monday of March, there is a post prompt for you to take part in if you so desire. All of these are to get you thinking and talking about books by and about women! The prompts are as follows:
March 4th: female characters that inspire you
March 11th: books with women on the cover
March 18th: female authors
March 25th: #ownvoices books about diverse women
If you’re joining in with any part of the challenge, make sure to use #WHMReadingChallenge. I’m sure I’ll be posting frequently about it, so go ahead and follow me on Twitter as well!
In the meantime, good luck compiling your lists of amazing books written by women, and I’ll see you all in March!
I’m tagging a bunch of people, but no pressure to join in if you don’t want to! 😊
✨ Rae @ Thrifty Bibliophile | Vicariously & Voraciously | Michaela @ Journey into Books | Jayati @ It’s Just a Coffee Addicted Bibliophile | Book Princess Reviews | Sophie @ Sophie’s Corner | Sarah @ Written Word Worlds | Marta @ The Cursed Books | Xandra @ Starry Sky Books | Dezzy @ The Thoughtful Voice | Kay Wisteria @ Hammock of Books | Pages Unbound | Malanie @ Malanie Loves Fiction | Brittany @ Perfectly Tolerable | Aline @ Fully Booked | The Orangutan Librarian | Katie @ Melting Pages | Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books | Evalina @ Avalinah’s Books | Shanah @ Bionic Bookworm | Cindy @ readctbooks | Isla @ A Whisper of Ink | Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books | Beth @ Reading Every Night | Kristi @ Confessions of a YA Reader | Caro @ Book Cheshire Cat | Aurora Librialis | May @ Forever and Everly | Lyn @ Nomadic Worlds | Lily @ Sprinkles of Dreams ✨
I definitely feel like I’m still forgetting people, so OF COURSE please join in even if I didn’t tag you! 💕