Women’s History Month Reading Challenge TBR


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?


41 thoughts on “Women’s History Month Reading Challenge TBR

  1. Amazing TBR! I have a lot of things going on so I don’t think I’ll participate in another challenge, but I’m excited to see how you and others do! 😀 And I’m especially excited to see what you think of Chameleon Moon! (Although the author is nonbinary.)

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    1. Thank you! I’m so excited to read it 😊 I know, I thought it’d be ok to include her since her twitter bio says she uses they/she and I only wanted to exclude men. Should I not have? I don’t want to hurt anyone!

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      1. I think it could be okay, because nonbinary people/writers are still marginalised for gender and it’s not like they have their own month? But definitely include a note (which you did!)

        Again, I hope you’ll enjoy it 😀

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  2. I love this idea! I probably won’t be able to join because I already have a TBR I should follow, but I’d like to.
    Ohh Starfish! I still haven’t read anything by Akemi Dawn Bowman but I’ve only heard good things about her writing (…and her books have the best covers). Chameleon Moon sounds like it has a great premise, I’d love to see what you think of it.
    And I’m glad you liked the Mahabharata-In-Space book!

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    1. Starfish will be my first Akemi Dawk Bowman book and I’ve heard great things too, so I’m excited. I mean, if it’s half as good as it’s cover I’ll be very happy. A Spark of White Fire would probably still be unread on my shelf, if you hadn’t lured me into picking it up with your pretty quotes! I hope we’re both able to stick to our TBRs this time!

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  3. WOW this looks like a fantastic tbr! 😄 I’m so happy that you’re participating, and I loved seeing all the books you’re planning on reading! I really enjoyed Sawkill Girls when I read it, and I’m also planning to read Starfish for disability rep 😊 Happy reading!!

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  4. Ohh what a great TBR! I really want to read Toil & Trouble, even if I don’t read a lot of anthologies, I’m so curious about this one 🙂
    I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on that one and on Starfish, I really, really loved this book ❤
    Happy reading!! 🙂

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    1. Thank you! 😊 I don’t read a lot of anthologies either (I start more than I finish), but I’m really enjoying this one so far! And I’m so happy to hear you loved Starfish – now I’m even more excited to read it ❤️

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  5. Oooh, I hope you enjoy your themed TBR this month. I loved doing my themed TBR’s last year, especially for the big awareness months like LGBTQ/Women/Black History months but needed to catch up with all of my new release ARCs this year so haven’t been able to do any yet.

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  6. Some of these books looked good! Anne of Green Gables is a great story. Also I recommend the film trilogy (1985), I love it. Amanda Lovelace’s books are definitely books I want to read and on my list. How did I not know there’s a Clueless graphic novel?! Where did you find it? Also, In Paris With You looks good. Love this selection of books 🙂

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    1. I’m really excited to finally read Anne of Green Gables! I’ll definitley check out the movies once I’ve read the books. thanks for the recommendation 😊 Someone on twitter recommended the Clueless graphic novel to me (I used a lot of Cher gifs) and I got it at my local comic book store! Thank you!

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  7. Good luck! I have a few of these on my TBR for this month, particularly Sawkill Girls. I wish I could participate in this but I’m too much of a mood reader.


  8. Unfortunately I can’t take part in this challenge this month, but I will make it my goal to read books by women who are not white and European like me! I think that will make me very happy and will make up for the fact that due to ARCs and university, most of my reads are written by men this month. I loved the books you picked, Sawkill Girls sounds super interesting, I hope I like it when I pick it up!


  9. I’ve got Toil and Trouble marked as TBR because… witches. You know me, anything and everything with witches. I still want to read it but I agree with you- anthologies of short stories can be very hit and miss. You just have to hope that there’s more hits than not!

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    1. I love your priorities! I’ll read anything and everything with witches too and I’m enjoying this one. Most of the stories are 3 or 4 star reads for me, and a couple are amazing – so I think it’s worth it 😊

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  10. this is a great tbr!! i can’t wait to hear your thoughts on toil and trouble, starfish, and sawkill girls. the cover for anne of green gables is so cute and i hope you love the story bc it’s absolutely precious! good luck!

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