Hello lovelies! How are you? I usually don’t set myself monthly TBRs, since being a mood reader means I usually don’t stick to them. But I’m making an exception for March since one of my favorite bloggers, Margaret @ Weird Zeal, is hosting a reading challenge in honor of Women’s History Month. It last the whole month and the main point is to read books written by female authors, but there’s also a bingo board to fill out and blogging prompts to complete. For all the details you can check out this post. Now let’s look at the books I’m planning to read!
Read an anthology/essay collection
For this challenge I’m reading Toil & Trouble, an anthology of short stories about women and witchcraft. I’m about halfway trough it already and I’ve enjoyed most of the stories so far, though anthologies are always a bit hit and miss.
Read a book with a disabled MC
This challenge includes invisible disabilities, like mental illness. So I’m going to be reading Starfish which has a main character who struggles with anxiety.
Read a book with a girl squad + Read a graphic novel by/about a woman
Since the girl squad from Clueless is my favorite girl gang and I happen to have the graphic novel on my shelf, I’m gonna uses that one for both of these challenges.
Read a body positive book
I’m currently reading The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One, a poetry collection that includes poems about body positivity, feminism and self love.
Read a classic written by/about a woman + Read a book with a woman on the cover.
I haven’t decided if I want to read Anne of Green Gables, since I haven’t read about Anne yet, or continue reading about Emily, with Emily Climbs. But they’re both classics with a girl on the cover – so either way, it works.
Read a biography or memoir of a woman
This challenge has exposed how little non fiction I own, I only have like 4 memoirs/biographies on my shelf. I think I’m going to read The Odd Woman and the City. Because it’s… the shortest one.
Read a book with a trans spec MC
I really wanted to find a book with a trans character that’s not just about being trans and I think Chameleon Moon fits that description.
Note: RoAnna Sylver is nonbinary, but I’m including this book anyway because I only want to exclude men from my reading this month.
Read a book with a queer MC: + Read a book with multiple female POV
I’ve already finished Sawkill Girls, I buddy read it over the weekend with my friend Julie and really enjoyed it. It’s got three female POVs and they’re all queer.
Read a translated book
Being Norwegian I have a lot of translated fiction. But I’m going to go with one that’s translated into English as well: In Paris with You
Read a sci-fi or fantasy by/about a woman + Read a book with a woman of color MC
I have two books that would cover both of these challenges and I’m not sure which one I’ll be in the mood for. So I’m going to read Empress of all Seasons if I’m feeling like fantasy and A Spark of White Fire if I’d rather read sci-fi. (Spoiler: I read A Spark of White Fire and it was amazing)
Read a middle grade book by/about a woman + Read a book with no romantic subplot
Wundersmith is definitley middle grade, but I’m not sure there aren’t any romantic subplots. It’s the book least likely to have one on my shelf though, so we’re rolling with it.
Are you participating in this readathon? Have you read any of these books? What are your reading plan’s for March?