Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Women Unbound Reading Challenge -- COMPLETED!


With the completion of Loving Frank by Nancy Horan, I am officially DONE with the Women Unbound Reading Challenge


There is a caveat to my statement...although I had an original reading list, I must admit that it changed over the course of the year as new books were released.  I was also tempted by offerings at the library.


My original selections for the Suffragette level (5 fiction, 3 non-fiction) were:


NON-FICTION:
West with the Night, by Beryl Markham
Nine Parts of Desire, by Geraldine Brooks
Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History, by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich


FICTION:
The Many Lives and Secret Sorrows of Josephine B. by Sandra Gulland
The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton, by Jane Smiley
A Woman of Independent Means, by Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey
The Seamstress of Hollywood Boulevard, by Erin McGraw
A Short History of Women, by Kate Walbert


My FINISHED reading list was:


NON FICTION:
Nine Parts of Desire, by Geraldine Brooks
A Thousand Sisters by Lisa Shannon
Wildflower by Mark Seal


FICTION:
Sugar by Bernice McFadden
Glorious by Bernice McFadden
My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira
The Many Lives and Secret Sorrows of Josephine B. by Sandra Gulland
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan


This was a great challenge -- I would gladly do it again if it is offered next year!


I plan on committing to ONE challenge next year -- any suggestions?