When I was making my goals for this month, I didn’t even realize that March is Women’s History Month. I decided that I’m going to celebrate women authors this month and read at least 7 books by women to be reviewed here. Are you interested in joining me? I think it would be fun to make it a mini-challenge. Are you game?
One of things that got me thinking about this was this article I read recently about the lack of women authors in the canon. I can’t find the specific article now, but it certainly is an interesting question. Why are women so underrepresented in schools, bestsellers, literature? I think that maybe it is changing, slightly, but it is still a question to ask. Think about the books you read back in high school that was “required reading.” How many of those were written by women? How many by men? Do you think this divide actually exists or is it just a bunch of hype?
So let’s see what’s out there! Read the books by women that you have always thought about reading, but never got around to. At the end we’ll have a great big wrap up post, and even a giveaway for those who complete the challenge.
1 – Read 3 books by any women.
2 – Read 5 books by any women.
3 – Read 7 books by any women.
4 – Read 10 books by any women.
This is the first challenge I have hosted, so if you have any ideas for me, let me know! I’m really looking forward to this one.
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