This year I decided to do my Goodreads reading target a bit differently. I read a lot but instead of setting myself higher and higher targets I decided to set myself a different challenge. So 2016 is the year of reading at least 100 books by women. I was going to make it easy and just read whatever took my fancy and I’d made a good start reading the Vera series by Anne Cleeves. Crime novels are my usual choice. But today I read about a new book by Mary Beard on Ancient Rome that I really want to read. I also bought MyNigel Clare Wright’s The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka which I want to read too. So I decided to extend my reading experience. So rather than just read 100 books I am going to read at least:
10 non-fiction books
10 young adult fiction books
10 books by Women Of Colour
10 books by Australian and New Zealand authors (for the AWWC 2016)
10 books by new to me women authors
10 books by transgender women
10 books by women who write or wrote under male nom de plume
Edited to add:
10 books by disabled women
I am pinching Megpie’s idea of keeping track of all this on an Excel spreadsheet.
I am going to try and not double up on categories and What I mean is that I will only count each book in one category, even if it fits into more than one. (end edit) I plan to blog about some of my reading list through the year. If you’ve read something that you have loved that fits with the list let me know. (Or even if it doesn’t but it’s a must read)
I am also keen to know if you have set yourself a reading challenge for 2016 and what you are going to read?