I have decided to sign up for the Women Unbound reading challenge that runs from November 2009 – November 2010. (I decided last month, but I’m so behind on my posts that I’m just now getting to the announcement. Anyway.)
I’m signing up at the Suffragette level here, and to truly challenge myself I’m aiming for eight works of nonfiction before I think of the challenge as complete. I read a lot (a lot, a lot) of fiction, which means I would basically be done with the challenge in two months. Plus, it’s a challenge! I’m going to take it seriously.
Or as seriously as you can take something fun.
So far, I have only decided on two authors whose non-fiction I definitely want to read: Angela Davis and Zora Neale Hurston.
I have recs for Laurie Notaro and Sadia Shepherd from friends of mine, so they’re also on the list.
Ooh, and Jenna Jameson was on Oprah recently. Maybe I’ll read her book.
So, I will basically wing it is what I’m saying. Still, it should be interesting.
I actually read Flygirl with the challenge in mind, so I’m backtagging it as such. So I’m not cheating by posting that review first.
ETA: The non-fiction books I’ve read for the challenge.
- Angela Davis: An Autobiography by Angela Davis
- The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition by Anne Frank
- Dust Tracks on the Road by Zora Neale Hurston
- The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
- Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi
- I, Tina by Tina Turner
- Sex for One by Betty Dodson
- Women Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything by Geneen Roth
- The Wisdom of Your Dreams: Using Dreams to Tap into Your Unconscious and Transform Your Life by Jeremy Taylor
- On My Own Two Feet by Manisha Thakor and Sharon Kedar
- Adult Children of Alcoholics by Janet G. Woititz
- Life’s Companion by Christina Baldwin