Other than my normal Goodreads challenge, the only other reading challenge I’m doing this year is Worlds Without End’s 2016 Women of Genre Fiction Reading Challenge, and since we’re at the half-way mark in 2016, I thought it would be a good idea to see where I am. The rules are to read SFF fiction by “new-to-you” women authors (and I have to admit I’m cheating a bit with this rule). It’s a great challenge and it’s harder than it looks. I’ve signed up to read 24 books by the end of the year, and to date, I’ve only read EIGHT. See what I mean by “harder than it looks”? Here’s a screenshot of my challenge so far:
The reason this is a tough challenge is that you are limited to books that are already in the WWE database, and because they focus on award-winning and nominated books, not every book by a woman author is available to use for the challenge. And because I read mostly current/upcoming books, I don’t have as big a selection to choose from. So you just have to do a lot of searching. BUT I love this challenge, and I love that it forces me to make sure I’m not reading all male-authored books, which pretty much dominate the SFF field.
Here are the books I’ve read so far, linked to my reviews:
The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie
All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
Borderline by Mishell Baker
Company Town by Madeline Ashby
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
The Immortals by Jordanna Max Brodsky
Masks and Shadows by Stephanie Burgis
Roses and Rot by Kat Howard
And as for my Goodreads challenge? Well, it’s a little sad…
Yeah, I may be changing that one real soon, LOL:-)
Tell me about your reading challenges! How are you doing at the half-way mark?