2017 Reading Challenge

My goal is to read more books by Women of Color and Indigenous authors. Fairy tales, mythic fiction, magical realism, and science fiction will be the primary genres on which I focus. Plus seasonal reads during the fall and winter. Review policy.

My challenge for 2017 is 100 books.

Fiction: 72 | Non-Fiction: 7 | Total: 79

January 2017

  1. The Ice Beneath Her by Camilla Grebe [About | My Review] 4 stars
  2. White Space by Ilsa J. Bick [About | My Review] 3.5 stars
  3. Reluctantly Charmed by Ellie O’Neill [About | My Review] 4 stars
  4. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman [About | My Review] 4.5 stars
  5. The Antelope Wife by Louise Erdrich [About | My Review] 4 stars
  6. In the Cut by Susanna Moore [About | My Review] 2.5 stars
  7. Lambs of God by Marele Day [About | My Review] 3.5 stars
  8. The Fox Woman by Kij Johnson [About | My Review] 3.5 stars
  9. Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day by Seanan McGuire [About | My Review] 4 stars
  10. Changing Woman and Her Sisters by Katrin Hyman Tchana [About | My Review] 5 stars
  11. Paper Girls, Vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan [About | My Review] 3.5 stars
  12. The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison [About | My Review] 3.5 stars
  13. Things We Lost in the Fire: Stories by Mariana Enriquez [About | My Review] 3 stars
  14. Bitten by Kelley Armstrong [About | My Review] 3.5 stars
  15. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden [About | My Review] 4 stars
  16. The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud [About | My Review] 4 stars

February 2017

  1. By Light We Knew Our Names: Stories by Anne Valente [About | My Review] 4 stars
  2. The Grass Dancer by Susan Power [About | My Review] 4.5 stars
  3. Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton [About | My Review] 4 stars
  4. Bog by Karen Krossing [About | My Review] 3 stars
  5. I Hate Fairyland Volume 1: Madly Ever After by Skottie Young [About | My Review] 4 stars
  6. The World’s Wife by Carol Ann Duffy [About | My Review] 4 stars
  7. Baba Yaga’s Assistant by Marika McCoola [About | My Review] 3.5 stars
  8. The Book of Werewolves by Sabine Baring-Gould [About | My Review] 2.5 stars

March 2017

  1. Midnight Robber by Nalo Hopkinson [About | My Review] 4 stars
  2. The Shamer’s Daughter by Lene Kaaberbøl [About | My Review] 3.5 stars
  3. Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World edited by Kelly Jensen [About | My Review] 4.5 stars
  4. Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin [About | My Review] 4.5 stars
  5. Where Late The Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm [About | My Review] 5 stars
  6. The Caliph’s House: A Year in Casablanca by Tahir Shah [About | My Review] 3 stars
  7. Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima [About | My Review] 5 stars
  8. Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson [About | My Review] 3.5 stars
  9. Eleanor by Jason Gurley [About | My Review] 4.5 stars
  10. The Breakdown by B.A. Paris [About | My Review] 3.5 stars
  11. Tender: Stories by Sofia Samatar [About | My Review] 4 stars

April 2017

  1. Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough [About | My Review] 3.5 stars
  2. The Best of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord [About | My Review] 3 stars
  3. The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti [About | My Review] 4 stars
  4. King Baby by Kate Beaton [About | My Review] 3 stars
  5. Big Mushy Happy Lump by Sarah Andersen [About | My Review] 4 stars
  6. Burntown by Jennifer McMahon [About | My Review] 3.5 stars

May 2017

  1. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins [About | My Review] 3.5 stars
  2. Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang [About | My Review] 4 stars
  3. What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah [About | My Review] 4 stars
  4. Kingdom of Ash and Briars by Hannah West [About | My Review] DNF
  5. When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore [About | My Review] 4 stars
  6. Skeleton Man by Joseph Bruchac [About | My Review] 4 stars
  7. You Have Never Been Here: Stories by Mary Rickert [About | My Review] 4 stars

June 2017

  1. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot [About | My Review] 4.5 stars
  2. Bad Feminist: Essays by Roxane Gay [About | My Review] 5 stars
  3. This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare by Gabourey Sidibe [About | My Review] 5 stars
  4. The Leavers by Lisa Ko [About | My Review] 4 stars

July 2017

  1. We Are Never Meeting in Real Life. by Samantha Irby [About | My Review] 5 stars
  2. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead [About | My Review] 4 stars
  3. The Changeling by Victor LaValle [About | My Review] 4.5 stars
  4. The Wingsnatchers by Sarah Jean Horwitz [About | My Review] 3 stars
  5. Nightlights by Lorena Alvarez [About | My Review] 5 stars
  6. Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero [About | My Review] 4 stars

August 2017

  1. Mapping the Interior by Stephen Graham Jones [About | My Review] 4 stars
  2. One Thousand and One Nights: A Retelling by Hanan al-Shaykh [About | My Review] 4 stars

September 2017

  1. Paper Girls, Vol. 3 by Brian K. Vaughan [About | My Review] 2.5 stars

October 2017

  1. The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld [About | My Review] 4.5 stars
  2. The Rattled Bones by S. M. Parker [About | My Review] 3.5 stars
  3. Native Plant Stories by Joseph Bruchac [About | My Review] 4 stars

November 2017

  1. Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado [About | My Review] 3 stars
  2. Release by Patrick Ness [About | My Review] 4 stars
  3. Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore [About | My Review] 3.5 stars
  4. Mama Day by Gloria Naylor [About | My Review] 3 stars
  5. Norma by Sofi Oksanen [About | My Review] 2.5 stars
  6. A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan [About | My Review] 3 stars
  7. The Birds of Opulence by Crystal Wilkinson [About | My Review] 4 stars
  8. The Book of Phoenix by Nnedi Okorafor [About | My Review] 4.5 stars
  9. An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard [About | My Review] 3 stars
  10. Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire [About | My Review] 4.5 stars
  11. Six Months, Three Days, Five Others by Charlie Jane Anders [About | My Review] 3 stars

December 2017

  1. Your House Is on Fire, Your Children All Gone by Stefan Kiesbye [About | My Review] 2 stars
  2. Fairy Tale Comics by Various [About | My Review] 4 stars
  3. Lumberjanes, Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy by Various [About | My Review] 3 stars
  4. Raven Girl by Audrey Niffenegger [About | My Review] 4.5 stars
  5. Mother of the Sea by Zetta Elliott [About | My Review]
  6. The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman [About | My Review]
  7. Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson [About | My Review]
  8. Hilda and the Troll by Luke Pearson [About | My Review]
  9. Briar Rose by Robert Coover [About | My Review]
  10. You Can’t Touch My Hair by Phoebe Robinson [About | My Review]
  11. Zahrah the Windseeker by Nnedi Okorafor [About | My Review]
  12. Will Do Magic for Small Change by Andrea Hairston [About | My Review]
  13. Ancestor Stones by Aminatta Forna [About | My Review]
  14. Shadows Cast By Stars by Catherine Knutsson [About | My Review]
  15. The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden [About | My Review]
  16. A Feast of Sorrows by Angela Slatter [About | My Review]
  17. The Memory Trees by Kali Wallace [About | My Review]
  18. Wicked Like a Wildfire by Lana Popović [About | My Review]
  19. Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust [About | My Review]
  20. The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli [About | My Review]

Last Updated: 12/10/2017