Time for an update on my progress for the 2020 Reading Women Challenge! My first post on this blog was about this reading challenge and I listed all the prompts and some of the books I was planning on reading as part of the challenge (if you haven’t already, check out that post here first, and then come back to this one!).
Now that we are into July, I have reached the half-way mark of this challenge, in terms of time at least. I have been trying to clear my huge TBR pile and I haven’t bought any news books during lockdown (except for a couple of irresistible 99p Kindle deals but we won’t mention those!) so I would say I have made steady progress with this reading challenge. It was always my intention anyway to find books which I already owned to fulfil as many of the prompts as possible, before buying any new ones.
So far, I have completed 9 of the 24 prompts (excluding the 2 bonus prompts):
3. A book about the environment: No One is too Small to Make a Difference, by Greta Thunberg
9. A book inspired by folklore: The Snow Child, by Eowyn Ivey
11. A book-to-movie adaptation (read & watch): Where’d You Go, Bernadette, by Maria Semple
12. A book about a woman who inspires you: Becoming, by Michelle Obama
14. A book set in Japan/by a Japanese author: Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee
17. A book over 500 pages: The Casual Vacancy, by J. K. Rowling
18: A book under 100 pages: Confessions of a Chalet Girl, by Lorraine Wilson
22. A book by a favourite or new-to-you publisher: Apologize, Apologize!, by Elizabeth Kelly
23. A book by an LGBTQ+ author: Untamed, by Glennon Doyle
In addition to these, there are three more prompts for which I already own the books, I just haven’t had time to read them yet:
1. A book by an author from the Caribbean or India: Queenie, by Candice Carty-Williams
10. A book about a woman artist: The Henna Artist, by Alka Joshi (which would also complete prompt number 1, as the author is from India)
16. A book featuring a woman with a disability: Lab Girl, by Hope Jahren