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:

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

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:

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

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?


Tina's Blog said...

I'm really enjoying the Read From Your Shelves Challenge hosted by Diane at Bibliophilebythesea.blogspt.com. Even though I won't complete the challenge, it has been good for me to get some books read that I have had sitting around for far too long.
Also, thanks for the Louisa May Alcott Thanksgiving book suggestion. I'm ashamed to say I have never heard of it.

Helen's Book Blog said...

I enjoyed Loving Frank and Nine Parts of Desire; they were both so interesting!

One challenge only... Persons of Color Challenge (sort of ongoing really, it's more the idea of encouraging reading books by and about people of color) or the What's in a Name Challenge that I just learned about

Katy said...

I liked Sugar more than I liked Glorious too. :)

It's hard to pick just one challenge. What's in a name is nice because it has a lot of different categories.

Gerbera Daisy Diaries said...

Thanks for the challenge suggestions...if I committ to too many challenges, I never complete ANY of them...so I've learned if I stick to one I can actually say I finished!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on finishing the Women Unbound Challenge! I haven't read many of the books I intneded to, eier.