First off sorry for the lack of proper posts last week and this week but I’m in the hospital currently, have been very unwell and getting some surgery tomorrow to hopeful find the cause of the problem.
But it’s the 1st Feb and I wanted to share a Read-A-Thon challenge with you all that I will be participating in throughout the entire month.
That’s right! In response to the awful orange muppet in power in the states and as a focus to help us all explore feminism further Jane from ItsJaneLindsey on YouTube has put together a reading challenge.
Her original video can be found here.
There are 5 prompts to get your TBR started, and here’s my initial choices (I do plan on reading more than this in Feb and will be primary reading other feminist titles and books by WOC.):
1. Read a book with a fiercely feminist protagonist:
What’s A Girl Gotta Do by Holly Bourne
2. Read a feminist non-fiction title:
I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
3. Read a diverse, ownvoices book:
Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley
4. Read a book by an author who identifies as female, non-binary or gender-fluid:
Noteworthy by Riley Redgate
5. Ask a feminist for a book recommendation and read that book:
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
I think these prompts are pretty chilled out and easy to fill and as I mentioned before I am planning on reading more books in February but sticking to both feminist books/female authors and books by WOC.
In case your are stuck for books to choose here are some recommendations from me, all of which I have read or are on my own TBR. These all are overtly feminist titles or books that heavily feature the lives and relationships of different women in a positive way… ( you could use any of these for prompt 5!!):
Gabi, a Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero (fiction)
Jane Steel by Lindsay Faye (fiction)
Under Rose Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall (fiction)
If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan (fiction)
Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson (graphic novel)
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby (fiction)
Persepolis by Marianne Satrapi (graphic novel)
Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz (fiction)
Salt by Nayyirah Waheed (poetry)
The Princess Saves Herself In This One by Amanda Lovelace (poetry)
Bee And Puppycat by Natasha Allegro (graphic novel)
Girl Up by Laura Bates (nonfiction)